This week's game, Boogie Bunnies, gives you the opportunity to wrangle a neverending stream of cute and cuddly bunnies. Of course, by wrangle I mean match three of them together. Genius, right?
If bunnies aren't your thing (or you live in Korean or Japan), luckily you have much to look forward to in the upcoming XBLA lineup. Rez HD, Poker Smash, Brain Challenge,
and Lode Runner are all "coming soon". Lode Runner will arrive "later in 2008".
What are you saving your points for?
Press Release after the break as per usual.
[via Press Release]
Four new ratings for XBLA games have appeared on the ESRB website. Three of those games are Aces of the Galaxy, Boogie Bunnies, and Lost Cities -- all being published by Sierra Online.
Lost Cities had yet to be announced (that I know of) but it is based on the card game of the same name. It's a 2-player game of archeological competition but there is a 4-player variant. I wonder if they'll include solid AI for some solitaire-style action?
Boggie Bunnies is slated for this year, but Aces is apparently still a ways off.
The fourth game listed is Cosmic Osmo's Hex Isle from Cyan Worlds Inc. We haven't nailed down if this is coming to XBLA yet, but we'll let you know if we do. It's a 3D sequel based on the Cosmic Osmo character who starred in a game in 1989. The PC version of this game is slated for next week.
The usual list of ESRB lurkers has thinned out a bit. The full list after the short hop.
[via the ESRB]
Sierra Online (a division of Vivendi Games) has been a strong supporter of the XBLA platform. Go figure, since their leader, Ross Erickson, comes straight from the XBLA mothership. Even so, this has become an embarrassment of riches.
Adding to their list of four previously announced XBLA games (Arkadian Warriors, Battlestar Galactica, Commanders: Attack!, and Switchball), Sierra has just announced an on-rails shooter titled Aces of the Galaxy and a Bust-A-Move-style puzzle game, Boogie Bunnies.
Previews of all of their games have gone up on IGN and can be found through this single handy-dandy page.
Thankfully (for my wallet), Boogie Bunnies is slated for Q1 2008 and Aces of the Galaxy has a vague "winter" release scheduled (meaning sometime before February of 2008).
Add to the revelations above the fact that Commanders: Attack! has lost its emphasis and added some words to become simply (or not so simply), Commanders: Attack of the Genos. I guess Sierra lost that little game of chicken with Screwjumper!.
After the break, a list of the remaining horribly vague release dates stated by IGN.
[via IGN, thanks Blue_Falcon]