Bangai-O HD, Moon Diver on XBLA today

This week’s Xbox Live Arcade additions are action-packed!

Treasure’s twin-stick shooter Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury goes HD courtesy of D3 Publisher and promises “a screen-filling, sensory overload of thousands of missiles!” Meanwhile, Square Enix trades guns for swords with the swordplay platformer Moon Diver, which was developed by the creator of Strider!

Bangai-O can be downloaded for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) while Moon Diver is priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). More information on both games can be found after the break.

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
Developer: Treasure
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an innovative and insanely addicting, omni-directional arcade shooter combined with puzzle elements that feature a screen-filling, sensory overload of thousands of missiles! Loaded with more than 100 levels, players will conquer challenging obstacles, collect power-ups, and annihilate swarms of enemies and missiles to clear a level! Key game highlights include: a Level Editor Tool, which allows players to design and share their own levels with friends; a unique design style evident in the insane gameplay, from the types of enemies to the award system of collecting delectable fruit; and a combo system that lets players build up devastating counter attacks of up to 1,000 missiles for an explosive advantage!

Moon Diver
Developer: AQ Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
The Earth lies in ruins. In the year 2081, five warriors suddenly appeared during an eclipse and began the fight to take back Earth. Introducing Moon Diver, an easy-to-control side-scrolling action game for 1–4 players. Get ready for non-stop acrobatic action on the ground, walls, and even ceilings! Characters can level up, gain new abilities, and unleash devastating special attacks known as MoonSault Combinations!

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