Wednesday, December 15, 2010

QUAKE Arena Arcade Rocket Jumps Onto Xbox LIVE Arcade!

Pi Studios, id Software and Bethesda Softworks (and most of all, ME!) are proud to present, at long last, QUAKE Arena Arcade for Xbox LIVE Arcade!

The long awaited next-genified update of 1999's Quake III: Team Arena rocket jumps onto Live Arcade today, December 15th, 2010, for a suggested retail price of 1200 Microsoft Points ($15.00)!

From the Press Release:
  • Enter the Fragfest: Supports up to 16-player 'Free for All' and team-based battles over Xbox LIVE and System Link.
  • Deadly Arenas: Lava-filled ruins, deserted military bases and the chaotic void of outer space are your battlegrounds.
  • Quad Damage: Over 15 pick-ups, power-ups, items and runes to boost your health, armor, ammo and abilities.
  • Become an Arena Legend: Compete in over 75 missions, challenges and boss matches, in your pursuit to defeat Xaero, the Arena Champion.
  • Claw Your Way to the Top: Check your standings against other gladiators on the Xbox LIVE leader boards and earn up to 12 achievements as you fight your way to fame.
  • Hone Your Skills: Create a custom bot-match in any arena, in any game type.
The game features:
  • High Definition, Widescreen Picture!
  • Fully customizable, re-mappable control scheme!
  • Twelve never before seen maps alongside 33 classic id Software Arenas!
  • All new single player campaign and single player challenge modes!
  • 16 Player Multiplayer Support!
  • Offline play vs. bots with greatly improved artificial intelligence!
  • New Character Team and Sport Skins!
  • Enhanced visual effects, including bloom and glare!
  • Dolby 5.1 surround sound!
  • Remastered Audio and New Music Tracks!
Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re QUAKE-in everybody out here!

You can give the demo a whirl or queue up the full version download through Xbox Live Marketplace!

Remember Rule #1: FRAG Anything That Isn't You!

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