XBL goes Tron-tastic

Two helpings of the classic arcade games inspired by the film to be released "this summer."

The Master Control Program will be infiltrating Xbox 360s through Xbox Live this 'summer,' as two of Disney Interactive's titles make their way on to the network. The games will be released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Tron film.

The first game, Tron, was originally let loose in arcades in 1982, and has players completing four increasingly difficult challenges to advance through the game.

Discs of Tron, which followed in 1983, takes place in a futuristic 3D arena, where players fight one-on-one battles against Sark, the defender of the evil Master Control Program.

The two games will be released in their original versions, along with alternate, enhanced, versions that feature new graphics and audio. The titles have both been rated by the ESRB as E for Everyone.

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Crazy_Assassin
Crazy_Assassin

WOW TRON.. Thats one of my favs from the old school. I've been waiting for this game for the longest . At one point i was considering getting the actual arcade game. I was surprise that over the years it never appeared on the home console. As one of the comments stated you had to be there to understand the impact Tron was. Does anybody know an exact date for it's release. I see it says Q3, this is Aug (the 3rd quarter) and it's just about over, and I haven't found anything about tron other then this article.

theKSMM
theKSMM

For those of you who don't know about Tron (the movie or the games) and its appeal, I suppose you just "had to be there" at the time. And if you're not over 30, you probably weren't there. Just to set the record straight, Tron was a pretty innovative concept at the time. It was also one of the most graphically advanced movies ever made. That point alone gave it a tremendous "cool" factor. Except that it never had a sequel, it was pretty much The Matrix for its day. I guess that to understand that, you'll have to wait twenty or so years to see how well The Matrix holds up to the passage of time. By then, some kid who was born in 2012 will be saying "That was the worst movie I've ever seen!" And you'll be saying "You had to be there..." :)

FOO_JY
FOO_JY

why do ppl still think about this movie ? Whaaa... what am I talking about ? Nothing ?? right...

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Oh gosh I hate Tron.. Why did anyone ever think that movie was good? It's the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life, without a doubt.

jknight5422
jknight5422

The original Tron game is too hard. I can't imagine anyone getting that far in it. When it says increasingly hard, it's no joke. I haven't heard of anyone being able to turn that game over, like other games of that time period. Not sure about the discs of tron game, could go either way. And it better be cheap!

lewser5
lewser5

Not really a big surprise that they are releasing these 2 games now. Glad to see they are coming out now.

THEdjnme
THEdjnme

You have never heard of TRON!!!!!???!!!!! I can understand if you're still yet to grow hairs on your balls but other than that there is no excuse.

zsc4
zsc4

Never heard of it and doesn't seem to interest me... :?

RTrocker
RTrocker

Was Tron Deadly Discs for the Intellivision a remake of Discs Of Tron? I use to play the Intellivision game quite a bit back in '83.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Discs of Tron, was the greatest arcade game of all time. The arcade cabinet (enviromental) is a work of art. Check it out on KLOV.com

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Never heard of the game and dun think I'm gonna tried it too.

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

I never really was that much into Tron, could be interesting

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gamerTag-shank

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W_Claiborne
W_Claiborne

Since when did they start annoucing XBLA games this early? Oh, since gamespot news became all about quantity over quality. That goal lends it self easily to sh*t like this article.

oDARKBLADEo
oDARKBLADEo

Loved Discs of Tron... can't wait for that one.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I'm not too sure but as always, I'll try them out. ;)

bghattas
bghattas

I guess when you have been playing nothing but the Wii the last few days and not the 360 you forget. The triggers would certainly work. Thanks for reminding me, RalekTir.

Zam_basic
Zam_basic

nice movie and games ,for its time.

LinconSixEcho
LinconSixEcho

Kinda cool. Brings back memories of days past. Disks of Tron was neat back in the day.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

This one looks like it is worth getting.

Unforg1ven
Unforg1ven

Once I read Tron, I knew something epic was going to be inside this article. Great news :)

aebsmwg
aebsmwg

Nickfury101 "Great games, but i am a little weary on how these games will translate from arcade joystick to a regular game controllers. It's just like asteroids, great arcade game with the rolly ball, not so fun on console." I think you are thinking of Missle Command, asteroids had simple button controls, not a ball.

blackace
blackace

Awesome. These game may be before most of you young'uns time. I loved the original Tron game, but it got way to repetitive and hard after awhile. Discs of Tron was also pretty cool. I wonder when they are going to released the Tron movie sequel. There has been talks about it. Jeff Bridges was going to be in it with 3 kids who were support to be sucked into a super computer. The script got scrapped and I haven't heard anything since.

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

not interested- and i still think the film was kind of retarded

Selfdestruct9
Selfdestruct9

:S Lets try to get microsoft to up FF4 on xbox live XD That'd be downloaded, ALOT.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

riverdragon13: "The 360's killer app is here."

Thanks for the laugh man. That was great. :)

durrans
durrans

The light cycles rock.

mixhawkeye
mixhawkeye

Tron was a siicckkkk movie! Tight that this is coming to XBL

Nickfury101
Nickfury101

Great games, but i am a little weary on how these games will translate from arcade joystick to a regular game controllers. It's just like asteroids, great arcade game with the rolly ball, not so fun on console.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Tron Cycles thing was the best and that thing with new graphics will be great!

d3a7hfrog
d3a7hfrog

This should be fun (even for us who weren't around for the initial release years ago), but I agree with SoralinkGS, and I ask XBL similarly: When do I get to play Killer App? As campy as most of it was, it was still a really fun game!

vaejas
vaejas

Oooohhhhhh, I need to change my pants. :D

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

tron races. i was the MAN i cant wait.. i am the HYBUSA KING>

N8A
N8A

Haha I remember these games being fairly entertaining. Throwing discs and racing cars in 3d was a good time.

BurningChrome
BurningChrome

Pumper Wow, I was playing Tron in the arcades when many of you (particularly the ones begging for Double Dragon) were not born yet. LOL! Me also.And Berzerk and Chopper Command and Frogger! Have you checked out 2old2play.com? It's a great site for us geezers ;) !

poolboy8
poolboy8

Is this going to be one combined game like Centipede/Millipede or two separate games?

RalekTir
RalekTir

Bghattas, Have you forgotten the 360 Gamepad has TWO triggers? Bghattas wrote: "It can be done by having the analog stick mimic the paddle but how will you be able to fire your gun?"

bghattas
bghattas

I question how Tron can be played on the 360 gamepad. The arcade game consisted of trigger controller not unlike one you would use for a PC flight simulator and a paddle controller that controlled Tron's arm. It can be done by having the analog stick mimic the paddle but how will you be able to fire your gun? Discs of Tron could be the better of the games. Plenty of versus fun to be found here. Perhaps the enhanced version will have 2-on-2 co-op/versus play.

Pumper
Pumper

Wow, I was playing Tron in the arcades when many of you (particularly the ones begging for Double Dragon) were not born yet.

imautobot
imautobot

I wish they would revamp the movie with CGI, that would be bad a$$!

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

TRON! sweet...now, can we get Tron 2.0 Killer App BC on 360?? I have it laying around, waiting to play...I do have the PC version, but I would like to play it on Xbox 360 at some point...