The Xbox 360 version will help kick off Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party program with a timed-exclusive release on XBLA starting February 16th.
I have a principle of mine that I rarely deviate from. Buying a game from a company that allows timed exclusive. Way too many good games available this year to get fvcked like this. To the developers go fvck yourself.
It's a mix of Contra with sprites akin to BlazBlue. It's actually going to be glorious, and you'd be missing on many great games because "HURR THEY DARE TO DO BUSINESS WITH A CERTAIN COMPANY DURR".
Yea ive actually been waiting for this game...it does look like its going to be good. As far timed exclusives goes, MS probably has a deal with Konami as they did get the exclusive Castlevania Harmony of Dispair last year.... But things like this doesn't get you any more sales and if anything makes your potential sales decrease because of timed delays on the other console.
booo - wanted to get this day one, ah well broken xboxes will not allow my ps3 lives!
just wait till its on sale.
Uuuuuh, yay? Really, that is going to make me buy the game for this platform because it is a timed exclusive instead of being exclusive like forever on this console? Give me a break. Dark days Microsoft, dark days indeed.
I don't understand. Where do you see in the article that indicates MS paid for this timed exclusivity? Perhaps this was the decision of Konami
give it a rest hes a fan of another system. All exclusives are tied to money. Not saying MS gave them money but they could have given them incentives. Also it could just be how psn/xbl are setup.
Good point Alpha but N4G logics is that MS are the evil corp and Sony is the charity corp that does everything for love.
You really think Konami is doing this out of charity? $M came to them more likely saying, look can we have some deal where we can have this title first on our platform? We are really trying to push our House party on XBLA. Perhaps I am wrong and it was just a non related $M buisness decision? To the response to Mr jetlian, the main console I play is the 360. Morever, I as a "fan" am concern with the direction $M is going. They have LET GO many exclusives, Ninja Gaiden, Boishock series, Mass Effect series, Call Of Duty series, Splinter Cell, Ghost recon, Rainbow six, ect. Instead of trying to keep these games to give the 360 an identity, they prosper off 3rd parties with timed exclusives. They say, after all who wants leftovers? Then you see what sony is doing and say, Wow they have exclusives. Look, they are takeing advantage of the hardware. All I ask is for $M to do the same, not with timed exclusives but with brought Ips. They don't have to buy the companies just the ips, like gears and halo agreed?
Where did I say anything about charity? Perhaps there is a marketing strategy behind it, perhaps MS signed a deal, etc. The automatic assumption that MS paid for it isn't anywhere in the article, I don't see why I must automatically assume it to be the case.
series were never exclusive to MS!!! They appeared there first because 360 came out first and they had a head start. Lara croft GOL hit xbox first because the DEVS wanted it out for the summer of live promotion. It didn't have online coop till a month later when ps3 released. Games usually in these promotions have higher sales. And the main reason is MS gives free point when you buy x amount. So If I was planning on buy them anyway why not get extra points. Now the incentive could be if you want your game in the (house party) ps3 version has to be a month later. And thats up to the company if thats a worthy deal or not
Is this how MS plans to make up for their actual lack of exclusives for 2011? By granting "timed" exclusives? That's pretty lame.
how long is the timed exclusive? im to lazy to check the link if its provided
"No word yet on when the PSN version is expected to hit, but we should be hearing something soon."
Probably turn out cool but please don't tell me this is the game Major Nelson was talking about announcing this week.
Publishers have many reasons for how they release their games. They are sometimes paid; they sometime do it based on how previous releases performed in differt regions or on differnt consoles; They sometime port or develope faster on one vs the other and do not want to miss a key release period; sometimes they hold one back because of performance issues they want to fix, so one group of fanboyz don't use their game as a battling ram against fanboyz on the other side. What I can tell you for certain, is that I will check it out on the 16th and if it is any good, I will buy it. But I already know I will be buying Torchlight and BGE from this "House Party" This House Party thing M$ is doing looks pretty sweet.
Good lord you guys are slow, this is not a timed exclusive because MS paid for it, geniuses! This was the decision of the dev Konami, most likely because in some way shape or form it was easier to get the game on XBL first.
Paid exclusive or Konami's decision... Until someone shows proof of either argument, you're all full of hot air.
Not interested. The game looks mediocre and they pushed out garbage like Blazeblue when they should've made a Guilty Gear game. Not buying anything from that company anymore.
MS points at the ready. And if it's any good, I'll get it when it's on PS3 too. Love me some Contra.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.