Assault Heroes to assault XBL

This Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade offering will be the cooperative arcade-style shooter from Sierra Online and Wanako Studios.

Ahhh...a beach paradise. Let's blow stuff up!

Microsoft continues its Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays program this week with Sierra Online's Assault Heroes. The game, developed by Wanako Studios, will be available at 1 a.m. on Wednesday for 800 points ($10).

Assault Heroes is an arcade-style, top-down-perspective shooter in which gamers steer heavily armed 4x4s, drive souped-up motorboats, or go at it on foot against wave after wave of enemies. Armed with weapons such as flamethrowers, grenades, and flak cannons, players can take on the challenge alone or play cooperatively with a friend online or offline.

Assault Heroes is rated T for Teen. For more information, read GameSpot's preview.

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NinjaShadows
NinjaShadows

this game is better than geometry wars period.

snakes2solid
snakes2solid

it's after 1 am on east cost... what time were they talking about...it says 1am on wednesday...

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I hope this one is better than the last two!

jdbthexboxgamr
jdbthexboxgamr

I am really happy to see more original next gen games hitting the arcade with Small Arms,Robo Blitz and now this one,it is just what the XBLA was needing! Can't wait to check it out!

Brainpr0n
Brainpr0n

Yeah! +1 for... HEAVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY BARREL! The co-op makes this one interesting.

djord02
djord02

This one looks promising. Wish they would port Ikari Warriors, gawd I loved that game.

stejmatty
stejmatty

absolutly love next gen arcade games, just like marble blast, robo blitz, and now this! cant wait!

qiwihead
qiwihead

KingofTrolls, it's not called Xbox Live Arcade because all of the games used to be in the arcades. They're trying to make XBLA like old-time arcades, places where gamers could get together and play simple, mindlessly fun games solo or together. In that sense, I think they're doing a pretty good job so far. Ironically, I think the actual arcade games are generally the weakest offerings. I'm looking forward to more original games like Cloning Clyde, Roboblitz, and this new one, Assault Heroes.

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

HAHAH still arcade why doesnt every one stick there *** with the good fenomenon GEARS OF WAR

feryl06
feryl06

Plays like MERCS, or Ikari Warriors---take ya back in the day. :) Played it for the first few minutes---it's mindless fun! :)

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

another so called arcade game that really wasn't ever an arcade game. This is arcade live isn't it?

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Excellent. This game looks pretty fun.

keinuveye
keinuveye

just bought robo blitz..... i wanted this for awhile but do i need to keep spending on this stuff??? arggg

Zumafire
Zumafire

Looks great... this game will put me over the 30 XBLA title mark....damn!

Dinghy_Dog
Dinghy_Dog

800 bucks is a steal for this game!

pupaboy
pupaboy

I checked out the video on the Assault Heroes web site. This game looks too cool. I am so buying this come Wednesday.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

looks nice, what we need is some HEAVY BARREL!

gagan21
gagan21

this game looks awesome , i ll buy it 4 sure

ocdog45
ocdog45

i'll be buying this gasme. it looks fun

Dreski83
Dreski83

after playing the heck out of Contra, this should be a nice substitute... not from all the shooting and blowing up stuff part, but definently a nice card to toss into the XBL arcade

zero9167
zero9167

sweet... this is a new game made for xbla??? graphics look pretty good

xOMICRONx
xOMICRONx

Definetly getting this one, and I'm glad it's not 1200 like RoboBlitz :?

Suttonjn27
Suttonjn27

This game looked great when Jeff was playing it on On The Spot a few weeks ago. I'm definately going to buy it, mostly for the online co-op.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Never played it, willing to give it a go in DEMO MODE though.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

grfx look sick but they probably will get bad ratings b/c of biased gs reviews. hopefully gameplay is awesome. i need some more xbl titles

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

aww 800...but that screenshot does look tempting..

latinmaster842
latinmaster842

alll i got 2 say wheres the 80 or 100 gb hard drive microsoft?

Axemetal
Axemetal

Finaly microsoft is releasing the good games

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

Sounds cool but where is Alien Hominid? Its supposed to be released in 2006 but Microsoft is running out of Wednesdays to release it (only two more I think).

wwonka666
wwonka666

Hope it's as good as it looks.

Commando47
Commando47

Man that looks cool and doubt its gonna get downloaded a whole lot of times but Microsoft...where's my Heavy Weapon??!!!(that sounded wrong)

gta11
gta11

Ok sounds cool!!!

Metilco
Metilco

This game looks awesome as hell, but I have to agree, I WANT HEAVY WEAPON.

KBFTodd
KBFTodd

Hey how about some moon patrol ???

Pumper
Pumper

Jaeme A new Metal Slug more or less? Doubt it, since Metal Slug is not a top down game.

Jaeme
Jaeme

A new Metal Slug more or less?

K4ss3r
K4ss3r

Uhh... Interesting! :o

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Was this actually an arcade game? Never seen it.

kinglink2
kinglink2

It's one of the first worthy games in a long time. Good to see both Wii and XBL is getting some quality titles this week. As it is, XBL lost a lot of cred after the recent run of "ok" games. I know people are fighting to get a spot on XBLA but this is the best they have been able to give us? (not counting assault heroes).

AbstractTerror
AbstractTerror

Destined to be the greatest XBLA game yet! I love to see these small studio XBLA games popping up.... some are really creative (like RoboBlitz)

smerlus
smerlus

sounds like a Smash TV type game

Nugtoka
Nugtoka

Cool if its any good Sony will make a rip off of it