XBLA Wednesday: June 26th, 2013

By Mark Delaney,
This week seems like the first busy week on XBLA in a long, long time. On top of that, each of the three games releasing offers a different experience. You can jump around with Kinect, build up your trading card deck, or be a stereotypical gamer and just beat stuff up. The very best part of all, if you want all three you can get them for 1200 MSP total.

Doodle Jump for Kinect (June 28th)
Developer: Smoking Gun Interactive
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Price: 400 MSP
Doodle Jump, the most addictive mobile platformer ever, comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade with amazing new Kinect-only features. Guide Doodle the Doodler on a journey up, up, up, bouncing from platform to platform, past monsters, black holes and other obstacles. Players step left and right to move, point to blast nose balls at baddies, flap their arms to fly and more with other unique gesture controls. Doodle Jump for Kinect introduces 3 all-new worlds, treacherous bosses, and unique power-ups. Get off your couch and get your friends and family together to see who can score the most points and collect the most stars.
Magic: The Gathering - DotP 2014
Developer: Stainless Games
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Price: 800 MSP
Ignite your spark with Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers! With over 12 million fans, discover what makes Magic: The Gathering the world’s premier trading card game. Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents. Fire up your game: • The best way to learn to play Magic • Hours of game play
Spartacus Legends
Developer: Kung Fu Factory
Publisher: Ubisoft
Price: Free
Developed in collaboration with the critically acclaimed television series from Starz, Spartacus Legends invites you to experience raw, visceral combat using multiple fighting styles and thousands of different weapon combinations. Follow your gladiator’s journey through multiple arenas and watch as they strive to reach legendary fame, or meet death at the hands of another. Compete with friends online and see if you have what it takes to kill them all.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for GameSkinny, Gamesradar and the Official Xbox Magazine. He runs the family-oriented gaming site Game Together.
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