June 29th 2009 1:09 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Worms 2 and King of Fighters Ultimate

Worms 2: Armageddon and The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match will be available this Wednesday for 800 points each.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • deltawing12

    Worms 2 is $800 on the Xbox.com page for it.

  • Chitwood7412

    Ha, Xbox.com Worms 2 page does show $800 bucks not worth it. King of Fighters, don’t think I will even try that, not my type of game.

  • ExtremeGamer

    Worms 2 is the most expensive game of this gen by far. $800 is 64,000 points, start saving now.

  • Radical R

    lol good one! $800 :D wonder how long before it gets changed

  • KOJ1RO

    Wow, I’m feeling kinda overwhelmed with all these fighters coming out over the next month. I kinda wish they would have been spaced out.

  • NavComm81

    It’s changed already, about 1 minute ago.

  • xTheTruth72x

    So i’m assuming that THIS Worms is gonna be the good one!?

  • SIN ZER0

    If they stick to the original Armageddon then it will. I really can’t wait till wednesday.

  • Snucki

    Yay! Worms 2! Expensive Wednesday this week.
    @KoF Ultimate: Nah Thanks. No more SF-Clones, please.
    *still waiting for Sam’n’Max Hit the Road and Indy Point&Click Adventures*

    hey..what about The incredible Machine? :) Gosh, I could go on with that all day ;)

  • TaygetaVendetta

    Been looking forward to KOF98UM FOREVER! Can’t believe its finally coming out! AND FOR $10 no less! Thats half the price of the PS2 version (which lacked online play)!

  • Sneeches

    will be checking out worms 2…but fighting games dont interest me at all, so its a definite pass on that one.

  • Karamutengo

    WUHU, now its time for the REAL fighter. I just want to see how the SF people will handle KOF98.
    Krause, Ex-terry, Clark.
    I challenge anyone in europe already.

  • HAZARD71

    I guess no BF:1943 again this week.:(

  • Jonah Falcon
  • Shadow0810

    Nope, still no BF: 1943, this is starting to piss me off now.

  • Atheist Primate

    Woho, Worms 2. I ocationally play Worms the XBLA game online, pretty fun, although I was missing the Holy Grenade and Super Sheep. Hopefully we will see those in Worms 2 on Wednesday. I hope that all the language speach banks are in the initial game, because I had to download the free language packs after Worms’ release in order to get my worms to speak norwegian.
    And no BF 1943 I see. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “There’s always next week…”

  • Euphoric Fusion

    When are we getting Kodu?

  • metallicorphan

    no Monkey Island yet???,they said at E3 it was finished..are we waiting on MS then?

  • Jonah Falcon

    You’ll get the entire Worms 2: Armageddon this time, because the XBLA file size limit is far bigger than it was when Worms was released.

  • xtremeve

    KOF 98 UM oh yeah .

  • Rick Dias PK

    As Captain Falcon would say, “Yehs!” This is very good news, I’ve been looking forward to both for a while now, especially KoF ’98!

  • K04 Passat

    Thank you for the KOF 98 UM pricing, whoever did that. I’ll be online playing it, just as soon as I get off work, Wednesday morning.

  • K04 Passat

    One more thing, if anyone from SNKP is reading this… Could we get an option for the arranged soundtrack, in future games? Mark of the Wolves had great music, in the Dreamcast version. It’s sorely missed, in the XBLA port.

    Also, any other SNK fighters coming to XBLA? Could really go for some Rage of the Dragons, with online play.


    i see that Microsoft has forgotten about ‘Kodu’ – there isn’t any news on it at all.
    i know it’s a community title, but there has been zero news on it lately.
    and i thought it was coming out tomorrow :?

  • Warrengonline

    No Marvel vs Capcom 2? Big Surf Island possibly then. But I’ll hold the brakes until Wed, just in case something ‘else’ pops up.

    Yeh Split Second!!! Glad to hear it won, love the trailer on Xbox Live. Mass Effect 2: What if you save Wrex? One can only wonder what is going to happen.

    @K04 Passat
    I second that on Rage of the Dragons. (And Shock Troopers – though it is not a fighting game.)

  • El Boxo

    So I guess no BF1943 in June… I’m sick of game companies making promises they can’t keep!

  • a peeking duck

    Warrengonline: Capcom Unity’s twitter said MvC2’s release in June was a rumour, and that they’re looking at end of July. http://twitter.com/Capcom_Unity/status/2351164799
    El Boxo: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/28/ea-reveals-battlefield-1943-release-date/

  • Eviltattoo

    I thought Battlefield 1943 was coming out this week. What a lame surprise.

  • Shonk

    Wish it was 1943 this is one of the few games i will pay 1200 billy bucks for

  • Exu

    Sweet, glad to see KOF did not end up at the rumoured 1200. Also great news for Worms. What a shame I only have a balance of 400 points, hmm.

  • Makavelo

    KoF 98 FTW, i will try before buy but im 90% sure that i will buy this, i have 2500mspoints extra :).

  • metallicorphan

    Major- i am still having a lot of problems on the marketplace,most times it can’t retrieve stuff,and it never ‘ticks’ the stuff i have already downloaded,its been like this since the maintenance ..but i thought it had been fixed?
    -is this a known issue still or is it just me?



  • SumHydroponic


    I still have those problems as well. Hoping they get it all fixed soon.

  • WinterSnowblind

    For those wondering, Armageddon isn’t the PC version, it’s a sequel to the current game on XBLA, although it has all of the weapons from Armageddon, plus several new ones, better physics, more customisation and a lot of new maps, etc. I questioned why the stuff wasn’t just added as DLC at first, but it does seem to be adding a lot.

  • Danowat32

    Does the ground still hang in mid-air? that was one of the things in the all the other worms that made me sad :(

  • Warrengonline

    @Twilight Now
    Thanks. I’m not in a rush for it, they can take their time and make a THREE MAN Lobby an all. Not sure WHERE I heard that June 2X/July 1 release date from, just went with it. Garou is nice, most Neo Geo fans can’t tell the diff, except for multiplayer online and it is not on a Neo Geo System. MS needs to officially bring out a ‘FIGHTING’ D-Pad (where back is BACK and block is BLOCK, not Back-Jump). Those Street Fighter IV D-Pads were nice, but the controller setup is no where near as complete for people raised on SNES, PS1, PS2 and even PS3 D-Pads. ‘We’re’ getting better at using what we have, but boy, my thumbs are tingling just a little. The fighting clan is chanting ‘Blaze Blue’ and I don’t have a clue to WHO or WHAT that is outside of being a fighting game (Guilty Gear-ish on steroids?) supposedly coming and having a lobby for more than 2 players. My keyword: lobby. :)