2010 is starting with a bang as we get some of the more anticipated titles early to kick off the year. Bayonetta is sure to please the action junkies out there while Divinity II: Ego Draconis lets you play as a human and dragon; Darksiders has you fight to uncover why the Apocalypse has come early. Meanwhile, on the Live Arcade side of the Xbox world, Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond offers some side-scroller action in a 3D world.



Price: $59.99

Release: Jan 5, 2010

From the creative mind of renowned game developer Hideki Kamiya (creator of the Devil May Cry series), comes a game where the heroine finds herself facing off against a wide variety of angelic enemies. Bayonetta has a wide arsenal of weapons and abilities at her disposal including gruesome Torture Attacks which are used to finish enemies off. Also at Bayonetta’s disposal is the ability to transform into different animals according to the situation.

msw-divinity-2-ego-draconisDivinity II: Ego Draconis

Price: $59.99

Release: Jan 5, 2010

Damian breaks free from his bonds and returns to the world of Rivellon to take vengeance and with him come the dragons. Take on the role of a Dragon Knight in this new installment in the Divinity series. Fight as both human and dragon and use your powerful battle tower as a base of operations. Create creatures to support you in battle, and delve deep into a story that unfolds depending on your choices. Your decisions determine the fate of Rivellon.


Price: $59.99

Release: Jan 5, 2010

In Darksiders you take control of War, the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, as he stands accused of breaking a sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell which the demons won. Brought before the sacred Charred Council, War is indicted for his crimes and stripped of his powers but given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. Now, hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, he must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication.

msw-fable-2-platinum-hitsFable II: Platinum Hits

Price: $29.99

Release: Jan 5, 2010

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 offers even more choices and features than the original, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become. Players have the option to play as a man or woman, get married, have children, and live their lives as they see fit as their destiny unfolds accordingly. Fable 2 Platinum Hits includes more quests, more locations and more choices.

Live Arcade

msw-matt-hazard-blood-bath-and-beyondMatt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

Price: 1200 MS Points ($15)

Release: Jan 6, 2010

General Neutronov, one of Matt’s nemeses has reactivated all of Hazard’s greatest enemies from the past. Matt has no time for a stroll down memory lane as he chases Neutronov through the games of the past in order to save his future. Matt Hazard is a side-scroller brought to life with 3D environments. There are tons of weapons to be used to take out the multitude of enemies that run the gamut from evil ninjas to killer penguins and even a 200-foot-tall mechanical Rhino-zilla. Go at it solo or side by side in classic side-scroller fashion.