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XBLA Triple Play This Week

Posted by: Dan at 9/2/2008 3:55 PM
Now that the "Summer of Arcade" is over and the heavyweights have been (in some cases...finally!) released, its closet cleaning time at Microsoft.  Announced today was that this week we will get THREE releases on Xbox Live Arcade.  Shred Nebula (800 MS points), Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball (800 MS points) and Gin Rummy (400 MS points) will all be available starting at 5:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, September 3rd.  In addition, new content (environment pack) for Poker Smash will also be available for 100 MS points.  That's a lot of games, so hopefully the cupboard is well stocked from now until the end of the year.


Xbox LIVE Arcade Continues to Bring the Heat with New Titles Launching this Week
“Shred Nebula,” “Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball” and “Gin Rummy” coming this Wednesday, along with new downloadable content for “Poker Smash”

“Shred Nebula”

Outerspace is about to get crazy.

“Shred Nebula” is bringing incredible graphics, blisteringly fast action, challenging levels and 8 person multiplayer to Xbox LIVE Arcade this week. The deep multiplayer space combat system with weapon vs. weapon counters, defensive maneuvers and special attacks takes this game beyond your average space shooter.

“Shred Nebula” also comes packed with 3 different modes of play: Adventure, Score Attack and multiplayer Deathmatch. For a real rush check out the split-screen guest live deathmatch and co-op score attack modes.

Developed by CrunchTime Games Inc, and published by Microsoft, “Shred Nebula” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

For more details on “Shred Nebula” please visit:http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/shrednebulaxboxlivearcade/

Or http://www.shrednebula.com/



“Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball”

Sure, you’ve played dodgeball before. Just never like this.

In this fast-paced action game from Blazing Lizard, Pirates, Ninjas, Robots, and Zombies battle across unique arenas with one goal in mind... knock each other senseless with a rubber ball! Perform powerful special abilities, melee attacks and multiple throws to eliminate your opponents, and play through each team’s unique story mode to learn the truth behind their rivalry.

Of course, no dodgeball battle royale is complete without teaming up with your friends, so make sure you hop online and compete in up to 8-player, competitive matches over Xbox LIVE.

Developed by Blazing Lizard, and published by Gamecock Media Group, “Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide and is rated E 10+ for Everyone over the age of 10 by the ESRB.

For more details on “Pirates vs Ninjas” please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/PiratesvsNinjasDodgeballxboxlivearcade/



“Gin Rummy”

Get ready to scream “Gin Rummy!” at the top of your lungs, because the card classic is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Players will need to strategically select the right cards to complete combinations of sets and runs, minimizing the risk of getting caught with a poor hand in all 6 of the challenging variations of the game. Knock out your opponent with high scores and bonus points, and video chat with players from around the world for endless hours of casual card game fun.

This version of Gin Rummy isn’t just a deck of cards…6 Popular Game Modes come packed in the game including, Classic Gin Rummy, Speed Gin Rummy, Oklahoma Gin, Hollywood Gin, Three-Hand Gin. You can event customize your own rules. And with 4 player multiplayer matches and Xbox LIVE Vision support, you’ll never go back to the normal card game again.

Developed and published by Sierra Online, “Gin Rummy” will be available for 400 Microsoft Points worldwide and is rated E Everyone over the age of 3 by the ESRB.

For more details on “Gin Rummy” please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/ginrummy xboxlivearcade/

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Finally, be sure to check out the downloadable content for “Poker Smash,” including a new in-game environment pack. The pack features two new action mode environments each with an original song, all of for the price of 100 Microsoft Points. New Gamerpics will be available as well.