Vigilante 8 taking aim at Xbox Live

Activision gets car combat series up and gunning again after nearly eight years in the shop.

Console gamers looking to vent a little road rage can prepare to be caught in the combination of headlights and crossfire once again, as Activision this week announced Vigilante 8: Arcade for Xbox Live Arcade. The series has been up on cinder blocks for some time, as this game will be the first new title in the Vigilante 8 franchise since 2000's Nintendo 64 port of Vigilante 8: Second Offense.

Yeee-haw!

Billed as a remake of the original 1998 PlayStation vehicular combat game, Vigilante 8: Arcade won't be a straight rehash of the original. Designed from the ground up to take advantage of today's more powerful hardware, the game will feature four-player split-screen play, online multiplayer matches for up to eight players, and an assortment of downloadable content, some of which will be free.

Vigilante 8: Arcade is being developed by Isopod Labs. While the name might not be familiar to fans of the series, the startup studio's pedigree will be. Isopod Labs was formed in early 2007 by Adrian Stephens and Peter Morawiec, cofounders of original Vigilante 8 developer Luxoflux.

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208 comments
datca
datca

i miss this game.i would like remake game please.....

jailuis2
jailuis2

Well guys, if you really love this game as you say, go to the game forum here in gamespot, and watch the news i gave, and the other info in there!!

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Ok, this was posted in Feb. we are already in July! C'mon guys, where is this game!?!?!?

bigM10231
bigM10231

if it was por psp or wii ill definitely get it

Serbine
Serbine

It good to hear there a new Vigilante 8 game(even if it a remake of the first one), this is great news for those who have a Xbox 360.

MaXiDRoM360
MaXiDRoM360

I LoVe this game! When i could buy it?

mrmikeledet
mrmikeledet

I've never cared enough to comment until now... I speak for millions of people when i say it's about time for a new vigilante 8 game I LOVE VIGILANTE 8, ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL!!! PLEASE HURRY UP AND RELEASE IT . MY MONEYS WAITING

MKgmr
MKgmr

WOW! :O One of my favorite, played this game on PSX & N64! Another reason to say XBox360 Rulez!

Blackwater58
Blackwater58

Damn This Game Looks Awesome Im Really A Big Fan Of The Series And There Is Probably Gonna Be Like 80 Cars

mairbek_1
mairbek_1

I don't own a XBOX360... guess I must get one now:( Vigilante was allways one of my favorite games.

the3game
the3game

Vigilante 8... what a classic! :) One of my favorites games on PS.

DarkZodiac
DarkZodiac

The Vigilante 8 games were two of my favorite PS games! I can't wait for this to come out.

Darm0k
Darm0k

Vigilante 8 was just Interstate 76 with all the good parts removed

Kranium
Kranium

The first Vigilante was a good game. The only major flaw was that the cars had too much HP. It took too long to get even one car down. The second game I didn't like. I don't know why exactly, something wrong with that one.

runstalker
runstalker

The N64 version had pretty muddy textures, but more robust performance than the crisper, but lower clip range/chunkier split-screen PS1 version I believe. Sure, it won't be a revelation like the Twisted Metal sequel SCE is making for PS3, but playing this tightly balanced vehicular combat game in 16x9 and 720p at 60 fps will be great through Live.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

I was a Twisted Metal kind of guy, i remember playing the demo of this. As much of an MS guy I am, when PS1 was kicking around i was one of those club members that would get free demos on a monthly basis. anyway, Twisted Metal was a great game, and this kinda came out at time where they couldn't put in anything as a break away feature of this, compared to Twisted Metal. I am through interested in this new Arcade one, since its ben a while since i've gotten to play anything of the genre.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

I loved this game on my 64, I think I played them both, not quite sure... THe little girl car was the best "lets get wild OK?" something like that.... the best of all the weapons were the secret moves? Remember those? WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I thought the last port of this game was to the Dreamcast. That is the version I played when it came to Second Offense...I thought. Anywho, me and my buds had a lot of fun with this game 10 years ago. It'd be nice to give the trial a go to see if I still dig it.

ElvenArcher
ElvenArcher

I rented one of these games before. Never again...

simpsons1fan
simpsons1fan

omfg this was my fav game for the ps... i loved it so much... 2nd one was awsome to... i was actually saying how i wish this would get ported so much, a few days ago :)

warfox33
warfox33

I never played this game, but I was a huge fan of Twisted Metal......We need Twisted Metal for PS3!!

laitheybaby
laitheybaby

lol interstate 76. that was an awesome game.

ck02623
ck02623

I picked this up on the dreamcast the other day and could only play it for like 3 minutes

smbius
smbius

I thought Interstate 76 would be alot cooler but that's just me.

b_wilcox
b_wilcox

I can't wait for this. My buddies and I used to play this on the old PS back in college until 4 or 5 in the morning. Since I still like drinking and staying up late, I will download this and try to relive my boring past.

Shishio817
Shishio817

This was a pretty fun game back then, so maybe I'll play it sometime, but I won't buy it.

runstalker
runstalker

V8 was a pretty classic vehicular combat game with a really good feel. And I do believe that the two most talented people from Luxoflux are the co-founders here, so I expect good things going forward.

K_A_R_X
K_A_R_X

I'm still waiting for "Twisted Metal" for PLAYSTATION 3.

billnye69
billnye69

I hope they add some new vehicles and super weapons. Some of them where cool like the bees and the fog horn. XD

sean_ph
sean_ph

Woohoo! I remember playin the 1st game on the PSOne. What was the bus called again?

eezzy_rider
eezzy_rider

i hope the cop is back and the guy with the bees

eezzy_rider
eezzy_rider

oh my god one of my favorite games EVER WHY DID I GET RID OF MY 360

4themob1
4themob1

Pretty sweet. I had this game on Dreamcast. As a matter of fact, I still have it on Dreamcast. It will be nice to get an update.

Vigilent24
Vigilent24

Omg vigilante 8 was my favorite game on the n64, I played it for so many hours with my friends. Actually I used that game's title to make my gamertag for xbox live and for some of my gamer website usernames. This is a definite buy when it comes out.

sonic0491
sonic0491

oh awesome! then after that we got twisted metal ps3 to look forward too!

R4BI3S
R4BI3S

Awesomeness! I loved V8 way back when! So many interactive elements...it's perfect for XBLA. It will totally rock!

geebus
geebus

man I loved that game.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Niceness guns and cars perfect match.

Omnipresence
Omnipresence

Oh man this is so awesome. I still have it somewhere for my N64. Such a great party game.

nappan
nappan

Oh this is the effin BEST addition to live!!! I played this game so much with friends along with perfect dark that my fingers almost shriveled and died. I unlocked the saucer and all the special weapons and it was a blast. I hope they keep the special move mechaics too.... WOOOHOO!!!!

samtheauburnfan
samtheauburnfan

I totally remember the blimp dude, you'd hop in and it would ferry you about! and what about the place with the B-2 Bombers!?!?

SlayerX13
SlayerX13

This should be fun. I loved that game.

ulrikz
ulrikz

Vigilante 8 was awesome. :)

Bigboss232
Bigboss232

cant belive this a vigilante 8 game this series was badass any one remember the giant blimp in los vegas those were good times