On a recent edition of The Inner Circle podcast, Xbox boss Phil Spencer dished on some of the features he’s seen floating around the office. As Phil says, “I …
After quietly appearing in February on a Xbox Marketplace listing, Microsoft has officially announced Doritos Crash Course 2 from Behaviour Interactive, the follow up to 2010’s popular advergame by the same name. In the sequel, “run, jump, slide and wall jump your Avatar through four new worlds of irreverent obstacles, traps and pitfalls.” As players make their way through the course, they will compete for the best completion times and collect stars to unlock further progress. While no online multiplayer is mentioned, a player can “compare your best time against up to three asynchronous games clips of your friends.”
Like the first game, Crash Course 2 will be free to play, but this time around gamers will have the option to buy coins, giving them the ability to “unlock new courses, power-ups and vanity items.” While no exact release date has been announced, the game will hit virtual shelves this year. In the mean time, hit the jump to make your way through this obstacle course of screenshots.
A new batch of CastleStorm screenshots have been released by Zen Studios for your enjoyment. The game is being described as “medieval castle vs. castle warfare physics based destruction real time strategy game” or “2D strategaction game” as our Guide Co-ordinator, Todd Schlickbernd, preferred when he got to see the game in action at this years E3. Zen has also released some free CastleStorm desktop wallpapers for you to download and kit yourself out with in preparation for when is published on XBLA later this year by Microsoft Game Studios. Head over to the official website for the wallpapers or hit the jump for the new screenshots.
Developed by VBlank Entertainment, Retro City Rampage is a love-letter to 8-bit gaming, right down to the simplified graphics. It has a few things in common with the original Grand Theft Auto titles, including a top-down perspective and an open world for the player to explore, terrorize and complete missions in. Retro City Rampage will also pay homage to such classic as Super Mario Bros., Mega Man and The Legend of Zelda.
Retro City Rampage is scheduled to hit XLBA and other online marketplaces next month.
A while back we posted a trailer for a new XBLA dungeon crawler, Realms of Ancient War, but there’s not been much more information on the game. Until now that is, for Wizarbox and Focus Home Interactive have this week unveiled some new screenshots and revealed a little bit of the intriguing storyline:
This heroic-fantasy hack ‘n’ slash takes you on a continent ravaged by a war that raged ten years earlier. The four Kingdoms of Men, Elves and Dwarves lay in ruins, preyed on by raiders and looters. In this chaos, a new, unknown threat is looming… To discover its true nature, the kingdoms sent detachments to investigate, a dangerous mission from which no one returned. But what about you? You, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time…
Realms of Ancient War, or RAW as it is helpfully shortened to, will allow you to play as a powerful Warrior, a dark Sorcerer or a Rogue master of stealth, either alone or with a friend in 2-player co-op. RAW is set to hit XBLA sometime in 2012. Head over the page to view those gorgeous screenshots.
Konami’s freestyle motocross game Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is set to be unleashed onto XBLA September 14 2011. Players will take on the role of one of the world’s best FMX elite riders as they travel across London, Mexico City, Madrid, Rome, Moscow and Giza, launching themselves from huge ramps in an attempt to pull off amazing tricks whilst reaching heights of up to 40ft in the air. Featuring four main game modes including: Show Off, Pressure, Time Trial, and Performer and earn bragging rights by getting a spot on the XBLA leaderboards.
The game will cost just 800 MS points on release and you can check out these latest screenshots over the page while you’re waiting.
Developer Kalypso Media announced today that Boulder Dash XL has just released on Xbox Live Arcade at 800 MSP, coming with refreshed 3D HD look, new game modes, leaderboards, and a set of newly produced caves. Furthremore, Kalypso revealed one of the game modes called “Retro” with several original features, in ode to all the classic gamers.
‘Retro’ mode features:
You can check out all the new screenshots and the full press release after the break.
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is an upcoming XBLA title tie in for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, unlike many digital game tie-ins though, this one is actually designed to be good. The standard formula of death and weapons is still here, and you must actually have completed one game of Kill Team in order to actually receive the ‘power sword’ in Space Marine.