Ikaruga" Launches On Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday

April 7, 2008

The Arcade Shooter Gamers Have
Been Clamoring For: Treasure’s "Ikaruga" Launches On Xbox LIVE Arcade this
Wednesday and Void Star Releases New Downloadable Content for "Poker Smash"

The Japanese arcade hit “Ikaruga”
receives the full Xbox LIVE Arcade treatment and is poised to launch on the
platform this Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

“Ikaruga” is a fast-paced scrolling
shooter with a twist – players must constantly switch their ship’s polarity to
maximize their damage output and avoid incoming enemy fire of the opposite
polarity.

“Ikaruga” on Xbox LIVE Arcade
features a two-player co-op mode both locally and over Xbox LIVE. Newcomers can
also easily bring their skill up to speed by using the game’s slow motion
training mode.

“Ikaruga” is a perfect combination
of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and challenging arcade heroics, all
brought to life in a gorgeous HD environment.

Gamers itching to obtain a moment of
“Ikaruga” glory will be wise to master the chaining system that detects when
enemies of the same polarity are destroyed consecutively. Doing so will reward
players with huge score bonuses, which will be key to topping “Ikaruga’s”
leaderboards.

The ability to relive a particularly
harrowing battle is also possible thanks to the game’s record and replay
function, which is new to the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game.

From the Japanese developer
Treasure, “Ikaruga” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is
rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more details on “Ikaruga” please visit:



http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/i/ikarugaxboxlivearcade
 

Independent developer Void Star
Creations unveils two new downloadable content packs for their hit Xbox LIVE
Arcade title, “Poker Smash” this Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00
a.m. PDT). The new content includes two Action Mode Environments in the
Environment Pack and an additional 15 Puzzles in the Puzzle Pack, giving “Poker
Smash” players a total of 13 immersive environments and 70 mind bending puzzles.
The “Poker Smash” Environment Pack and Puzzle Pack will each be available for
100 Microsoft Points.

“Poker Smash” is rated E for
Everyone by the ESRB. For more details on “Poker Smash” please visit:



http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/pokersmashxboxlivearcade