While Nintendo is shifting its online marketplace updates from Monday to Thursday, Microsoft is sticking by its standard Tuesday/Wednesday update schedule. Today, the tech giant tech giant revealed the week's release schedule for Xbox Live Arcade and Games on Demand.
Debuting tomorrow on XBLA will be two new titles, the first of which is Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 (800 MS points, or $10). The game follows 2009's well-received original Duels of the Planeswalkers and again tasks players with using their cards to defeat opponents and bosses. The game also sports a new Archenemy multiplayer mode, where players can team with up to three others to take on AI opponents.
Also launching tomorrow on XBLA will be The Adventures of Shuggy (800 MS points, or $10). A 2D puzzle platformer, the game casts players as Shuggy, a purple vampire. Gamers can work through the title's 116 single-player levels by themselves or team up with a buddy over Xbox Live or on the same console to take on 36 cooperative levels.
Switching to the Games on Demand hub, Microsoft added three new games to the download spot today, the first of which is Konami's FIFA competitor Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 ($30). Also now live in the virtual marketplace is Electronic Arts' Monopoly Streets ($30) and Hasbro Family Game Night 3 ($30).