DLC Digest: Spelunky, Rainbow Moon, Frogger Arcade Edition, Castlevania: The Adventure
|8th July 2012||Matt Bailey|
Popular indie action adventure game Spelunky arrives on the Xbox Live Arcade this week, transformed from its free PC origins into something even prettier and 360 exclusive. You control a character who explores levels looking for treasure, saving people and avoiding lots of traps. The game really does like traps. The exploration aspect in the game's randomly generated levels have made it popular and this version has been eagerly awaited. You can try the demo version for free or pick it up for 1200 Microsoft Points (£10.20) from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
In response the PS3 has its own exclusive downloadable title, but one with far less attention. Rainbow Moon is a rather pretty looking isometric RPG with turn-based compatible. It claims to be lengthy too at about 40 hours, which is impressive for its £9.99 price. Unfortunately there's no demo at this stage for you to be able to find out if it's any good.
Konami's arcade classic Frogger is back for another run at the XBLA with the new "Hyper Arcade Edition" which features a range of different skins, including a neon style, 8-bit sprites from Castlevania and Contra. It's 800 MSP (£6.80). Also available for 1200 MSP is Bellator: MMA Onslaught. These both have the usual trial versions too.
It's a bit of a quiet week across the download stores, but there is a few new things on the 3DS. Castlevania: The Adventure is available on the Virtual Console for £2.70, bringing back the less well received monochrome Game Boy release in Konami's series. Also on the eShop is Zombie Slayer Diox, a zombie rhythm game which seems to sound better in concept; it's £5.40 for the full game. There's also a piece of DSiWare, Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival, which might be worth the 200 DSi Points or £1.80 price.
The only new demo is one for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on the PS3, which is free from the PlayStation Store. The PS Store also disappointingly lacks any new PS Vita games, but it does finally have the Mass Effect 3 "Extended Cut" DLC which provides extended endings for BioWare's RPG for free.