A few anticipated Xbox Live Arcade Games now have themselves their own respective release date. First up, Red Johnson’s Chronicles should be hitting virtual shelves next Wednesday. Lexis Numérique, developer of the very famous Imagine Fashion Designer New York, has been working on their point and click adventure game for a few years now and I have no doubt they’re happy to finally get it out the door.
All joking aside, when your previous titles are games like the Imagine series, I’m sure devlopers grow eager to develop their own promising original IP and that obviously leads to tremendous amounts of heart being inserted into a game. The only problem is the point and click adventure audience is a small one, which could hurt sells and word of mouth. It’s a bit surprising that Red Johnson’s Chronicles isn’t a PC game but I wouldn’t rule it out, especially if sales tank. Even if the developers history isn’t spotless, Red Johnson’s Chronicles seems to be a decent game to take a shot on if you’re wanting to pass time until Borderlands comes out.
On the other hand, Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be releasing September 14th on XBLA and PSN. The first Joe Danger took a lot of inspiration from Trials and developed upon their concept of sidescrolling, dangerous motorbiking and added a comedic flair to it through main character Joe Danger. The look was different but overall Joe Danger managed to do two things that Trials also achieved: Being infuriating while simultaneously being a blast to fly through.
A few other XBLA titles releasing in the next few weeks include:
Kung Fu Strike (Out Now)
Walking Dead Episode 3 (Out Now)
Mark of the Ninja (Sept. 7th)
Double Dragon Neon (Sept. 12th)
XBLA, fever! Catch it!