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New Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Screenshots

The team at Ska Studios posted some new screen shots for The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. The sequel to The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, Vampire Smile will release later this year. Expect more gory, side scrolling combat. Stay tuned to XBLA Fans for more info one the game, as PAX East approaches.

Via Twitter

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Achievements suggest new Lode Runner DLC

Over two years after the classic hit Lode Runner was released on XBLA it seems a new downloadable content pack entitled is coming.  Apparently entitled the Journey Expansion Pack, three new achievements have been added to the game’s overall gamerscore.  More as it develops.

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See Ms. Splosion Man in action

GameSpot got an early hands-off demo from Twisted Pixel’s Michael Wilford today at GDC 2011.  Set for a tentative fall release the game features a new character, Ms. Splosion Man, accidentally created shortly after the original Splosion Man is captured.  Looks like a great followup to the original game.  Put this one on your watchlist, folks.

If you’re having trouble viewing the video, check out the link below.

Source: GameSpot via GamerBytes

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Gamasutra on dynamically-generated Bastion

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Supergiant Games’ Amir Rao discussed the background behind his company and the development of Bastion.  The team of 17 developers, consisting of former Electronic Arts employees have spent 17 months thus far working on the game. The interview is quite in-depth; so much so that to post a snippet here would not do it justice.  Head on over to Gamasutra to read more.  Bastion is slated for a summer release.  No price point has been set.

Source: Gamasutra

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Fireburst coming to XBLA this summer

Today Zoo Entertainment announced their new on-and-off road racing game, Fireburst.  Utilizing Unreal Engine 3 technology the game features 15+ environments, 16+ vehicles including monster trucks and muscle cars, and vehicle customization.  Each vehicle is also equipped with a Fireboost ability, the likes of which range from leaving trails of flames which damage trailing vehicles, to an explosive blast which damages nearby ones.  The game features four player split screen functionality, and online play for up to eight players.  The is set to release this summer and is currently priced at 800MSP.  Trailer and screenshots are after the jump.

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Secret XBLA Sales: Toy Soldiers, Star Trek: D-A-C and more

There are a few sales on XBLA games right now that are barely being promoted by Microsoft. So we here at XBLAFans decided to point them out in case you had been waiting for a sale from these titles but didn’t notice them buried deep within the dashboard.

First there is Toy Soldiers being sold for 800MS points ($10) which is 33% off the original price of 1200MS points ($15). This sale can be found in the “Spotlight” tab of the dashboard after scrolling over to the right 4-5 times. Toy Soldiers is a wonderful game and a great value for only 800MS points.

Next would be the “Movie Games Madness” sale. You can locate this sale by making your way to the “Game Marketplace” section of the dashboard and scrolling to the right 5-6 times. In this sale you will be able to find 50% savings on both TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled and Star Trek: D-A-C.  Both games are usually 800MS points ($10), but are currently listed at 400MS points ($5). If you pick up Star Trek: D-A-C, remember that you can also pick up the Deluxe Edition DLC for free.

Nobody really knows when or if any of these sales will be ending. These could be short promotions. So if you have been waiting on a sale for any of these titles, my suggestion would be to act quickly. You never know when or if these games will be on sale again.

Update:

Two more sales of note: Prince of Persia Classic for 400MSP and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game for 200MSP. Thanks to commenter BigMack for pointing those out!

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ilomilo getting even cuter with DLC

The incredibly cute Ilo and Milo are headed on a new adventure in the form of DLC on March 9.  Entitled Autumn Tale the content includes two new chapters for the game which span 19 levels and six bonus levels.  Also included are three new achievements to boost gamerscore.  Developer SouthEnd Interactive have released a oozingly cute trailer for the content.  It’s posted below, but watch with caution.  Too much cute in your diet can be dangerous.

Source: ilomilo blog va Destructoid

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Super Meat Boy sells over 400k, majority of it on Steam

Team Meat reported yesterday via their official Twitter account that Super Meat Boy sales have passed 400,000 units.  The Steam version actually outsold the Xbox Live Arcade version, despite the XBLA game coming out over a month prior.  Team Meat stated that the sales ratio is nearly even; “its like 55% Steam 45% XBLA” they stated.  Also of note in their recent postmortem was the upcoming retail release for the PC, and the announcement that they have become developers for the Nintendo 3DS, hinting that Super Meat Boy may go handheld.  The programmers also vented their frustration and difficulties with the development of the game during the postmortem.

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Bejeweled Blitz Live Review (XBLA)

Bejeweled Blitz Live was developed and published by PopCap. It was released on February 23,2011 for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Bejeweled Blitz Live is the latest Popcap title to hit the scene, though some might make the argument that it was released on PC or Facebook a long time ago. In an attempt to change up the formula a bit, PopCap has offered a handful of modes and features that take advantage of Xbox Live’s multiplayer and matchmaking. The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not these additions make it stand out from these previous versions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Half-Minute Hero to come to XBLA in a Super Mega Neo Climax Edition

According to the Australian Game Rating Board, Half-Minute Hero, the PSP game that parodies old-school RPGs is coming to XBLA.  Not much word on the game so far regarding date and price or even if it’s a brand new game or a remake, but it does have the amazing subtitle of Super Mega Neo Climax Edition. Hopefully we’ll have some more concrete details soon.

Source: GamerBytes

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