OMG EMBEDDABLE SQUENIX VIDS!!!
Square Enix lets everyone share its upcoming Xbox Live Arcade lineup.
Square Enix made the internet issue a collective sigh when it opened its very own Square Enix Channel at YouTube then proceeded to disable everything that makes YouTube so great, like comments and embedding. Well those features are back for the latest batch of trailers!
Coinciding with today's Xbox 360 Title Preview Spring 2009 press conference, Square Enix uploaded footage of its upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games to its YouTube channel. I'm able to share the footage with you here because the embed feature hasn't been disabled.
First, here's 0 Day Attack on Earth. This shooting game has stages set in real cities like New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Working with or competing against players from throughout the world, you'll move around and blast in 360 degrees.
The developer for 0 Day Attack on Earth is Gulti, who previously made Space Invaders Extreme on PSP, Raiden Fighters Aces on Xbox 360, and Mamuru-kun for arcades (an Xbox 360 port of this is also on the way). A release is set for 2009.
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Next, Project Cube. In this action game, you take control of Leo, a robot who's out to restore his memory and restart a heroine robot. The game includes online modes for score attack, death match, and team battle. Gameplay centers on the use of three types of attacks and a guard move which apparently turns bullets against your foes. A release is set for 2009.
By the way, the Japanese text after the game's name says "Name Not Finalized." Presumably, Project Cube is just a project name. Either that or the full name is "Project Cube (Name Not Finalized)." (Don't laugh... it's happened before!)
Finally, Yosumin Live. This puzzler was announced back when Square Enix first pledged support for Xbox Live Arcade. It's still set for a vague Spring 2009 release.
In case you're wondering, these were not playable at Microsoft's press event today, so I won't be able to deliver hands-on impressions.