As a big slap to the face of gaming pundits everywhere XBLA throws more and more games at the apparent misconception that games aren't released in the summer time. Week after week the list of potential summer releases gets longer and longer. I say, bring it on. I'm ready. Well, actually that is patently false as I'm just now finishing up Mass Effect and have about 10 XBLA demos to catch up on. But more is always better, right? Right?!?
Before I go completely bonkers trying to play catch up, here's the latest achievement additions:
And yes, I realize I just made a seperate Geo Wars 2 achievement post. But don't you think it deserves it?
Pointless pontification after the break as per usual.
Those lucky folks over at Xbox360Fanboy were able to get their grubby little hands on some extremely good looking shots from Blazing Lizard's upcoming title Pirates Vs. Ninjas: Dodgeball.
Having finally revealed the fourth and final team that you will be able to play (Pirates, Ninjas, Zombies and Robots), one must wonder how much longer we'll have to wait to play it. According to X3F, it looks like the only hint we've been given is the first half of this year.
While all of the screen shots (and concept art) have been absolutely gorgeous, what this game will really be judged on is how it plays. If it can capture the feeling that Super Dodge Ball for the original NES brought us, then I can see this title becoming one of, if not the, best selling titles on the service.
However, if they miss on the gameplay...
The folks over at Gamecock have just launched the official site for their upcoming XBLA title, Pirates vs. Ninjas: Dodgeball. The site contains all of the things that you'd expect out of an official site, including screen shots, news, and forums, but also one other thing, the second of their live action "commercials".
For those of you who didn't catch the first one, GameTrailers.com has you covered here.
I, for one, love seeing a developer of an XBLA title trying something different in terms of advertising. Due to the fact that nobody ever knows exactly when a game is coming out on the service, it's hard for developers to properly do any real advertising. We've seen official sites, company blogs, and game-play footage building up to most games releases, but you really have to take your hats off to Gamecock for going that extra mile.
Here's the official trailer for Pirates vs. Ninjas: Dodgeball from Blazing Lizard and Gamecock. It's coming "Early 2008". Watch and enjoy (or complain if that's your style).
Oh, and G4 has more about the game's characters too.
It was only a matter of time, right? And now we have the official announcement. Gamecock is bringing Blazing Lizard's opus, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, to XBLA.
And just in case the historical accurate animosity between swashbucklers and ninjutsu practitioners never interested you, Blazing Lizard has finally announced the third team (two more are still secret) that will be hurling spheres (at breakneck speed) toward your unsuspecting head -- Zombies. How seasonally appropriate of them.
The game is slated for Q1 2008 but to tide you over till then, here are some fresh concept art and environment shots. Press release after the break.