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In just one more week this seemingly never-ending Spring drought will be over. But until then, there’s still one big release to talk about this week and it’s Starhawk, Sony’s spacefaring spiritual sequel to Warhawk.
Also available this week is a quartet of PC games: Warlock: Master of the Arcane, a turn-based strategy game; Nexuiz, a team-based first person shooter that was originally due out last week; Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen, the latest game starring everyone’s favorite sleuth; and House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster, an adventure game.
Possibly the weakest month ever for new video games comes to a close… but the new games we can look forward to on May 1 aren’t much more impressive.
However, that’s not to say there’s nothing new this week. For example, if you’re a fan of the best fighting game of last year… and your Vita needs a new game… look no further than Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new PC game. There’s the MMORPG Tera and the Quake III-like team FPS shooting of Nexuiz. And don’t worry, there’s one new console game as well. players will be able to get a bead on their targets in Sniper Elite V2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
And that’s it. If there’s something for you, great. If not, there’s just two more weeks until we’re all blown away by the new releases of May 15.
Tired of bunny-hopping, rocket launcher kiddies in Halo, sawed-off shotgun wall huggers in Gears of War, or cowardly campers in Call of Duty? Then maybe you should consider Nexuiz, an updated return to the old school arena shooter. (more…)
Nexuiz began life as a free-to-play arena first person shooter back in 2005. Now, developer Illfonic and publisher THQ have brought it to the Xbox Live Arcade as part of this year’s XBLA House Party. So if you’re prepared to spend 800 Microsoft Points ($10), you can “Toga! Toga! Toga!” with Nexuiz today:
For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but due to their seething disgust of each other they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment… a spectacle known as… The Nexuiz Competition: An arena based first person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments bleeding with hatred.
And don’t forget, if you purchase all four House Party titles, you’ll receive a rebate of 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
Before today, we knew that Microsoft planned to throw another ragin’ Xbox Live Arcade House Party and that it would begin on February 15.
Today we learned which order the party guests will arrive in and how much they’ll cost (the metaphor of the House Party being an actual party kind of breaks down at this point):
- February 15: Warp (800 Microsoft Points)
- February 22: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (1200 Microsoft Points)
- February 29: Nexuiz (800 Microsoft Points)
- March 7: I Am Alive (1200 Microsoft Points)
As in years past, Microsoft plans to reward gamers who purchase every House Party title. This year, 800 Microsoft Points will be yours if you invite every House Party game into your home by March 13.
Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga! Break out the kegs and your finest bed linens, Microsoft is getting ready to hold another Xbox Live Arcade House Party this year.
While an official announcement is still forthcoming, Microsoft has added a House Party 2012 trailer to the XBL Marketplace highlighting this year’s games. The guests are a bit of a gloomy bunch, but futuristic warzones and darkness-based demons will do that to any life of the party:
- Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, the downloadable continuation of Alan Wake’s battle against Mr. Scratch.
- I Am Alive, the long-in-development post-apocalyptic game where you have to figure out how to survive “The Event.”
- Warp, the story of a teleporting alien who is trying to escape from a government lab.
- Nexuiz, a futuristic shooter taking place in a Victorian arena.
A start date for the 2012 House Party promotion wasn’t announced, but House Party 2011 ran from the middle of February through early March with one new release a week. I expect a release similar schedule this year.
And if you’re away from your Xbox, you can check out the trailer at Joystiq.