Darwinia+ selected for Xbox Live February 10

Introversion's award-winning indie real-time strategy game set to arrive on the Xbox 360 bundled with Multiwinia follow-up for $15.


Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest

Evolution can be a painfully slow process. That may explain why Introversion's award-winning indie PC hit Darwinia has taken more than four years to make the jump to the Xbox 360.

If only they'd evolved bomb-proof skin.
If only they'd evolved bomb-proof skin.

Now, nearly two years after the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game, Darwinia+, was revealed, it has finally been dated. According to a post on the developer's Web site, the game will launch on XBL Marketplace Wenesday, February 10.

As the name implies, Darwinia+ is not a straightforward port of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy title. Introversion instead is banking on the notion of hybrid vigor, as Darwinia+ includes both the original Darwinia as well as the 2008 multiplayer-focused follow-up Multiwinia.

Darwinia is set in the virtual world of a computer network as it comes under attack from a virus. Players attempt to band together the digital denizens known as Darwinians and eradicate all traces of the infection in order to preserve their silicon-bound species. In addition to saving pixelated people from extinction in Darwinia, players can go on the offensive in Multiwinia, pitting their tribes against those of other players in a variety of multiplayer game modes.

Darwinia+ will sell for 1,200 Microsoft points ($15) at launch. For more on the Xbox 360 edition of the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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