After that Todd joins us for a regular show as we talk about last weeks releases as well as a few other things we’ve been playing. That includes Iron Brigade, Voltron, Mercury Hg and Half-Minute Hero. Then onto news and listener/reader questions to round things out!
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Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax was developed by Marvelous Entertainment, Inc. and Opus Studios, Inc., and retails for 800 MSP.
Half-Minute Hero arrives on XBLA after enjoying substantial success on the PSP. The game is what its name implies, more or less: a traditional Japanese RPG style hero, who saves the world in 30 seconds, give or take a reset from the Time Goddess, over and over again.
For the most part the game works like this: hero appears in an area, an evil lord announces that he will cast the spell of destruction, which will destroy the world. The spell takes 30 seconds to complete. A timer appears at the top of the page and our hero must rocket into action. Thanks to the Goddess, the timer can be paused while in towns or reset if enough cash is on hand (the goddess has to make a living, after all). In the time allotted, the player must advance to a level at which they can beat the local evil lord, and possibly solve a side quest or two.
This Wednesday June 29, three very different titles will hit XBLA including Backbreaker: Vengeance, a tackle alley football style mini-game (1200 MSP), Galaga Legions DX, an over the top revamp of Galaga Legions (800 MSP) and Half-Minute Hero, an already beloved RPG from the handheld market that has you save the world in 30 seconds or less (no official pricing as of yet, but rumored 800 MSP).
Hot on the heels of announcing a release date and price, Marvelous Entertainment has detailed some of the changes we’ll see to the XBLA release of Half-Minute Hero. Rather Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax to give the game its full name.
The most notable change to the game is a brand new high def visual style. Gamepro got a early peak at the game and describe the graphics as “more in line with the flat, construction paper stylings of South Park”. Quite the change from the original PSP games 8-bit inspired visuals. For those not too enamoured with the new style there’s no need to fret as the option to play using the retro graphics will be available.
You can see more of the new visuals for yourself in the screenshot gallery after the jump.
Pricing and releases dates have been revieled for two upcoming XBLA games today. Radiant Silvergun, an HD remake featuring online and couch co-op and will include the arcade and …