It looks like we're getting Missile Command
on XBLA this week. The game will set you back 400 MS points and will feature new 3D graphics, two player co-op (same screen and over LIVE), as well as some re-worked music and sound effects. Kind of a nice release for the Fourth of July.
Mission: Defend Planet Zardon with Atari’s “Missile Command” for Xbox LIVE Arcade
Considered one of the great classic video games from the Golden Age of Arcade Games, Atari’s “Missile Command” comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 this Wednesday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. Pacific).
While staying true to the original arcade classic, the enhanced “Missile Command” for Xbox LIVE Arcade has players acting as regional commander of three anti-missile batteries defending six cities in their zone. As Planet Zardon is under attack by an endless hail of interplanetary ballistic missiles from Krytol, players must act fast to fend off the missiles and keep their cities intact. Gliding across the sky, players complete levels by taking out all enemy weaponry. At the end of a level, players can earn bonus points for the more cities that remain and the fewer missiles that are used.
“Missile Command” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone.
- Beautifully rendered 3D graphics and updated music and sound effects
- Up to two players can play together locally or over Xbox LIVE
- Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points