Alien Hominid to Xbox Live Arcade

The Behemoth is bringing its 2D action game to 360's online Marketplace for the holidays, with all-new Castle Crashers to follow in 2007.

The Behemoth's 2D action game Alien Hominid started life as a digitally downloaded Flash game for PCs in 2002 before jumping to the console world with versions of the game for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube (European gamers also received Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and mobile phone editions). Now the irrepressible extraterrestrial with an appetite for human crania is going back to its digital distribution roots.

Later this year, a port of the original console Hominid is expected to bow on Xbox Live Arcade, according to a Game Informer interview with Behemoth developers Tom Fulp and Dan Paladin. Confirmed changes to the game include a widescreen presentation and higher-resolution graphics. However, even the developers themselves aren't sure about whether online multiplayer functionality will be included.

"It's just scary," Fulp told Game Informer. "We started playing with the multiplayer stuff. We could definitely do it but you have to deal with all of the stuff where someone has lag and everything else has to catch up."

Fulp also said that the developers would be adding some "extra fun stuff" to the 360 version of the game, but he didn't say what form that content would take.

The pair also talked about its next game, another Xbox Live Arcade game called Castle Crashers. A four-player beat-'em-up, Castle Crashers sees players take control of knights with elemental powers and set out on a quest to regain a stolen idol and a kidnapped princess.

"You're more out to just destroy everything and find out where it is," Paladin said of the characters' motivations. "You don't really have any idea where you're going. The guys are kind of like antiheroes. You still root for them, but they're not really being very straightforward about it."

The Behemoth hopes to have Castle Crashers available on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the first quarter of 2007.

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65 comments
Ultra-Bigfoot
Ultra-Bigfoot

If you have a 360 (which you should) and you have xbox live ( which you should) then you better download these two games or a angry mob will come a beat you dead LONG LIVE 2D

Hoopin4thelove
Hoopin4thelove

LONG LIVE 2D, now we need ninja turtles 3, and arcade..................O My im so happy the xblarcade is the best console second only to WHAT ELSE XBOX360!!!!! then ps3 and wii

PC-PS2man
PC-PS2man

Pretty cool stuff. Hope it comes to the Virtual Console!

sundown70
sundown70

xbla all the way....its becomin a new "system" inside a system...awesome p.s. no once cares about psp...

CHAOSWEAV3R
CHAOSWEAV3R

Alien Hominid on XBLA!? That's going to be the best game on there for me. Awsome.

Shingo
Shingo

Couldn't this be a pefect PSP port. How amazing that would be

slyfoxmccloud
slyfoxmccloud

Yeah i agree LosDaddie, Beyonce is finer than a ball-point pen.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Xbox Live just continues to be the best online console service ever conceived!! Go, Xbox360 & MS!!

thatguytony
thatguytony

I really loved this game on the PS2, it was old shool and fun. Seems like a perfect fit for Live Arcade.

Nightcreeper
Nightcreeper

Alien Hominid is perfect for the Xbox Live Arcade! I wondered months ago why it had't been release yet. But then again ... it was only a matter of time. I really hope to see more games showed on the Independent Games Festival finding their way to the Xbox Live Marketplace. IMO they are predestined to be distributed through that service!

ZERO52
ZERO52

yay this is sweet already have alien hominid but i may just download for xbox

A7Xfan
A7Xfan

WOW now that is nice! Great Great game!! (got it for GC) Live Arcade and Nintendo's Virtual Console are perfect for this company and similar ones.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I love how Microsoft keeps bringing out more games for the Xbox Live Arcade.Its great to see that there are still good games coming out and many more to come out.

MrHomind
MrHomind

this game better come out on the gamecube also

T1Panda
T1Panda

Awesome. I've wanted Alien Hominid for a while, and now I'm glad I've held off for so long.

16bit_skillz
16bit_skillz

Another reason to get my 360 before I get the rest of the Wii60. And Castle Crashers looks cool, too. I saw a vid on 1up and it was sick.

