King of Fighters '98, Worms 2 slink to XBLA

It's been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but Microsoft is hoping it instead breeds revenue. The Xbox 360 maker is adding two installments of very familiar series to its Xbox Live Arcade service this week: The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon.An adaptation of SNK's...

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It's been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but Microsoft is hoping it instead breeds revenue. The Xbox 360 maker is adding two installments of very familiar series to its Xbox Live Arcade service this week: The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon.

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An adaptation of SNK's NeoGeo fighter The King of Fighters '98, Ultimate Match adds new characters to the game's already considerable roster of more than 50 brawlers. Ultimate Match also adds new practice and challenge modes, as well as other special features.

Not to be confused with 1997's Worms 2 or 1999's Worms: Armageddon, Team 17's Worms 2: Armageddon follows up on the original Xbox Live Arcade Worms game with a 30-mission campaign, unlockable missions, four multiplayer game types, and more. However, the game isn't completely divorced from its similar sounding predecessors, as Team 17 is paying homage to previous entries with the return of such fan-favorite weapons as the Holy Hand Grenade.

Both The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match and Worms 2: Armageddon will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, each selling for 800 Microsoft points ($10).

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