In the final week before Summer of Arcade, Microsoft comes through with another trio of interesting Xbox Live Arcade releases.
This week, the XBLA will see the return of Twisted Pixel Games and their gender-swapping sequel, Ms. Splosion Man. Don’t let the yellow bow fool you, Ms. Splosion Man is just as explosive as her predecessor and she’s packin’ a new multiplayer mode as well.
Also available is Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, a third person shooter that ties in with THQ’s disc-based Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, which is scheduled for release later this Summer.
Finally, there’s Boulder Dash-XL, an XBLA update to the classic puzzler.
More information on all three games (which have been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10) each) is available after the break.
Developer: Catnip Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Rockford and Crystal, heroes of Boulder Dash, one of the greatest classic video games, get their bits and bytes together to make their Next Gen-Debut. Back in the 80’s, when hairstyles were wild, music was electronic and video games were sold on Music Cassettes in Europe (yes, it’s really true!), Boulder Dash won our hearts by storm. The creative and frantic gameplay mix required both our reflexes and brains to avoid murderous rock slides of Boulders and get our hands on those precious Diamonds in 20 fun-filled Caves infested by Fireflies, Butterflies and Amoebas. In 2011 our childhood heroes take it to the Caves again on Xbox 360 in Boulder Dash-XL! Leaving the essence of what we all love about Rockford’s classic quest for Diamonds intact, Boulder Dash returns Next Gen-Style, with new, exciting Game Modes, Gameplay Elements, Monsters and more Diamonds to snatch than ever before!
Ms. Splosion Man
Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
You got a problem? Yo, she’ll splode it. At the Big Science after-party celebrating the capture of Splosion Man, a spill of champagne shorts out the safety protocols on the splosionatrix and from it emerges Ms. Splosion Man. The latest creation from Twisted Pixel Games, the creators of Splosion Man, The Maw, and Comic Jumper, Ms. Splosion man comes packed with fifty levels of single player and a separate fifty level co-op multiplayer campaign. Included with the game are gamerpics, a premium theme, and some sweet avatar accessories! Expanded map features, tons of unlockables, ghost replays, and countless other improvements make this the definitive edition for any splosion connoisseur.
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Developer: THQ Digital Studios UK
Jump into the rich world of Warhammer 40,000 in this fast paced 3rd person action shooter. As one of the Emperor’s Elite Space Marines you have been sent on a vital mission to assault a gigantic Ork Kroozer headed for an Imperial Forge World. Choose your Space Marine Chapter and weapons class and commence the purging of brutal Orks and vicious Tyranids on board. Team up to form a 2-man Kill Team in same screen co-op mode and benefit from multiple team pickups to help survive the onslaught. Reap the rewards on completing your missions by unlocking an exclusive Power Sword weapon to use in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine!