M'soft details XBLA releases

Band of Bugs, Eets: Chowdown, Luxor 2 announced along with seven others as coming to Xbox Live Arcade beginning February.

Though usually content to just give gamers a few days notice, Microsoft threw gamers a curveball and today announced a new wave of games scheduled to hit Xbox Live Arcade beginning in February.

NinjaBee's Band of Bugs.

Included in the list are the previously announced Alien Hominid HD, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Paperboy, Root Beer Tapper, Worms, 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, and Catan (previously known as Settlers of Catan). However, three new games were also detailed.

NinjaBee, the developers of Cloning Clyde, are working on the fast-paced strategy game Band of Bugs. Gamers will be able to create their own levels with an included level editor and take their creations online to play with over Xbox Live.

Vancouver-based Klei Entertainment is offering up Eets: Chowdown, a 360 version of its popular PC game. The XBLA version will feature the familiar Lemmings-style play, new items, 120 new levels, and a new game-within-the-game, Marsho Madness.

Klei's Eets: Chowdown.

Also headed to Xbox Live is the popular PC puzzler Luxor 2, from developer MumboJumbo.

Microsoft has not issued any release dates or prices for the games, saying only that the 10 games will begin to roll out beginning with "the first release in February" and that "a game may not be launched every week."

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dontcare5454
dontcare5454

No kenerhai they said one wouldn't release every week there will be 300 arcade title on the 360 by years end though.

Fingernail
Fingernail

I really want Track and Field, and according to gamespot's preview section for that game - at least three other people are looking forward to it also! Release it already!

pauldarkside
pauldarkside

Well according to Major Nelson the game will appear on XBLA this week (28 Feb) ... YAY!

kenerhai
kenerhai

which basically translates to "heres all the games well be realeasing by the end of the year. a game may not be launched every month. so some of these might slip back to 2008."

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

When are they going to bring out "Chu Chu Rocket!"

JimBurber
JimBurber

WORMS?!?!? PRAISE JESUS!!!! Lol!

zymase
zymase

When, CastleVania? Give us a date M$! Really looking forward to that one... and Alien Hominid HD, though I played all the way through the GCN version.

wenbin09
wenbin09

Will be great if there's a exact date!!!

Dmitheon
Dmitheon

Settlers is such a much game. I can't wait to log on, beer in hand, and play with some friends from around the country. Let those tired old (but still smile inducing) sheep-wood jokes commence!

The_Fell_One
The_Fell_One

Worms and Catan will no doubt be my first purchases from the XBL arcade.

Bishop21
Bishop21

alot of these games look look sweet. I hope I have enought space for them on my hard drive. finally paperboy!

moocow21
moocow21

Worms!! Perhaps I may have to buy something off the marketplace finally!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

XBL Arcade continues to lead the way!! Go, Wii60!!

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

all of this xbla game looks awesome. i might even ending buying all of them.

seppy
seppy

Worms ownes !!! Can't wait to play it on Live :P

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

WORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dchispirtle
dchispirtle

My early suspicions are beginning to show a greater possibility...I look for Symphony of the Night to be the Valentine's Day XBLA release.

supersonic125
supersonic125

does somebody knows what xbox 360 live arcade game is coming out today

ddt88
ddt88

For the love of God... it's "heading" to XBL not "headed". Headed is past tence, which means the games are already there....

danleeah
danleeah

"2nd that. All of those games would be sweet. Also like someone else said some more arcade games. Like TMNT, Simpsons, Double Dragon. Maybe a few more fighters too....SF Alpha, Final Fight, Samurai Showdown, etc... How about some Rare classics like, Goldeneye, the original Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong Country, original Banjo Kazooie." Goddbless, you read my mind. Samurai Showdown would be awesome. As long as they dont **** up the xbla version like they ****ed up hyper fighting.

tatu2004
tatu2004

paperboy and worms i'm looking forwards to

lovermanxxx
lovermanxxx

they also said that Worms is coming. that game is great fun and playing that on XBLA multiplayer will be great fun.

ColoradoKindBud
ColoradoKindBud

Symphony of the Night all the way baby! Best Castlevania game evar!!!!

