My one and only prayer for Xbox Live Arcade was answered today, as Marvel and Konami announced that their classic X-Men Arcade game will be released this fall on both XBox Live Arcade and PSN. Hit me with some details, Press Release:
“X-Men Arcade” brings the fun and excitement of the hit arcade game to next-generation consoles as players can engage in multiplayer action with 1-4 players supported locally and 1-6 players supported online. Online drop-in multiplayer is activated, allowing anyone to jump in on the battle at any time. High-definition heads-up displays, menus and local/online leaderboards have also been integrated to track statistics and scores.
Players will be able to select the Custom Match Mode that will allow them to choose the kind of session they would like to join by setting the amount of players, difficulty and what level to start in to create a truly unique online experience. Players will also have the ability to select the Create Match Mode where they can establish themselves as the host and have the ability to control incoming players, number of players, difficulty setting, and starting level to have complete veto power over the match. For players looking for the ultimate X-Men challenge, multiple difficulty modes will also be available.
No pricing details or exact release dates were announced, but I’d assume you’ll be seeing this by November for around $10 or so. I personally can’t wait to play as Night Crawler in a 6-player game myself.