XBLA Wednesday: October 10th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
This week on XBLA, Worms go back to war, a Naughty Bear quenches its blood-lust, and The Walking Dead are around every corner. What ever happened to wholesome family gaming?

Ah, who am I kidding? This week's new releases are awesome.

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise
Developer: Behaviour Interactive
Publisher: 505 Games
Price: 1200 MSP
When the Bears of Perfection Island went on holiday to Paradise Island, Naughty Bear was not invited! Naughty Bear manages to secretly travel with the other bears, duct-taped to the exterior of the bus. With a list of bears who wronged him in hands, Naughty is ready to make them pay, one by one.
The Walking Dead (Xbox 360) "Episode 4 - Around Every Corner"
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Price: 400 MSP
PREVIOUS EPISODE SPOILERS: After the events of "Long Road Ahead", Lee, Kenny, Clementine, Ben and the rest finally reach the Atlantic in Savannah, but, contrary to Lee's beliefs, the entire city is completely overrun. Meanwhile, Clementine has been secretly speaking to an unknown man who has convinced her that her parents are still alive. Also, Ben's position in the group is questioned after putting Clementine in danger. The group will encounter new characters and enemies.
Worms: Revolution
Developer: Team 17
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Price: 1200 MSP
Worms™ Revolution sticks an exploding sheep under worm-on-worm conflict and blasts it squarely into the 21st century. With 32 single player missions, 20 single player puzzles, online or local multiplayer for up to 4 players, 3 multiplayer modes, customisation, worm classes and dynamic water! • 32 single player campaign missions and 20 puzzle missions to exercise your brain. • Fight to the death across 4 unique environments. • Experience local or online battles with up to 4 players. Choose from 3 different game modes: Deathmatch, Forts or Classic mode. • 4 different classes of worm: Soldier, Scout, Scientist and Heavy. • Customise your worms using a variety of hats, glasses, moustaches, gravestones, victory dances, soundbanks and trinkets! • New dynamic water and physics objects • New weapons • Award winning writer Dean Wilkinson provides the script, which is hilariously brought to life by the accomplished Matt Berry as unseen narrator, Don Keystone, a wildlife documentary maker.
There's also one more release due out on Friday, October 12, and it's free for all Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers.

Happy Wars
Developer: ToyLogic
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: Free to Play
Happy Wars is a multi-player action game that pits different comic-style characters against each other in over-the-top combat arenas. Taking place in a variety of fantasy battlefields including grasslands, a dark world, and the ocean floor, players can control any of 3 types of characters: warrior, mage, and cleric.
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.