XBLA Wednesday: July 4th, 2012 [UPDATE]

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
Update: One more game hopped on to the Marketplace this morning.

Developer: Zombie Studios
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Price: 800 MSP
Frogger’s coin-op thrills are back and better than ever! Jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes that expand on Frogger's classic run-and-dodge gameplay. Customize your game board with different skins, from the modern neon style of HYPER ARCADE to the 8-bit sprites from Castlevania and even CONTRA! Throw down against friends or the CPU in up to 4 player matches to find out who's really the top frog!
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Much of North America is celebrating its independence this week with Canada Day and the Fourth of July. If you're feeling autonomous, you can say no to retail stores by downloading games directly via the Xbox LIVE dashboard this Wednesday. Here's this week's pair of new games.

Developer: 345 Games
Publisher: Spike TV
Price: 1200 MSP
This game is based on Bellator Fighting Championships, a single elimination Mixed Martial Arts tournament. It is a first of its kind, a fast paced arcade style MMA fighting game with easy to understand controls that enable players to quickly master the clinch and ground game. Design your own fighter and compete both online or locally against other players’ creations and the best fighters Bellator has to offer to level your fighter, master MMA techniques, unlock moves, earn belts and climb to the top of the world rankings.
Developer: Microsoft Studios
Publisher: Mossmouth
Price: 1200 MSP
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game's many secrets.
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 decent 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.