XBLA Wednesday: February 1st, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
There's only two weeks left until the four week House Party kicks off on XBLA, with a new, highly-touted arcade game being released each week of the promo. But that's not the only party to hit XBLA this month. This week sees two more games coming to your dashboard, but you'll need a Kinect to get into this one.

Rhythm Party - 800 MSP

Brought to you by the "Dance Evolution" development team, it transforms your entire body into a controller. No need for choreography anymore. You're the choreographer and the dancer! When your body appears at the center of the screen, just dance!

Game play is simple: Use your arms and legs to hit the Ripples in time with the rhythm while you create an original performance. Your performance skills are the key!

With a soundtrack recorded largely in collaboration with top international artists, and different special effects for every song, this game is guaranteed to get your body moving and your blood pumping!

Double Fine Happy Action Theater - 800 MSP

Featuring 18 mini-games meant to utilize the full capability of the Kinect, Happy Action Theater "is not a game," says Double Fine's Drew Skillman. He went on to tell the International Business Times internet magazine, "This is an experience where there's no failsafe. There's no way to lose. There are all kinds of things you can do, but nothing that you have to do."

If you want to see more about Happy Action Theater, check out our previous coverage of the title.
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.