Weekly Roundup: January 13 – Shoguns, Skullgirls and Special Forces
Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.
It was a busy week for two of 2012’s biggest XBLA games: The Walking Dead and Minecraft. Minecraft saw its The End content delayed out of its next title update to some unknown future point. Meanwhile, we learned that The Walking Dead has sold a lot of episodes, that it may allow players to carry over saves to the next season and that gamers who bought a faulty Xbox 360 retail version of season one will be given a free XBLA copy. If you’re still looking for more XBLA coverage, be sure to keep an eye on the site every weeknight this week as we detail the biggest games coming to Xbox Live Arcade in 2013. What games are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below.
Here’s our week in review:
- Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has reportedly sold 8.5 million episodes across all platforms.
- The End, Minecraft‘s highly anticipated content event, has been pushed out of the next title update.
- Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games discussed the possibility of migrating your saves from The Walking Dead to the next season.
- Skulls of the Shogun was reported to have passed Microsoft Certification, finally, right before it was officially announced to be coming January 30.
- The aptly named Serious Sam Double D XXL will be dropping a dose of the lowbrow on February 20, when it’s released for Xbox Live Arcade.
- Team-based, cel-shaded, third-person, hyphen-laden Special Forces: Team X, from Zombie Studios will launch February 6th on XBLA.
- Now’s your chance to become a character in the gothic-noir world of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, by entering their Facebook contest.
- Telltale Games will offer a free XBLA copy of their award-winning, The Walking Dead, to those suffering from issues with their Xbox 360 retail discs.