Assault Heroes, Mini Golf announced for Microsoft's online service; both games set for release this winter.
Though initially thought of as a roll of the dice, bringing games to Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade is proving to be a sure bet. Seeing the opportunity the service presents, several publishers are jumping on board in attempts to part casual and retro gamers from their cash.
The latest to do so is Sierra Online, a sub-brand of Vivendi Games. The company today announced that it is bringing two games to Xbox Live Arcade--Assault Heroes and 3-D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures.
Both games are being developed by Wanako Studios and are set to be released sometime this winter. No pricing on either game has been announced.
Assault Heroes is an action game that puts gamers in the combat boots of an elite Special Forces soldier as he looks for a secret underground lab. Gamers will be able to drive an armored 4x4, pilot a speed boat, or go on foot as they shoot their way through enemies with weapons such as flak cannons, flamethrowers, and grenades. The game's cooperative mode supports up to two players, offline or online, on the same screen.
3-D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures is (surprise) a miniature-golf game featuring 36 holes of diminutive links. The game supports up to four players in its multiplayer mode, though Sierra did not say whether the game supported online play. The 36 holes are spread across three themed courses--Classic Theme Park, Old Western Ghost Town, and Wacky Science. The game also features a customizable course editor for aspiring greenkeepers.
From the headline I though maybe they were talking about the first Crash Bandicoot game but I guess some other publisher owns that franchise. Gamespot you sneaky twerps! :D
I also thought they literally crashed XBL. WTF...I don't care about this crap...why did GS have to be coniving.
Assault Heroes may just bring back memories of spending quarters after quarters playing Ikari Warriors.
SecretWasianMan lol, no kidding man, I saw that and was like "oh **** I bet that FEAR demo crashed the XBLA" :lol:
Nice! XBLA is such a great concept that seems to have sputtered a bit out of the gate. Good to see developers finally getting around to producing some original games for it.
I am all about a mini golf game... it would be good to see Sierra start putting some Quest games up there too (King's / Space / Police), provided MS would provide some USB mouse support.
I saw the title of the article and thought, "WTF!!! OMG!!!" :lol: Those look pretty cool. The mini golf I don't have too much interest in, but Assault Heroes could be fun :)
--PlanoPunisher-- My HD has been full for many months...demo's, arcade games, so on and so forth... They better have that ability to move non-game data from a 360 to networked PC in the November update!
Sierra Mini-Golf? I used to play that all the time on the PC, I didn't know the franchise was still going, and I thought Sierra was bankrupt, well, this is a nice suprise.
No word yet if Mini Golf has on-line play. Imagine if they didn't support it? It would deem that title completely useless.
Hmmm. . . I used to LOVE 3D Ultra Minigolf on the PC. I hope it's just as entertaining on the 360. Might be the first XBLA game I actually purchase! :-)
XBLA is one of the best things about the whole system, its not likely to make anyone buy it for just that but as a bonus it's really nice, Street Fighter, texas hold 'em, Smash TV, Marble madness, little studios get to be experimental with things like Cloning Clide and outpost kaluki x, and my girl gets to play all the puzzle games, Sweet deal all around.
Sorry but this is a really lame title for the article. Gamespot - I have noticed a trend in tricky naming of your less momentus articles - this policy is manipulative and it sucks.
Or how about Microsoft just take the huge step and put M.U.G.E.N on XBLA. Straight bananas!!! Just a dream, we all know thats not happening.
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