XBLA Wednesday: September 19th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
Two games, each with over a decade of history, are debuting on Xbox LIVE Arcade this week. Whether you're familiar with them from their previous releases or you're checking them out for the first time, they should attract more than a few buyers this week. There's also a brand new title to try out for those of you lacking nostalgia.

Jet Set Radio
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA
Price: 800 MSP
Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
Realms of Ancient War
Developer: WizarBox
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Price: TBA
R.A.W. - Realms of Ancient War - the new heroic-fantasy hack‘n’slash (action/role-playing game) takes you on a continent ravaged by a war! Take control of a powerful Warrior, a dark Sorcerer or a Rogue master of stealth, and plunge into a grand quest full of action! The explosive Hack'n'Slash (action/rpg) R.A.W. leads you, alone or in 2-player co-op, through many, varied levels full of deadly monsters and intense action! Earn experience through the violent battles you fight, loot weapons and magic items on the lifeless bodies of your opponents, and develop the power of your hero! Learn new powers and ever-more devastating spells, some of which, when mastered, will inflict tremendous damage and eradicate your enemies by the dozen! Take direct control of the body of your most powerful foes, seeding discord and destruction right at the heart of the enemy's armies! In cooperation mode (local), invite a friend to join your quest. Coordination and teamwork are essential ingredients to exterminate your outnumbering opponent!
Fire Pro Wrestling --Releasing 9/21
Developer: SPIKE
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: TBA
Imagine your Avatar in a wrestling game, rumbling in the ring with your friends. Doing special moves, and teaming up with your friend to fight the Avatar from all over the world. That dream game is finally here! Fire Pro Wresling, let's your Avatar fight like real wrestler!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.