New Fall XBLA Series
Hey, did you guys like Xbox’s Summer of Arcade? It was pretty good this year, giving us Limbo and Monday Night Combat. The last two years gave us Geometry Wars 2, Castle Crashers, ‘Splosion Man, Trials HD, and Shadow Complex. Well Microsoft is rolling out a new promotion for the fall. Called Game Feast, it will run from September 29th to October 20th and feature 4 games.
The first game is Dark Energy Digital’s Hydrophobia. Set in the future after a flood wipes out most of human civilization, you will play as Kate Wilson, a security engineer on the city-sized ship, The Queen of the World. Terrorists take over the ship and threaten to destroy the ship and kill the people living there. It is then up to Kate to fight them off as well as her fear of drowning.
Next up is Twisted Pixel’s third game, Comic Jumper. Taking the role of Captain Smiley and Star, jump into 8 different comic books with different art styles: Modern, Fantasy, Golden/Silver Age, Manga, Mid 90’s, Powerpuff Girls, Modern Noir, and Wacky. The game is a sidescroller that mixes punching and shooting dudes. This is the game I am most excited about.
The third game to be released is Pinball FX 2 from Zen Studios. This is actually not really a game. It is a platform for people to download different tables to play pinball. All the tables people have downloaded for Pinball FX will carry over.
The final game and the game Microsoft is pimping the most (Hell it’s even on the poster for the promotion) is Team Meat’s Super Meat Boy. Based on the flash game Meat Boy made by the same guys, you be playing as the titular Super Meat Boy. After his girlfriend Band-Aid Girl is kidnapped by Dr. Fetus, Meat Boy goes on a quest to save her. I played a bit of the flash game and it was pretty fun.
No word yet on pricing, but I am going to guess either 800 or 1200 points per game. All in all it seems like a really cool promotion with some really good games. Keep an eye out for them this fall on XBLA. – DeadMan