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'The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT

As an undead samurai dishwasher, get lost in the psychotic, stylistic 2D action and start your warrior quest for revenge. Choose from ancient blades or screen-obliterating Dish Magic to fight off an evil cyborg army that has the universe drowning in misery.

Channel your inner Samurai.

As an undead samurai dishwasher, get lost in the psychotic, stylistic 2-D action and kick start your warrior quest for revenge. Choose from ancient blades or screen-obliterating “Dish Magic” to fight off an evil cyborg army that has the universe drowning in misery.

Developed solely by 2007 Dream.Build.Play contest winner James Silva / Ska Studios, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai boasts a unique story revealed through graphic novel style cut scenes and visceral gameplay. James developed every element of the game, from the art, to the music, to the unique story, making Xbox LIVE Arcade the premier destination for original independent content. Log onto Xbox LIVE on Saturday, April 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PST for your chance to play the game with James himself!

Features:

  • Fresh take on gameplay: Gameplay in The Dishwasher is a fresh take on popular stylistic action combat, taking combo- and timing-intensive combat into a 2-D, blood-soaked environment emphasizing speed, vertical movement, and maneuverability, and player-driven pacing to create a truly unique, fluid and visceral experience, with an appealingly psychotic art style.
  • New game modes with guitar peripheral: The Dishwasher has arcade co-op, drop-in solo campaign co-op, and drop-in solo phantom guitar co-op using the guitar peripheral. Phantom guitar players can unload electric death by playing wicked solos, perform basic movement, and use the guitar's motion control to rip through enemies with a razor-sharp headstock.
  • The power of XNA: The Dishwasher is a testament to the power of XNA. The game was created by one guy with no professional game development experience (and a self-described lousy programmer) in about a year and a half.

“The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” is a part of the Days of Arcade program on Xbox LIVE Arcade, which features seven of this season’s hottest pick-up-and-play games.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, rated M for Mature, will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide (excluding Germany and Korea) on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

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