[Every week, Gamasutra sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up the top 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.]
The real news this week is that the "secret best game ever" Death Tank
is making its way from the Sega Saturn to the Xbox Live Arcade. While some may simply brush it off as "nothing but a clone of Scorched Earth
", it is much more than that.
Unlike Scorched Earth
, Death Tank
was entirely real-time. Grab 7 of your mates, a stack of controllers and a Sega Saturn Multitap and you'll have bullets, nukes, rolling mines and air strikes flying over your head. It was the Geometry Wars
of its time, and is still a blast to play with a bunch of friends. Death Tank
! Ready for action? I certainly am.
Xbox Live Arcade
Galaga Legions Is Your XBLA Game This Week
This week gives us the next iteration of "Championship Edition" style games from Namco - first Pac Man CE
, and now Galaga Legions
. It looks like it's going to be just as addictive as the former title - can't wait.
Duke Nukem 3D On XBLA - Finished, Passed Cert, September release?
Today 3D Realms have confirmed that the classic Duke Nukem 3D
is coming to Xbox Live Arcade with 8 player co-operative play, recordable gameplay clips, Xbox Vision support, as well as the ability to rewind time in single player mode.
OH #%!& SON, IT'S 'DEATH TANK' FOR XBOX LIVE ARCADE
You have absolutely no idea how happy I am that finally, after 10 years of being the best multiplayer experience on the SEGA Saturn, that Death Tank
is making its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade.
Sierra Online Still Publishing 'Zombie Wranglers'
While everything at Sierra appears to be crumbling under the weight of Activision Blizzard, it appears that they will still be releasing some new titles - 'Zombie Wranglers
' is being released by Sierra on XBLA.
Castle Crashers Priced - Tons Of Fun For Only 1200 Points
The Behemoth have finally announced a final price for their game Castle Crashers
. After rumors of the game being 1600 or even 1800 Microsoft Points, they've settled for a little less.
What You Should Be Looking Forward To In The XNA Game Community
Destructoid have gotten their hands on the Microsoft XNA developer kit and had a look around what is currently available for play in the Xbox XNA Community games, and have made a list of 5 titles you should definitely be interested in being a part of.
New Trailer Of Multiwinia From Darwinia+
While not exactly the Xbox Live Arcade version of Darwinia+
, Introversion have released a trailer for Multiwinia
, the multiplayer version of Darwinia
being released onto PCs, and supposedly one half of the XBLA title.
Mega Man 9 Achievements Revealed, Not For The Faint Of Heart
The achievements for the upcoming Mega Man 9
have been released. Good luck getting them.
'Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars' Announced For PSN
Psyonix Studios today announced Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
, an arena-based online vehicle sports game for PlayStation Network. Psyonix have actually got quite a history - they've been contractors for some of the last few games by Epic Games - including Gears of War
, UT 2004
and Unreal Tournament III
PlayStation LifeStyle Interview Doublesix Games On Burn Zombie Burn and Underfire
PlayStation LifeStyle have tracked down Jim Mummery, creative director of Doublesix games to discuss what their current plans for games on the PlayStation Network. Notably discussed were their two leaked titles Burn Zombie Burn
NA Wii Store Update - Get Cosy With "John the Sheriff" In Midnight Pool
One WiiWare addition this week - Midnight Pool
by GameLoft... Along with that are two new Virtual Console additions - Mega Man
, which many people have been waiting for, and Neo Turf Masters
- supposedly one of the best golf sims of the 90's.
Wii Store Update - Cool Games For Attractive People
After a few delays, it's finally here - you can now buy the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner
for 1,000 Wii Points on the Wii Shop.