Gauntlet and Stubbs the Zombie announced for next Monday.
Continuing the trend of being more unpredictable than the day-to-day dressing habits of a blind man, Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) today announced two new Xbox Originals – downloadable (and slightly bugged) titles from Microsoft's first console – alongside this week's Xbox Live Arcade release, Assault Heroes 2.
Come Monday, you'll be able to download both Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows and Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse for 1,200 Microsoft Points each. Intended to revive the classic franchise when it was released back in 2005, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows lets up to four players work together as the group of iconic characters (wizard, elf, warrior and Valkyrie) to undo the evils of a misguided emperor and his twisted advisors. Unusual for its time (also 2005), Stubbs drew considerable attention from gamers for allowing you to play as a zombie, and from the media and politicians for apparently promoting cannibalism...
As for Assault Heroes 2, its another shooter on a system already heavy with them, though it offers co-op play, a variety of futuristic weapons and the ability to hi-jack your enemies vehicles . If that's your thing, you can now pick up the game on the XBLA for 800 Microsoft Points. For more information on Assault Heroes 2, be sure to check out the official press release below:
Los Angeles – May 14, 2008 – Wa wa wa wa wa - the kamikazes are attacking again! Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, has released Assault Heroes™ 2 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Assault Heroes game comes re-loaded with even more high-intensity battles, vicious enemies and brand new environments, including outer space. In the first sequel to a title that originated on Xbox LIVE Arcade, players can also hi-jack enemy vehicles, fight through more levels, spend more time on-foot and join up with friends with enhanced co-operative gameplay modes.
“Assault Heroes 2 has a lot to live up to and gamers won’t be disappointed because this sequel takes the arcade shooter to a whole new level,” said Nicole Perez, vice president of marketing, Sierra Online. “Wanako has created a game that goes above and beyond the high standards set by the hugely successful, original title.”
Sinister forces are again threatening mankind and the Assault Heroes are called back in action to save the day in the Assault Heroes 2 game. New and upgraded weapons add greater firepower as players take out waves of fierce enemies and unimaginable mechanical bosses for many hours of destruction. Extended on-foot skirmishes with a more powerful arsenal of weapons allow for up close battles in expansive underground areas. New vehicles including a rapid-fire spacecraft and hi-jackable enemy units increase mobility and protection in treacherous situations.
Developed by Wanako Studios, the Assault Heroes 2 game rated T and is available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system for 800 Microsoft Points.
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