A Classic Is Reborn! “Double Dragon” Arrives on Xbox LIVE Arcade This Wednesday
REDMOND, Wash. — May 8, 2007 — The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because “Double Dragon” is hitting Xbox LIVE® Arcade Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PDT).
“Double Dragon,” from Empire Interactive Ltd., is a genuine re-creation of the classic coin-op arcade game. For the first time ever, fans of the franchise can play “Double Dragon” online with a friend over Xbox LIVE.1 The game features enhanced art, a new soundtrack and a host of extras.
“Double Dragon” is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who learned to fight on the cold, tough streets of their city. Their expert knowledge of the ancient martial art of Sou-Setsu-Ken, combined with their streetwise outlook, means that they’re two of the most formidable combatants ever to walk the streets. Billy and Jimmy will use their feet, fists, elbows and whatever weapons come to hand to defeat the gang that kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend.
“Double Dragon” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft® Points and is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with mild suggestive themes and violence.
- Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE1
- Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. “Double Dragon” sales fliers
- Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics
- All new music
- Hints and tips for newcomers
- Three leaderboards
- Customizable button configurations
- Ability to earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points
More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.
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After browsing quite a few blogs and listening to some podcasts ive noticed alot of talk about Track n' Field for the Xbox 360 which is rumoured to be coming this week..
Atleast with the most recent releases of these Arcade Classic's we have alot more variety when it comes to gaming in the Xbox Live Arcade..
Just thought I would post this news in-case we have any hardcore old schoolers reading. Another favorite game of my Rush n' Attack is also rumoured to be coming really soon..
If you dont believe me, lol, You can check out the official konami site and it shows on the very bottom COMING SOON and the Track n' Field logo..
They also have updated information on Rush n' Attack (green beret) which i will update right now on 360-hq.
Are you interested in getting any of these old school titles..??? I know i will be..
If you love gaming and keeping up on the latest xbox 360 news whatever it may be please stay tuned as we try to provide what you are all seeking.
Check out our Xbox 360 Games Database right here on 360-hq.com for more information and any other info we can find for Track n' Field or Rush n' Attack for the Xbox 360.. Our site will cross link you with any screenshots, trailers, movies, achievements etc etc for each game.
Celebrate more than two decades of the Castlevania franchise by reliving (or experiencing for the first time) one of the series’ most highly regarded games. The legendary 2D side-scrolling action adventure game from Konami Digital Entertainment, “Castlevania: Symphony of Night,” will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 0900 GMT (2 a.m. PDT).
The Castlevania franchise is well known for delivering exceptional quality in all elements that make a great game – story, music, level design, character development, gameplay and controls. In “Castlevania: Symphony of Night,” the 12th iteration of the series, gamers take on the role of Alucard, the half-vampire son of the blood-drinker Dracula, as he ventures into his infamous father’s foreboding castle. Along the way, Alucard must collect items, weapons and armor to defeat the powerful boss monsters that block access to key areas of the castle.
“Castlevania: Symphony of Night” is the first full console classic to appear on Xbox Live Arcade and offers dozens of hours of non-linear action RPG gameplay. “Castlevania: Symphony of Night” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated T for Teen (Animated Blood and Violence).
- Play the original version of the game or experience it in enhanced mode with improved graphics and modernized audio and sound effects
- New native widescreen and high-definition support
- Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points
Xboxworld.nl are reporting that the Classic Arcade game Double Dragon will make an appearance on the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace in March 2007.
For those who are not familiar with Double Dragon (and i doubt there will be many) it is one of the most well known early multiplayer side-scrolling fighters. In the game Double Dragon you guide the Lee Brothers through several stages of baddies and bosses who inflict damage upon you using all types of items including baseball bats, whips and barrell etc etc.
The Xbox 360 version will no doubt have an enhanced graphical environment as all Xbox Live Arcade games required HD. Attached below are comparison images between the original Arcade Graphics and the Enhanced Graphics. Hope you enjoy them..
Original Arcade Graphics
I know for a fact I'll be buying this classic title for my 360 and why not for only 400ms points..
For more comparison images click the read more link below..
Xbox Live members now have the opportunity to save the world from invading aliens in “Defender”, the classic coin-op space-shooter from Midway. “Defender” will be available this evening (November 15) on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360.
It’s the future, and the galaxy has been invaded by hostile alien forces. Attacking in countless swarms, the aliens decimate all planets they encounter. Those who survive the initial invasions are harvested to serve the alien invaders. Mankind's only hope lies in the “Defender.” Blast away at alien ships while ensuring the safety of all abducted humans by safely depositing them on the planet’s surface.
The Xbox Live Arcade game includes two versions of Defender. For arcade purists, the classic game remains in its original, untouched form and a graphically enhanced version of the game is also available in the download package.
“Defender” is available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points.
- Classic and enhanced modes: Choose between playing this arcade classic in its original form or with a visual facelift.
- Multiplayer mayhem: Gamers pit their skills against rivals or team up with friends.
- Local 2-player versus mode: Each player takes turns to play and compete.
- Xbox Live 2-player versus mode: Gamers play their own game, but compete against a friend and are updated on the progress of the other player.
- 2 player co-operative mode (local and Xbox Live): Both players control their own game and work together for a combined score.
- Full Xbox Live leaderboards: Single-Player, Versus, Co-op, and Weekly
- 12 Achievements worth a total of 200 Gamerscore points
WHERE CAN I GET IT:
Download “Defender” on Wednesday, November 15 on Xbox Live Arcade.
“Defender”: 400 Microsoft Points, Rated E for Everyone