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Warriors, Zombie Apocalypse and Ion Assault This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2009 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT

Relive the unforgettable cult classic movie and experience The Warriors: Street Brawl in a 3-D side-scrolling fight fest, experience Ion Assault, an action-packed arcade-style space adventure with an unprecedented particle physics engine, or Zombie Apocalypse is action packed, arcade-style shooter that will test your dual analog stick shooting skills and ability to survive 55 days of relentless zombie attacks.

The Warriors: Street Brawl

Warriors ... come out to play-ayyy! Relive the unforgettable cult classic movie and experience The Warriors: Street Brawl in a 3-D side-scrolling fight fest. Brawl it out old school style using your fists and a variety of weapons. Battle through 20 miles of gang-infested Manhattan in order to get back to your home turf, Coney Island. Play as Swan, Cochise, Vermin, or Rembrandt and lead your gang all the way to the showdown against Luther and the Rogues.

Key Features:

  • Brawling action: Lead The Warriors home to Coney Island for the final showdown with Luther and the Rogues. Fight up close and personal with knives, bats, crowbars, and pool cues.
  • Multiple game modes: Play single player, local multiplayer with up to four players, or online multiplayer co-op over Xbox LIVE. For a special challenge, try Versus mode where you can go toe to toe with up to four of your fellow gang members to see who is the real Warchief. And in the unlockable Boss Mode, you must face off against a string of boss battles to become the city's top dog.
  • King of the hill: Vie for the top slot on the leaderboards, and unleash the Warriors now!

Ion Assault

Experience Ion Assault, an action-packed arcade-style space adventure with an unprecedented particle physics engine. Fight alone or cooperatively through four different modes and more than 20 exciting levels. Instead of conventional weapons, use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.

Key Features:

  • Space adventure: Battle aliens with a unique fluid and particle system.
  • Variety of play: Explore more than 20 levels in four diverse settings with lavish graphics.
  • Upgrades: Earn upgrades for your spaceships, such as augmented speed or increased radius for collecting surrounding particles.
  • Multiplayer action: Enjoy various multiplayer modes like Cooperative, Arena, or Harvest with up to four players.
  • Power-ups: Collect special power-ups, usable for a limited time, such as Black Hole.
  • International flavor: Ion Assault is the first Xbox LIVE Arcade game developed in Germany.

Armed with weapons including assault rifles, flame throwers and a teddy bear filled with C4 explosives, Zombie Apocalypse throws gamers on a mission to obliterate as many zombies as they can in order to defend the human race.

Zombie Apocalypse

In this action-packed battle, gamers will test their dual analog stick shooting skills in an epic fight against the undead. The ultimate goal is to survive 55 days of battles across seven environments. When the mission is complete and the threat of a zombie epidemic is over, players can re-live the apocalypse with seven additional challenging game modes that become unlocked.

In Zombie Apocalypse, players can use an array of up to 11 lethal weapons to stop the zombie attacks and rescues survivors. To add to the intense action and constant chaos throughout the game, environmental hazards are put in place to crush, burn, slice and annihilate packs of zombies all at once. The arcade style shooter also allows up to four players at a time to play locally or via the Internet as they as they compete for the highest scores.


  • Killer Environments – Use the environmental hazards to crush, burn, slice, or cause many other types of destruction on the zombie masses
  • Trigger-mortis - 11 devastating weapons are at your disposal to blow the heads of the living dead or when your trigger finger is tired use the chainsaw to eviscerate them in a more up close and personal manner
  • 55 Days Later – Survive 55 days of battles across 7 environments and you will be rewarded with not becoming a brainless zombie
  • Slaughter Zombies as a Team – Play with 4 players locally or via the internet and work as a team to rescue survivors and put down as many brain eaters as you can while competing for high scores
  • More Zombie Modes – Re-live the apocalypse with 7 challenging unlockable game modes
All three titles will be available this Wednesday for 800 points each.
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