VengenceZero
VengenceZero

Come on sega. Give me some classics. SHONOBI 3!!!!

neuter7919
neuter7919

Cloning Clyde was great, so I'm stoked to hear about Band of Bugs, and I loved the puzzles and art style of Eets, so kudos on that. I am a bit bummed to hear that there may not be a new game every week. I'm kinda tired of weeks with nothing new on Wednesday but downloadable content for an existing game.

bromanct
bromanct

Just please don't make Worms a 3D version. Those suck.

gothicdragon216
gothicdragon216

"Is this better than worms 3D...it seems like it!" it's a port of the PSP version of Worms. so.. Worms World Part with a ton of weapons removed. that still makes it better than Worms 3d I can't wait for the online play.. I predict Worms being 800 points, and Castlvania being 1200, both are prices I'm willing to pay. (SotN retails for over 40$ on ebay) mini golf will be worth 400 if they do it right.

DayLightBreak
DayLightBreak

Where's Castle Crashers? that only game im looking foward.

epormada
epormada

There are so many games just shut up and bring something out already!!! There is no excuse not to have 2 or even 3 titles coming out a week!!! Stop trying to be strategic and nickel and dime consumers MS!!!

mehoff88
mehoff88

I WANT KICKLE CUBICLE!!!!!!!!!! NES STYLE!!! HAHAHAHA

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Is this better than worms 3D...it seems like it!

GoddBless
GoddBless

"raze182 Not big on retro and platformer games... We need some board games!!! Monopoly, chess, checkers, Battleship, Scrabble, Life, Clue, Risk, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, etc." I 2nd that. All of those games would be sweet. Also like someone else said some more arcade games. Like TMNT, Simpsons, Double Dragon. Maybe a few more fighters too....SF Alpha, Final Fight, Samurai Showdown, etc... How about some Rare classics like, Goldeneye, the original Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong Country, original Banjo Kazooie.

36O
36O

OMG Worms is going to be awesome! If Team 17 can pull it off right, this game will be a must buy for me!

stealthrodent
stealthrodent

I freakin love worms! I am a die hard fan of worms. Can't wait.

monkeyofjustice
monkeyofjustice

AH hd!!! CSOTN!!!! AND PBOY!!! HERE I COME AND YES I AM STILL LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 4 PLAYER CO-OP ON CASTLE CRASHERS, I PLAYED IT AT COMIC-CON AT THE LITTLE BOOTH THEY HAD SET UP IT WAS BAD ***!!!!

scrapking
scrapking

I can't wait for Catan. I wonder if they'll roll out Seafarers of Catan or Cities & Knights (which are available as expansions to the Catan boardgame) as downloadable content?

eva360
eva360

im about to crap my pants. I am a diehard worms fan. All should experience its glory!!!!! I'm not joking. It is easily going to wipe the floor online. I hope people download it so it can be re-vived. Damn you worms 3D. It was a sin against the world. This worms version is the good one.

T1Panda
T1Panda

I might have to check out Alien Hominid HD and Castlevania...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Symphony of the Night is really the only XBLA game I'm looking forward to from this announcement.

RazorRyu
RazorRyu

Besides Castlevania and Double Dragon, nothing to write home about. Why can't we get more cool downloadable games like the Wii. How about Killer Instinct (arcade version of course). I might have to get a Wii, if I can ever find one.

MedevilDragon
MedevilDragon

Where is Sonic? Good to see Paperboy on there, I hope to see a Streets of Rage game on XBLA soon.

flex49
flex49

minos30 Bla Bla Bla.... I prefer playing the Wii's downloads. The 360's xbla has become quite crappy, actually lame. Nothing good since the first batch. How are these supposed to fit in a 13 gb??? do i have to erase other games i have??? hello??? *** wow...people will say anything to get in print...even if it makes NO sense. Every game except SoTN has to be less than 50 megs so you can DL every game on xbla and still have enough room. The Wii VC has just as many bad games as xbla. I guess Wii VC soccer, baseball, donkey kong, golden axe and pinball are not quite crappy? hello???

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

oh boy more and more small games to nickel and dime us to death with--give me a game thats worthy of a large download--give me bajo kazooie--1 and 2--microsoft owns rare--why dont they use rares older games to their advantage--

sja28
sja28

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SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

We need a new dashboard update. One that keeps actual ARCADE games in the arcade blade, and Microsoft should add a nothing blade simply entitled "3rd Party Crap". Who is buying this stuff when you could just head over to Zone.com or Pogo or Shockwave.com and play a lot of games like this on your PC?

rok_diablo
rok_diablo

Castlevania and Alien Hominid FTW.