XBLA Wednesday: September 4th, 2013

By Keith Gray, 5 years ago
This week sees three new games arriving on the XBLA Marketplace. SEGA brings a re-imagining of a Mickey Mouse classic, whilst the World Series of Poker franchise gets another opportunity to call your bluff! Meanwhile, flying squirrels will invade the marketplace this Friday in the latest Kinect title.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA
Price: £9.99 / $14.99 / €12.99

Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure! When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches! Features: - Play as Mickey Mouse in this reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game. - Experience a world of wonder, brought to life with all-new graphics and magical adventures. - Journey across five magical worlds filled with Mizrabel’s powerful minions. - Complete hidden challenges to customize Mickey with classic costumes!
World Series of Poker: Full House Pro
Developer: Pipeworks
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: Free-to-play

There's no other event like it -- the World Series of Poker. Build your bankroll as you compete against players from around the world. Personalize your experience with flashy avatar accessories, amazing chip tricks, and real world casino venues. Download today and play for free, and be sure to come back daily for more free chips!
Freefall Racers (releases on Friday, September 6th)
Developer: Smoking Gun Interactive
Publisher: Deep Silver
Price: £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99

Come fly with us and discover a world ruled by flying squirrels with an unquenchable desire for skydiving in Freefall Racers! Pick your favourite squirrel from a host of unique characters and explore 8 exciting jungle, winter and dessert inspired routes. Use the Kinect Sensor to fly your friends nuts as you'll turn any race in your favour by using power-ups and bonus-items found on your way down. These nutty antics will be enjoyed over and over again. For 1-2 players.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.