As the X06 event in Barcelona commences the first tidbits of news are being released as well. And it’s not the smallest of news too, since we learn that the mystery XBLA franchise is not Lode Runner after all, but id Software’s all-time classic shooter Doom, which will be released for 800MP. Several other XBLA titles were announced and priced too.
On the Doom front, all seems glorious: not only will the resolution be upped several times and the sound be in 5.1 Dolby Surround, but it will also include 4 player co-op and on- and offline deathmatch support. A release date was not explicitly mentioned, but dropped hints would suggest it could be out today already.
Full list of Arcade games for which the price is known are:
- Lumines Live! β 1200 Microsoft Points
- Contra β 400 Microsoft Points
- Doom β 800 Microsoft Points
- Street Race NYC β 800 Microsoft Points
- Gyruss β 400 Points
This reconfirms that Lumines Live is indeed an XBLA title after all, despite persistent rumors that it would become a full retail title. Do keep in mind that it has some hidden costs though.
Also mentioned was that our July information on Sensible World of Soccer making XBLA would actually be correct. In this case no price or release date were mentioned at all.