and subsequent news
for the upcoming XBLA game Happy Wars
has been met with a fair amount of enthusiasm. What's not to love? Frantic multiplayer spilling with destruction and devastation, coupled with cutesy warriors that you can customize to your heart's content. Tack on some 15 vs. 15 multiplayer and you have a formula for fun!
A major (and justified) concern with a XBLA multiplayer game with such large battles, is that the online population may quickly dwindle, making the purchase you made with those hard-earned Microsoft bucks a lot less valuable. Microsoft Studios all but squashed that fear by announcing that Happy Wars
will be completely free-to-play for all Xbox LIVE Gold members. I mean, who wouldn't want a free-to-play XBLA game, right?
We're careful to make sure we say "free-to-play", as there will be elements of the game like character customization and additional weapons that can be purchased separately aka micro-transactions. Fear not though, as these are described as optional, and developer ToyLogic is mindful not to make any of the customization options game breaking. Free players won't get trounced by those with deep pockets.
Now that your interest in this game is likely heightened, why not check out this new trailer:
The free-to-play Happy Wars
hits XBLA soon, sometime this fall.