Aussie emulation mash-up: July 7-11
Echochrome slinks onto the Aussie PSN.
It has been a little while since we've seen a new title hit the PlayStation Network Store, but this week we see the release of Echochrome. The concept behind Echochrome is an interesting one that sees you guide a mannequin through a line drawing world. You do this by rotating the camera around to manipulate the environment. For example, if there's a hole in the path blocking you from moving forwards, you can rotate the world around until the gap is filled by another object, enabling the mannequin to move along its route. Echochrome is available now for A$15.95 ($15.22).
Art of Fighting 2 and Ninja Commando, both from the NeoGeo days, have today been added to Nintendo's Virtual Console service. Ninja Combat is a top-down hack-and-slash title, while Art of Fighting 2 is an arcade fighting game remembered by many fans as having some of the most difficult enemies to grace the small screen at the time. Both games will set you back 900 Wii points.
Xbox Live Arcade is seeing the release of two titles this week. The first is Schizoid, which is the first game to be released under the XNA Game Studio Express banner. Schizoid is primarily a co-op game where you and another player work together to eliminate enemies of the same colour as you. The other game to come out on XBLA this week is Golf: Tee It Up, which is similar to Sony's Everybody's Golf. The game lets you create your own golfers from scratch and take them through 36 holes. Both games cost 800 Microsoft points.