Snoopy Flying Ace takes off on Xbox 360

Xbox Live Update: Peanuts pooch flies the Sopwith Camel once more as Medal of Honor: Airborne and Soulcalibur IV buff the Games on Demand library.

Combat in all forms is this week’s unofficial Xbox Live theme, as Microsoft's Marketplace additions include military and fighting Games on Demand titles next to a very literal dogfighting game on the Xbox Live Arcade.

Debuting on Xbox Live Arcade this week is Snoopy Flying Ace for 800 Microsoft points ($10), available everywhere except Korea and Taiwan. Developed by Smart Bomb Interactive, the game features 10 unique maps, 16 airplanes, and 15 weapons, and also allows players to fight in the skies as their avatar or any member of the Peanuts comic strip gang.

After sending so many men to an early grave, the World War II flying ace needs a stiff drink to steady his nerves.

New to Games on Demand, Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor: Airborne (now available in Canada, Mexico, and the United States) launched in 2007 and put a paratrooper twist on the series, allowing players to guide themselves to different deployment areas as they parachuted behind enemy lines. US gamers can enlist now for $19.99.

On a different kind of fighting front, Soulcalibur IV is now available in all regions except India. The 2008 Namco Bandai weapons-based brawler features a diverse roster, including one-time Xbox 360-exclusive Yoda, as well as the series' first online mode. It sells for $19.99 on the US Marketplace.

Shifting gears, Activision's newly released arcade racer Blur has a multiplayer demo live on XBL. It's now available to download and play in all regions for anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership. Also arriving this week is the second map pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Dubbed the Resurgence Map Pack, this quintet of both new and rehashed environments comes to Xbox Live June 3.

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27 comments
SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Definitely brings back childhood memories with the Peanuts gang.

Igissx
Igissx

Well ill be damned....an arcade flying simulator that is good...and has a childrens theme....*Checks to see if the sky is falling*....wow...nothings falling...I must admit the game is very fun, even if its childish at best

ninjaroach81
ninjaroach81

Played the demo last night. Gotta say...it's pretty fun! I mean, it's no Ace Combat or anything, but I still enjoyed it. Might have to actually pick this one up.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Camel? I would've expected Snoopy to pilot a Sopwith Pup.

mhder
mhder

What? No kiddy comments?

Tr5978
Tr5978

You wouldn't expect a game based on Snoopy to have kickass multiplayer dogfighting, but it does. Who woulda thunk?

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@monson21502 I know - its just I wasn't using the 360 much and right now I've got a need for the money. *sigh* At least it'll still be around if I get another 360. If not, well, I've got three friends with 360's I can play on! :)

mandmsrock
mandmsrock

i have a 1st edition childrens book of snoopy and the red barron and i use to love watching this. if i had some microsoft points i would buy this!

magicalclick
magicalclick

@cooljosh3k GameRoom games are crap anyway. Get Pacman CE instead, it is so much better.

cooljosh3k
cooljosh3k

What, no news about the mising GameRoom GamePack 5 ? Bad enough there was no Pacman last week, but this week we get nothing.

SR71halo
SR71halo

@BurningWreck Yeah, I noticed that too. WWI, GS.

BurningWreck
BurningWreck

The picture caption says, "After sending so many men to an early grave, the World War II flying ace needs a stiff drink to steady his nerves." WWII? Um, sorry, wrong war!

kaboombo
kaboombo

The music on this game is so sick! listen to it on single player!

monson21502
monson21502

@chikahiro94, thats why i say 360 is worth owning just for its arcade titles. just seen on ign yesterday. that its about to get a hd remake of earthworm jim!!!

HavocV3
HavocV3

Hydro Thunder is what I'm waiting for.

magicalclick
magicalclick

Yes, I have wait for this one. Going to drool over it.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

And of course I just sold my 360! >.

Scourgejoe
Scourgejoe

Will there be toasted English muffins for Snoopy to use as power-ups?

threedown
threedown

ive always been down with snoopy, gonna have to check this out

monson21502
monson21502

was hoping for a next gen crimson skies. but this might work:)