XBLA Wednesday: December 12th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
It's been a very impressive year for arcade titles, perhaps the best so far. As the year ends and the holidays approach even closer -- some having begun already -- new releases become very sparse, and this week's pair are some of the last of 2012.

http://www.trueachievements.com/American-Mensa-Academy/....htm
Developer: Silverball Studios
Publisher: Square Enix
Price: 800 MSP
Get ready to stretch your grey matter as you put yourself through more than 100 interesting and challenging puzzles designed to stretch and train your brain in key areas including logic, language, visual and more. Mensa Academy is the only brain training game backed by Mensa, the high IQ society, so for the first time you’ll be able to put all that practice into action by taking on real Mensa-style questions, like the ones you see in the Mensa IQ tests. What will your Mensa Academy score be?
http://www.trueachievements.com/Black-Knight-Sword/achi....htm
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
Publisher: Digital Reality
Price: 800 MSP
From the twisted and brilliant mind of Suda 51 comes Black Knight Sword, a platforming adventure with an unprecedented visual style. In this fresh take on the classic fairy tale, The Black Knight treks through a dark and mysterious world filled with whimsical creatures to kill the dark princess and ending her reign of terror. A throwback to classic platformers, Black Knight Sword evokes simple yet addictive and challenging gameplay with an overall aesthetic unlike anything released to date.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.