Activision will breathe new life into the vehicular combat series Vigilante 8
, when Vigilante 8: Arcade lands on Xbox Live Arcade this spring
. The game will incorporate content from the first two Vigilante 8
titles, as well as introduce new features, and feature online multiplayer for up to six players.Vigilante 8: Arcade
is being developed by Isopod Labs, a studio founded by members of the original Vigilante 8
team from Luxoflux. The new title will feature eight vehicles, local split-screen multiplayer, voice support for online matches, and the inevitable promise of future downloadable content.
The original Vigilante 8
was released for Sony Playstation and Nintendo 64 back in 1998, with the sequel arriving on Dreamcast, N64 and PS1 in 1999. As the original games were developed in direct competition with the Twisted Metal
series, it's likely that Vigilante 8: Arcade
is planned to compete with the secretly announced Twisted Metal
title on PS3. We'll have to see which car battler will come out on top.