Swinging onto the Arcade this week is...

Swinging onto the Arcade this week is…

Published On July 7, 2008 | By David Wriglesworth | News

This Wednesday adds another two titles to the XBOX Live Arcade. The first of which, is the bizarrely name Schizoid which is the first game to be released using the XNA Game Studio. Details:

Cooperative gameplay is redefined in the fast-paced and unique Schizoid! Control red and blue ships, ramming them into enemies of the same colour to destroy them. But be careful, because if you hit the opposite colour, you will be destroyed. Quick thinking and quicker reflexes help you seize victory, but sharp teamwork provides the best chance of earning gold medals along the way. Schizoid offers more than 120 levels of challenge, playable in either single-player or co-op mode, plus the brain-melting Uberschizoid hardcore mode, in which one player controls both ships!

Features:
Co-op gameplay to the max: No other multiplayer co-op game has such tight cooperative gameplay. The two players (or one player with a computer A.I. partner, or one player controlling both ships in Uberschizoid) must work together closely in order to defeat the hordes on each level.

Uberschizoid mode: For perhaps the most challenging and “brain-melting” challenge yet, try Uberschizoid Mode. Control both red and blue ships, matching them to each enemy colour in order to succeed.

Tremendous graphics: The glowing, flashing, megabursting graphics add to the game’s inherent chaos.

Xbox LIVE play: Play co-op over Xbox LIVE and team up with players worldwide to see how far you can advance!

Secondly is Golf: Tee It Up!, the second golf title to be released on the XBOX Live Arcade. Details:

Hit the sweet spot with Golf: Tee It Up! Pick up and play a few quick holes on your own or compete with friends in a full 18-hole multiplayer tournament. With zany customizable characters, both beginners and experienced golfers can easily join the fun on beautiful panoramic and challenging courses. Need that special touch for your hacked shot? With the unique Focus feature, read the green or control the ball’s spin in flight to achieve amazing precision! A huge combination of game modes awaits including stroke, cup, or match play with local or multiplayer modes over Xbox LIVE.

Why did the golfer wear two pairs of trousers? In case he got a hole in one.

Features:
Lush panoramic courses: Tee it up on 36 unique holes in stunning locations, such as the Caribbean course set against a beautifully landscaped beach resort, or the Parkland course that twists around the majestic Scottish highlands.

Customizable golfers: Design your own zany character from an eclectic assortment of themed hair styles, clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Special Focus feature: With the unique Focus feature, read the green or control the ball’s spin in flight to achieve amazing precision.

Multiplayer mode: Play with up to three other friends in local or Xbox LIVE versus and co-op multiplayer modes.
Future downloadable content: Download additional courses, clothing, and accessories to extend your golfing experience.

Both titles will be available to download at 800 Microsoft Points apiece from Wednesday (9th July 2008). Free trials for both games will also be available.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.