SpongeBob Squarepants Underpants Slam! will arrive on XBLA this Wednesday, December 26th. Not bad timing for all those parents out there looking for a way to survive this weekdays after Christmas with a house full of kids (or are secretly addicted to SpongeBob themselves and need a good excuse to buy the game...shhh!)
The game features a single-player adventure as well as multiplayer over Live and on a single console. Good, because asking the kiddies to share after Christmas is not the easiest of tasks.
Anyone like pineapples under the sea?
Press release after the break.
The Xbox 360 version of Xbox Live Arcade breaks the century mark this week with a licensed family oriented game and a new IP from Frozen Codebase and THQ. The games are Shrek-N-Roll and Screwjumper! respectively.
Are you more excited for puzzly family fare or base jumping while blowing stuff up?
Both games come in at 800MSP and will be available everywhere (except Korea and Japan) this Wednesday.
Buried amongst many other games in THQ's massive XBLA press release was the game Rocket Riot, developed by Codeglue. What you may not have noticed is that this game isn't as much of a surprise as it might seem.
About 9 months ago, we ran a story about a game called Jetpack Junkies, developed by (you guessed it) Codeglue. Back then, we were looking forward to a "turn based multiplayer platform shooter with a lot of guaranteed action." And now, we're looking at "an action-packed side-view shooter featuring a bazooka-wielding jetpack soldier." Confirmation came in to inform us that Jetpack Junkies did indeed morph into Rocket Riot.
Same game, different name. Glad that's settled.
A couple of weeks ago THQ released a press release mentioning their four upcoming titles. Of the four titles we knew about Screwjumper! and heard mention of the upcoming SponeBob game, but Elements of Destruction and Rocket Riot were new announcements. Unfortunately very little other details were given about these titles with the exception of Screwjumper!
Well lucky for us, that changes now.
THQ has been nice enough to send us some info and screenshots about the three new titles:
Elements of Destruction:
Developed By: Frozen Codebase
You are a force of nature. Move and manipulate Mother Nature to your design. The world is yours to control and destroy using forces of nature of your choosing. Each scenario offers unique locations, challenges and goals that cause the player to use the forces of nature in different ways.
•Start with lightening, tornadoes, and earthquakes and increase your power until you have mastered all of Mother Nature’s forces.
•Blow buildings apart, start raging fires and damaging lightning as you cause mayhem in towns, cities, and the countryside!
•Multiplayer modes include Cooperative, Competitive Destruction in both Online and Split-screen.
SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
Developed By: Blitz Games