Wednesday on XBLA: Magic: The Gathering and Sam & Max

The Arcade titles for this week have been announced, and they’re two titles that I’ve been asked about over and over – so I suspect this’ll make a lot of you happy!  I’m supposed to be in a meeting any minute now so I’m going to be efficient and blatantly steal this morning’s press release:

Glory, Conquest and Comedy! Xbox LIVE® Arcade Gets Spellbound and Side-splitting Funny With “Magic the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers” and “Sam & Max Save the World”

The ultimate fusion of strategy and fantasy, “Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers” unleashes an intense level of game play on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, June 17. This arcade-style game takes you on a journey through a vast Multiverse of unique worlds where you are deemed a Planeswalker, a powerful mage who battles others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Command an arsenal of creatures and spells as you do battle against the computer or compete online against real-life players via Xbox LIVE Arcade. With numerous game play scenarios, including multiplayer game mode, Duels of the Planeswalkers offers an unrivaled depth in which each game is different from the last.

Looking for laughter? Gaming’s first sitcom is now on Xbox LIVE Arcade! In “Sam & Max Save the World,” join canine crime-fighter Sam and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing partner Max to investigate a string of baffling mind-control cases. Can the Freelance Police find the culprit behind this evil plot before the entire world slips into a hypnotic trance? Find out in this six-episode series chock full of comical characters, entertaining exploration, and sarcastic asides!

Published by Microsoft, and developed by Stainless Games, “Magic the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.  For more details, please visit:  http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/m/magicthegatheringdobxbla/

Published by Microsoft and developed by Telltale Games, this award-winning series has been enhanced for Xbox 360 with achievements, widescreen and HD graphic support, and updates to the gameplay controls. “Sam & Max Save the World” is available for 1600 Microsoft Points worldwide (excluding Japan). The series is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

EDIT: Broken links from the press release removed.  Sorry about that.

Comments

  • skyfire420

    magic link take me to uno??? other one doesn’t even work, surprise suprise

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  • MADEIRA STEVE88

    Pass.

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  • Surly x Duff

    Yay, Sam & Max!

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  • Julio Ernesto

    Major: What’s happend with Rocket Riot™?

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/r/rocketriotxboxlivearcade/

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  • clarky456

    I love reading walls of text.:)

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  • SnowPhoenix9999

    Magic… Uno… A card game’s a card game.😛

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  • TaygetaVendetta

    Rocket Riot’s gamepage on Xbox.com has it coming out on 6/17 as well. Microsoft is kind of sloppy lately as far as giving us info on whats coming out for the week.

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  • tabicat

    e, I think your tag is broken. And by broken, I mean that you shouldn’t be using it.

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  • Ashenkhar

    Does anyone know if you have to buy extra card packs for Magic the Gathering? Or can you obtain all the cards as part of the purchase price of the game?

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  • a peeking duck

    tabicat: I think it’s just e copying and pasting into a WYSIWYG text box for the blog posts.

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  • TheChindian

    Hooray for MtG! I am probably the only one on here to like that news.

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  • Exu

    Alright so no KOF. Again. KOF being due three months ago. SNK love their deadlines!

    Meanwhile, yes the Twitterverse reckons Rocket Riot is out this week too although I wouldn’t worry too much. It looks rubbish!😀

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  • rogXue

    can someone explain what type of game Sam and Max is to me? It looks like a decent deal @ $20 for 6 eps but I would like to know the genre

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  • Exu

    Sam & Max is a point and click adventure. Think like Wallace and Gromit, or Monkey Island. That sort of ball park.

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  • N3WB13 R0N

    Ashenkhar You can collect all cards a part of game.. and you can collect copys of that cards by the computer players and bring them online and vs people.. there is a tottal of 280 cards in the games not including lands.. Anyways.. going to be lots of fun cant wait to see you guys in there!!😀

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  • The Seg

    @rogXue:
    Sam & Max is a graphic adventure comedy. Wednesday’s release is the first season originally released for Windows You can get a lot more info on the Telltale website: http://www.telltalegames.com/samandmax

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  • Anonymous

    What happend to the deal of the week?? I thought Operation: Anchorage was going to be on sale

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  • Cumore

    1600 or 20 bucks per episode? 6 episodes x 20 bucks = 120 dollars. Am I wrong here, I hope I’m wrong. They’re selling the whole season at 20 bucks for a limited time, or even 29.99 TOPS for PC, and it’s under 10 dollars an episode on PC as well. WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYONE BUY THIS AT 20 DOLLARS AN EPISODE OR 120 DOLLARS A SEASON!?

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  • Cumore

    Apparently its 20 dollars or 1600 for the WHOLE season, or all 6 episodes. This is a stellar deal then, I retract my previous statement.

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  • Anonymous

    you get six episodes for $20. calm down

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  • zfair899

    Awesome deal for S&M (lol)

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  • metallicorphan

    woohoo…IN for Sam and Max

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  • Shonk

    Where’s this weeks deal of the week

    hope its a game this week

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  • Eviltattoo

    Sam and Max are excellent games.

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  • Sunny Bunny 88

    Wait so how exactly will the magic game work?

    Just like the real one?

    How many cards will be useable in the game?

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