CherryPop Games and Mastertronic are taking all of the great things found in pool halls, minus the beer and cigar smoke, and are applying them to their upcoming XBLA release Pool Nation
with allow gamers the ability to participate in an offline career mode, online tournaments and they will be showered with a slew of customisable elements ranging from pool cues, balls, tables and venues.
Andrew Parsons from Mastertronic stated:
Xbox LIVE is the perfect platform for Pool Nation. We wanted to provide fans with a whole range of opportunities to humiliate their friends.
A few more details have come to light regarding all of the pool goodness you can expect:
Slow motion replays - Discover the oddly compelling thrills of watching chalk dust at 1/100th speed. Slam into the 9 ball, and marvel at how the cushion deforms when hit. And the best thing - you can save replays of entire matches and watch them back at your leisure. Who knows - they could become the holiday slide show for the 21st century.
9 game types plus tour modes - From classic 8 and 9-ball games, to Killer and the frantic Speed Pool, Pool Nation just keeps on giving. Master each game, then prove your worth in the exclusive tour modes. Can you complete all challenges, unlock all the ball sets, decals and cues, and beat every virtual opponent thrown at you?
Online matches and tournaments - You're a pool playing ninja. You know it. Your family and friends know it. Now some complete stranger half way round the world can know it too. Take on all-comers in either single matches or online tournaments. Soon the whole world will know the name... MonkeyBoy13q92bW
Recently, a few screenshots and a trailer have been released to further generate the excitement for Pool Nation
will be available October 31st.