XBLA Wednesday: June 20th, 2012 [UPDATE]

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
I'll admit, I know nothing about Magic: The Gathering. On the nerd spectrum, I'm more of a sci-fi nerd than a fantasy nerd, so the whole D & D, Lord of the Rings, Magic scene never caught my eye. For those of you that do rub sulfur into your wounds, this week's sole release should make you happier than a Planeswalker who just pulled a Psychatog in his latest pack.

Developer: Stainless Games
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Price: 800 MSP
Face a greater challenge in the latest version of this hit franchise. Play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format. Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.
Edit: We have a completely unexpected late arrival this week. This game wasn't due to be released until June 27th but makes an appearance a week early.

Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
Developer: 2XL Games
Publisher: D3Publisher
Price: 800 MSP
In Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, players race four-wheeled 800 horsepower off road race trucks with tons of options including a host of tracks, single-player and multiplayer modes as well as a wide loadout of vehicle classes including Rally Cars, Pro Buggies, and Trophylite Trucks, all in crispy 1080p, 60 frames per second presentation. With multiplayer support for eight racers and a full career mode, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will be the title for racing fans who want to get down and dirty on the track!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.