This week on XBox Live Arcade, we welcome Go! Go! Break Steady (800 Microsoft Points), a beat-matching rhythm title with match-three puzzle gameplay. It's the debut title from Vancouver-based Little Boy Games, and apparently players pick a character and solve puzzles to dance to the beat of 20 different songs.
We've also got the Capcom-published, Backbone Entertainment-developed and arcade-inspired 1942: Joint Strike (800 Microsoft Points), a top-down vertical shooter set in a "parallel" WWII era, featuring updated 3D graphics and stylized aircraft.
Both titles hit on Wednesday morning — incidentally, PlayStation Network gets 1942 on Thursday.
"Go! Go! Break Steady" and "1942: Joint Strike" launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).
"Go! Go! Break Steady" features an original style combining rhythmic beat-matching with match-3 style puzzle game play. Choose your character and then make them dance to the beat while solving increasingly challenging puzzles. This addictive game features a unique visual style, multiplayer versus and cooperative local and multiplayer action via Xbox LIVE, and 20 different songs in a variety of genres for your character to break dance to.
Developed by Little Boy Games, Inc. and published by Microsoft, "Go! Go! Break Steady" will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
"1942: Joint Strike" imagines a parallel world reminiscent of our own WWII era, where pilots take to the skies with stylized aircraft carriers and devastating weaponry! Inspired by the popular 80's arcade series, "1942: Joint Strike" combines classic top-down vertical shooting with updated 3D HD graphics. Take on massive waves of incoming enemies while dodging explosions and missiles! Face off with huge enemy bosses in death-defying dogfights. Recruit a wing man locally or online to pull off new "Joint Strike" attacks, combining the powers of both aircraft in one explosive barrage. With new weapons and power-ups in your arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!
Developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by Capcom, "1942: Joint Strike" will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
For more details on "Go! Go! Break Steady," please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/g/gogoxboxlivearcade/default.htm. For more details on "1942: Joint Strike," please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/1/1942jointstrikexboxlivearcade/default.htm.