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Original Soul Calibur and PowerUp Forever for XBLA and PSN This Summer

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No release dates have been set yet, but NAMCO BANDAI will be releasing two games for XBLA and PSN this summer. A space shooter titled PowerUp Forever, which looks like a cross between Asteroids and Gradius. The other game is the original Soul Calibur game just in time for the release of the fourth installment. It is not clear whether SC has online multiplayer. They only mention a local Versus mode. Here are some screens for PowerUp Forever.

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES NEW TITLES FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE AND THE PLAYSTATION® NETWORK
An Exciting New Title and a True Classic Ready for Summer
Santa Clara, Calif., (April 16, 2008) – Leading video game publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games, announced today their summer lineup of titles for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system’s PLAYSTATION® Network. PowerUp Forever, a space arcade shooter with literally no bounds will be coming to Xbox LIVE and the PLAYSTATION Network, and Soulcalibur® – the highest rated fighting game of all time, will be available on Xbox LIVE. The titles reinforce NAMCO BANDAI Games’ commitment to being a market leader and innovator in interactive entertainment.

“Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PLAYSTATION Network give us a unique opportunity to bring old classics and new, unique concepts to our consumers,” said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Digital distribution will continue to be an integral part of the company’s initiative to bring world class interactive entertainment to fans around the world.”

Below is more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games’ forthcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade and PLAYSTATION Network games:

PowerUp Forever
Release Date: Summer 2008
Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade, PLAYSTATION Network

Get ready for high-octane, shooting action with PowerUp Forever. Space and time are irrelevant in your search for evil forces as you fight a relentless horde of enemies across an endless spatial battlefield. Destroying elite enemies allows you to absorb their energy, transforming your ship’s size, shape and power. As your ship evolves and grows your world and its enemies shrink to insignificance, revealing even more massive and powerful enemies that were previously too large to see.

Soulcalibur
Release Date: Summer 2008
Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade

The highest rated console fighting game ever is back again for a new generation! Sharpen your blades and relive old grudges against classic adversaries in high definition. Prove your mettle against the world with a variety of leaderboards spanning every character and mode. Match your wits and fighting instincts in Arcade, Training and Survival modes, or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode.

For more information on PowerUp Forever and Soulcalibur, please visit:
http:// www.namcobandaigames.com

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