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Namco Bandai bringing Soulcalibur and PowerUp Forever to Xbox Live Arcade

Posted by: Dan at 4/17/2008 9:36 AM
Namco Bandai announced their two upcoming Summer releases for Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network. PowerUp Forever (XBLA/PSN) and SoulCalibur (XBLA) will both be coming this Summer and bringing the classic games to the Next-Gen platforms. Check out the details provided for each title in the release after the jump:

EDIT (Dan): Nanco Bandai updated the release today and changed the name of Infinitum to PowerUp Forever


NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES NEW TITLES FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE AND THE PLAYSTATION® NETWORK An Exciting New Title and a True Classic Ready for Summer


Santa Clara, Calif., (April 16, 2008) – Leading video game publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games, announced today their summer lineup of titles for Xbox Live® Arcade for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system’s PLAYSTATION® Network. Infinitum, a space arcade shooter with literally no bounds will be coming to Xbox LIVE and the PLAYSTATION Network. Soulcalibur®, the highest rated fighting game of all time, will be available on Xbox LIVE. The titles reinforce NAMCO BANDAI Games’ commitment to being a market leader and innovator in interactive entertainment.

“Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PLAYSTATION Network give us a unique opportunity to bring old classics and new, unique concepts to our consumers,” said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Digital distribution will continue to be an integral part of the company’s initiative to bring world class interactive entertainment to fans around the world.”

Below is more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games’ forthcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade and PLAYSTATION Network games:

Infinitum
Release Date: Summer 2008
Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade, PLAYSTATION Network
Get ready for high-octane, shooting action with Infinitum. Space and time are irrelevant in your search for evil forces as you fight a relentless horde of enemies across an endless spatial battlefield. Destroying elite enemies allows you to absorb their energy, transforming your ship’s size, shape and power. As your ship evolves and grows your world and its enemies shrink to insignificance, revealing even more massive and powerful enemies that were previously too large to see.

Soulcalibur
Release Date: Summer 2008
Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade
The highest rated console fighting game ever is back again for a new generation! Sharpen your blades and relive old grudges against classic adversaries in high definition. Prove your mettle against the world with a variety of leaderboards spanning every character and mode. Match your wits and fighting instincts in Arcade, Training and Survival modes, or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode.