Rush ‘N Attack, Strania, Islands of Wakfu on XBLA this week

The Xbox Live Arcade was updated today with three new releases. All three titles are available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) apiece.

Konami’s Rush ‘N Attack: Ex-Patriot brings their other side-scroller shooting series into the 21st century. Strania: The Stella Machina is a shooter from G.Rev designed for those of us who are nostalgic for arcade shooters from the 1980s. And Islands of Wakfu is an action/adventure spin-off of the Wakfu MMORPG.

More information on all three games is available after the break.

Rush ‘N Attack: Ex-Patriot
Developer: Vatra Games
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Continue Sid Morrow’s mission to retrieve Gibson and uncover the dangerous secrets looming in the shadows of the Cold War. Trapped behind enemy lines and armed with little more than a knife and your hand-to-hand combat training, you must find a way to survive behind enemy lines and thwart the threat of global destruction.

Strania: The Stella Machina
Developer: G.Rev
Publisher: G.Rev
Reminiscent of nostalgic arcade games from the 1980s, Xbox Live Arcade delivers an authentic robot shoot’em up with Strania. Incorporating strategic decision-making with the exhilarating action that defines the genre, Strania offers a dynamic game system and features dramatic effects plus a catchy soundtrack. Get ready for some hot arcade action as we’re bringing back true hardcore arcade gameplay!

Islands of Wakfu
Developer: Ankama Play
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
Islands of Wakfu is an action/adventure game set in the universe of the world-famous DOFUS and Wakfu MMORPGs. Gameplay revolves around the complementarity between the two principal characters: Nora, the young Eliatrope, and her brother dragon, Efrim. Nora is a close combat fighter, relying on her fists, feet, combos, and dimensional powers. Efrim is a long-distance shooter who is able to fly. They breathe the Wakfu in and out, bloom Wakfu flowers, and harvest Wakfu honey that can be used to buy upgrades for both characters. Control the third playable character, the Platypus, to pick up items, interact with the environment, and find secret passages.

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