NEWS - Monday, November 26, 2007

Asteroids Deluxe Announced for XBLA

This week the Xbox Live Arcade is getting another injection of classic arcade action. Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe will be available as a single download this Wednesday.

One of the original fixed-screen shooters, Asteroids arrived in arcades back in 1979 sporting vector graphics and five buttons for controlling your spacecraft. The sequel, Asteroids Deluxe, was released the following year and added shields and new enemies.

Like most arcade games on XBLA, Asteroids’ graphics have been "remastered" for the HD era. A new Throttle Monkey mode has been added to both games that cranks up the speed for an enhanced challenge.

Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe will set you back 400 Microsoft Points ($5).


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