State of Decay, the supremely ambitious open-world zombie survival romp for Xbox Live Arcade by Undead Labs, has at last been given a release date. Due to arrive this June, which neatly coincides with Microsoft‘s annual Summer of Arcade promotion, the game looks to be a extremely promising prospect and one of the highlights of the year for Xbox Live Arcade. An open-world zombie survival simulation where you have to build fortifications, recruit people to [...]
Well this one slipped us by didn’t it? Over the holidays, Undead Labs released a video from the beta build of their forthcoming XBLA exclusive open-world zombie actioner State of Decay. The developers had been fairly quiet about the CryEngine 3 powered game since its announcement in August of that year, but this clip indicates a game that is much further along than that first reveal video. We get to see [...]
While this year’s Summer of Arcade might not have been the best that they’ve done, there were at least a couple of standouts. Deadlight was one. Dust: An Elysian Tail, representing the end of the promotion, is likely to be the other. To that end, Microsoft have released a launch trailer for the furry, platform hack ‘n’ slasher.
Being one of the standout titles in Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion, side-scrolling zombie survival title Deadlight has garnered a great deal of attention; captivating folks with it’s grimy post-apocalyptic aesthetic and taking equal inspirational cues from previous XBLA lumineries Shadow Complex and Limbo. Today, Tequila Studios have released their third developmental diary for the game; this time focusing on the art aspect of the highly anticipated title and how reality [...]
Have you played Bastion? Well, let me put it this way: You should play Bastion. This Summer of Arcade release on XBLA has some of the strongest art direction, writing and sound direction I’ve seen in years, well worth the 1200 points. Then again, it’s conceivable that you don’t have access to the Xbox Live Marketplace for some reason. Well, SuperGiant Games has your back, and is releasing the PC version on August [...]
What a loaded day it’s been. We’ve had a lot of great announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, and EA today, and tomorrow we’ll be expecting to hear some news from Nintendo and more. Keep reading to see our complete wrap-up of all the notable events from Day 1 of E3 2011, including trailers, teasers, and more.
Even though the press conferences haven’t even started, news are slowly being trickled out as we count down to Microsoft‘s press conference. During GameTrailers E3 2011 livestream Phil Spencer, VP of marketing at Microsoft announced the line-up for the Summer of Arcade set to his Xboxes during the traditional summer lull June through August usually is. Check after the cut for the full list.
Genre: Arcade Racer | Developer: Vector Unit | Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox Live Arcade | Players: (Offline) 1-4 (Online (1-6) | Rating: PEGI 12 Back in the late 90s, at a time when arcades were still being populated with people, Hydro Thunder was a well liked but by no means stand-out arcade title, and the franchise held enough weight to see it ported over to the popular consoles [...]
From the moment I booted up ‘Splosion Man, I knew I was in for something special. The last time a mere menu and intro caused so much interest and intrigue on Live Arcade was in Braid, and we all know how well that came out. ‘Splosion Man tells the story of ‘Splosion Man, an escaped experiment who has been given the power to explode without causing any damage to himself [...]