Novadrome to be next XBLA title tomorrow

Microsoft has just sent us word that an original title called Novadrome will be available for download tomorrow on the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. They’re quick to point out that the minds behind Novadrome are the same ones that brought us the game Carmageddon. Here’s the goods:

GAME FEATURES

Frantic eight-player combat driving action set in a far-out alien world
More than 20 off-road-buggy-style combat vehicles
Fifteen arenas full of non-stop, furious action. Combat arenas feature upgrades, power-ups, obstacles and mines.
A wide range of dynamic vehicle-mounted weapons. Players can destroy their enemies and acquire their weapons as power-ups.
Adrenaline-pumping boss encounters. Humans in vehicles battle a variety of gladiatorial robot opponents.
Multiple gameplay modes and event types to choose from. Modes are Career, Arcade Challenge, Free Play, and Multiplayer.
Top of the class. Gamers can experiment with the various modes and master their gameplay to top the online “Novadrome” leaderboards.
Twelve achievements. Players can increase their gamerscore by 200 points with 12 diverse achievements.

 

Full press release after the jump. 

Destroy or Be Destroyed in the Arenas of “Novadrome” on Xbox Live Arcade
 
Stainless Software, the creators of the renowned vehicle-combat franchise “Carmageddon,” return to their roots with “Novadrome,” an original 3-D smash-’em-up game. This unique combat-driving game will be available for download on Xbox Live® Arcade for Xbox 360™ beginning Wenesday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. GMT (1 a.m. PST).
 
In “Novadrome,” gamers blast, smash and crash their way to victory as they fight for survival among friends and foes alike in one of the 15 detailed 3-D arenas. Abducted by robots from the planet Nova, the players must stop their captors before they launch a full-scale invasion against Earth. Gamers will need to use their speed, wit and determination to defeat robot gladiators and other abductees in a series of combat-driving competitions in high-powered armored vehicles equipped with front-mounted automatic weapons. “Novadrome” also provides gamers with a frantic multiplayer mode for up to eight players via Xbox Live*.
 
“Novadrome” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points.
 
GAME FEATURES
Frantic eight-player combat driving action set in a far-out alien world
More than 20 off-road-buggy-style combat vehicles
Fifteen arenas full of non-stop, furious action. Combat arenas feature upgrades, power-ups, obstacles and mines.
A wide range of dynamic vehicle-mounted weapons. Players can destroy their enemies and acquire their weapons as power-ups.
Adrenaline-pumping boss encounters. Humans in vehicles battle a variety of gladiatorial robot opponents.
Multiple gameplay modes and event types to choose from. Modes are Career, Arcade Challenge, Free Play, and Multiplayer.
Top of the class. Gamers can experiment with the various modes and master their gameplay to top the online “Novadrome” leaderboards.
Twelve achievements. Players can increase their gamerscore by 200 points with 12 diverse achievements.
 
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
“Novadrome” can be downloaded beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1 a.m. PST on Xbox Live Arcade.
 
“Novadrome”: 800 Microsoft Points, Rated E10+ (Fantasy Violence)

Robert Summa