XBLA Wednesday: July 11th, 2012

By Mark Delaney,
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension -- a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of...big fluffy chairs? This week, the Kim Swift-led first-person puzzler releases to a lot of hype. Swift was part of the team behind the original Portal and she brought her puzzling outlook to Airtight Games' Quantum Conundrum. Also due out this week is a more vengeful puzzler, and we get yet another Friday release too.

Developer: Airtight Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Price: 1200 MSP
When you arrive to visit your uncle, you notice something’s wrong. He’s not there to greet you and there was an explosion just as you arrived. Rescue your uncle using his newest invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device. Shift between five different dimensions in real time and work your way through his crazy complex mansion!
Developer: Oberon Media
Publisher: PopCap Games
Price: TBD
Experience new levels of ball-blasting action! Leap in and conquer 69 levels of Adventure mode. Discover four new Spirit Animals (at least one of them is a monkey!) and harness their abilities to power up your game. Dive in to the high-stakes Iron Frog mode: 10 levels, one frog. Can you make it out alive? Battle all 8 tiki bosses in the fast-paced Boss Rush. Enter the Weekly Challenge and compete for high score on a new level every week.
https://www.trueachievements.com/Dungeon-Fighter-LIVE-F....htm -- Releasing July 13th
Developer: NEXON
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 800 MSP
Hack-and-slash action and 2D side scrolling meet multiplayer mania in Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre. Take on the role of three classic Dungeon Fighters—Slayer, Gunner, and Fighter—to defend Hendon Myre from monsters spreading Phantasmalia. Customize your heroes by creating and enhancing gear, and deliver unique attacks by chaining and combining skills, all while playing with up to 4 players on the same console or via Xbox LIVE!
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.