It looks as though Microsoft will make good on their plans to release an XBLA Kinect game roughly every month in 2011. Hot on the heels of an August release date for the XBLA adaptation of wacky TV show Hole in the Wall comes news of a Kinect game for September — the quirky-looking Leedmees. Konami has announced that the puzzler will be coming to an Xbox near you on September 7. See our coverage of the original announcement here, or head over to Konami’s Leedmees page for a trailer and some additional screenshots. Look forward to using your virtual body to guide, lift, and fling the Leedmees back to their home by yourself or grabbing a friend to play through some extra-tricky co-op levels. Keep your eyes here for more information as the release date draws closer!
Since the announcement of Zombie Apocalypse 2: Never Die Alone in June, developer Backbone Entertainment has released a trailer featuring the familiar twin-stick shooter gameplay spread among four new controllable characters in a post-apocalyptic world. One particular point of detail is the main character who narrates part of the gameplay in colorful style, drawing from his roots as a “Canadian pro gamer” with “noob”-laden trash talk.
MLB Bobblehead Pros was developed by Power Pros Production and published by Konami. It was released on July 6, 2011 for 800 MSP.
Not many MLB games are on Xbox Live Arcade, with only one being currently available, MLB Stickball. MLB Bobblehead Pros tries to add drollery to baseball, but unfortunately falls short of being even a little humorous. With lackluster gameplay, creepy player models and features being locked up as future DLC, MLB Bobblehead Pros is a poor attempt at making an arcade baseball game.
Zombie Apocalypse was developed by Nihilistic Software, Inc. and published by Konami. It was released on September 23, 2009 and costs 800 MSP.
Zombies, weapons and hazards, oh my! Zombie Apocalypse is a bloody twin-stick shooter, that pits you and up to three friends against hordes of zombies. Journey across several stages, all with there own design, traps and advantages. With a few friends, a bunch of weapons and some luck, we head off to survive this end-of-times.
Today at E3 Konami had a bunch of things up there sleeve for the XBLA market. They announced their first title for the Kinect, Leedmees and the twin stick sequel Zombie Apocalypse 2. This wasn’t all they had for us though. They also announced a partnership with Monkeypaw Games to bring co-publish the remake of BurgerTime: World Tour. Konami is is also joining up with Autumn Games, they will be bringing us Skullgirls. Looks like the publisher has huge plans for XBLA in the near future.
Konami and Backbone Entertainment announced Zombie Apocalypse 2, the sequel to the 2009 XBLA game Zombie Apocalypse. Players will have to survive hoards of zombies in a frenzy of twin-stick shooting action like the original, but promised to bring the “pandemonium of the original to new heights”. The game will feature four new main controllable characters who are stuck on a reclusive island during the apocalypse. Players will explore the island, obliterate numerous zombies, and find survivors while playing with up to four players cooperatively. Even if you play alone, you are in control with a new squad-based mechanic, and will let you swap between team members on the fly. Each character has their own weapons, strengths, and weaknesses, all of which will be important to know in order to survive.
Konami has announced their first kinect-enabled XBLA game, an “innovative full body puzzle experience”. Leedmees has players use their whole body to solve puzzles. Leedmees are a hapless species who always seem to walk into deadly situations, but using the Kinect sensor, players use their actions to save the creatures from certain death. Arms can be used as bridges and walkways, and legs can hit switches. Players have to move quickly and efficiently to save all the creatures, as they appear on screen, through 50 stages. There will also be a special 12 stage co-op mode where two players have to work together to save everyone. Leedmees is set to be available for download this summer.
Slated for a Summer release this year, Konami has announced a new XBLA puzzler, Puddle. According to developers Neko Entertainment, Puddle will have players controlling the tilt of the world itself to control liquids through a level, much like the PSP hit Locoroco. What differentiates this title from the adorable portable game is the ability to mix, shake, burn and explode the various puddles of chemicals to solve environmental puzzles. It’s toting realistic fluidity and physics to create a realistic liquid experience. Puddle began it’s life as the GDC Independent Games Festival 2010 award winner of the Student Showcase division. It’s good to see publishers pick up these fresh minds.