Twisted Pixel today announced the launch date for LocoCycle on Xbox 360 will be this Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
Also, they’re announcing a Steam version of the game is due out at the same time!
While there hasn’t been any release date set, or even a price. We do know that the bundle will contain The Maw, Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms. Splosion Man together.
And there’s this cool wallpaper:
Though tragic, the destruction wrought by the escaped sentient plasma known only as Ms. Splosion Man looked to be contained to the lands of XBLA. Big Science picked up the pieces, and that which was once sploded has been rebuilt. Dangers that should never have been forgotten have faded into memory. But today, Twisted Pixel Games announces terrifying news. Ms. Splosion Man survives, and her outbreak will spread further than even the most dire forecasts had predicted, with a splode radius large enough to reach iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, once thought a safe haven against this agent of devastation.
Reports are trickling in from several sectors, hinting at mutations Ms. Splosion Man has undergone while travelling between the different platforms.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch version sports new features like 6 Splosive Powerups, 1,500 Challenges, and 10 Tiers of Fame, all built on a completely revamped BEARD Engine optimized to bring smooth, fluid movement and control to touch screens. On the Retina Display, Ms. Splosion Man is one of the most visually striking and beautiful platforming games the mobile market has to offer, taking full advantage of the latest hardware. Three exotic worlds, 50 levels of gameplay, and all of the new features are available on the App Store today for $2.99.
Freddy Rodriguez is already well known for his work in films like Planet Terror and television series like Six Feet Under, but every once in a while an actor gets an opportunity to go beyond acting, to play the transcendent role of a generation. In this case, starring as Pablo in the upcoming buddy-comedy video game LocoCycle. DeNiro and Hanks tried desperately to land the role but, in the end, Rodriguez’s moving portrayal of the terrified South American engineer was too powerful to deny. Also, his Spanish was better.
Rodriguez joins Robert Patrick (S.P.I.K.E.) and Lisa Foiles (I.R.I.S.) in telling the tale of an escaped sentient military motorcycle who uses her speed and martial arts to seek freedom in America. I.R.I.S. is attacked at every turn, and her only ally is her mechanic Pablo, whose pants leg gets stuck to her rear axle as she makes her initial escape.
Twisted Pixel will be debuting a new level from LocoCycle at PAX East, revealing more of the interactions between I.R.I.S. and Pablo. Along with showing the two riding and fighting together, the level also showcases Pablo’s ability to repair I.R.I.S. when her lightning-scrambled processor shuts down, as well as featuring some of their more intense action sequences.
THE FUTURE…is here. The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles busts forth today on the Windows Store for Windows 8 PCs and RT tablets. Starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused,Waking Life) as Future Buddy and Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet) as Doc Lloyd, now you can take on the role of The Stranger and make your way through a sleepy little town where all is not what it seems.
Trouble’s a brewin’ in this little slice of the west, and it’s up to you to send that trouble back to whence it came. You’ll need to keep your wits keen and your trigger finger ready to decide who warrants swift cowboy justice with a mere tap of the screen or click of the mouse. Timeless characters, elite acting, crafted dialogue, and action-packed action await you.
One would think that a production of such quality would command a steep price, but we’ve got news for you. Through the magic of digital technology, we’re able to bring this fine production to you for a mere 149 cents (that’s $1.49 American). Kaufman, an expert in all things low-cost says, “Microsoft never returns my calls about letting me direct a Halo movie in New Jersey. But Twisted Pixel brought The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles to Windows 8 as a Trojan horse to get my face in front of Steve Ballmer. Steve, call me!”
There wasn’t much revealed about Twisted Pixel’s new game other than it has something to do with a badass, female, tron like motorcycle named I.R.I.S. More information would be revealed at a later date but all they left us was the E3 reveal trailer that played during Microsoft’s Press Conference. Enjoy the speculating!
Twisted Pixel is Working on a Project Called Lococycle
Sexy Reveal Video Teases at Something Different for the Studio
June 4th, 2012 – Austin, TX – Presenting I.R.I.S. Two-time Valedictorian of the illustrious Big Arms Academy’s School of Assassination. Proficient in over 40 forms of unarmed combat, earning Sensei status in Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, Krav Maga, and Jeet Kune Do. Equally deadly with blades, handguns, and the latest in nuclear technology. Fluent in over 50 languages and virtually every local custom. Can blend in and disappear at a moment’s notice in any country around the world. The first female cadet to break the 4 minute mile… by 3 minutes and 40 seconds. All this, and it won’t even run down her batteries. Twisted Pixel Games proudly presents: Lococycle. Today’s criminal requires Tomorrow’s hero.
