Every Extend Extra, Speedball 2 on XBLA Wed., New Lumines Content and Price Drop Inbound

Q Entertainment's Every Extend Extra Extreme and The Bitmap Brothers' Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe mark this week's Xbox Live Arcade releases, arriving on Wednesday, October 17 alongside some Lumines Live! content and news of an impending price drop for the musical puzzler.

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, billed by Microsoft as "the legendary futuristic sports game" created to combat gang violence, carries an 800 Microsoft Point ($10) price tag. As with most retro upgrades, the download includes both the original 2D graphics as well as an HD reimagining.

An explosive shooter in every sense of the word, Every Extend Extra Extreme updates the PSP game, itself based on the PC freeware original, and once again puts players in the role of suicidal space ship bent on causing as much havoc as possible. Built around chain reactions, the game requires skill, timing, and a little luck to create the big combos.

Along with the expected Main and Time Attack modes, Every Extend Extra Extreme packs a versus game type, along with something Microsoft describes as "a genuine shooting mode." There's also the infuriatingly named Wiz Ur Muzik mode, which encourages gamers to jam to their own tunes. Announced back in March--during my first day at the Shack, no less--Every Extend Extra Extreme will run 800 Microsoft Points ($10).

This week also brings with it two free skins for Q's trance-inducing Lumines Live!-- "Breeze" and the "Heavenly Star" re-release. These are accompanied by the release of the 400 Microsoft Point ($5) Rockin' Holiday Pack and the title's drop from 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) to 800 Microsoft Points ($10).

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 15, 2007 1:30 PM

    I used to play speedball a lot when I was a kid. It was fun, but a little hard to beat the computer players.

    I think we had it on the Commodore-Amiga, or maybe it was an old Packard Bell.

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      October 15, 2007 1:50 PM

      I played a lot of the PC version, looking forward to this one but after playing Double Dragon XBLA I think I'll have to give the demo a try first.

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      October 15, 2007 3:20 PM

      yea me too speedball 2 on my amiga 1200 :) I even got my wife to play with me back then, crazy fun game for it's time, but ehh dont thing id pay for it..

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