Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Live

Sacred Citadel launches for 360, PC, and PS3

Sacred Citadel (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sacred Citadel, a new side-scrolling brawler set in the Sacred universe, is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. The primarily action-RPG series is branching out with this arcade-style beat ‘em up from Southend Interactive, which features fives characters—a mage, ranger, shaman, and warrior—battling it out using a combo-based combat system and leveling via RPG-style mechanics. Four-player multiplayer, complete with drop-in/drop-out co-op, is also supported in all versions.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising DLC pack now on Live for 360

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) Uprising DLC 360 Launch Announcementment - Screenshot 1

Uprising is now available on Live Marketplace for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The latest DLC pack, set to launch later for PC and PS3, includes four new multiplayer maps and the new star-studded Zombies mode Mob of the Dead. The maps—Encore, Magma, Studio, and Vertigo—are set in a live volcano in Japan, deserted London music festival, and futuristic skyscraper in India, while Studio is a remake of Black Ops’ Firing Range. Mob of the Dead features Ray Liotta as Billy Handsome, Chazz Palminteri as Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca, Joe Pantoliano as Al “The Weasel” Arlington, and Michael Madsen as Michael “Finn” O’Leary as inmates in Alcatraz Prison during an undead outbreak.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse re-release announced

Sega will be resurrecting Mickey this summer with a new re-release of the classic platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Originally released for the Genesis in 1990, Castle of Illusion quickly became a must-play game, with its tight controls, colorful visuals, and solid level design. The upcoming download-only release is a re-imaging by Sega Studios Australia that’s being built from scratch using the original as its foundation.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising announced, detailed

Treyarch is readying the release of Uprising, the second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Set to launch on Live Marketplace on April 16, and on PSN and Steam in the near future, Uprising will include four new multiplayer maps, set in Japan (Magma), London (Encore), India (Vertigo), and Hollywood (Studio, a remake of Firing Range), and a surreal Zombies addition titled Mob of the Dead.

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Xbox 360 News

Darkstalkers Resurrection now on PSN, tomorrow on Live

Fighting fans looking to scratch that nostalgic itch will be able to do so twice over with Darkstalkers Resurrection. The combo back, which features Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, is now available on PSN, and will be available tomorrow on Live Arcade. As with previous digital re-releases, Capcom has added GGPO-enabled online play, an HD graphics filter, unlockable bonuses, and other goodies, such as replay sharing, Tutorial Mode, and Spectator Mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX announced for 360

Ares Extinction Agenga EX (360) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Extend Studio and Orgio Games’ platformer A.R.E.S. Extinction has been picked up by Aksys Games. Rebranded A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX, the Live version will sport a new, more console-friendly interface and control scheme, leaderboard support, and updated graphics with new cutscenes. Other additions include new levels, weapons, abilities, upgrades, enemies, and bosses.

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Xbox 360 News

Tomb Raider – Caves and Cliffs Map Pack announced, to hit Live soon

Tomb Raider (360, PC, PS3) Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack Announcement - Art 1

A new downloadable map pack has been announced for Tomb Raider. Just as players begin to wrap up the multiplayer component, they will be able to snag the Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack. The three-map drop will be available on Live on March 19, and at an unspecified later date for PC and PS3. All maps will be playable in every multiplayer mode, with the Endurance’s survivors battling the Scavengers in caverns, a shantytown, and a village engulfed in flames.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters 360 demo launches, patch announced

Omerta - City of Gangsters (360, PC) 360 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Two new announcements today about Haemimont and Kalypso’s Prohibition-era strategy title Omerta. First up, a new single-player demo has launched on Live Marketplace for the 360. The demo includes two levels, which give players the chance to try some of the game’s turn-based combat as well as the opportunity to plan a heist. A new update has also been announced for both the 360 and PC versions.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection to launch March 12 for PS3, 13 for 360

Darkstalkers Resurrection (360, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Darkstalkers Resurrection, the double pack download that includes Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, has been officially dated. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download the set off PSN for $14.99 on March 12, while those going the 360 route will be able to download it off Live Marketplace for 1200 MS Points on March 13.

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Live launch delayed, + DLC now on PSN

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC, PS3) Enhanced Edition PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has announced that the Live Games on Demand launch of Ace Combat Assault Horizon has been delayed until January. The push back from December 18 is being put down to strategic reasons, while the + DLC Pack edition for PS3 has launched on PSN and Enhanced Edition for PC is on track for its Q1 2013 release.

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