Xbox 360 Gets Wolfenstein Demo, System Update and Three Cheaper XBLA Games

A flurry of minor Xbox 360 tidbits emerged from platformer holder Microsoft this morning, so, in the interest of efficiency, we're rolling all of it together into a big news katamari. nope First up is word that a 578MB demo for Raven's Wolfenstein, which hit stores back in August, is now available in the Xbox Live Marketplace. As usual, it's exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members for a week--Silver folk will be able to give it a go on September 30.

But before you can snag the demo, you'll need to apply the new Xbox 360 system update that hit this morning, which you'll be prompted to do the next time you connect to Xbox Live. According to Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, "there are no new features or changes in this update" as "this update is preparation for additional system enhancements (Facebook/Twitter/Last.FM) that will arrive later this year."

And speaking of Xbox Live, three previously released Xbox Live Arcade games today joined the "Arcade Hits" program, dropping their prices to 400 MS Points ($5) each:

  • Brain Challenge: It's more than just a game, it's a complete mental fitness challenge! With twenty different brain teasing games in five challenging categories (Memory, Visual, Logic, Math, and Focus), "Brain Challenge" is sure to bolster your mental wellness. Published by Microsoft and developed by Gameloft, "Brain Challenge" is rated E for Everyone by the ERSB and is now value-priced at 400 Microsoft Points.
  • Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting: Go head-to-head in classic "Street Fighter II" fashion and enjoy an entirely new "Quarter mode" (four players in a room, winner stays, losers rotate through) specifically created for Xbox Live Arcade. "Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting" is published by Capcom, rated T for Teen and is now value-priced at 400 Microsoft Points.
  • 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures: Tee off and putt your way through 36 zany holes of mini golf mania. This best-selling Xbox LIVE Arcade game comes with a customizable course editor and multiplayer for the ultimate mini golf adventure. Published by Sierra Online and developed by Wanako Studios, the game is rated E for Everyone by the ERSB and is now value-priced at 400 Microsoft Points.