News

THQ, Codeglue announce Rocket Riot for Xbox LIVE Arcade

Posted by: Jake at 6/16/2009 10:46 AM
In Rocket Riot, players will experience explosive side-view shooting action in a highly stylized 8-bit era graphical style.  Strapped to a bazooka soldier while blasting their way through enemies and online multiplayer foes, gamers will navigate through a completely destructible environment uncovering special power-ups and even burrowing into different areas of the map as part of both defensive and offensive play. With a regenerating map, the action is fast-paced, but time won’t heal all wounds.

Plus, there are a few additional features:

  • 80 single-player themed missions with a variety of goals.
  • Four multiplayer modes against up to eight players on Xbox LIVE or up to four players on a single screen.
  • Character customization with players selecting their soldier’s color, armor and more.
  • Player power-ups increase a character’s destructive powers or humorous disadvantages, including guided rockets, massive block destruction, rocket magnetism, and dizzy missiles.


AGOURA HILLS, CA – June 16, 2009 – THQ Inc. and Codeglue B.V. today
announced that the highly anticipated original title Rocket Riot™ has
passed certification and will be released on June 17th. The game will
be available for download via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800
points.



"We view Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 as a natural fit for many of
our established casual brands, as well as an opportunity to serve up
new gaming content," said Doug Clemmer, senior vice president, THQ.
"We're excited to bring a new original title like Rocket Riot to Xbox
LIVE Arcade."



"We are very excited to bring our first console game to the Xbox LIVE
Arcade platform," said Peter de Jong, CEO, Codeglue "Rocket Riot fits
this platform perfectly as it mixes the visuals of classic 8-bit
videogames with the power of the Xbox 360, resulting in a visual style
never seen before."


For more information about Rocket Riot, grab your jet pack and fly
over to the Rocket Riot website: http://www.rocketriot.com