Naked Sky Entertainment has been prepping some serious DLC for RoboBlitz. Who knew? This might come out of left field for me, but those that enjoy this game should be seriously stoked by the news because this DLC expansion will include multiplayer.
Besides the new multiplayer maps and modes, you also get new costumes (including Spartan, Cheerleader, and Vegas) to enjoy while you compete in standard deathmatches and also a mode called "Upgradium Blitz". In that mode you will be hording the good stuff for yourself and stealing it from your opponents.
But the best part of the whole shebang is that the expansion will be free. Music to my ears. That 1200 MSP price suddenly doesn't seem so steep anymore.
No release details yet, but it is firmly planted in the certification phase. Keep your eyes peeled (and check out the screens). It could be close.
Just to prove that this week isn't all doom and gloom in the world of XBLA, news comes to us that not one, but two XBLA developers have been nominated for the Game Developers Choice Awards in the New Developer category.
Both Gastronaut Studios and Naked Sky Entertainment are nominated for the award along with Iron Lore Entertainment, Ready at Dawn Studios, and Wadjet Eye Games. We wish both XBLA Nominees all the best of luck!
You can check out all the nominees for all the categories here.
While listening to Major Nelson's podcast this week I was pleased to find out that they had a couple of the guys from Naked Sky on for an interview. The best news that came out of it was that the multi-player add-on that we knew was coming, was confirmed to be free! Also thrown in with a lot of development info (which was pretty interesting if that's your bag), was a couple of screens of the upcoming multi-player. While it's unknown when we'll be seeing this content, I'm personally hoping for it to be sitting under the tree come Christmas time.
The folks over at Xbox Users Group have posted a wack of screen shots and a video of the (Hopefully) soon to be released Roboblitz. While the video (and possibly the screen shots) is from the PC version of the game currently available on steam, I can't imagine it will look any different when it comes out on XBLA.
You can check them out here.
The people who run the Independent Games Festival have announced the entries for the 9th iteration of the show. While many of the games are completely unknown to the general public, this is not due to the quality of the game but rather due to the lack of marketing budget. So next time you get sick of Tony Hawk 52 or Madden 78 check out this list for some great games.
Another thing to note that three upcoming XBLA games are on the list; Load Inc's Mad Tracks, Naked Sky's RoboBlitz, and The Behemoth's Crashers.
You can check out the list here.