At Microsoft’s E3 press conference on Monday morning, there was a video montage of a lot of games that are coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program. Over the next few days, XBLA Fans is bringing you a slightly longer glimpse of those titles than what the montage trailer allowed for. Our coverage of these titles will be in alphabetical order. Below is a look at the first seven of those games.
Previously known in the United States as Out of This World, Another World might recall the original Prince of Persia — both titles were animated in similar fashion, using rotoscoping to create more precise animations than were previously possible in the early 1990s. This 20th Anniversary Edition, developed by The Digital Lounge, looks to be more historical preservation than remaster, which shouldn’t stop modern gamers from getting a taste of the old world by looking at this forgotten gem.
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Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect is the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Kinect adaptation of the Crashed Ice winter extreme sport. Skaters compete in a downhill session in an urban environment with jumps and obstacles littered throughout the track. The Kinect cam footage above (and another after the jump) was taken by the game’s developer, Bongfish. It demonstrates both the overall look and feel of the game as well as how players will use their bodies to navigate the treacherous courses. We’re cautiously optimistic given that Bongfish’s last XBLA title was the free game Harm’s Way. No release window has been set, but at this point we’re shooting for “winter.” It’s fitting, right?
Harm’s Way was created by Justin Carpenter, developed by BongFish, and published Doritos/Microsoft Game Studios. Doritos Crash Course was developed by Wanako Studios, and published by Doritos/Microsoft Game Studios. They were released 12/8/10 on the XBLA Marketplace for $0.00
Every year we seem to get at least one free XBLA game. First it was Yaris, then Undertow, and then last year Doritos launched a game titled Dash of Destruction. It wasn’t the best game, but it was free and pretty fun. That was about a year ago, this year things have changed. Focusing on releasing quality games we get two titles for the Unlock Xbox contest, and both are definitely above the bar set by their predecessors.