Wednesday October 17 is the date you need to be remembering today. Why? Simply because Empire Interactive/ The Bitmap Brother?s tarted-up Xbox Live Arcade version of Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
releases on that day.
SPOnG is hoping and praying that the game proves to be much, much more than a mere exercise in 'monetizing nostalgia' amongst aging Xbox 360 gamers.
That would be the worst possible outcome here, though providing the guys at Empire have done a decent enough job updating this classic two-player futuristic sport battler, it could well prove to be up there as a potential contender for the XBLA game of 2007, alongside Codemaster?s Sensible World of Soccer
on XBLA (still due for release sometime later this year)
"The team are all as passionate about Speedball today as they were back in the day. The evolution of the game to Xbox Live Arcade will provide renewed interest and excitement for Speedball fans old and new", says Mike Montgomery from The Bitmap Brothers.Speedball II
XBLA will set you back 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80).
So there we go. Mark the diary now. October 17. While you're waiting, you can also read our interview with Bitmap Brother, Mike Montgomery, right here
. Once you've done that, you can then read our interview with Speedball 2
Developer Yann Tambellini