Best beat em up coming to Xbox Live Arcade

The features…

Online game modes
o “Quarter Match� – entirely new mode specifically created for Xbox Live Arcade
• This spectator-based system is a tribute to the title’s arcade roots, allowing online competitors to use a “virtual quarterâ€? to “buy intoâ€? heated two player matches
• “Quarters� are used to virtually represent players and pays homage to the arcade tradition of claiming the right to play the next game
• Recapturing the spirit of swarming crowds at arcades, onlookers can watch the current brawl in a game lobby as they wait to battle the victor
• Voice chat support allows players to discuss the battleand even trash talk the current fighters
• Competitors can highlight each other’s “quartersâ€? to check out their gamer tag data or add them as friends
• Before entering the game lobby, users can choose either the competitive or casual option which determines whether stats are tracked or not
o Quick Match – jump into a match quickly for instant action
o Optimatch – the best possible match is determined by sorting through a set of filters including number of rounds, turbo speed, chat on or off and friends only
o Create Game – the most popular method for coordinating invite-only matches among friends which allows you to choose among several settings and host games
• Offline game options
o Arcade Mode – simulates the single-player Street Fighter experience where gamers must work their way through a ladder of opponents until they face off against the final boss
o Vs. Mode – allows two friends to select characters and battle it out
o Training Mode – lets gamers practice their fighting skills against a CPU character
o CPU Battle – duke it out against a CPU opponent
• Comprehensive leaderboards
o Overall – the most coveted leaderboard showcases the best overall players from around the globe as determined by a simple point-based system
o Monthly – uses the point-based system to designate the best players in the past 30 days
o Best Character – rankings based on who is the best at using each game character
o Consecutive Wins – tracks winning streaks to see who has won the most matches in a row
• Achievements – complete more than 10 offline and online objectives
• Fully customizable control options – players can map attacks to any of the main buttons and have the choice to map all three punches and/or all three kicks to a single button which simplifies complex moves
• Updated menu screens provide easier navigation
• 5.1 surround sound
• Sound options control the volume of the music and sound effects

The game….Streetfighter 2 – this March. The features that Capcom have added sound amazing except for the lame map all kicks to one button nonsense. Can’t wait to play this and get royally humped. If this is lag free this will set the bar for future Live Arcade games.

0 thoughts on “Best beat em up coming to Xbox Live Arcade”

  1. I can hear it now over the headset:


    At least in the arcade people wouldn’t talk too much shit since you’re standing right there.

  2. Thats what the friends list is for although one on one games don’t suffer from the Noobs taunts as much as Halo and other bigger multiplayer games. Well – Halo really.

    If only we could limit to region in Optimatch things would be so much better.

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