XBLA Wednesday: July 31st, 2013

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
It's been an irregular few weeks for XBLA. Sometimes we'd get no new games, sometimes we'd get them but only on a Friday, and sometimes when it looked like the format was taking a week off -- BAM! -- arcade games would come out of nowhere, nearly unannounced. This week things return to their regularity, and with Summer of Arcade right around the corner, it's clear XBLA has been eating its fiber.

CloudBerry Kingdom
Developer: Pwnee Studios
Publisher: Ubisoft
Price: TBA
Unhappily ever after. That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to restore order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love? Could true love ever stop Kobbler and the power of the Orb?
Narco Terror
Developer: Rubicon
Publisher: Deep Silver
Price: TBA
Dishing out justice, one grenade at a time! Narco Terror combines the good of the old and the amazing of the new in an action-packed twin-stick shooter about an over-the-top one-man war against a drug cartel. In true arcade-style, it is filled with unlimited ammo, ear-splitting grenades, huge explosions, massive tanks, armed helicopters and fast planes. 1-2 players drop in/out, local and online.
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 fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.