Double Dragon on XBLA this Wednesday; 6 new games coming soon

If you’ve already read Nex’s post about Double Dragon from last week, think of this as a little friendly reminder. But in case you missed that article, Double Dragon is in fact being released on Wednesday for 400 Microsoft Points. We’ve even got the official details this time around:

*Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE

*Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. “Double Dragon” sales fliers

*Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics

*All new music

*Hints and tips for newcomers

*Three leaderboards

*Customizable button configurations

*Ability to earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

With Double Dragon being set at such a low price ($5) and the inclusion of online co-op play, it should be a steal for any beat ’em up fan wanting a trip down memory lane.

Microsoft has also announced 6 new games that are coming to XBLA “in the future.” If you keep up with Live Arcade news, there is a chance you’ve already heard about some of these games before, but otherwise, think of them as something new to look forward to.

“Mad Tracks.” This 3-D racing party game from Load Inc. and D3Publisher recalls all the fun of playing with toy cars from childhood. Up to four players can race micro cars in a variety of gameplay modes in familiar settings such as a living room, a restaurant and a toy store.

“Rush’n Attack.” Also known as “Green Beret,” from Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., this is a faithful next-generation update of this classic coin-op arcade title where the player assumes the role of a special forces agent sent behind enemy lines to infiltrate an enemy military complex and free captured prisoners of war.

“Soltrio Solitaire.” From Silver Creek Entertainment, this is a collection of 18 different solitaire games, offering co-op and competitive two-player solitaire game modes.

“Spyglass Board Games.” From Strange Flavour Ltd. and Freeverse, this offers classic versions of the world’s most beloved board games, including chess, checkers, mancala and reversi, as well as the ability to enjoy video chat with friends via the Xbox LIVE Vision camera.

“Street Trace:NYC.” This is a hover board racing and arena battle game from Gaia Industries Inc. set against the urban wasteland of future New York City. Make your mark on the leaderboards in intense eight-player action over Xbox LIVE, or battle at home through split-screen or single-player tournaments.

“Undertow.” This is a fast-paced action shooter from Chair Entertainment Group that thrusts players underwater as they battle for control of the oceans, and features a robust single player/co-op campaign and up to 16-player multiplayer action over Xbox LIVE.

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