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Xbox Live Arcade - Announcements and News 2011 Edition

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Posting it also here for general XBLA info! :)

Thanks to LiK for the info

Bastion coming to XBLA this Summer
We’re very happy to announce we’ve joined forces with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring you Bastion this summer. Check out the official announcement right here, and read on for our take on the news.

The big question is, what changes now that we have a major game publisher like Warner Bros. in our corner? You may be surprised to learn… not much! We’re still six people making Bastion out of a living room in San Jose with the invaluable aid of a few of our close friends. We’re still an independently owned game studio creating our first game and, with it, our own original IP. What Warner Bros. provides is the opportunity to release the game on Xbox LIVE Arcade – all XBLA titles are either published by Microsoft directly or by a licensed third-party – as well as heavy-duty promotional support for events like PAX East and E3. In other words, Warner Bros. is helping us see to it that Bastion reaches the biggest possible audience. They saw the potential in Bastion straightaway and it’s great to be working with the folks over there.

As stated in the announcement, Bastion will be debuting on Xbox LIVE Arcade and coming to the PC later this year. These are the only platforms we expect to support in 2011. Beyond that, anything goes – it’s going to come down to how much demand there is and what makes the most sense for us to do next.

We’re now in the process of putting the finishing touches on Bastion for the Xbox 360 and you’ll be able to try and it and play it before long. That will be the deciding moment for Bastion and Supergiant Games, but until then, this is a pretty big one for us. So thanks again to all of you who’ve been following us to this point, and to those of you just joining us, it’s great to have you along for the ride – the best is yet to come!
 

Skilotonn

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Sweet Jesus, just in the last, I dunno, couple weeks or months since we last saw video footage of the game, it's gotten even BETTER looking - incredible.

Man I love XBLA.
 

Kafel

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Wario64 said:
Pretty sure this trailer is old. It's the same old a while ago that only shows 10 seconds of DX
Yeah I see the same trailer has been uploaded 4 months ago, silly GamesPress.
 

Caspel

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Host Samurai said:
If Fire Pro is successful, does anybody think that Spike will release a proper HD Fire Pro Wrestling Returns sequel?
I sure hope so. Not enough sports/fighting games on the XBLA.
 

Shard

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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 tapped for XBLA, PSN, PC this summer
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/10/duels-of-the-planeswalkers-2012-tapped-for-xbla-psn-pc-this-su/?

Card tapping aficionados can take on other summoners this summer through the magic of the internet with Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 on XBLA, PSN and PC/Steam.

The new standalone game will add "new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges" and more. The title will feature a tutorial to ease new players into the potentially overwhelming card game, along with a "new-to-digital" multiplayer mode called Archenemy, where two allies take on an AI.

PAX East attendees can check out the new Archenemy game mode for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 at the Magic booth (#648) on the show floor.
 

BigMack

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randomlyrossy said:
Huh, weird that they keep putting out random games on Fridays.

Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to put up a quick story about this and I shall give you the credit for it sir.
I know. Usually we at least get a notice from Major Nelson in his "Coming Soon" posts, even if its just a week or two.

Oh and thanks for the credit. Not necessary, but its certainly appreciated :)
 
BigMack said:
I know. Usually we at least get a notice from Major Nelson in his "Coming Soon" posts, even if its just a week or two.

Oh and thanks for the credit. Not necessary, but its certainly appreciated :)
Yeah the same thing happened with Days of Thunder, maybe Fridays are now movie licensed day?

And in case you were curious, here's the story with your credit. Heh.

Battle: Los Angeles out now
 

Shig

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Played the Battle LA demo, deleted it immediately. Utter garbage.

If you think modern FPSes are glorified shooting galleries, maybe try this, you'll gain a new appreciation for them. Call of Duty feels like Doom II next to this game.
 

BlazeHedgehog

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Shig said:
Played the Battle LA demo, deleted it immediately. Utter garbage.

If you think modern FPSes are glorified shooting galleries, maybe try this, you'll gain a new appreciation for them. Call of Duty feels like Doom II next to this game.
It is so bad I think it swings back around and becomes unintentionally hilarious. Absolutely boring to play, but everything else about it is genuinely comical. I mean, it uses COMIC SANS for its subtitles font.
 

ACESandEIGHTS

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Kafel said:
Tribes : Ascend announced for the XBLA !

2011.
Fantastigood news. I f'ing LOVE Tribes, played it pretty extensively online on the PS2, and NOW (huge bonus here) I'll get to talk a little smack to people instead of using canned messages.

Tribes Aerial Assault was about as pure a multiplayer experience as I can remember. So fun.

Other bonus: I won't be playing it on the PS2.

In related news:

Just leave your Xbox on in the XBL Lab when you go to sleep. You'll wake up with the Einstein wig and mad scientist glasses. Totally worth it (?)
 

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BigMack said:
Just finished playing some Torchlight and went to the marketplace and noticed that Battle: Los Angeles is up now.
Wow that was totally awful in every way... I'd say it's even worse than the FPS we got a couple weeks ago, Breach. Apparently after Battlefield 1943, XBLA is the new place to send really bad shooters in the hopes that a few people will buy it before they realize it's shit.
 

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Nelo Ice

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i really need more points

also how in the world does xbla manage to top the previous years lineup year after year?!
 

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ITSP gets all the love, but I really like the look of Outland. Coming out April/May according to the video, not long to wait