Posted on March 5, 2008, Chris XBLA Wednesday 3/5: Rocketmen: Axis of Evil
The lone Xbox Live Arcade release this week is the action game Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. It is, like so many other XBLA games, a shooter, but it looks to set itself apart from the competition with an actual storyline and its pretty, cel-shaded graphics. The Xbox.com description:
Join Nick Sion, Alec Mink and the Alliance of Free Planets in their white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of the Legion of Terra! Rocketmen®: Axis of Evil provides non-stop multiplayer action with role-playing game elements, including customizable characters and an engaging story, all wrapped in the game’s distinctive cel-shaded art style. Play with up to four players in co-op mode and blast anything that moves.
- Customize your character: Create, customize, and level up your own individual Rocketmen characters with new items, abilities, and looks.
- Multiplayer action: Join with friends to save the galaxy in four-player cooperative play locally or online.
- Your choice: Choose from three races: Human, Mercurian, or Venusian, and from three classes: Warrior, Engineer, or Outcast.
- Explosive action: Simple, addictive, and highly explosive gameplay blasts onto your TV in high-definition with plenty of levels, hordes of enemies, and lots of fun.
The game is releasing tomorrow on the PlayStation Store. The game costs 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and is available now.
I’m personally willing to give the game a shot since it’s trying to do something different, albeit in a shooter package.