Namco Bandai Games has revealed their summer line-up for Microsoft Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation 3’s PlayStation Network. First up on the list is space arcade shooter PowerUp Forever which will be hitting both the platforms, and next up is Soul Calibur, which is an Xbox Live exclusive title.
“Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network give us a unique opportunity to bring old classics and new, unique concepts to our consumers,” stated 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.”
A little about PowerUp:
Get ready for high-octane, shooting action with PowerUp Forever. 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.
A look at Soul Calibur:
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.
The re-release of Soul Calibur for Xbox Live Arcade will support HD resolutions and online leaderboards, however there will not be any online versus mode.
No precise release dates have been revealed as yet. All that’s known is that the titles will be launched in Summer 2008.