by David Sanchez on June 27, 2012 @ 5:50 pm
Why celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks when you can spend the day dying over and over (and over) again in a video game? Major Nelson has released info on some upcoming Xbox Live Arcade titles, and among them is Spelunky, the fiendishly challenging rogeulike platformer from Derek Yu.
First released in 2008 as a freeware download, Spelunky achieved a ton of success and praise due to its retro visual style, catchy soundtrack, and tough gameplay. Now it’s headed to Microsoft’s digital download platform, and if you’re into punishing yourself (how kinky!), you should definitely check this indie gem out.
Even if you’ve already played the original version of Spelunky, there are still a couple of reasons to download the Xbox Live Arcade recreation. This newest version of the game will feature revamped graphics, local co-op, and local deathmatch. I can only imagine how hectic deathmatch mode will be. As for co-op, I guess it’ll be cool having someone to die alongside of.
Spelunky hits Xbox Live Arcade on July 4 for 1200 Microsoft Points (or 15 normal people dollars).
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