Aussie emulation mash-up Jan. 20
Scarygirl sneaks her way onto Xbox Live Arcade.
Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius' Scarygirl graphic novel enjoys a loyal following, and it has recently caught the eye of Square Enix, which has released a game this week based on the popular comic. Just like the source material, Scarygirl stars a creepy little girl with an octopus arm and artistically looks like an emo version of Little Big Planet. At this stage, it's only available on Xbox Live Arcade, but it's also slated for release on Steam and the PlayStation Network shortly.
Other games that have found their way onto Xbox Live Arcade this week include Doom, as well as a spooky Kinect game called Haunt. Originally released for XBLA way back, Doom was pulled from the marketplace last year due to licensing issues, but was rereleased this week.
Over in the realm of Nintendo, the Wii Virtual Console drought has finally been broken, courtesy of Ubisoft. The old SNES version of Prince of Persia was the game that broke the drought in question, also arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console at the same time. Full releases aside, demos for Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic and Resident Evil: Revelations are also available to download for Aussie Nintendo 3DS owners.
While the PlayStation Network is still active, the PlayStation Store is down for maintenance at the time of publication, making it impossible to check for new releases. At this point in time, there's no time frame on when it'll be back, so sit tight, and we'll update this article when the PlayStation Store returns.
Xbox Live Arcade
Scarygirl - 1,200 Microsoft points
Haunt - 800 Microsoft points
Doom - 400 Microsoft points
Wii Virtual Console
Prince of Persia - 800 Nintendo points
3DS Virtual Console
Prince of Persia - A$7.50
Nintendo 3DS demos
Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic
Resident Evil: Revelations
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