The link between the two latest additions to Xbox LIVE Arcade may be tenuous at best, but the fact that they’re both inspired by classic games and visuals and strive to achieve a retro aesthetic is probably the strongest correlation between two titles we’ve had in a while. We’ll take it where we can get it.
Then one of the games has to go and mess up the comparison with a graphics overhaul. Thanks, Gaijin Games.
In the collections of screenshots, trailers, pricing information and official descriptions below, you’ll be able to find out about Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, as well as Runner2 (aka ‘BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien’) to see if they appear to be worthy of your precious time and perhaps, money.
BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Price: 1200 MS Points
File Size: 824.40 MB
“Runner2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality.
“Runner2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!”
Runner2 – Official Trailer
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Price: 800 MS Points
File Size: 1.56 GB
“A spinoff to the fighting game “Phantom Breaker”, “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds” is a cooperative action game for up to four players.Cute versions of the series’ characters dash around the screen in this action packed title.Defeat enemies to raise your characters’ levels and freely assign skills to your liking.Also enjoy head to head fights in the Battleground mode.”
Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds – Trailer
Anything of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds or Runner2 that enticed your eyeballs?