While several notable Xbox Live Arcade games launched during February's Must Have Games 2012 promotion, actual XBLA deals were less than exciting. Now that March has come along, Microsoft is really kicking things into gear with not one, but two big sales this week (and that's on top of the month-long ilomilo sale). All told, 10 downloadable games featuring co-op are on sale for half-off this week, including Konami hits X-Men Arcade, Hard Corps: Uprising, and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. We've compiled a list complete with co-op details to make your purchasing decisions easier.
All game titles in these lists link to their Xbox.com Marketplace pages.
Hack and Slash Sale - Open to Gold members onlyDungeons & Dragons Daggerdale - 4 player local/online co-op - 600 Points The Baconing - 2 player local co-op - 600 Points Torchlight - 600 Points Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team - 2 player local co-op - 400 Points
Konami 50% Off Sale - Open to allBattle: Los Angeles - 400 Points BurgerTime World Tour - 400 Points Castlevania Symphony of the Night - 400 Points Castlevania Harmony of Despair - 6 player online co-op - 600 Points Hard Corps: Uprising - 2 player local/online co-op - 600 Points Leedmees (Kinect) - 2 player local co-op - 400 Points Puddle - 400 Points X-Men - 4 player local/6 player online co-op - 400 Points Zombie Apocalypse - 4 player local/online co-op - 400 Points Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone - 4 player local/online co-op - 400 Points
Family Gold Pack Deal - Open to Gold members onlyilomilo - 2 player local co-op - 400 Points
The Hack and Slash and Konami sales run through Monday, March 19, while ilomilo is on sale for the rest of the month. Also note that Konami's single-player Choplifter HD (which we reviewed for Beyond Co-Op) has permanently dropped to 800 Points - a more palatable price for the challenging retro remake.
See any games you want, dear readers?