Back in April, we lamented the top ten games we wish were on Xbox Live Arcade. Well, welcome… to die! Konami has heard our prayers and announced that our favorite 1992 side-scrolling beat-em-up is headed to XBLA.
The announcement came as part of Marvel’s videogame panel at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. There is not yet information regarding release date or price, but Marvel did indicate that the game would have drop-in online multiplayer for up to six players, custom match-ups, and variable difficulty. Local multiplayer seems inevitable, but is not yet announced. You can get a glimpse of the shiny HD gameplay in this trailer…
If there is one thing in particular that Comic Jumper exceeds at, it is humor. This isn’t to say the rest of the game doesn’t shine, but nothing can quite match the witty banter of the colorful cast of characters Twisted Pixel has created. It seems the team behind the game has realized this, as they have unleashed the entire cast of personalities on twitter. You can follow the humorous happenings of the Comic Jumper universe here.
Oh, Twisted Pixel also sent us over what might be the most annoying ringtone I have ever heard, which you can download below:
Ubisoft released a new trailer for Bloody Good Time . If you didn’t already know, Bloody Good Time is a multiplayer first person shooter coming later this month to the XBLA marketplace.
It features a distinct humorous take on horror movie stereotypical characters, like evil clowns, jocks and girls in bikinis battling it out in movie set-like maps. Seems like a cool way to celebrate Halloween. Check out the new trailer after the jump.
Beyond Good & Evil was a gem lost in a sea of bigger named releases back in 2003. While the game is regarded as one of the best of the last generation of consoles, it was largely ignored by the general gaming audience. I’m a huge fan of the franchise, so I was pleased to hear Beyond Good & Evil was coming back in downloadable form on XBLA and PSN.
I don’t have my last gen consoles anymore, so this is a chance to play one of my favorite games of the original Xbox days with cleaner graphics and added achievements. Apparently the game is native 1080p resolution, so it will be much sharper than previous versions. Hit the jump for new gameplay footage.
Here’s a list of upcoming arcade titles and DLC on the Xbox Live Marketplace:
Xbox LIVE Arcade:
October 6: Comic Jumper, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 13: Pinball FX 2, Free game download. Tables purchased individually with free import from original “Pinball FX”
October 13: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 13: Dead Space Ignition, 400 Microsoft Points
October 20: Super Meat Boy, 1200 Microsoft Points
Videogame industry analyst Michael Pachter has looked into his crystal ball to see a $50 price cut for Xbox 360 consoles in 2011. He may have his share of enemies and skeptics, but when he tells us what we want to hear, there seem to be plenty of willing listeners.
In this case, Pachter’s estimates are based on what he sees as sound business practice: “We estimate that a $50 console price cut across the board will impact software sales by a positive 5%, and we expect Microsoft to lead with a cut some time in Spring 2011,” he told Industry Gamers last week.