In case you missed the announcement for Twisted Pixel’s next project at the Xbox E3 Media Briefing, you can find and link to the trailer here. Lococycle is the 6th original IP from Twisted Pixel Games. Watch for more information coming soon at www.twistedpixelgames.com and be sure to visit us at PAX Prime to see more.
About Twisted Pixel Games, LLC
Twisted Pixel is the studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award winning game The Maw, followed by the award winning Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, Ms. Splosion Man and the Kinect exclusive The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel continues their focus on creating character-driven original games, now with the support of Microsoft Studios following the team’s acquisition in 2011. Learn more atwww.TwistedPixelGames.com and Twitter @twisted_pixel.
Twisted Pixel announced today that their award winning title, Ms. Splosion Man, is in development for Steam, Games For Windows LIVE, Windows Phone 7, iPhone and iPad. Transporting the plucky pink heroine is no easy task, so Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose and Panic Button studios.
“We are extremely excited to work with Twisted Pixel in bringing splosions to mobile devices,” says Iron Galaxy C.E.Bro, Dave Lang. “Ms. Splosion Man has really deep gameplay that is born from deceptively simple controls, so it’s a great game on any platform.”
The PC version will include 50 single player levels, 50 co-op levels for up to four players locally or online, ghost replays, achievements, unlockables like ‘2 Girls 1 Controller Mode’, and more. The iPhone and iPad versions will be a unique experience built specifically for those devices with familiar content but all new features, objectives and gameplay modes, brought to you by a new version of the BEARD engine that takes utmost advantage of the latest and greatest hardware to make the game look stunning.
Twisted Pixel and Microsoft Studios announced today a new installment of add-on content for the award-winning Kinect title The Gunstringer. The 240 MSP content is called El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure and gives players control over an all new protagonist in the form of El Diablo, the sinister soul whose twisted heart aches for a true love to be his queen. Featuring four levels filled with hang-gliding airmen, gun-toting brothel babes and angry bandits dug in deeper than Alabama ticks, El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure presents a new twist to the Kinect-based puppeteering cowboy revenge shooter genre.
Twisted Pixel announces the 3rd in a series of themed challenges for Ms. Splosion Man beginning on Valentines day. The challenge shows up in the opening menu of the main game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs February 14th – 27th. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Omaha Steaks for a big meaty challenge sure to make your mouth water.
In this challenge there are 33 panes of glass that taunt you with their fiendish transparentness. Can you find and break them all? Each one missed will add 10 seconds to the finish time, so players need to keep a sharp eye! Since breaking glass doesn’t satiate the need for sploding meats, the fine folks at Omaha Steaks have graciously offered to supply the prize for this challenge. The five (5) fastest U.S. times on the leaderboard by end of day February, 27th will win an Omaha Steak Filet prize pack!
As a step in continuing to deliver Microsoft Studios’ innovative game and entertainment offerings, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based game developer Twisted Pixel, the creative minds behind Xbox LIVE Arcade titles such as “Splosion Man” and the recent Kinect for Xbox 360 title, “The Gunstringer.”
From its beginnings in 2006 as independent studio developing award-winning Xbox LIVE Arcade titles, Twisted Pixel will now bring its talented team of developers to Microsoft Studios to help incubate and develop the future of game and entertainment offerings on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 platform.
“Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president, Microsoft Studios. “Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment experiences, and the incredible creativity of the Twisted Pixel team will help drive further innovation around Kinect and Xbox LIVE.”
“It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox LIVE and Kinect,” said Michael Wilford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel. “As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world.”
With today’s announcement, Twisted Pixel becomes the latest member of Microsoft Studios, joining such prestigious and globally-recognized game creators as Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd., on a team whose charter is to create exclusive experiences that differentiate Microsoft’s platforms.
Twisted Pixel announces today the 2nd in a series of themed TMS challenges for Ms. Splosion Man. The challenge shows up in the opening menus of the game, but only for the duration of the contest, which runs until September 11th. Twisted Pixel has teamed up with Penny Arcade for this post PAX challenge, and features the ever popular Fruit uh… Friend, that is out to get Ms. Splosion Man.
There are 9 of Penny Arcade’s evil “fruit-juicing” robots hidden in this level. They are worth big points, so in order to win this challenge, you’ll have to find them all! Don’t forget, killing scientists, destroying things, and getting a good time also factor into your final score. There are no shoes. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the leaderboards will each win the full Prize Pack, which includes Penny Arcade and Ms. Splosion Man swag! The competition runs until September 11th, so get to splodin’ and top out the leaderboard!
