As our small way to helping to make your buying decision this week a little easier, we bring you a cornucopia of screens from Tempest. Some are fancy, some are old-school, but all should give you an idea of what's in store.
At the top we have 3 comparison shots demonstrating the differences between the original and the enhanced graphics. After the break, peek at as many screens as we could lay our hands on. Give everything a look, and let the commenting commence.
Comparison Shots: Enhanced version on the left (if that isn't obvious)
It's a holiday miracle! Sensible World of Soccer (previously announced for August) will finally arrive on XBLA this Wednesday, December 19th. We told you it would, but confirmation was necessary on this one after previous hopes were dashed. Is your enthusiasm dampened by the news that this classic will cost you 800MSP?
Also on tap this week is Tempest. This version of the Atari arcade classic will be the first "true" arcade port of the game (exciting those full of nostalgic quarter sucking memories) along with the typical "enhanced" mode. Retro standard pricing here with Tempest costing 400MSP.
Neither game will be available in Korea and Tempest has bowed out of a Japanese showing, but otherwise it's a worldwide celebration. Who's buying?
Press release where it belongs (aka after the break).
I do not know how long it has been lurking there, but xbox.com now has an official Missile Command page up. Most of the info on the page is old news if you saw our coverage in November. (It looked nearly ready back then, I wonder what is holding it back.)
The page does list the game at the typical 400 MSP and with a TBA release date. (Don't even pretend to be surprised on either count.)
Anyone planning on picking this up? Anyone think this game's enhanced mode will actually be done well enough to attract new fans? Anyone? Bueller?
[via xbox.com, thanks JDUDE11]
The press release for this one says it all, so I'll let it speak for itself:
Speaking of classic arcade titles, Atari has announced that they'll be bringing six more of your favorites to Xbox Live Arcade, beginning in early 2007.