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Best Of GamerBytes: From War Worlds To Orbient

Every week, Gamasutra sister console digital download site Gamerbytes passes along the top XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare news of the week -- this time noting War World and Mega Man 9 making their way to XBLA,
[Every week, Gamasutra sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up the top console digital download news tidbits from the past 7 days, including brand new game announcements and scoops through the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare.] There's a number of high-profile titles on digital download services this week -- with War World and Mega Man 9 making their way to XBLA, and Orbient a surprise revelation on WiiWare. But there's also a chance for GamerBytes to look hands-on at that oddest of things - Banjo Kazooie, a Nintendo-published second party title turned first-party Microsoft downloadable game. XBLA XBLA This Week is War World and Mega Man 9 This week brings you Mega Man 9, the anticipated sequel to the classic franchise, and War World, the long-awaited XBLA game that has been stuck in limbo for over a year now. GamerBytes Previews - Banjo Kazooie For XBLA In our own little piece of new content, we have a look at the upcoming Banjo Kazooie port to the Xbox Live Arcade. Guh-Guh-Guh-Guh? Warble Garble! Peggle XBLA To Come With 4-Player Multiplayer Peggle is coming to the Xbox Live Arcade in a big way, bringing a ton of new multiplayer modes to the fold. Gamasutra Postmortem - Torpex Games' Schizoid Gamasutra was able to get the chaps over at Torpex Games to discuss their first game Schizoid - how it was working on the XNA platform, and what they have learned from this experience. PSN IGN Preview Namco's PowerUp Forever We haven't heard much about PowerUp Forever for some time - now IGN have gotten a gander at it, and find just what this top-down shooter with a twist is all about. Zen Studios Bringing The Punisher: No Mercy To The PlayStation Network Exclusively XBLA developers Zen Studios are done with XBLA for now - they're moving onto the PlayStation Network, starting with an 8 player multiplayer shoot down featuring Marvel's favorite man on a mission. NA PSN Store Update - You Have Won A Ticket To The Best PSN Day Ever The best day in recent times - PlayStation Store fans got Wipeout HD, Burnout Paradise, Geon: Emotions AND Megaman 9 last week. Could things possibly get any better? Not really. Wipeout is so dreamy... WiiWare NA WiiWare Update - Bomberman Blast and Art Style: Orbient Bomberman makes its way to North America this week - but the region also get a little treat - Orbient, a surprise WiiWare version of one of the GBA Bit Generations titles, Orbital. Mega Man 9 DLC Costs You Mega Bucks Mega Man 9 just hit the store - and we've found that it's got some extra little notices about the downloadable content that will be available for the game in the coming weeks. Characters I can understand, but paying for difficulty modes? EU WiiWare Store Update: Mega Man 9, Strong Bad Episode 2, and Helix Europe got a great WiiWare selection this week, enough to keep those Wii owners very happy. Who says Wii doesn't appeal to the hardcore?

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