Spelunky hitting Xbox 360 on July 4

Spelunky is hitting Xbox Live Arcade on July 4 for $15 (1200 MSP), Microsoft announced today.

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The long-awaited indie game Spelunky finally has an official release date and price on the Xbox 360. The game is launching on July 4 for $15 (1200 MSP), because nothing says "American independence" like digging for treasure. It won the Excellence in Design prize at the IGF 2012 awards, and was a runner-up for Technical Excellence as well.

The price and date were revealed on the Major Nelson blog with a handful of other upcoming discounts and XBLA releases. The full game has been available as freeware on PC since 2009, but the Xbox 360 version adds local multiplayer with co-op and deathmatch modes for up to four players.

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    June 26, 2012 11:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Spelunky hitting Xbox 360 on July 4.

    Spelunky is hitting Xbox Live Arcade on July 4 for $15 (1200 MSP), Microsoft announced today.

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      June 26, 2012 11:08 AM

      about fucking time, so excited

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      June 26, 2012 11:11 AM

      HOLY SHIT FINALLY

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      June 26, 2012 11:13 AM

      I saw everyone flipping out about this on twitter and now I click through and see I can play it for free on PC! What a country!

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        June 26, 2012 11:15 AM

        XBLA version has a bunch of new stuff mind you.

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          June 26, 2012 11:18 AM

          Basically the PC version is the crappy shareware version.

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            June 26, 2012 11:19 AM

            oh, well then. Fuck. Damn.

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            June 26, 2012 11:20 AM

            oh come on, the pc version isn't 'crappy shareware'. It stands in it's own right..did you call the original Cave Story the crappy shareware version?

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              June 26, 2012 11:31 AM

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              June 26, 2012 11:34 AM

              Its pretty crappy compared to the XBLA version, both graphically and content-wise (and the original is fucking amazing, which makes the XBLA version MIND BLOWING)

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                June 26, 2012 12:07 PM

                I guess it's just calling it crappy implies that it was made as an afterthought or that it's not a good game in it's own right. It's still a full game, just doesn't have all the bells and whistles the new version has.

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                  June 26, 2012 12:19 PM

                  haha yeah, I agree. You can only call it crappy if you are comparing it to the new version =)

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              June 26, 2012 12:00 PM

              it's a bit of an exaggeration but they're definitely adding a bunch of stuff to the XBLA version that'll make it worth it

              i played the shit out of spelunky but i plan on buying the xbla version at some point.

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          June 26, 2012 11:19 AM

          But $15! Not that I don't want to support peeps, but free! Legal!

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        June 26, 2012 11:17 AM

        xbla version is pretty different and way updated

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      June 26, 2012 11:19 AM

      about doggone time. I hope he brings the revised version to Steam too.

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      June 26, 2012 11:21 AM

      YES!!!

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      June 26, 2012 11:55 AM

      Now thats another thing! Count me in, guv'nor! Speeeluuunkyyy!

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