The Xbox Live House Party keeps the arcade titles coming this week with Torchlight. This RPG is from the creators of Diablo, so if you’ve craved that kind of experience on Xbox Live, your time has arrived. You can choose from three classes of hero, and your hero even gets to have a pet.Your faithful friend can do everything from fight alongside you, to finding stores and selling your loot. Sigh, none of my dogs ever took my swords to the pawn shop for me. It’s 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15) to unleash your full dungeon-crawling fury.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood has more DLC continuing Ezio’s adventures. The Da Vinci Disappearance calls upon Ezio to find his friend Leonardo da Vinci, without whom he won’t be able to rain death upon Templars using flying machines. A cult called the Hermeticists has kidnapped the inventor and Ezio will have to steal paintings and use the clues within them to find his friend. In addition to new single-player missions, this DLC includes new characters, maps and modes for multiplayer.
In the new Escort mode for multiplayer, you’ll have to protect an important target or kill them, depending upon which side you’re on. In Assassinate, the “Team Deathmatch” style of play popularized by first-person shooters comes to the Assassin’s Creed universe. Two teams have of six to eight players have to take one another out with extreme prejudice. So sheathe your hidden blades and get ready to hunt. The Da Vinci Disappearance is 800 MP. ($10)
Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit adds DLC love for its fans with the Porsche Unleashed add-on. It adds three fast new cars, 10 new events and new achievements. It’s 560 MP to download this add-on and drive Porsches like you stole them. Or, if you’re playing as a cop, to drive like you’re trying to catch the dude that stole them.
The Deal of the Week celebrates the first lady of videogame adventure, Lara Croft. Her latest adventure, Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light, is only 600 MP this week and its DLC installments are 200 MP each.