Racing games are an interesting sort. Like shooters, they’re at times so oversaturated with decent-yet-forgettable titles that it’s hard to pick the quality ones out from a sea of titles. Luckily XBLA is limited to 20-ish titles that revolve around the genre. Even still we have our favorites that we feel best represent what Xbox Live Arcade racing games should offer. While 20 participants enter the ring, only five make our list.
Yesterday Digital Reality released the Extreme Fighters Pack DLC for their racing combat flyer SkyDrift. The content retails for 160 MSP and features three unique planes: the Triwing Vintage, …
After launching on September 7, Digital Reality’s SkyDrift quickly became a favorite of many of us at XBLAFans. One of the things we mentioned in our review that we loved was the variety of planes we were able to fly around SkyDrift‘s beautiful levels. Well, beginning on Wednesday there will be even more to love! Digital Reality has released a nifty teaser image showing three new and varied planes and labeled with the date 21-9-2011. We’ve included the image after the break, or you can check it out with the announcement on SkyDrift‘s Twitter or Facebook page.
SkyDrift was developed by Digital Reality and published by Namco Bandai. It was released September 7, 2011 for 1200 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
Any fan of arcade racing games loves the Mario Kart series, and any fan of Mario Kart knows and loves Diddy Kong Racing as well. It introduces planes into the racing combat genre, something that more experienced players fell in love with. Others tried to take plane combat to new levels: in 1998 Inner Workings released Plane Crazy, a visually realistic take on the genre. Unfortunately nothing ever met with DKR‘s level of success–that is until now. SkyDrift is the perfect combination of Diddy Kong Racing‘s combat system, Plane Crazy‘s realistic art style and visuals on par with Hydro Thunder Hurricane. It’s beautiful, action packed, and frankly a complete blast.