A while back, Konami asked fans over Facebook what Konami classic would they like to see released on XBLA and one of our most wanted just might be it. @lifelower sent us a tip that an Australian ratings board rated The Simpsons Arcade Game with Backbone Entertainment as the Author possibly meaning they’re the developer. Could it mean that one of the best arcade beat-em up’s based on The Simpsons is finally coming to XBLA? Cross your yellow fingers that it’s true as more news develops on XBLAfans.
Following the announcement of a November 23 release date for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions, DoubleSix have now released a trailer showing the game in action. The popular quiz is set to be supported on XBLA with a series of DLC question packs and two have already been announced for day one release; a movie question pack add-on and a South Park themed question pack featuring the characters from the show. No pricing structure has been revealed as yet.
Deal of the Week this week sees 50% off three XBLA titles with a warrior theme. Fight historical figures in Deadliest Warrior and battle evil exes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game as both these are down to just 400 MSP this week only. Also Sega’s classic ninja beat’em up Shinobi is a steal at a mere 200 MSP. As always Deal of the Week is for Gold members only.
If you’ve been waiting for Retro City Rampage, wait till you get your ears on this. Part of the official soundtrack is available on Soundcloud for listening right now, and it’s absolutely free. There will be a complete soundtrack available in January or February 2012, but that one will cost you money. These wonderful sounds will be heard in the full version of Retro City Rampage when it releases in 2012.
Shank 2 will feature wearable costumes for the chainsaw-wielding hero, including the newly announced horror costume, which definitely adds a spooky, murderous feel to the already blood-filled game. For more on Shank 2, you can check out information here, gameplay footage here, and our interview with Klei Entertainment CEO Jamie Cheng here. Stick around as we’ll have even more Shank 2 news before the game is released in early 2012.
Microsoft and Toylogic have released a new trailer for their upcoming multiplayer action game, Happy Wars. The trailer (which can be viewed above) shows off all three of the game’s classes, and some of the unique skills that they possess. Utilizing all three classes and their abilities will play a key role in determining the victorious team in the game’s 15 on 15 online battles. Check out the original Happy Wars trailer and our coverage of the game’s announcement a few months back here if your dying for more. As always, stay tuned to XBLAFans for more cute, cuddly and cutthroat coverage of Happy Wars in the future.
Congratulations are in order as Trendy Entertainment, D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing have announced that Dungeon Defenders is a runaway success with over 250,000 sales total on all three platforms including XBLA, 200,000 of which were from PC sales alone. To celebrate, Trendy Entertainment have revealed one of its many plans to continue to support the game across all platforms, with free, weekly community events for PS3 and Xbox 360 players. Starting now till the end of the year, these events will allow gamers to play special game modes with the devs and have a chance to win unique loot found nowhere else. The event schedule and instructions on how to join is posted on four wallpapers one for each character class which you can either download for yourself here or view in the gallery after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Many years ago a man and his two handy blades, jagged though they were, turned an entire crime organization on its head. Sometimes, when there was another ethereal controller being beside him, he was joined by his fellow anti-gang affiliate. This man, named Shank, armed only with twin shanks (and meat cleavers, and a katana, and a chainsaw, shotgun, SMG and dual pistols) brought frenetic brawler action complete with weapon fast-switching and combos along with crisp art and high-tier animation quality, and it appears that Klei Entertainment aims to give him shank-tion to do it again. We here at XBLAFans were lucky enough to score an interview with Klei Entertainment’s CEO, Jamie Cheng. Take a look at what he had to say after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
VectorCell has released a new trailer for its upcoming survival horror title Amy, which shows off brand new gameplay footage, and highlights the unique relationship between the game’s protagonists. As displayed in the trailer (which is narrated by the developers), Lana is the adult “in charge” of making sure the duo escape the horror infested city where the game takes place in one piece. Interestingly enough however, it’s Amy, an 8-year old autistic girl who holds the keys to success. Watch the trailer for a full explanation and remember to stay tuned to XBLAFans for more Amy coverage!