This Week's Xbox LIVE Arcade Title Is...

This Week’s Xbox LIVE Arcade Title is…

Published On September 2, 2008 | By Anthony Barker | News

Tomorrow, Arcade fans will not know what to do with their MS Points as three titles (yes three!) will be releasing on to an Xbox LIVE Arcade near you! Read on below to find out which titles they will be, Yarrr!

Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball – 800 MS Points

Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball transforms the innocent childhood game of dodgeball into a vindictive, heart-thumping battle between outlandish groups of characters including ninjas, pirates, zombies, and robots! Use a red rubber ball to tag opponents out of the game, and utilize a variety of weapons, including ninja and pirate swords, to harm enemies along the way. Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball features different arenas with unique gameplay challenges, from sandy beaches and snow capped forests to a spooky graveyard.

  • Presentation: The game was developed using Infyrno™, Blazing Lizard’s next-gen proprietary game engine. The colourful art style, theme, and gameplay are suited for all age groups.
  • Multiplayer: Multiplayer games include four players locally or eight players online via Xbox LIVE®, and four-player co-op modes.
  • Teams: There are four teams of characters to choose from (Pirates, Ninjas, Zombies, and Robots).
  • Battlegrounds: The large, incredibly detailed arenas allow for teams to roam freely instead of being restricted to sides of a court.
  • Combat action: Characters are equipped with combat moves and unique special abilities help make Blazing Lizard’s rendition of Dodgeball a fun action-packed experience.

Shred Nebula – 800 MS Points

Shred Nebula combines the best elements of arcade space-shooter action with free-roaming exploration and multiplayer excitement. Pilot the experimental R.I.P. Rocket through the galaxy in search of the Lost Expeditions … no ship has ever returned from the vastness of interstellar space!

This top-down, fast-paced ship-combat game features three loaded modes of play—Adventure, Score Attack, and Multiplayer. Play co-op with your friends, or go head-to-head in a deathmatch dogfight. No one knows what lies in the centre of the galaxy. Will you be the first to discover the secrets of the gravitational region known as The Shred and make it home alive?

  • Special effects: The revolutionary ship physics, cutting edge controls, and fresh gameplay help re-define Arcade space combat. The awesome special effects and spectacular space environments utilize 3-D to create infinite depth and a colorful look unrivaled in any space game to date.
  • Game modes: There are three different intense modes of play for all styles, such as Adventure, Score Attack, and Multiplayer Space Death Match. Get ready for insane multiplayer action for up to eight players on Xbox LIVE and system link or take a friend online via split screen guest account!
  • Space combat: The deep multiplayer space combat system, with weapon vs. weapon counters, defensive maneuvers, amazing special attacks, and more features have never before been seen in this genre.
  • Heroic ship: Play as the R.I.P. Rocket vs. tons of unique enemies or become the enemy in multiplayer selecting from eight ships all with totally different abilities. Battle to conquer all foes and become the top dog of the leaderboards!

Gin Rummy – 400 MS Points

Gin Rummy includes six variations of Gin Rummy, including Classic Gin Rummy, Speed Gin Rummy, Oklahoma Gin, Hollywood Gin, and Three-Hand Gin. Players will also be permitted to create their own house rules. Featuring Xbox LIVE Vision camera support, Gin Rummy adds itself to the already growing library of card titles on Xbox LIVE Arcade

So whether you will be blasting in space, playing cards or being a skallywag dodging balls this Arcade Wednesday, let us know in the comments.

About The Author

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.