Band of Bugs: 8/10[Via Xbox Archive]
Luxor 2: 7/10
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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So Microsoft decided to share some of the X06 loving with those of us north of the boarder. Hosted in a downtown club, MS had tonnes of upcoming games showing off all the usual suspects. Viva Pinata, Forza 2, and Gears of War (which actually does look better in person than any of the media I've seen so far) were the headliners of the retail games and pretty much all of them were exciting. But seeings how this is XBLArcade.com the focus of the impression posts will be of the XBLA titles.
All in all there were seven unreleased XBLA titles available to try out. Since we were given about two hours in the event, and there was only one kiosk that had the unreleased titles (sorry for anyone there who wasn't able to get more time on it), I'll only be posting impressions for five of them.
I was able, however, to grab all of achievements for all of the unreleased games, and since I won't be posting impressions of Defender or Gyrus (I ran out of time), I'll post those ones here:
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.