After this week’s six Xbox Live Arcade releases, it would take something special to top this week’s Arcade Wednesday but next week could well and truly do so as Rocket Riot, Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers and Sam & Max Save the World have all been dated for Wednesday 17th June.
800 Microsoft Points
Description: Strap on your bazooka soldier, and get ready for the awesome action-packed side-view shooter Rocket Riot™. In this highly stylized eight-bit era style game, blast your way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online. Navigate through a completely destructible environment, uncover special power-ups, or even burrow into different areas of the map. The map regenerates, keeping the action fast-paced, but time doesn’t heal all wounds.
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers
800 Microsoft Points
Description: Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers lets players simulate the Magic: The Gathering trading card game through lush interactive 3-D environments. The arcade-style game takes players on a journey through a vast Multiverse of unique worlds where they are deemed Planeswalkers, powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest.
Sam & Max Save the World
1600 Microsoft Points (less than 300 Microsoft Points per episode)
Description: Sam & Max Save the World is a sitcom-style game with an overarching story that develops across its six episodes. The series kicks off close to home with a trio of former child stars who propagate self-help video tapes with hypnotic qualities throughout Sam and Max’s neighbourhood. Each subsequent episode takes the Freelance Police deeper into this mind control plot, from a casino run by unusually cuddly Mafioso to the White House and finally to a disturbingly blissful lunar retreat, where Sam and Max must face down the mastermind behind it all.
It seems strange for three fairly big titles to release alongside each other though I’m sure there’s no complaints from gamers who have Microsoft Points to burn.