We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2011 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated on heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:
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XBLA Fans Anticipated 2011 Releases: A-C
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Developer: Vanguard Entertainment Group
A twin-Stick shooter taking place in the same setting as Greed Corps. Players control Max Brawley and unleash bullet hell upon a monopolistic corporation that is depleting the world’s natural resources.
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Developer: Wanako Studios
Ghostbusters meets a new genre in this top-down shooter. Designed with both local and online 4-player co-op, this game will surely require great teamwork. Start looking for partners now, it’s set to release this Spring.
Hard Corps: Uprising
Developer: Arc System Works
A sidescrolling run-and-gun game, this is basically Contra in every way except for its title. Is also reportedly the sequel to the Genesis game, Contra: Hard Corps. Features colorful and vibrant 2D graphics.
Developer: 5th Cell
This is a 3rd person shooter built with the Source Engine. Players enlist in one of two opposing forces, Paladins or Variants, each with their differences and specialties. “Innovation” is a key word with this game, as the game’s developer has promised a completely new experience for the genre. Given the studio’s experience with the Scribblenauts series for Nintendo DS, this promise seems plausible.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Developer: Fuelcell Games
An amazingly unique art style accompanies this action adventure title, as players explore the Shadow Planet, dodge dangerous environmental hazards and pick up upgrades. Imagine a cross between Undertow and Limbo, and you’ll have a pretty good idea for how this game looks.
Mega Man Universe
Capcom makes the Blue Bomber downloadable once again with Mega Man Universe. Like Mega Man 9 and 10 before it, MMU keeps the 2D platforming gameplay the series is known for, but this time around adds a level editor and character customization to the fold.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD
Developer: Capybara Games
A HD update to the cult DS game that combines JRPG, puzzle and strategy elements. Battles take place on a puzzle game like grid in which the player must match units in order to increase the effectiveness of attacks. All this against the backdrop of an epic story within the Might & Magic lore and new high res artwork.
A co-op centric sidescrolling action platformer with a very slick style. Jump around Castlevania-esque levels with your buddies in what looks to be a punishing challenge.
Ms. Splosion Man
Developer: Twisted Pixel
Splosion Man has been captured and all seems right in the science lab, until a chemically unstable mistake with a bow appears, wreaking havok where ever she ‘splodes. Ms. ‘Splosion Man is expected to continue the fast, frantic, and funny platforming that developer Twister Pixel introduced in the summer of 2009, but this time with a bow.