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Boom Boom Dance set to become Rhythm Party

A while back we announced that new dance game, Boom Boom Dance would be the latest Kinect enabled game from from the makers of Dance Evolution/Dance Masters to hit XBLA. However it seems that the game will arrive at western shores under a new guise: Rhythm Party. Producer Naoki Maeda tweeted:

"Boom Boom Dance is Japanese title"…"The title for overseas is Ryhthm Party!"

The gameplay is reminiscent of Elite Beat Agents where players dance freely with no choreography to learn, hitting the "ripples" in time with the music. It's expected to release on XBLA early 2012. Many thanks to @lifelower for the tip and translation.


XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases: P-R

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated on heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases G-L
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases M-O
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases P-R
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases S
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases T-Z
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Konami set to publish Choplifter HD this winter, debuts new screens

Konami has announced that they are teaming up with inXile Entertainment to publish the previously announced Choplifter HD for Xbox Live Arcade this winter. Based on the classic arcade series from the 1980's, Choplifter HD puts you in the shoes of a helicopter pilot tasked with rescue missions ranging from extracting prisoners from POW camps to helping survivors of zombie outbreaks. Konami has provided us with six new screenshots of the game in action (which also features a Duke Nukem cameo) which can be viewed by clicking the link below to read on. Additionally, check out our interview with the game's Senior Game Designer, Jairo Silva from back in August to get more of the nitty gritty details straight from the horse's mouth. As always, stay tuned to XBLAFans for more Choplifter HD coverage coming your way in the weeks ahead.

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Burgertime World Tour review (XBLA)

BurgerTime World Tour was developed by MonkeyPaw Games and produced by Konami Digital Entertainment. It was released November 2, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

BurgerTime World Tour is a remake of the classic 80's platformer starring the lovable chef Peter Pepper. The simple concept of making a burger while platforming was intriguing and something no one had honestly really even thought of. In this remake all the classic features that made the original are back: building burgers, evil sausages, killer eggs, jumping pickles and more. As Peter Pepper (or your Xbox Live avatar) you must travel through several large 3D environments across several cities. Also included are boss battles and both local and online multiplayer.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection/Peace Walker not coming to XBLA

While we reported a while back that Konami was looking to bringing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker to XBLA in Spring 2012, @lifelower tipped us earlier of the achievement list. The games in the collection have 1000/1000 achievement points, something usually reserved for Games on Demand on Xbox Live. The official website still states Xbox Live Arcade so it's a possibility that it's been mislabeled there. Those looking forward to more sneaking missions will have to wait until November for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection as we close out on reporting of the Konami classics.


Scary good deals on Castlevania: SotN and Costume Quest

Kicking off Week 2 of Microsoft's Shocktober event is some half-price deliciousness in the form of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Costume Quest sales. This ain't no trick, people. Head over to Xbox's Shocktober hub for a look at everything that's on sale. Then read our review of Castlevania here, grab your candy pail of Microsoft points, and head on over to the marketplace at the links below.



Konami unleashes new Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone trailer

Konami and Backbone Entertainment have released a new trailer for their upcoming twin-stick shooter, Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone. The follow up to 2009's Zomobie Apocalypse, Never Die Alone introduces new squad based mechanics and the ability to swap between characters on the fly to take advantage of each heroes unique skill set. Players will also spend time rescuing fellow survivors and killing Titanic sized boat loads of zombies as they attempt to escape the Canadian island where the game takes place. You can do all this by yourself, or with three friends through both local and online co-op over Xbox Live.

Dying for more? Check out the previous trailer, and our review of the first game here. You wont have to wait long to get your hands on Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone as the game is scheduled to hit XBLA next week on October 25th. Stay tuned to XBLAFans for more undead crushing coverage lurking just around the corner.


Leedmees review (XBLA)

Leedmees was developed and published by Konami. It was released on September 7, 2011 and retails for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Leedmees is the third game in a string of Xbox Live Arcade releases to utilize the Kinect sensor and given the lack of quality Kinect titles warranting a full release, this looks to be a good move by Microsoft. Developed by Konami, Leedmees is a puzzle game in which you take on the role of a giant who must help tiny creatures called Leedmees on to safety by using your body to form a bridge and avoiding deadly obstacles such as spikes, ghosts and beach balls.

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Boom Boom Dance shimmies onto XBLA

The latest addition to the ever growing dancing game genre is heading for XBLA. From the makers of Dance Evolution or Dance Masters (depending on your locale), Boom Boom Dance is yet another Kinect enabled game to hit XBLA. Sharing more in common with Elite Beat Agents than Dance Central, players must hit “ripples” in time with the music and perform “tricks” such as turns and jumps to earn a high score. There is no choreography to learn so it is up to you how you get your groove on. No release date or pricing has been announced yet but producers Komani have already promised to support the game after release with regular DLC music packs. Thanks again goes to @lifelower for the tip.

Moonwalk over the page for some screenshots.

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker XBLA bound? *Updated*

Back in June we brought you news that the Metal Gear HD remakes were to be made available on Xbox Live as digital downloads. While details are still fuzzy, Konami has announced that Metal Gear Sold: Peace Walker may be in fact coming to Xbox Live Arcade. The only other tidbit we know so far is that Konami doesn't expect to release MGS: PW until June of 2012. Shout out to @lifelower once again for shoot us a head up on this one.


Though the official Metal Gear website lists the collection as XBLA we know the HD collection will span two DVD discs. It's quite possible that this could simply be a misunderstanding from the publisher and that these will be Games on Demand. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

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