Former XBLA title Hoopworld coming to WiIWare next week

Remember Hoopworld for Xbox LIVE Arcade? Yeah, I wouldn’t blame you. The game had been announced, was even playable, but was never released. What happened? It was being turned into a WiiWare game that’s — surprise! — coming out next week on July 19.

Originally set to be some kind of odd basketball/dodgeball/party game mash-up, Hoopworld is now a 3-on-3 basketball title. The game retains it’s whacky, bright-colored look and feel, with seven teams and six outdoor locations. The title is firmly planted in arcade roots, with power-ups and all of that jazz. Trying to beat NBA Jam to the market are we?

Hoopworld will run you 1,000 Wii Points, or ten dollars in American monies.

Nick Chester