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Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Evil Empire and Napalm Review: These Are For Jimmy!

Fans of Signal Studios’ delightful tower defense strategy game Toy Soldiers: Cold War were no doubt excited to see not one, but two DLC expansion packs released on the same day. With new maps and game modes, the DLC aims to fulfill your need to blow up even more little plastic soldiers. (more…)

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Toy Soldiers: Cold War expands on XBLA

Are you ready to heat up the cold war once more? Signal Studios announced that they’ve added two expansions for Toy Soldiers: Cold War to the Xbox Live Marketplace today. The expansions, “Evil Empire” and “Napalm,” are available to download for 400 Microsoft Points ($5) each.

“We’re delighted to have Evil Empire and Napalm going live,” said Jason Ilano, Toy Soldiers: Cold War’s Game Director at Signal Studios. “As a thank you to our fans, we are releasing a Multiplayer DLC compatibility pack for free. This will give them a chance to join matches hosted by players that have the new content, play it, and decide if it is for them.”

Want more information on “Evil Empire” or “Napalm”? Then hit the jump solider! (more…)

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Toy Soldiers: Cold War Review: You Want a War? You Got a War!

Seattle-based Signal Studios delighted gamers last year with their debut title Toy Soldiers, a tower defense game that oozed style as you fulfilled your childhood fantasies of blowing the crap out of little plastic soldiers and tanks. Now they’re back with a sequel, which moves the conflict from World War I to the good ol’ days of the Cold War – because, well, who doesn’t enjoy blasting commie toys to smithereens? (more…)

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XBLA Today: Toy Soldiers: Cold War

The conclusion of the Summer of Arcade takes a trip back to the 80s with Signal Studios’ Toy Soldiers: Cold War. For 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), players will swap out the plastic army men of the first game for some G.I. Joe-inspired action figures that carry machine guns and chomp cigars whilst battling Reds. Yes, its the USA versus the Commies in Toy Soldiers: Cold War and only your tower defense skills (and a Rambo knockoff) can protect democracy around the globe.

We’ll have a review of Toy Soldiers: Cold War later today.

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Summer of Arcade 2011 release dates released

Microsoft has revealed the release schedule and price points for this year’s Summer of Arcade promotion. Beginning on July 20 and ending on August 17, five highly anticipated games will be added to the Xbox Live Arcade for your gaming pleasure. The full release schedule is as follows:

July 20: Bastion (1200 Microsoft Points)
July 27: From Dust (1200 Microsoft Points)
August 3: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (1200 Microsoft Points)
August 10: Fruit Ninja Kinect (800 Microsoft Points)
August 17: Toy Soldiers: Cold War (1200 Microsoft Points)

Like in years past, players who purchase every game during the Summer of Arcade will receive a free bonus. This year, Microsoft plans to reward the completist Summer of Arcade shopper with a free download of Crimson Alliance, a “fast-action RPG game from industry-leading Certain Affinity” that’ll be available through the XBLA on September 7.

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Summer of Arcade 2011 begins July 20; Toy Soldiers 2, Bastion, Fruit Ninja, more included

Microsoft has announced they’re bringing back the Summer of Arcade for a fourth go around this Summer.

Beginning July 20th, the promotion will last for five weeks and feature five of the biggest Xbox Live Arcade games in development. The full lineup includes:

  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War, the sequel to the popular Toy Soldiers, but now with a “G.I. Joe” twist
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, a side-scroller that reminds me a little of last year’s Limbo with a UFO
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect, the popular iPhone game comes to the Xbox 360 and your whole body becomes a slicing and dicing machine
  • Bastion, an action RPG that really impressed us at this year’s PAX East.
  • From Dust, a god game from the creator of Out of This World

Microsoft hasn’t nailed down the Summer of Arcade release schedule yet, so nobody knows what order the games will be released in just yet. Hit the jump for more details on all the games and be sure to check out the Summer of Arcade E3 trailer at Xbox.com. (more…)

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Toy Soldiers recruit the Real American Hero

Toy Soldiers went marching home on the Xbox Live Arcade last March. Today, Signal Studios announced that the game will be all it can be on the PC this Summer as well as revealed an Xbox Live Arcade sequel, Toy Soldiers: Cold War.

As you may have guessed from the logo, Toy Soldiers: Cold War has been inspired by The Real American Hero, G.I. Joe. While the fight won’t involve laser rifles and a centuries old cult of snake worshipping mutants, the game will definitely harken back to Saturday morning fun for a lot of Xbox 360 owners:

The Cold War ignites when ‘80s era action toys come alive and wage war! Toy Soldiers: Cold War delivers hours of intense combat combined with addictive action strategy gameplay. Superpowers collide in this playful homage to ’80s action toys and films. Command the powerful Cold War arsenals of the USA or USSR armies! Control base turrets, modern combat vehicles, fighter jets, attack helicopters, and commando action figures. Whether lighting up the Toy Box alone or jumping into the fray with your friends, battle in campaign, co-op, or competitive modes. Fight for the high score in the addictive mini-games, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to BLOW EVERYTHING UP!

Toy Soldiers: Cold War doen’t have a release date yet, but Signal plans to bring a playable build of the game to this weekend’s PAX East.

If you can’t make it down to the show, hit the jump for a look at the first trailer and a Toy Soldiers: Cold War feature list. (more…)

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