Our friends over at XBLArcade
have uncovered quite a bit of info on the upcoming THQ Xbox Live Arcade
games that were announced
last month. We're perhaps most intrigued by Elements of Destruction
, in which players take control over the forces of nature to wreak havoc on the denizens of earth (as a resident of tornado country, we're curious to see how well this goes over around here ...). The graphics look fairly impressive for an XBLA game, and the promise of controlling tornadoes, lightning, and fire is very interesting.
The other games covered include SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam
, and Rocket Riot
sounds like what you would expect: a side-scrolling platformer with lots of stuff to collect. ScrewJumper
has players falling down a mineshaft, attempting to destroy equipment as they go, and finally rocketing back out to safety. Rocket Riot
is a shooter with an 8-bit feel to it and the ever popular addition of a main character with a jetpack.
Hit the "read" link for more details and screenshots.