Guardian Heroes Is 50% Off On Xbox Live; Karateka Remake Out Today

By Ishaan . November 7, 2012 . 1:05pm

This week’s Xbox Live update includes a remake of 1984’s Karateka, by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner. Along with it is Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl. Both can be bought for 800 Microsoft Point each ($10).


Meanwhile, the deals of the week include: Guardian Heroes, Joy Ride Turbo, Shoot Many Robots and All Zombies Must Die. All four games are 50% off at 400 Microsoft Points each ($5).


Also available is a demo for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and the following Games on Demand:


Devil May Cry HD Collection

Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires

Persona 4: Arena

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  • Göran Isacson

    I curse my lack of Xbox 360… until I recall that I wouldn’t really fancy paying monthly costs for it. But then I remember I don’t have Guardian Heroes and curse it again, and so the vicious cycle continues…

    • mikanko

      There isn’t really a monthly cost.  You only need to pay to play games online, not buy them.  If you do like playing games online buy year subscription cards off amazon or ebay for 40-45$ usd when there’s a sale.

      It’s nice that PSN online multiplayer is free, but I do generally find the matchmaking better over Xbox live.  I guess I just don’t see as three dollars and change a month as being that bad.

      • Göran Isacson

        Ah. After doing some calculating, the monthly fee in Sweden would be closer to 10-11 dollars a month. A bit salty not just for me, but for most of my Xbox-owning friends as well. Still, if downloads are something you don’t have to pay for, that’s a different story…

        • mikanko

          Yeah, I’m not really sure where the misconception is, but silver Xbox live accounts are completely free, and enable you full online access to the marketplace.

          Xbox Live gold is similar to Playstation Plus with the caveat that it’s required for online multiplayer, but also provides earlier access to demos and weekly sales. Granted they are not as nice as the sales usually available for Playstation Plus.

          That price does sound a bit harrowing though, and I’m sorry to hear it sounds so expensive in Sweden.  I know you can pretty much create a United States or Japanese account with no consequence and purchase Gold subscription cards from online retailers for a price closer to what I originally quoted.

  • Wow, Guardian Heroes looks so cool… I wonder if it’ll ever appear on other consoles. It would be awesome though, just saying.

  • Crevox

    They had that poll for a PS3 version of Guardian Heroes, but I guess they never went anywhere with it :|

    •  People are currently spamming the SEGA facebook page for the game on PS3 (and Steam), maybe this time… we’ll siege destiny!

    • Masengan

      It might be like Castle Crashers where it was on Xbox only for the longest time and then they decided to release it for the PSN. Game looks good, I’d like to get it in the PS3.

  • miyamoto

    PSN Sega!

  • Michael Vu

    Yeah, it would be nice for it to be on PSN, I do remember that poll they had. I could get the original Saturn version for a pretty penny but it has no case/booklet. I really like this game though, Treasure was on top of their game back then!!

  • Gustavo

    Where is the PSN version? Sega failing as always.

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