So those of you hoping for a indie developed game making it's way onto XBLA this week, will be disappointed. For those of you who remember just how addicting Defender can be, then you're in for a treat. For the usual 400 points, defender will be available "as early as possible" tomorrow.
Defender, the Midway classic is launching on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, November 15th. This game features classic and enhanced graphics, multiplayer (local and Xbox Live) and 2 player co-op (local and Xbox Live), online leaderboards and 12 Xbox Live Achievements.
Defender is available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points.
So Microsoft decided to share some of the X06 loving with those of us north of the boarder. Hosted in a downtown club, MS had tonnes of upcoming games showing off all the usual suspects. Viva Pinata, Forza 2, and Gears of War (which actually does look better in person than any of the media I've seen so far) were the headliners of the retail games and pretty much all of them were exciting. But seeings how this is XBLArcade.com the focus of the impression posts will be of the XBLA titles.
All in all there were seven unreleased XBLA titles available to try out. Since we were given about two hours in the event, and there was only one kiosk that had the unreleased titles (sorry for anyone there who wasn't able to get more time on it), I'll only be posting impressions for five of them.
I was able, however, to grab all of achievements for all of the unreleased games, and since I won't be posting impressions of Defender or Gyrus (I ran out of time), I'll post those ones here: