XBLA Today: Runner 2, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds


Two new titles are available on the Xbox Live Arcade today.

First up is Runner 2 from Gaijin Games. Actually, wait, the game’s full title is Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. So yeah, let’s just stick with Runner 2. You can grab the platformer for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15):

Runner 2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality. Runner 2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes.

Also available this week is Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Price at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), Battle Grounds takes the popular characters from Phantom Breaker and drops them into a cooperative action game:

A spinoff to the fighting game Phantom Breaker, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a cooperative action game for up to four players. Cute versions of the series’ characters dash around the screen in this action packed title.Defeat enemies to raise your characters’ levels and freely assign skills to your liking.Also enjoy head to head fights in the Battleground mode.

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