Today’s Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday has proved to be one of the best yet with six new releases with one thing in common, they were published by SEGA. There’s also a demo for a title I can’t say I’ve heard of and some new themes. Here is the full Xbox Live Marketplace update for Wednesday 10th June 2009:

Full Game – Altered Beast
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 16 MB
When Zeus, the legendary Greek God, brings you back to life, you set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter Athena from the underworld. Along the way, collect the Spirit Balls dropped by enemies to increase your strength and transform into a variety of mythical creatures with powerful attacks. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Full Game – Comix Zone
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 20 MB
Sketch Turner is an artist in New York City. One day Sketch is drawing, and a then there is a huge thunderstorm in the city. A bolt of lightning hits Sketch’s image, and brings it to life. That image is Mortus, a megalomaniac mutant who wants to become real and to rule the earth. Mortus magically transports Sketch into the pages of his comic book so that he can end his creator’s life and become real. Inside the comic book, Sketch meets General Alissa Cyan, who believes he is a superhero that came to save their post-apocalyptic world from the evil brought by Mortus’ hand. Now that he’s a comic book superhero, Sketch can kick some serious butt. Instantly, Sketch can fight like a one-man mercenary platoon! This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Full Game – Gunstar Heroes
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 16 MB
The Gunstar 9 planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator, Colonel Red, kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him his slave. You’ll face many different enemies and bosses as you battle to stop the dictator from unleashing “Golden Silver the Destructor” with apocalyptic consequences! This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Full Game – Phantasy Star II
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 17 MB
Hailed as one of the greatest games of all-time by fans and media alike, Phantasy Star II is an RPG that features an epic storyline and turn-based battles. Play as Rolf, Nei, Rudo, or several other characters as you navigate through the Algol Star System battling the evil Dark Force. Build your characters, select the right weapons and armor, and battle the forces of evil through various missions as you find the right combination of characters to complete each objective. Experience the magic once again in this great sequel! This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Full Game – Shinobi
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 15 MB
As the ninja Shinobi (Joe Musashi) you must stop who the criminal organization called “Zeed” who has kidnapped the children of the Oboro clan. Test your ninja skills through five missions of increasing difficulty as Musashi must make his way to Zeed’s headquarters and free all the hostages. Zeed’s leaders, known as “Ring of Five”, are determined to stop you as you’ll face one at the end of each stage. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Full Game – Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 19 MB
Sonic and Tails are back for another adventure as they again battle the evil Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik), who is desperately trying to collect all the Chaos Emeralds in order to rebuild his Death Egg. Our heroes must find the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, but winning the race won’t be easy – a new adversary, Knuckles the Echidna, has arrived on the scene and will do whatever he can to keep Sonic and Tails from reaching their goal. Grab all the golden rings, find various bonus zones, and overcome Knuckles and Dr. Eggman as you rocket through the third chapter in Sonic’s adventures. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Superstars V8 Racing Demo
Price: Free (Gold Exclusive offer)
Size: 258 MB
Hear the tyres scream in this brand new car racing title! Based on the heart thumping Superstars® license and featuring a variety of top V8 production class cars, it will rip you out of your chair and put you right on the track for an incredible driving experience. With modes suitable for both the arcade fan and simulation addict, it will challenge the skill of every type of driver.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Premium Theme
Price: 250 Microsoft Points
Size: 4 MB
Download this theme. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Fight Night Round 4: Venus Theme
Price: 240 Microsoft Points
Size: 31 MB
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. With an all new physics based gameplay engine, truly unique and differentiated boxer styles, the fastest and most true to life representation of the “Sweet Science”, and the most impressive boxer roster ever including the return of the legendary Iron Mike Tyson, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 takes video game boxing and fighting to an entirely new level. Download the Venues Theme from Fight Night Round 4 available on Xbox Live®. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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