This weeks XBLA releases are Magic 2015 and Abyss Odyssey.
Magic 2015 – $9.99/£4.99 – Marketplace
Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015 — Duels of the Planeswalkers! Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger is one of your own… Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, is now hunting you! Magic 2015 is the best way to learn to play the Magic trading card game. It provides hours of game play and allows you to collect cards and build decks from that collection.
Abyss Odyssey – $10.04/£8.03 – Marketplace
From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity. Enter the bold Katrien, the tortured specter Ghost Monk, and the ethereal Pincoya. Perform combos and chain attacks, and release a flurry of blows in order to survive what lies beneath. Your path into the unknown may start out with three fierce warriors, but when you learn to possess your enemies, you can challenge the abyss with their skills and combat abilities. Use these abilities available to you and attempt to figure out the infinite abyss. But the difficulties in accomplishing this great task don’t end there! The side-scrolling levels never play out the same way twice, from the monsters they are filled with, to the locations of life-saving merchants, or the unique encounters and treasures to be found.0