Heavy Weapon next XBLA release

PopCap Games' side-scrolling tank shoot-'em-up confirmed to be trundling onto Microsoft's downloadable game service next Wednesday.

Earlier this week, rumors spread that the Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday release for January 17 would be PopCap Games' Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank. While Microsoft usually announces its Live Arcade Wednesday release dates the same week the games go live, the publisher today confirmed that Heavy Weapon is indeed the January 17 new release.

Heavy Weapon was originally announced for the Xbox 360 back in early May and had been scheduled for release last year. The game is rated T for Teen and will sell for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).

For more on Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions.

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Hoopin4thelove
Hoopin4thelove

Manatassi................you are totally agreeable. shut up with the complaining i can see if you were being raped like what is doing with there downloadable content, sorry remake games like madden. the best thing for you guys to do as you been doing not buying them and us people who know what to buy and like will continue. i mean if ur mom hasnt given you more then ten dollars allowence this week im sorry........... CRY BABYS hahahahahaha, nan your a window shopper!!

CapoX
CapoX

arcade titles r bit too expensive..

Manatassi
Manatassi

Hmmm Whats with all the negative comments? I mean I'm happy playing Assault hero's, Doom, Geometry Wars, Uno, Small Arms, Robo blitz etc etc. Whats the problem? I mean seriously these games are targeted at the CASUAL games market thats the whole pojnt of XBLA. If you want the big experience then go ahead and buy Gears of war or COD3 or Rainbow 6 Vegas or something, Myself I'mn happy with both sides. As for those people constantly whining about the price... If you think its too expensive then DONT BUY IT. I mean seriously are you guys that poor that you can afford an Xbox 360 an Xbox live subscription a broadband internet connection yet you cant afford $10? Jeez thats less than the price of a decent meal FFS. I can sympathise with complaints about rehashed old ports of arcade games with no improvements but this game is a completely new game that you barely know ANYTHING about! oh and the reason that most arcade games score in the regions of 7 - 8 out of 10 instead of 9 or 10... I mean come on how can a game either 10 years old or developed by 3 guys in a small office compete with games developed by huge teams over a couple of years costing millions of dollars! That would just be stupid to expect! Grr stupid people

grave_rob
grave_rob

$10 is steep...haven't seen any must have games in a very long time.

zappa2001
zappa2001

This is ridiculous that they release one game per week. Come on MS get with the program and start releasing games when finished. The links to the games people want is always there. There is no reason to sit on 1 game per week. I doubt it's effecting sales. Well here's another game I'll get the trial too, and not spend any money on...

okassar
okassar

Lol,I'm gonna get Castlevania on Xbox Live Arcade too,and maybe Heavy Weapon,it's classic.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I want Castlevania: Symphony of the Night already

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

hmm, might have to get it, looks cool

maverickexe
maverickexe

Yeah, uh huh, thats nice... Is Worms next?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I wish this was "Heavy Barrel" the coin-op Arcade game that was hard as hell.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Sounds cool. But will probably be decent at best. The Xbox Live Arcade needs a good game. Thank god for Symphony of Night.

JimBurber
JimBurber

They should release the punisher... that old side scrolling brawler that was in arcades! that game was the jam!

chineolee
chineolee

Sounds pretty crud. To be honest the only arcade game I play is lumines, and even that hasn't delivered value for money since they only included half the game. Live Arcade has a long way to go before its Library of games is deemed to be quality.

Cantius
Cantius

I'm avoiding this...

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

yippee another crappy download..this is because microsoft doesnt have much of a library to offer--since they havent been in the console franchise for long--and they dont want to release xbox 1 games because it would make people not play the original xbox anymore--come on xbox--get some good games--something bigger than 30 meg crap

Ministry4390
Ministry4390

Now that this is out of the way can we please have Worms and Alien Hominid???

muscrat_01
muscrat_01

Is the 'Heavy Weapon' a ManCannon ;) ?

dkslade
dkslade

give me the classic WORMS game.

Vulpis
Vulpis

Blast it--I was vaguely interested in the Heavy Weapon news until I read this, and realized that I was confusing Heavy Weapon (a so-so tank game with power-ups) and Heavy Barrel (a great old game in the same line as Ikari Warriors, Midnight Resistance, and others, that had a 8-way rotating stick to control both movement and aiming, and an uber-weapon that you collect in pieces). Oh well. PopCap is kind of annoying anyway--they keep wanting $20 for $5 games. :-/

xelloss88
xelloss88

Depending on how the demo is I am looking forward to this game but I really want worms.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i might try it out. nintendo has most cool old school games

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

was this the one that greg played on On The Spot two weeks ago? because that one looks good

Ekkers
Ekkers

I love this game so much

shattapinks
shattapinks

I just got my XBox 360 over the holiday and I'm ashamed to say that I have more live arcade games than I do actual Xbox cd's. Not only are they cheaper, but I actually like the gameplay and graphics on a lot of the original titles. I still say that the must own XBLA game would definitely have to be Castlevania SOTN. I'm just waiting to hear something about the release date so tha I can put that on my calender. My plea to Microsoft...please bring us the games that we would actually love to play instead of just throwing out XBLA games just for throwing them out's sake. I appreciate you for Castlevania, but I am left wondering how long you are going to let me wait for the one game that I so truly covet--months...years. I guess we'll see.

FearNeutron
FearNeutron

*STILL* waiting for Castle Crashers...

reece590
reece590

Cool, This game looks fun!

caesarbites
caesarbites

I used to play this game on the PC all the time. You can download the demo of the PC version on any site that sells games for download, like pogo.com.

okassar
okassar

Another nice addition to Xbox Live Arcade,but Castlevania is by far the best game added onto Xbox Live Arcade.

ryanjtravis
ryanjtravis

This one looks pretty good. I'm looking forward to giving it a shot next week.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Will have to check out the demo next week.