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Two new games have made the Xbox Live Arcade a more retro-tastic place today.
First up is Serious Sam Double D XXL, a side-scrolling shooter based on the popular Serious Sam series. Like it’s first person shooter sibling, Double D XXL isn’t at all serious and promises crazy things like a chainsaw yo-yo and a butter gun.
Serious Sam Double D XXL is available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Serious Sam explodes into the second dimension using everything in his arsenal to battle the legions of Mental’s horde. Let the heavy ordinance fly in this side-scrolling shooter featuring all the over-the-top action of the Serious Sam series. Stack guns one on top of the other, up to 6 GUNS HIGH, and take down unrelenting waves of beasts. Bring a friend for two-player action, and upgrade your guns to fire deadly acid rockets, cybernetic bees, chainsaw yo-yos, even pats of butter and much more!
Also available this week is the first installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The “1987 Pack” includes 1943: Battle of Midway, Black Dragon, and Avengers. It can be had for a handful of quarters or 400 Microsoft Points or $5:
Capcom’s pedigree arcade games are back! Take on players from around the world in “score attack” and even play together with online co-op! (Only for titles that support this feature.) Check out these classic games, now loaded with a “casual mode” geared towards newcomers and other new features. Try out Black Dragon, 1943 and Avengers!
“Serious” Sam Stone is back! Mommy’s Best Games, Devolver Digital, and Mastertronic have announced that Serious Sam Double D XXL, the first 2D side-scroller in the series, will be added to the Xbox Live Arcade on February 20.
Originally released for the PC, Serious Sam Double D has been supersized with “new features, missions, and weapons” as well as a brand-new co-op mode co-starring Sam’s brother-in-arms, Dan “Huff” Huffington.
“The Devolver Digital team has admired Mommy’s Best Games’ games since their releases on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel,” said Fork Parker, CFO of Devolver Digital. “It’s pretty magical to see their first release on Xbox Live Arcade and we’re proud to be a part of it all.”
Serious Sam Double D XXL can be yours for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
Serious Sam will make the Xbox Live Arcade a very serious place this Fall with two new releases.
First up is Croteam’s Serious Sam 3: BFE, which will feature the fast-paced brutal action the first person shooter series is known for and take advantage of XBLA’s online capabilities.
A revamped Serious Sam Double D XXL, a 2D sidescroller starring Sam, is also on its way. It’ll feature new missions, weapons, enemies, and a campaign cooperative mode.
Nathan Fouts, founder and Lead Designer at Mommy’s Best Games, said that his team has taken all of criticism concerning the repetitive nature of the shooting and the lack of depth in the original Serious Sam Double D to heart, and have incorporated more gameplay variety in the XBLA version.