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Shadow Complex Sets XBLA Sales Record

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Microsoft today dubbed Chair Entertainment's action-adventure game Shadow Complex "the most downloaded single-player title in Xbox Live Arcade history," as the Metroid-inspired game sold over 200,000 copies in the week after its August 19 release.

Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), the downloadable Xbox 360 game has drawn high praise from a variety of outlets, including Shacknews. Much like Metroid and Castlevania, the side-scroller has players exploring a large map and finding new gadgets along the way, which then allow one to open up new areas and backtrack to uncover bonuses.

"Shadow Complex has raised the bar for downloadable games," said Microsoft's Scott Austin. Mike Capps, president of Chair owner Epic, added that "we're so proud to have Shadow Complex join the Epic portfolio" and urged folks to "give the demo a try."

From The Chatty

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    August 31, 2009 1:58 PM

    This game is so incredibly awesome. I don't even have a 360 and I bought it just to put on a friends. In less than a day the game was 100% done. Only took about 8 hours to do it but it was fun the entire time.

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      August 31, 2009 2:10 PM

      I'm completely fine with buying 8-hour awesome games for $15 online.

      I haven't bought a $60 game for so long.

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        August 31, 2009 2:23 PM

        Yeah, there is so much awesome packed into that 8 hours, and it just gets more and more fucking awesome as it goes along.

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      August 31, 2009 8:40 PM

      my first play thru was a 100% on normal and it took me 10.5 hours. I am so damned slow.

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        September 1, 2009 9:34 AM

        Don't worry about being slow. Take it easy and savor the flavor.