Newsbits: October 11
- Three mid-90s Sega fighters – Virtua Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, and Fighting Vipers – were recently rated for release on the Xbox 360 by German software regulator USK, Joystiq reports. While this indicates the games will see a re-release for Microsoft’s system in the near future, what form they will take – XBLA or retail disc collection, for example – is anyone’s guess, but given Sega’s recent paring down and increased focus on digital rereleases, an XBLA release seems like a probability.
- Pid developer Might and Delight have announced their upcoming puzzle-platformer will include a hard mode when it releases on XBLA later this month. According to a press release, the mode will unlock after players have finished the normal difficulty, which morphs the game “into a tough-as-nails, altogether different ‘adventure'” that focuses on memorizing enemy patterns over their surroundings.
- The Behemoth reports the first batch of Trials Evolution DLC features a character customization option that will be familiar to fans of the developer’s mega-hit Castle Crashers – a blue knight helmet. The developer collaborated with RedLynx (the team behind Trials Evolution) to get the item into the Origins of Pain DLC pack, which is 400 MSP on the XBLA Marketplace.