XBLA Wednesday: June 10, 2009

By ButterflyEdge, 7 years ago
Tomorrow the new Xbox Live Arcade releases will be:

Altered Beast
Altered Beast is a side scrolling, platform, beat 'em up game that puts the player in control of a centurion who had died in battle

Phantasy Star II
In the vastness of space, the Algo Star System floats like a dust fleck in a sunbeam. Cruise closer. See its three twinkling planets? The middle one gleams like an emerald. This is Mota, a beautiful, beckoning jewel ... gripped by madness.

Comix Zone
Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician, is working on his newest comic book, named the "Comix Zone." Comix Zone is the story of the New World Empire's attempt to defend Earth from an invasion of alien renegades, with inspiration coming from Sketch's (oddly vivid) dreams and nightmares.

You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with. As well as the powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.

Sonic 3
The game is a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and follows on directly from the end of the game, in which Sonic defeated his enemy, Dr. Robotnik; crash-landing on a floating island, Sonic encounters new character Knuckles the Echidna, and must once more retrieve the Chaos Emeralds while also working to stop Robotnik from relaunching his ship, the Death Egg.

Gunstar Heroes
Gunstar Heroes is a side scrolling shooter. The player has four weapons to choose from, and they can be combined in various pairs to create a total of 14 unique weapons. In addition to the weapons, the player can engage enemies in close quarters combat. It is possible to grab and toss enemies, perform sliding and jumping attacks and a long-range skid.

All of these games are 400MSP each. Enjoy!