[XBLA] Wednesday – May 2nd, 2012

1 05 2012

This week sees the release of the third Arcade NEXT games: Fable Heroes.  Not only do we get that game this week, but we also get Awesomenauts as well, despite the financial trouble that the publisher, dtp, is having.

Fable Heroes
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 800 MSP

Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to four players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360.

Awesomenauts
Developer: Ronimo Games
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Price: 800 MSP

It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies. Expect new items and Awesomenauts to be added regularly! You like Awesomenauts? Also check out TNT Racers and Crazy Machines Elements.

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[ACHIEVEMENTS] Fable: Heroes

18 04 2012

Fable: Heroes [30 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Rolled the Dice (5)
Visit a tile on the Abilities Board. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Better When Shared (5)
Complete a level as part of a four-player team. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Cast Party (20)
Unlock all the playable characters. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Rule the Dice (10)
Purchase all abilities for one puppet. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Bully (5)
Kick a hobblet, then shoot it out of the air. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Veg Head (5)
Hit an enemy with its own head. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Traitor (5)
Kill a Hobbe while disguised as a Hobbe. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

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Xbox Live Arcade NEXT Promotion (Now With More Gamerscore..)

23 03 2012

Microsoft has the Summer of Arcade, The House Party, and now it’s adding XBLA NEXT to it’s arcade promotions.  This is a pretty stout group of games ending with none other than the highly anticipated (at least by me) Minecraft.  Starting in June all Xbox Live Arcade games will be required by Microsoft to have 400 Gamescore spread across 30 achievements.  These titles will also implement that rule even though they come out sooner.

Trials Evolution – April 18th – 1200 MSP

“Trials Evolution” is on every front, the next dimension of the smash-hit, award-winning “Trials HD.” Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines, and spectacular scenery. Multiplayer comes alive in your living room or on Xbox LIVE. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download those of any other player from the new Track Central. Customize your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy innovative skill games, try ghost racing, beat your friends’ scores and more! Don’t miss the madness!

Bloodforge – April 25th – 1200 MSP

With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, “Bloodforge” empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.

Fable Heroes – May 2nd – 800 MSP

“Fable Heroes” is an action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure built for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It delivers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or using Xbox LIVE, up to four players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with one another to collect gold coins and level up. Precious gold collected in Fable Heroes can be imported into the forthcoming Kinect title, Fable: The Journey, providing players with a valuable head start from day one.

 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – May 9th – 1600 MSP

The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, a full Tutorial mode to teach the basics and for the first time in “Minecraft,” split-screen multiplayer as well as over Xbox LIVE.





Fable Heroes Announced For XBLA

5 03 2012

In an odd and interesting turn of events, it seems that Fable has been placed inside a snowball and shaken violently by a 3 year old.

While Fable: The Journey is still in development for Xbox 360 Kinect, Lionhead Studios has put a small developement team together to try something experimental for the Fable franchise.

By watching the trailer, this game reminds me of Castle Crashers, Fairytale Fights, & Mario Party all wrapped into one.  With that being said, Fable Heroes is supposed to be cross-compatible with Fable: The Journey.  Supposably you’re able to import gold, items, and upgrades.

No specific date has been announced, but expect this 4 player cooperative/competitive hack-n-slash to be out Summer 2012.