XBLA Wednesday: April 4th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
There seems to be a trend brewing as of late. For the third time in recent memory, we'll be receiving an arcade game on a Friday. Another trend shown this week is that game is a tower defense title, one of the two most well-represented genres on XBLA. Along with that, we'll get a fantasy baseball game just in time for the season, and no I don't mean that fantasy baseball. Finally, last week's last-second delay of a new pinball game hits this Wednesday.


Diabolical Pitch - 800 MSP
An unusual, unique and wacky pitching action game is coming to Kinect and the name of the game is Diabolical Pitch. A former pitcher now outfitted with an incredibly powerful bionic arm finds himself in a run-down, dark, and twisted amusement park. The night gets strange and intense quickly as you must use your pitching skills to survive the game of your life. Charge up your diabolical pitch to wipe out all the enemies crowding towards you. Power-ups give your throwing arm insane abilities that will give you the edge against huge mobs of enemies or even the mostfearsome boss. Kinect turns your room into a playing field and your Diabolical Pitch is the main attraction.
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The Pinball Arcade (Xbox 360) - 800 MSP
Real pinball for your Xbox 360! The all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball™, and Gottlieb® are now together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail. The four table launch collection includes Tales of the Arabian Nights®, Ripley's Believe It or Not®, Theatre of Magic®, and Black Hole™. Over the next few years, downloadable classics like Monster Bash®, Medieval Madness®, Creature from the Black Lagoon®, Funhouse®, Attack from Mars®, Black Knight®, Space Shuttle®, Pin•Bot®, Circus Voltaire®, Big Shot®, (and many others!) will be added along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends. The Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created. Please support us in our efforts to preserve these tables and join the indelible part of Americana that is pinball!
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Anomaly: Warzone Earth - 800 MSP (Releasing April 6th)
The award-winning Anomaly Warzone Earth comes to Xbox Live Arcade, with loads of exclusive XBLA content! Experience the innovative Tower Offense formula where you are the attacking side. Be captivated by a new approach to strategy designed specifically for gamepad. Take on the role of the Commander whose special abilities are crucial in the quest for victory. Manage your armor squad's tactics – choose your formation and plot your course. Gather resources for new units and upgrades. Jump into a variety of modes – story campaign and two Squad Assault Modes. Become the strategy master by solving puzzles in Xbox-exclusive Tactical Trials levels. Enjoy extraordinary mixture of strategy and action packaged in great visuals and atmospheric sound!
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Hearts of Iron: Road to War is also rumored to be released this Wednesday, but that cannot yet be confirmed. We'll update this post when it becomes clear.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.