Wednesdays are becoming less about new releases and more about extending the value of the games already out there. We got Tetris Splash today, but even that has a load of premium downloadable content right out of the gate. So let's do a full rundown of our weekly haul.
XBLA Game: Tetris Splash
DLC: Carcassonne, Soltrio Solitaire, Tetris Splash
Trailer: 3D Ultra Minigolf
All of that content for Tetris Splash sure makes it seem a bit dubious (especially considering it arrives alongside the game). Soltrio Solitaire keeps coming back to delivery more every two weeks -- why would anyone be surprised by this arrival? And finally, how does everyone feel about paying 300MSP for 7 tiles in Carcassonne?
Full details for each and every piece of content after the break.
[via Major Nelson]
Could it be? It appears that Major Nelson has come through for us two weeks in a row. Of course, things aren't as perfect as they seem. What you see below is the newly corrected list. When the list originally appeared, it had a surprise visitor: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Ever since that point speculation has run rampant. The most common theory seems to be this: SPFIITHDR appeared on PartnerNet and was "purchased" by so many people that it appeared on the list. Strange but true? We'll never know. So, let's just look (and read) below and focus on what we do know.
Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||WOC*|
|1||-||Track And Field||8/8/2007||-|
|2||2||Spyglass Board Games||8/1/2007||1|
|4||4||Sonic The Hedgehog||7/11/2007||4|
|9||-||TMNT 1989 Arcade||3/14/2007||21|
|10||9||3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures||4/18/2007||16|
*WOC: Weeks on Charts
The latest tip is in from Germany. The USK has released a rating for 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures Expansion. I had not heard of any possible add-ons for the game but my money is on this being some sort of upcoming DLC.
Well keep you posted if we discover more.
[via xbox-archiv.de, thanks Wasabi]
When XBLA Wednesdays first was announced, we were told that while not every week was going to have a release, we would see a few double release Wednesdays to make up for it. After seeing the down side of that statement multiple times, this Wednesday we are finally going to see the up side! This week we are going to be getting one title from the Retro category (Gyruss), and one from the new category (3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures).
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In even more pre-press conference news, Gamespot has posted some pretty good looking shots of two games that Sierra will be releasing on XBLA "sometime this winter".
Assault Heroes look like it could well be shaping up to be a fun action title, through in online co-op and it certainly has jumped up a couple notches on my own to-get list.
3D Ultra Mini Golf on the other hand will deliver 36 holes of Mini Golf over a variety of crazy environments, that have to be seen to be believed.
You can check out the Assault Heroes screens here
And the 3D Ultra Mini Golf ones here
In their latest investor presentation, Vivendi let slip that they are embracing XBLA full throttle. Later this year, they will be releasing Megaforce and 3D Ultra MiniGolf, while 2007 releases include Incredible Machine, Red Baron, and the title that will no doubt get the most speculation, Battlestar Galactica. While these were the only named XBLA games, there were several other games listed without title or platform that fit into their "short session titles" Categories.
It's certainly great to see the list of big time publishers making their way to XBLA, here's to hoping EA is next.