XBLA Wednesday: September 5th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
This week, the dashboard gets a double dose of martial arts -- one on Wednesday and then the other on Friday. Grab your shurikens and tie up those black belts tightly.

Developer: 7 Sixty
Publisher: Qooc Soft
Price: 800 MSP
In Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise, ancient China is being ripped apart by three warring forces, the Tian Empire, the invading forces of Shaa seeking to overthrow the Empire’s King, and a rebel uprising with their own agenda. Playing as martial arts master General Loh, you’re thrown into the middle of this bitter war armed only with your deadliest weapon: your fists. Fight your way through waves of enemies and towering bosses with lethal attacks, learn new skills to take down even the toughest opponent and see if you have what it takes to complete the frantic challenge modes. If going it alone is too much, then team up with a friend in co-op mode or show off your killer moves in the Versus Mode.
http://www.trueachievements.com/Mark-of-the-Ninja-xbox-....htm -- Releasing 9/7
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: TBA
A ninja is powerful yet fragile. Quick but deliberate. Mark of the Ninja is a stealth platformer that puts you in control of a Ninja who's clan is in danger of extinction. Observe your enemies from the darkness, manipulate them with simple yet versatile tools, and experience what it is to be a Ninja. From the award-winning studio that brought you Shank, Mark of the Ninja is a game about finesse, manipulation, and sacrifice.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.