London, November 2006, Empire are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the ever popular fighting classic Double Dragon to Xbox Live Arcade. Double Dragon is one of the original fighting side-scrolling beat'em up games and its arrival to Xbox Live Arcade will please fans of golden age gaming.
Double Dragon re-introduces martial Arts masters, Billy and Jimmy Lee (AKA Hammer and Spike), who must defeat the savage street gang known as the Black Warriors to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian. Fight your way through four levels from the street and factory to jungle/forest and castle, using every move available to you such as back-kicks, elbows, uppercuts and more.
The Xbox Live Arcade version will feature a downloadable demo and original and graphical enhanced versions. Player action will include online co-op 2 player and one-on-one fighting for the final battle. The game will also feature the opportunity to score 12 achievement points for your online Xbox Live Arcade profile and an online leaderboard will give you the opportunity to show off your Double Dragon skills to your friends.
"We are excited to be releasing the acclaimed arcade classic Double Dragon as our first title to the booming Xbox Live Arcade community," said Paul Benjamin. He added, "With its online multiplayer mode and a never before seen enhanced version, we know Live Arcade gamers are going to have many hours of fun with this slice of gaming history"
Double Dragon will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace in March 2007 at 400 points.
Xbox Live Arcade is the central destination for Xbox 360 gamers to find, download, try, and buy smaller games on the Xbox 360 console. The Xbox Live Arcade offers a large catalog of fun, broad-appeal games that can be downloaded via Xbox Live.
About Empire Interactive
Empire Interactive is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher, specialising in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Company is one of the most established in the industry now in its 18th year of business. Its portfolio of titles include the multi-million selling Ford Racing series, FlatOut, Big Mutha Truckers, Starsky and Hutch, Taito Legends, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and Starship Troopers. The Group's value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share across Europe and has grown rapidly since its launch in 2000.
Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive has offices in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Further information about Empire and its products can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com
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