Behemoth’s 2008 Castle Crashers is still one of Xbox Live’s most played games. After five years, we have the followup in BattleBlock Theater. You get shipwrecked on an island controlled by evil cats (Is there some other kind?) who force you into platforming challenges for their entertainment. Behemoth’s trademark humor is on display here. It is not hard to imagine this one joining Castle Crashers among Xbox Live’s biggest titles. BattleBlock Theater is 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons is a Friday Xbox Live release. We’ve been waiting on this game for a while. It’s an HD remake of 1988’s Double Dragon II: The Revenge. In that game, the Black Warriors kill Marian, the girl players saved in the first adventure. Now Billy and Jimmy Lee are out for vengeance. Battle alone or with a friend through local co-op. There are four episodes, including substages, for you to dish out kung fu justice. Hard mode features a special boss and unique ending. It’s 800 MP to wander the earth with these dragons.
Lovers of comic books and fighting games are eagerly awaiting Injustice: Gods Among Us. It features a world in which Superman has lost his cool. Some side with him, some are against him. All of them will be settling these issues with good old fashioned fisticuffs. The demo is now available, ready for you to pick the hero or villain of your choice. Obvious choices such as Superman and Batman are present. Lesser known characters include Solomon Grundy. That’s really only fair, since zombies are so popular now. Grundy was zombie before it was cool.
WWE joins the list of Xbox Live entertainment applications. You can purchase the company’s pay-per-view events right from your console, just in time for Wrestlemania 29. We smell what you’re cooking, Rock. If you’ve ever had a glitch with your cable provider on pay-per-view day, this feature is a godsend.
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