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This Week In Console Digital Download: From Ms. Splosion Man To Mario Picross

Each week, Gamasutra rounds up the titles released for the major console and portable digital delivery services, as compiled by console digital editor Ryan Langley, including the latest XBLA and PSN games.
[Every week, Gamasutra rounds up the titles released for the major console and portable digital delivery services, as compiled by console digital editor Ryan Langley, including the latest XBLA and PSN games.] A big week for Xbox Live Arcade this week with the release of Twisted Pixel's latest creation Ms. Splosion Man, as well as Warhammer: Kill Team and Boulder Dash. It's a little less fun on other platforms though -- PSN was almost empty outside of some quality PSP Minis titles, and Nintendo Downloads were all about the 3DS Virtual Console titles, as simple as they were. Next week brings the Summer of Aracde for XBLA! Hopefully the other groups up their game for this time. Xbox Live Arcade xblakillsplosion.jpg A big day for Xbox Live Arcade with three brand new titles. The first, and most prominent is Ms. Splosion Man, sequel to the popular 'Splosion Man from the 2009 Summer of Arcade. Grab it today for 800MSP. Also available this week is Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, a new dual stick shooter based on the Warhammer 40K universe. It looks pretty great but only includes local cooperative play. Check it out for 800MSP. The last release this week is Boulder Dash-XL, based on the popular computer game of the '80s, also for 800MSP. We also have one new piece of downloadable content for Section 8: Prejudice -- the Frontier Colonies Map Pack, which comes with two new multiplayer maps. And in this week's Deal Of The Week, you can grab Dead Rising: Case West for 400MSP, down from 800MSP. PlayStation Store (North America) mightyflipdx.png A slim week for the PlayStation Store -- PlayStation Network has only received demos for last year's Dead Nation and an online demo of PixelJunk Shooter 2. You can download the retail release Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for $39.99, I guess. We do have some interesting downloadable content however -- Worms 2: Armageddon has added a new Puzzle Pack for $4.99, featuring 20 single-player puzzle missions, new hats, new speech banks, and 12 new achievements. Magic The Gathering: Duels of The Planeswalkers 2012 has also added 20 card packs, all for $0.99 each, and Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls added DLC for Limit Free Levels for $0.99. But the game to get this week is a PSP Minis title -- Mighty Flip Champs! DX. Developed by Wayforward, this previously DSiWare-only title has been completely reconfigured for the PSP's wider screen, and you can check it out for $5.99. Current deals available include: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) PixelJunk Shooter 2 -(now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) Hard Corps: Uprising (now $10.49, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $7.34) Hard Corps: Character: Harley (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus price $1.23) Hard Corps: Character: Leviathan (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus price $1.23) Hard Corps: Character: Sayuri (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus price $1.23) Chime Super Deluxe (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) Scott Pilgrim (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) Scott Pilgrim - Knives Chau Add-On (now $1.49, original price $1.99, PlayStation Plus price $1.04) Risk Factions (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) Dead Space Extraction (now $10.49, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $7.34) Tales from Space: About a Blob (now $10.49, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $7.34) Back to the Future: The Game - Full Series (now $13.99, original price $19.99, PlayStation Plus price $9.79) Shank (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89) Swarm (now $9.99, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $6.99) Those with PlayStation Plus can now also grab Golden Axe for free. PlayStation Store (Europe) robo7.png Much like the American update, the European PlayStation Store update is a bit lacking. No new PS3 specific titles this week, just demos of Dead Nation and the online component of PixelJunk Shooter 2. What we do have is some Minis -- this week showcased by Gamocracy One : Legend Of Robot. Created by The Bearded Ladies, the game is entirely made up of designs from EU.PlayStation.com community members. The game looks pretty sweet. It's up for £4.15/€5.19. Other Minis available this week are Arcade Pool & Snooker for £3.49/€3.99, and a "Awesome Summer Minis Bundle" for £4.99/€5.99, including A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!, Young Thor, Widget Odyssey 1 and 2 and Zombie Tycoon. That's all for this week! Maybe Sony have something up their sleeve to combat Xbox's Summer of Arcade? Nintendo eShop (North America) gameandwatch.png This week's Nintendo Update gets two new titles for 3DS Virtual Console -- the original Game & Watch Gallery, featuring remakes of Fire, Manhole, Oil Panic, and Octopus for $2.99, and the really old Baseball for $2.99. I hope Nintendo moves onto something a little more "full" soon. One new WiiWare title this week, and hey, It looks pretty good -- 3D Pixel Racing is a racing game taken to the "Minecraft" extreme with blocks and bits. When you've got a limitation like WiiWare, it's best to use a style that you can take advantage of! You can grab it for 500 Points. We also have four new DSiWare titles -- Extreme Hangman 2 for 200 Points; Afterzoom, a neat Alternate Reality game that makes good use of the DSi camera for 500 Points; Puzzle Fever for 500 Points; and Just Sing: '80s Collection for 500 Points. Nintendo eShop (Europe) picross1.png Today's top title is another 3DS Virtual Console release -- Mario's Picross. Considered a classic puzzler, you can grab it today for £3.60 / €4.00. Other DSiWare releases, which are also available on 3DS, include: Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights for 200 Points, Successfully Learning German Year 4 for 500 Points, and Jewel Keepers for 500 Points. And lastly, one new WiiWare game -- a WiiWare version of Successfully Learning German Year 4 for 500 Points. Yay!

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