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After a few weeks off for E3 craziness and to prepare our hot new Impulse hub, Impulse Weekly has returned to catch you up on all the biggest downloadable games. Check out the most important digital releases of the week after the jump.
Kicking things off on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade is Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge. As with last year's Monkey Island Special Edition, this comedic adventure game comes packed in with a number of improvements over the original, including updated graphics, music, voice-overs, and more. Also as with the previous installment, players can quickly switch back and forth between the new art and sound to the original at any time. Best of all, you can now control protagonist Guybrush Threepwood directly with the analog sticks on your controller instead of just point-and-clicking all over the place. You can download it now for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points, depending on which platform you choose. Read our full review for more information.
Ignition's downloadable near-future military shooter Blacklight: Tango Down arrives on Xbox Live Arcade this week. Featuring gameplay similar to the multiplayer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare games, Blacklight lets players shoot it out on multiple game types across 12 different maps. The coolest part of the game by far is some of its less realistic gadgets, such as "digi-grenades" that pixelate the area they explode in, obscuring vision in a way that's more visually interesting than the average smoke grenade. If you're itching for some online action that has some unique differences from Battlefield and Modern Warfare, you can download Blacklight: Tango Down on XBLA for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). The game is also planned for PC and PS3 in the near future. Want our impressions? Check out our E3 preview and stay tuned for a review once we've had a chance to spend some time online with it.
Exclusively on the PlayStation Store is a brand new video game adaptation of the classic game show Family Feud. We don't know much about this one, but apparently it comes with the prerequisite trophies and online multiplayer that we want from our virtual quiz games. Like on the TV show, players have to guess at the most popular survey answers to a series of questions such as "Name the game show you'd most like to see turned into a successful video game." Of course, after checking out the extremely disappointing PlayStation Network version of Jeopardy from a couple of years ago, survey says you may want to be cautious with Family Feud. The game is available now on PlayStation Network for $9.99
Are you planning to pick up any of this week's downloadable offerings?