XBLA Wednesday: January 18th, 2012

By Mark Delaney,
A pair of ghostly and ghoulish games are making their way to XBLA this week, though you'll need a certain Kinect-tion with the spirit world to play one of them.

https://www.trueachievements.com/Haunt-xbox-360.htm - 800 MSP

Welcome to Benjy's Mansion - a spooky haunted house where you are the first visitor for a generation! Haunt leverages the power of Kinect to enable you to freely explore the house using just your body as the controller - you'll need to stay on your toes in order to outsmart the mansion's host of fiendish ghosts and unravel the sinister secrets that shroud the mansion in mystery!

Scarygirl - 800 MSP

We covered the announcement of Scarygirl just over a week ago, but perhaps you need a refresher. The story follows the titular character as she traverses a dream realm in search of a mysterious man she sees when she sleeps. On her side is her sidekick, Bunniguru, as they jump, climb, and melee their way through the colorful world in search of the meaning of her dreams. Below you can check out a new video from CES that shows off the intro to the game, and some brief gameplay mechanics.

We'll update this post with pricing information for Scarygirl as it becomes available.
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.