Upcoming summer Arcade titles

Upcoming summer Arcade titles

Published On August 6, 2007 | By Anthony Barker | News

There have been over 45 million Xbox LIVE Arcade game downloads as of July, and the popularity of the LIVE service continues to grow. Over 100 games on Xbox LIVE Arcade are expect by this year’s end, including dozens of original IPs and classic titles updated for this generation. Today Microsoft have unveiled a list of of Arcade titles releasing this summer, no mention of Sensible Soccer (the shame!) yet we all know that little gem is coming this month. So let’s see what’s coming real soon…

Games releasing this August:

  • Ecco the Dolphin (Sega) Cool off with this fun, whimsical update of the classic undersea exploration game featuring everyone’s favorite bottlenose dolphin, Ecco!
  • Hexic 2 (Carbonated Games) The highly anticipated sequel to the popular puzzle game “Hexic HD” will have gamers racing to solve brand new challenges, including an all new two player Battle mode.
  • War World (Ubisoft) A pure adrenaline rush, War World features powerful armored mechanoids battling head-to-head in all-out savage single and multiplayer battles that combine action and strategy.

Summer launch titles releasing in the coming weeks:

  • Geon: Emotions (Eidos) Engage in the unique sport of Geon, where you must master a diverse range of emotions to best your opponents.
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (D3Publisher of America, Inc.) Addictive and easy-to-learn, this game integrates story and character progression elements found in RPGs delivering a brand new type of game that pushes the puzzle genre to a whole new level.
  • Space Giraffe (Llamasoft) Created by genre-defining game designer Jeff Minter, “Space Giraffe” is a psychedelic shooter that spans 100 levels, all set against vivid, pulsating backgrounds that synchronize with any custom music selection.
  • Streets of Rage 2 (Sega) One of the most popular side-scrolling beat ‘em ups of the 90’s gets the Xbox LIVE Arcade treatment, complete with enhanced graphics, sound, Achievements and multiplayer modes.
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Capcom) This game combines addictive puzzle action with favorite Capcom fighting characters including Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Morrigan.

We must admit there are a few firm favourites in that line-up. Let us know below if any of these float your boat and if you be picking any of these summer titles from the Xbox LIVE Arcade.

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.