Just picked up 2 games from Xbox Live Arcade and Steam.
The first is Outland for XBLA.
Game developer Housemarque (Super Stardust HD) and Ubisoft today released Outland on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Outland is now available for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) from XBLA. If you enjoy side-scrolling platformers, definitely try Outland. As you’ll see in the demo, the animations and controls are fluid, and the visual treatment is unique.
Details on Outland, from xbox.com:
“In the middle of Balance and Chaos, now stands one man whose efforts may bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. The award-winning studio Housemarque, maker of Super Stardust HD, has teamed up with Ubisoft to create an ambitious platformer inspired by epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia series. Each player’s adventure will take him between light and darkness and force him to adapt to an ever-changing world.”
The Second can be bought on Steam
Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.
Players will be able to combine the elements to cast spells, wreaking havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness. They will also be able to team up with friends and fight their way through the campaign, or test their skills in the magickal arts through other challenging modes.
In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. The adventure mode takes the players across three different levels, ranging from the lush forests of mountain valleys to the frozen halls of the Mountain King where wits and creative thinking are the keys to victory.
You can get the full game PLUS the 3 expansion packs for just $13.00. Totally worth it! Pick it up.