It's official. Gamerscoreblog (a hotbed for XBLA info these days) has posted the info on Rush'n Attack and Xevious to prepare you for the releases this week.
I see lots of shootin' and rush'n in our future. (I'm sorry, couldn't resist.)
The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because "Double Dragon" is hitting Xbox LIVE® Arcade Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PDT). "Double Dragon," from Empire Interactive Ltd., is a genuine re-creation of the classic coin-op arcade game. For the first time ever, fans of the franchise can play "Double Dragon" online with a friend over Xbox LIVE.1 The game features enhanced art, a new soundtrack and a host of extras. "Double Dragon" is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who learned to fight on the cold, tough streets of their city. Their expert knowledge of the ancient martial art of Sou-Setsu-Ken, combined with their streetwise outlook, means that they're two of the most formidable combatants ever to walk the streets. Billy and Jimmy will use their feet, fists, elbows and whatever weapons come to hand to defeat the gang that kidnapped Billy's girlfriend. "Double Dragon" will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft® Points and is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with mild suggestive themes and violence. Game Features The title includes the following: · Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE1 · Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. "Double Dragon" sales fliers · Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics
As part of this morning's TGS press release by Microsoft there were 4 more XBLA games announced. Gyruss, New Rally-X, and Rush'n Attack will be available everywhere, but Yie Ar Kung Fu will be exclusive to Japan.
As far as I can tell this is the first time that we've seen a territory locked XBLA game, as soon as it's out I'll be setting up a Japanese account to try it out as it's the game I want the most from this list.
You can check out the whole press release here.