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Karateka Remake Hits Xbox Live Arcade Next Week; Oblivion Discounted This Week


Karateka, a remake of a 1984 beat-em-up by Prince of Persia creator, Jordan Mechner, is headed to Xbox Live Arcade next week, the weekly XBLA update reveals. Karateka will be released on November 7th for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).


As previously reported, Karateka is also scheduled to be released on the PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and iOS devices. You can find a first look at the game here.


Out this week on XBLA are new games Pool Nation and Pid for 800 MSP ($10) each. Joining them are the Nightmare in North Point zombie DLC for Sleeping Dogs ($7) and a season pass for Assassin’s Creed III ($30).


The deal of the week is on The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, discounts on which vary by region. Next week’s deal of the week will change to Guardian Heroes, which will be 50% off at 400 Microsoft Points ($).


Finally, the following Games on Demand were revealed this week:


Jillian Michael’s Fitness Adventure – October 30th

Asura’s Wrath – October 30th

Silent Hill: Downpour – October 30th

Devil May Cry HD Collection – November 6th

Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires – November 6th

Persona 4: Arena – November 6th

The full Xbox Live update for the week can be viewed at Major Nelson’s blog.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.