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XBLA to get Doom, SWOS and more

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! – 1200 Microsoft Points
  • Contra – 400 Microsoft Points
  • Doom – 800 Microsoft Points
  • Street Race NYC – 800 Microsoft Points
  • Gyruss – 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.

Sensible World of Soccer

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.

Kudos to our Dutch colleagues at Xboxworld for sharing the info, and keep watching this spot as we monitor everything happening at X06! Meanwhile, enjoy the Doom XBLA screenies below:

360 screenie
Screenshot of the 360 version of Doom

Xbox Live Arcade brings you 4 player coop!
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OMG I’m am sooo getting Doom. Who’s with me for Co-op?!

When I get my refurbished 360 back I’ll be first to join :X

Comment by TristUK on 2006-09-27 14:23:39 | Reply

SWOS!!!!

Oh joy…!!!!
:=)

Oh Yuh this interesting..to say the least.
and Street Race NYC???! I’m gonna go see what that is.

DOOOOOmmmm i hope it has multiplayer and some cleaned hiress textures

it will also include 4 player co-op and on- and offline deathmatch support.

? ;)

Comment by MrMoen on 2006-09-27 15:28:15 | Reply

This is gonna be to sweet :D

Didnt they put Doom in Doom 3 on the Xbox for free? Unless this version has GOOD live play, (i know it has some) count me out as I have finished that game before. Where’s Quake I and Quake II eh?

Quake 2 actually came with Quake 4, with its own set of achievements too :)

Which when totalled, came to 0.

Comment by Laxofit on 2006-09-27 15:04:06 | Reply

Yawn - Doom? Boring…

Comment by Mr. Trebowski on 2008-04-25 15:05:46 | Reply

you are a FAGGOT!!!!!!! doom is awsome

Comment by Karl on 2006-09-27 15:04:32 | Reply

I don’t get it, wouldn’t you guys rather play a real 360 title besides playing Doom? You think you’ll enjoy it now, but once you play it …

Comment by Hologuts on 2006-09-27 15:08:14 | Reply

Would be nice if the co-op is also online.

Comment by vandenbond on 2006-09-27 15:37:10 | Reply

dudes…you are totally overlooking the best news of all on that list. Contra!!!!!!! The Konami code!! co-op I hope..all time classic.

Comment by Studley on 2006-09-27 15:41:56 | Reply

Best News Story Ever.

SWOS and Doom, reasonably priced too… lovin’ it

Comment by NotToBeOutDone on 2006-09-27 15:56:23 | Reply

400 punten… Did you get this off a dutch site or what???

‘Kudos to our Dutch colleagues at Xboxworld for sharing the info, and keep watching this spot as we monitor everything happening at X06!’

You wouldnt say so…

Comment by SidearmS on 2006-09-27 20:24:18 | Reply

You know I was trying to hold off on getting a points card, but so much for that idea with Gyruss, DOOM, and Contra coming out.

Oh well, a good $20 to spend.

The Sonic demo sounds like fun. It sounds like “the trial” versions the Dreamcast games had. My co-worker is happy because her kid will play Sonic no questions asked.

Banjo is back? Rare might be turning the corner…

The only thing I would love to see IMO would be a new BC update (I know, we had one in Aug, but I would like to see more XBox 1 titles supported).

Last but not least, Sensible World Of Soccer. All the Amiga guys are feeling warm and fuzzy right now. Before all the other games, there was SWOS. I+T (inside joke) let me play the first one back on C64 way back when, and the Amiga one is still cherished by many.

It’s not too bad…

Comment by StGermain on 2006-09-27 20:30:00 | Reply

Why would I want to play games that were great then but are boring crap now on my 360? Why would I want to pay AGAIN to play them on my 360? What I would really like to see is more stuff like Cloning Clyde!

Comment by McGrude on 2006-09-27 20:31:07 | Reply

Woo Hoo. So who wants to play some co-op?

- McGrude ( gt: McGrude )

just played the doom demo, its pretty rubbish TBH

Comment by McGrude on 2006-09-27 21:27:46 | Reply

What did you expect falviousuk? It is classic Doom from 1993. Looks and plays exactly as it should.

Comment by illuminated on 2006-09-27 22:14:04 | Reply

Why is Lumines one there? Does this mean those games will be available during X06?

Comment by Todd on 2007-05-30 07:48:49 | Reply

Doom fucking RULES!!!! Get it??
Other games are gay and suck!! It’s a fact.

If any of you say pwned pwnd pwn’d or any of these derivations then you have doom to thank as it was a typo in that game that changed OWNED to PWNED. So, make your decision, Doom or no doom? Answer, DOOM!!
~Mike~
x|X|x

Comment by Jim Trebowski on 2008-07-19 22:29:12 | Reply

ok…whoever posted the comment by Mr. Trebowski, I’d like to know who you are because it’s not a common last name, and I’d just like to state that it wasn’t me. I can’t imaging it was a family member, but I can see it might be possible for someone to have hijacked my name from another forum. Please don’t.

Comment by Jim Trebowski on 2008-07-19 22:29:55 | Reply

who are you?

Comment by tony on 2008-07-20 17:57:39 | Reply

ps3 aint got games

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