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

Wow I loved that game, I hope Alien Hominid is co-op online!

caesarbites
caesarbites

BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Oh my God, I'm gonna cry! I'm gonna bawl my freakin' eyes out!! I can't believe I just read this. Is it there yet? How about now? Okay now? Get there fast I'm dying for this!!!

CodeMunki
CodeMunki

This is fantastic news! Why are people saying they hope this comes to PS2/PS3? There is already a PS2 version of the game. It's pretty good, too.

gustazzi
gustazzi

wow, good news for the hardcore gamerz out there!!!:D:D Paladin and Fulp just kills, ....someone who "couldn't care less" has to be a newbie to the vid games or a complete idiot....fanboy_TheGreat, know your roots mang...

ultrazone
ultrazone

excellent. another great XBLA game...by the way, another good one is Cloning Clyde...very fun game

Creapy_team
Creapy_team

Best thing from Newgrounds comes to 360! Sweat! Let's hope I can afford a Wii60 and not just a Wii.

zymase
zymase

excellent news... hopefully it will be around the $10 range, since that's what the console versions are selling for, with a lot of retailers liquidating current-gen shelf space for new stuff.

danmp18
danmp18

Cool both games should be nice additions to Xbox live arcade.

MronoC
MronoC

I wanna see their game "chainsaw the children" on XBL

ZeTecThreaT
ZeTecThreaT

Sweet I cant wait for this one.I had it on the original Xbox and loved it.

Gaara79
Gaara79

I just saw it onsale for Xbox and thought, wouldnt it be cool if it came to XBL I didnt buy it becouse it isnt on the BC list.. But since its only out in Europe on xbox i might as wel get it as a "collectors item"lol

tomagreen
tomagreen

as long as they dont bring pico

hellknight40000
hellknight40000

xxPantherxx, Alien Hominid is already out for the PS2. As for the PS3, I doubt that they will come out for that console. Live will beat Sony's online program anyday.

spydrman5472
spydrman5472

Actually, LordBraz, Nintendo has yet to do ANYTHING with the Virtual Console. If you haven't taken note yet the Wii isn't out. Until it is and we see how it goes no one should be attacking Live for what it is doing. Wile it may not have as many games on it as some may want are there any "enough" games to truly satiate anyone's desires? Probably not. We as a community want more of something the moment we get a taste of anything good. That's why there are so many cheap knock offs and bad sequels released year after year. While I do agree that Live should focus more on new games versus rehashed old ones, at least it's something, right? I usually only use Live for demos anyway. AMAZING implementation of the demos and them being free (unlike most anything else of note on Live currently)! If you're looking for something original on Live just download the Lost Planet demo. If you like action/shooting games in any way shape or form I bet you'll enjoy it thoroughly.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Paladin and Castle Crashers. That is too cool to be a coincidence. This is great news. I've wanted to pick up Alien Hominid for awhile now, and it's not the easiest game to find.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Thank Goodness it's going on Xbox Live Arcade. I'm tired of seeing Frogger and Gauntlet all the time. It's time that a really rockin' current gen game was on Xbox Live!

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

Castle Crashers sounds like it'll be a hoot on multiplayer.

LordBraz
LordBraz

Maybe this will help Live Arcade not suck so much. The way Moore talked about it at E3 I expected atleast 70 games or so. As of right now, it pales in comparison to what Nintendo is doing with the Virtual Console.

reece590
reece590

Thats cool, I have played it at newgrounds.com many times and always end up dead...I will download it for sure..

kidkit
kidkit

The game is great, but if they do have multiplayer they better not make player 1 and player 2 look EXACTLY the same this go round....

MercuryFlash
MercuryFlash

Castle Crashers sounds like fun, I love 4 player beat-em-ups in the vein of Gauntlet!

xxPantherxx
xxPantherxx

@people that think this won't come for PS3.. it's not Microsoft putting the game out, it's The Behemoth... this will most likely come out for the PS3/PS2... why? because the game will sell more on those systems... good day

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Very cool. Keep bringing the indie games to XBL Arcade, MS.