It’s Valentine’s Day today and if you’re running a bit late and find the shops are all out of roses then why not say “I Love You” the XBLA way. The nice folk over at Ska-Studios, the developers behind the awesome Dishwasher series and upcoming brawler Charlie Murder, have designed these great Valentine cards especially for you and your honey. While you’re at it, you should also check out our top five romances on XBLA here to ensure the perfect night in.
See the full selection of cards after the jump and have Happy Valentine’s Day from XBLA Fans!
In The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile players collect ghost beads that modify their stats or gameplay experience in some way. Four may be equipped at any time. While some beads are easy to find and in fact the game leads you right to them, some of them are in hidden pathways or require backtracking to find. Still some are received as rewards for playing the musical challenges from amps scattered throughout the game.
Thanks to Laorik and an anonymous commenter, the guide is now complete! All 30 beads are accounted for and contained within as well as a guide to the Bleep Bloop! achievement.
If you’re not sure whether or not to purchase The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile check out our review of it.
The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile was developed by Ska Studios and will be released on April 6, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was an indie success story if ever there was one. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is the much awaited sequel to that success story and it’s going far beyond the scope of its predecessor. A story mode, 50 levels of arcade- both single player and co-op, and a never-ended Dish Challenge mode for the masochists of the world that want to fight endless waves of baddies. Standard beat ’em up modes, but the variety of enemies, the two unique characters with their unique weapons and coherent story makes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile into a fantastic experience.
The The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile releases on April 6, so we sat down with James Silva, Head Dishwasher of Ska Studios, to talk about the game, the road leading up to this point, and the road ahead.
James began serious work on game development in 2000. His first title was Zombie Smashers X , which was featured on the demo disc of a PCGamer magazine in 2000. He felt like he’d made it big then, but it still took some time before he really had some momentum. James really got noticed in 2007, when he won the Dream.Build.Play contest with The Dishwasher: Undead Samurai. By winning the contest, James received $10,000 prize and an Xbox Live Arcade publishing contract.
The staff behind XBLA Fans has been working extra hard the past few weeks as we prepared for BRAWLER WEEK! We created this special event to explore everything we love about this bloody beat ’em up genre. The week is chock full of reviews, interviews, features, contests, and prizes. We’re bookending Brawler Week between Rush’N Attack and Dishwasher: Vampire Smile… two games that we encourage you to take for a test run.
Every day we’ll update this post with more awesome content and a new challenge for our readers to complete. Each challenge will be accompanied by a prize we will randomly give out to one or more lucky person that picks up the gauntlet and completes the challenge. At the end of the week, we have a very special prize that just three lucky readers will win. (Hint.) Please see our contest rules for more info and requirements.
This post will remain stickied on top to keep you up-to-date on the latest Brawler Week info. Don’t forget to keep checking for your next opportunity to win game codes and other great prizes!