Xbox Live Update: Outland, Shift 2 DLC

Microsoft's online store updated with Ubisoft's 2D side-scroller, new content for EA's racing game; Games on Demand welcomes BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Tekken 6, and Dead Rising 2.

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This week Microsoft adds a range of new content to its virtual storefront, including a Prince of Persia-inspired side-scroller and "new" cars and tracks for Shift 2: Unleashed.

Leading the charge this week is Ubisoft's Outland (800 MS points, or $10), which debuts on Wednesday. The publisher has previously said Outland was inspired by "epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia series" and Treasure's vertically scrolling arcade shooter Ikaruga. In Ikaruga, players could swap the color of their ship between black and white at will; each color could absorb bullets of the same shade, allowing skilled players to weave their way through otherwise impenetrable barrages of enemy fire. Outland brings the same mechanic to a side-scrolling action game, with blue and red enemies representing the forces of light and dark.

Gamers can travel to the Outland tomorrow on Xbox Live.

Available today is new content for Electronic Arts' racing game Shift 2: Unleashed. The Legends downloadable content (800 MS points, or $10) includes 14 vehicles and five tracks from yesteryear. Two of these cars are 1965's Austin Mini Cooper S and 1963's Ford Lotus Cortina.

Switching to the Games on Demand hub, Microsoft added three new games to the download spot today, the first of which is 2009's fighting game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger ($20). The other two new full-game downloads now available are 2009's Tekken 6 ($20) and the zombie-themed Dead Rising 2 ($40).

Discussion

10 comments
lamprey263
lamprey263

Outland looks pretty cool, I'm looking forward to playing that.

021-Vincent
021-Vincent

I'm Not A Very Big Fan Of Arcade Games Sorry !!

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

The Shift 2 Legends pack is pretty good!

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Ooh, been after outland so guess I'll get the 360 version since it's first to come and there will be no differences really.

hyksiu
hyksiu

Too bad that psn won't be having an update....

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

I just picked up Blaze Blue: Continuum Shift for 15.00 brand new, and it's the sequeal. The download content is not worth it right now.

Haasdude
Haasdude

Outland looks like a lot of fun. Everything goes on sale at one point or another, so I'll just wait for that.

Killer2401
Killer2401

DR2 for 40? You can get it used for a heck of a lot less.