Posts Tagged ‘XBLA’
Nearly five years after being announced, Fez – indie darling and winner of the 2012 Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize – is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on the unusual date of Friday, April 13th for the unexpectedly low asking price of 800 Microsoft Points, or $ 10.
While that date is typically associated with lakeside murder and the gruesome punishment of teenage indiscretions, Fridays aren’t normally associated with Xbox Live Arcade releases, which have historically landed on Wednesdays.
But that historical precedent appears to be shifting. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge is being released on XBLA tomorrow, a Friday, while next week’s Kinect-fueled Diabolical Pitch is hitting the usual Wednesday target. Both of…
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Fable Heroes and more are coming to Xbox Live Arcade as part of a month-long “Arcade Next” promotion starting next month, Microsoft has announced. A new, high-profile game will be released on the platform every Wednesday from April 18th through May 9th:
- April 18th — Trials Evolution, 1200 Microsoft Points
- April 25th — Bloodforge, 1200 Microsoft Points
- May 2nd — Fable Heroes, 800 Microsoft Points
- May 9th — Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, 1600 Microsoft Points
Each game will also award its most thorough players 400 Gamerscore, as will all new games released after the promotion. Notably missing is Polytron’s puzzle-platformer Fez, which now seems likely to be included in the annual Summer of Arcade…
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Microsoft is announcing that the Laserdisc classic Dragon’s Lair from Digital Leisure is coming to XBLA in all of its quicktime event-memorizing, hand-drawn animated splendor. What’s more, the game will feature optional Kinect controls (it’s looking to be the first XBLA game to feature both conventional and motion controls), allowing you to move Dirk around by jumping and swinging your limbs wildly as you struggle to remember what you’re supposed to do to avoid dying. While the game has been released on scores of platforms over the years (66 if you’re counting), the addition of motion controls looks to add a lot of fun to the time-honored title. Neither Microsoft nor Digital Leisure has mentioned a date, but we’ll let you know as soon as…
The 1983 laserdisc classic Dragon’s Lair is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. That much we knew. What has us excited is that it’ll come with a new control scheme, one that relies not on well-timed button mashing, but well-timed body flailing. That’s right, whenever it does make its way to virtual shelves, the updated playable cartoon will sport Kinect support. Now, instead of making sure you press the button (yes, the one and only button) or flick the joystick in the right direction, you can mime sword swipes and swing from imaginary ropes. We can hardly wait. One more screen shot after the break.
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You are the Ninja! Immerse yourself in the worldwide gaming phenomenon this summer on Xbox Live Arcade! Your arms are now blades as you engage in battle against the freshest, most delicious fruit produce in the world. Fruit Ninja is a next-gen upgrade to the popular mobile title, with a new intuitive control style and content exclusively for Xbox Live. It will be available for download as part of the 2011 Summer of Arcade promotion. Visit www.halfbrick.com for more information and stay juicy!
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Brian Provinciano took to the PlayStation Blog today to share news that his over-the-top mashup of classic gaming, Retro City Rampage, is now scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita alongside previously-announced iterations for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and WiiWare. For those unfamiliar, the game features a cartoonish visual style with an overhead view reminiscent of the earliest Grand Theft Auto titles. While RCR employs the same carjacking and other means of creating chaos found in those games, Provinciano and his team have also mixed in countless nods to other games of yesteryear. You’ll be collecting gold coins from fallen enemies a la Super Mario and engaging in hand-to-hand combat not unlike Double Dragon, for instance.
Konami About To Release Dancing Kinect XBLA Game
Konami announced Rhythm Party, a new downloadable game for the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Designed exclusively for use with the Kinect sensor, no avatars or elaborate customizations are needed in Rhythm Party, because YOU are the star! Use the Kinect sensor to …
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Kinect hasn't fulfilled its potential
By Ebenezer Samuel / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Kinect controller, bottom, for the Xbox 360 game; as of yet, Kinect hasn't fulfilled its potential. It's facilitated some great dance games, made voice commands a snap, and even led to a fun — if repetitive …
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New Xbox and PlayStation coming in 2013 at the earliest
At that time they pushed the update to 2012 timeframe but Xbox Kinect and partially Sony Move gave these rather old consoles a new breath of life. The sales spiked and pushed the update another few quarters. The timeframe for new consoles we are …
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One of the best games from the Dreamcast is finally getting a proper sequel: Bangai-O! Those who played it remember it fondly; a version for Nintendo DS was released, but (despite being pretty good) it didn’t really have the same savor as the original. I have a feeling this new one is going to be the sequel I’ve been hoping for.
It’s called Bangai-O HD Missile Fury, and the developers promise “sensory overload of thousands of missiles.” It should debut at PAX this weekend. Hell yes.
Props to CrunchGear
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA Dated, Awesome
It’s been a long time coming, but the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) version of Plants vs. Zombies is almost here. Everyone’s favorite tower defense game debuted on PC last year, then came to iPhone/iPad, and now it’s finally coming to the Xbox 360 on September 8.