XBLA Wednesday: September 18th, 2013

By Keith Gray,
It's a case of takedown by name, and takedown by nature this week on the XBLA Marketplace. Foul Play takes that opening statement quite literally, and makes a show of it, as the 2D-brawler encourages you to "perform shattering takedowns..." in front of an audience. Meanwhile, Takedown: Red Sabre simply shoots towards a more tactical, squad-based enemy engagement experience which arrives later in the week.

Foul Play
Developer: Mediatonic
Publisher: Mastertronic
Price: US$14.99 / £9.99 / €14.39 / AU$16.25 / ¥1500

Play as the daemon hunter Baron Dashforth in a side-scrolling brawler set ENTIRELY on a theatre stage. Perform shattering takedowns and reversals! Electrify spectators with linked attacks, have a friend join as sidekick Scampwick and use every stage-trick you know to bring the house down! Play out the most spectacular moments of the Baron’s life; improbable beasts, astonishing villainy and, at the heart of it all, the mysterious Foul Play.
Takedown: Red Sabre (releases Friday, September 20th)
Developer: Serellan
Publisher: 505 Games
Price: US$14.99 / £9.99 / €14.39 / AU$16.25 / ¥1500

Fight smart in lethal close-quarter tactical combat. Non-linear environments mean engagements change every time you play. Tactics and realism rule the day.

We've got the full list of Foul Play achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.