Online co-op is awesome, that music is awesome, and the zoom out feature is really awesome.
I can’t believe a) that’s all in-game footage and b) this game is for the Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. I like it, seems to be a little bit Populus, a little bit Black and White, maybe even a little Doshin the Giant. Whatever it is, it looks amazing. And it’s being developed by Éric Chahi.
Castlevania Harmony of Despair, a new 2D Castlevania produced by Koji Igarashi (Symphony of the Night, Harmony of Dissonance) is on display at E3. The game is reportedly in hi-definition, features six-player multiplayer and is for Xbox Live Arcade. Awesome. Also, Harmony of Despair features multiple classic Castlevania characters such as Alucard and Soma Cruz, which is even cooler.
The game will be released next month (amazingly awesome) during Microsoft’s “Summer of Arcade”.
Check below for an actual screenshot, it looks amazing. I love pixel art.
I love how Capcom takes the retro look even into their commercials. If I saw that when I was a kid I would have wanted the game. And more locks on the door to my room. And a nude poster on my door.
Capcom’s latest retro Mega Man is out today for the WiiWare today and will be out March 11th on the PSN and March 31st on XBLA. Why three different days? I have no idea, maybe it’s more fun that way.
Full press release, below…
Ska Studios announced a sequel to their XBLA hit The Dishwasher, title The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. It looks totally awesome. No release date has been announced yet.
Microsoft is running a promotion for their upcoming “Xbox LIVE Block Party” event where you get 400 points back if you buy the XBLA games Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, and the Perfect Dark remake. As an added bonus from Noon ET Friday, March 26 to noon ET Monday, March 29 all those games will be playable online for Xbox LIVE silver members for free.
I’m not exactly sure why it’s a block party, but the Perfect Dark remake looks pretty cool.
March 3rd: Toy Soldiers -1200 points
March 10: Scrap Metal – 1200 points
March 17: Perfect Dark – 800 points
March 24: Game Room – Free to download. Individual games will cost 240 to 400 points
[ Major Nelson ]
BattleBlock Theater, The Behemoth’s third title for the Xbox Live Arcade, is described as:
A story about friendship, betrayal, and a whole truck load of cats.
I, for one, cannot wait. Looks a bit like Super Smash Bros. The official website is coming, soon.
Xbox Live “Deals of the Week”, XBLA releases, and Games on Demand for the coming weeks.
Xbox LIVE Deal of the week
Week of December 14:
Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points
Pinball FX (Japan) for 400 Microsoft Points
December 21 through December 27:
Shadow Complex for 800 points
Week of December 28:
The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points
Xbox LIVE Arcade:
December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points
December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points
Games on Demand:
December 15: Viva Piñata: Party Animals
December 22: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Devil May Cry 4
December 29: Gears of War
[ Major Nelson ]
Square Enix’s announced that their XBLA shooter 0 Day Attack on Earth will be out next week. It looks pretty interesting, and you can check out the official website here