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Love is in the air, ladies and gentlemen. And if you are an Xbox Live Arcade connoisseur, that means the love between a sentient motorcycle out and her bewildered mechanic. I refer, of course, to Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle. LocoCycle didn’t have the warmest reception when it was first released during the Xbox One’s launch, but the game will get a second chance now that Xbox 360 owners have a chance to download it:
Newly self-aware, I.R.I.S. the martial-arts wielding assassin motorcycle, has begun a cross-continent escape to freedom. I.R.I.S.’s only ally is her engineer Pablo, who gets conscripted into the quest after his pant leg gets caught in her chassis. Hunted by the psychopathic motorcycle S.P.I.K.E. and a multinational weapons cartel, I.R.I.S. and Pablo face long odds, but they are riding for ‘Murica and freedom – so how can they lose?
LocoCycle has been priced at $9.99 on the XBLA. And in the spirit of second chances, Microsoft has also permanently slashed the price of the Xbox One edition. Previously priced at $14.99, the next-gen version of LocoCycle is also now available to download for $9.99.
The reviews were unkind to Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle when it launched for the Xbox One in November. But perhaps time, and a jump to the Xbox Live Arcade and PC, will encourage gamers to revisit the story of a sentient battle motorcycle named I.R.I.S., her Mexican mechanic, and the evil government agents that are after both of them. I guess we’ll find out for sure when LocoCycle is released on the XBLA and Steam platforms on February 14.
To celebrate this news, Twisted Pixel has decided to give away a custom Xbox 360 console that refer to as “Knight Ridery.” Full details (and a picture of one of the coolest 360s I’ve ever seen) about the contest are available at PlayXBLA Blog, but it looks like you’ll have to purchase LocoCycle sometime between February 14 and February 28 to enter.
To that end, Twisted Pixel has also announced that LocoCycle will be priced at $9.99 on the Xbox Live Arcade and Steam.
Twisted Pixel announced LocoCycle for the Xbox 360 during last year’s E3 Expo and the bits and pieces they’ve unveiled since have shown that the game will surely live up to its name. But things are about to get even more crazy because the developer just confirmed that LocoCycle will also be available for the Xbox One at launch.
LocoCycle on the Xbox One will “take advantage of the big jump in horsepower by running in full 1080p at a solid 60 frames per second in addition to countless other graphical improvements.”
Twisted Pixel has released a new trailer to go along with their new announcement and the developer also plans to present the Xbox One edition of the game at this year’s E3 Expo.
The PAXpocalypse List: The Best of PAX East 2013
We don’t have the PAX pox, but what if the entire convention center was put under quarantine because of some mystery illness? What would you do? What would you see? We’d endure the PAXpocalypse by spending all of our time with the 13 games (nine playable, three developer-guided demos, and one board game) below. Though it would have to be after pushing the hordes of undead off our doorstep. Because any pox affecting PAXgoers would almost certainly have to lead to a zombie uprising. (more…)
We only got a glimpse of Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle before Microsoft moved on to the next game, but now the wacky developer is ready to reveal a bit more about their game. The titular LocoCycle is actually named I.R.I.S., a sentient secret agent motorcycle with a built-in machine gun that also knows kung fu.
Yeah, it’s that kind of game.
You can check out the first gameplay trailer above and you can listen to voice actors Lisa Foiles (as I.R.I.S.) and Robert Patrick (as her pursuer, the evil motorcycle S.P.I.K.E.) do their thing after the break.
LocoCycle is still on track for a 2013 release, exclusively on the Xbox Live Arcade. (more…)
Microsoft just dropped three trailers for three new games with 2013 release dates in quick succession.
Ascend: New Gods looks to be Microsoft’s take on Shadow of the Colossus as bizarre-looking knights battle even more bizarre-looking giants. It’s coming from Signal Studios, the creators of Toy Soldiers.
LocoCycle is being developed by Twisted Pixel, and while we didn’t get any gameplay footage, it looks to be a spy game starring a sentient motorcycle. From any other developer, that’d be weird, but it’s more or less par for the course when it comes to the Twisted Pixel guys.
Finally, there’s Matter. It’s designed by Gore Verbinksi (director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) and made for Kinect. It looks like a sleeker, more modern version of Marble Madness.