Boulder Dash XL Release Date Announced

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Kalypso Media and First Star Software, Inc. have announced the release date and some additional details for their upcoming, old-school inspired title, Boulder Dash XL.

At its core, Boulder Dash XL retains all the core elements of its predecessor, Boulder Dash, meaning that you have a limited time to collect gems while avoiding traps, enemies, and falling boulders. Several additions are also being brought to the XBLA edition, which is detailed below by Kalypso.

• An updated HD look and feel, featuring 720p graphics
• 4new game modes: ”Puzzle”, “Zen”, Time Challenge” and “Retro” in addition to “Arcade”
• Retro Mode’s 25 new Caves use 3D interpretations of the original bitmap graphics from 1984
• New scoring mechanism adding new excitement and challenges for High Score hunters
• Four beautiful and varied game worlds
• Over 150 all-new Caves to explore while battling monsters and grabbing gems
• Online Ranking Lists / Leaderboards
• Achievements support
If you want to see the game in action, then check out the previously released trailer here.

Boulder Dash XL will be released alongside Ms. Splosion Man on July 13th, 2011. Boulder Dash XL will set you back 800 MSP.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.