Announced at SDCC for those who attended, but now making the rounds. Halfbrick (iOS developers of Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, etc and now XBLA developers of Fruit Ninja Kinect) are teaming up with Twisted Pixel Studios for each release. The previously first Kinect XBLA game The Gunstringer is going to retail. And now the NEW first XBLA Kinect game, Fruit Ninja Kinect will be bundled in a special combo
Mark your calendars for a bullet-slinging, fruit-slashing party this September because Twisted Pixel’s Kinect-enabled action shooter “The Gunstringer” AND the highly anticipated “Fruit Ninja Kinect” will be bundled together at retail for just $39.99 USD! Whether you shoot-em-up or slice-em-up, YOU are the controller in these two fun, action-packed titles. The retail bundle will be available September 13 in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia; and September 16 in EMEA.
In “The Gunstringer”, you control a fiery gun-toting marionette through his adventures, combining solo platforming and shooting mechanics into fun, competitive action with a full suite of collectibles, unlockables, abilities, rewards and more. Plus, as a special bonus to celebrate the release of “The Gunstringer,” players can also download a free add-on pack for the game at launch called “The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles” which pits players against the time-traveling son of Wavy Tube Man, the first boss players battle in the game. In this add-on, Wavy Tube Man Jr. steals a time machine to prevent his father’s death at the hands of “The Gunstringer,” and it’s up to players to battle classic western cowboys and futuristic warriors to save the world from destruction.
Along with the disc for “The Gunstringer,”the retail package will include a token code for the full downloadable version of “Fruit Ninja Kinect” via Xbox LIVE. “Fruit Ninja Kinect” is an amazing evolution of the slice-em-up genre created by Halfbrick, which brings the worldwide mobile gaming phenomenon to Kinect so you can use your arms as blades in an epic battle against the world’s most delicious produce is just beginning. Is September too long to wait to sharpen your Ninja skills? Don’t wait! Buy “Fruit Ninja Kinect” via Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 on August 10 and get a jump start on your friends.
Finally, pre-order “The Gunstringer” from select US and European retailers today, and you’ll receive two tokens for a free Avatar Prop from the game, available exclusively through the pre-order program!
This is a really unique release. I’m glad that Twisted Pixel and Halfbrick have teamed up for this, both will provide high-quality Kinect gameplay. The price is unbeatable for essentially getting Fruit Ninja Kinect for free.
Here is a gallery of both The Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Kinect for your enjoyment as we wait for the release.
Yesterday started the first of many themed TMS challenges for Ms. Splosion Man is available, featuring Mr. Destructoid as a chasebot! To access it, all players need to do is go to the “Play Challenge” section on the Ms. Splosion Man main menu. This challenge will run until end of day July 31st and the Top 3 in the Leaderboards will win cool, undisclosed prize packs. As an extra special treat, Twisted Pixel is giving away a free DLC level for Splosion Man! Check it out in the Downloads section when you boot up the original Splosion Man game.
Splosion Man has finally been captured, and now Big Science is celebrating. But amongst the joy, an accident occurred, inadvertently creating a female version of the man who loves to splode. Ms Splosion Man starts off with her escape from the labs as she explores Big Science City. There’s little to no tutorial here, forcing you to learn as you go if you’re not familiar with the controls from the prior game.
I have been working on my review copy of Ms. Splosion Man the past few days and hope to get it out this week still. BUT, if you already know what you’re getting into. The game is out today!
Ms. Splosion Man releases today on Xbox LIVE Arcade, but amongst the joy comes the sudden announcement that her TMS could strike at any moment. TMS, or Title Managed Storage, is a special feature of the Xbox LIVE® service that allows Twisted Pixel to present free extra Challenges for the players on a regular basis. These week-long Challenges appear off of the Main Menu and take a level from the game and give it special rules and new content. There’s no predicting the effects of TMS, you just have to adapt to the new rules and do your best to survive until the end.
Leaderboards created especially for these TMS challenges rank players on their success at playing the level. “From time to time, we will be awarding real prizes and other fun stuff to the top finishers, and sometimes random players, from the Challenge’s leaderboards,” states Jay Stuckwisch, Marketing Director. “We are finding it harder and harder to ‘one up’ ourselves with new ways of giving away free stuff to people who buy our games, but TMS has opened an exciting new door for us.”
Worried that you’ll miss the signs of Ms. Splosion Man’s approaching TMS? Not to worry, the brand new version of www.MsSplosionMan.com launches today, with a wealth of information on story, character bios, game information, and everything you need to know about the next TMS challenge. Free downloadable extras like wallpapers, game soundtrack, and the Ms. Splosion Man development blog are all available there as well.
Featuring 50 single-player levels and a separate 50 level multiplayer campaign, this sequel to the award-winning Splosion Man brings a host of new gameplay and features like ghost leaderboards, new mechanics, new bosses, extra gameplay modes, and tons of unlockable content. Ms. Splosion Man retails for only 800 points and can be found on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Now if you just can’t wait for the game and MUST play it, then go ahead and grab the trial for yourself. And now, the trailer: