The Giana Sisters are back for another adventure; this time up to a four person multiplayer race in local co-op or online matches. As a game inspired by Micro Machines and Speed Runners, Giana Sisters: Dream Runners is a race to place first and leave everyone else in the dust. Obstacles look to impede your path and your opponents aren’t going to stop racing if you stumble.
Five characters are usable to navigate the maps but only 4 versions of Giana will be available at first. Eventually a ninja and a robot will also be unlockable. The developers wish for the races to be fair so all characters will have the same skill set.
Players will be able to dash, twirl, crouch and use something called gem boost which speeds up a character for a short time at the cost of all gems on hand.
Sound intriguing? Check out the trailer after the jump.
If you’re a racing fan then you’re already somewhat spoiled for choice on XBLA, with games like Hydro Thunder Hurricane, TNT Racers and Skydrift, and many more are on the horizon. However for all the diversity of those games, XBLA has yet to see an ATV racer. Techland and Ubisoft are changing that with the release of Mad Riders, a mostly fun racer that doesn’t quite have as much personality as its name would imply.
Digital Reality seem to keep busy with last year’s SkyDrift and the upcoming Sine Mora with Grasshopper Manufacture but they still have some racing spirit in them with Bang …
The first trailer has been released for the newly-titled Mad Riders from Techland. You’ll see some huge air the ATVs are getting in loads of tropical locales across the …
Racing games on XBLA are constantly struggling for uniqueness. These racers, many of which are top-down, have to find a way to stand out and really pull ahead of the pack. Some games go with zany weaponry, some go with a fun and light nature, and some are very competitive. Bang Bang Racing, the upcoming product of a collaboration between well-known XBLA developer and publisher Digital Reality and Playbox, is out to make a name for itself and we just have to find out how they plan to do it! Hit the jump for a Q & A with Bang Bang Racing‘s Digital Reality-side Lead Designer, András “Amper” Timár-Geng.
Now that 2012 has begun, the long wait for an XBLA racer of the year has been brought upon us. Bang Bang Racing looks like a pretty good contender for a great racing game this year. From the new trailer, we get a look at the different classes of cars through races and menu screens. There’ll be differences from better drifting to speed or tighter turning. All the car class types can be found after the break and we’ll make sure to drift you details on the upcoming racer when it’s due out later this year.