Atlantic City has a week full of events leading up to Easter Sunday. Standup comedian Louis C.K. will be performing at the Borgata on the 23rd, Sean “Puffy” Combs joins Dawn Richard and Kalenna of Diddy Dirty Money at the House of Blues on the 23rd, and Sunday will see the Easter Parade through the Village. Concerts and a parade cap off a week of excitement, but if there are any reasons to stay inside at least one day this week, they are the latest Xbox releases.
Mortal Kombat by NetherRealm Studios – April 19th
The Emperor of Outworld, Shao Khan is one tournament victory away from adding Earthrealm to his empire. Raiden, immortal protector of Earth has gathered a group of martial artists to defeat Shao Khan’s otherwordly forces. Will a champion of Earth win the tournament, or will Earthrealm fall into Shao Khan’s dominion? Mortal Kombat is the reboot of a fighting game franchise infamous for its graphic portrayal of martial arts combat.
Portal 2 by Valve – April 19th
Chell awakes from a long stasis and finds herself trapped in the Aperture Laboratories. Hundreds of years have passed since her trials against the mad A.I. GLaDOS and the facilities have fallen into disarray. GLaDOS reactivates and Chell must survive a new set of trials with only her wits and the Portal Device. Portal 2 is a platform puzzle game where players must use a worm-worm generating device to overcome challenges.
Xbox Live Arcade 3-Pack featuring LIMBO, Trials HD, and ‘Splosion Man – April 19th
LIMBO by Playdead
A nameless boy wakes up in a forest on the border of Hell. How he arrived there is unknown. What horrors he will face are unknown. All that matters is that he finds his lost sister before Hell claims her. LIMBO is an expressionistic adventure game where players must guide the nameless boy through deadly environment by failing again and again.
Trials HD by Redlynx
Trials HD is a puzzle racing game where players are faced with fields of obstacles. The challenge is to complete each course in the fastest time and with as few faults as possible.
‘Splosion Man by Twisted Pixel Games
The ‘Splosion Man is the result of a science experiment using explosives to create a living, exploding creature. The experiment was a success, and now the experiment wants out. In ‘Splosion Man, players must use the explosive properties of the science experiment to escape a facility full of puzzles, traps, and other dangers.