News: Thankfully, this Aqua has nothing to do with "Barbie Girl".
Microsoft has announced this week's additions to the Xbox Live Arcade and they include the side-scrolling shooter Metal Slug XX (Double X, not 20) and the squad-based, twin-stick shooter Aqua.
Both games will be available to download through the XBLA tomorrow. SNK playmore has priced Metal Slug XX at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) while Aqua will be sold for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
More information on both games can be found right here:
Metal Slug XX
Developer: SNK Playmore
Publisher: SNK Playmore
Breaking onto the scene is the new Metal Slug XX! Joining the fight are the familiar four warriors Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, backed by two allies from The King of Fighters, Ralf and Clark. Adding to the seven multi-path stages, this ultimate 2-D action shooting masterpiece also includes elements such as Combat School, which is loaded with more than 70 missions.
Developer: Games Distillery
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
Follow the story of captain Benjamin Grey and his trusted fellow engineer Polly Edison in Aqua, as they struggle to save the Aqua world from a treacherous conspiracy, pulling the strings behind a massive conflict of two rival naval empires. In this stylish naval action shooter with tactical elements, you must steer your ship into the middle of a raging naval war, where masses of enemies and allies engage in real-time operations over large, multi-screen maps, presented in a unique distinctive steampunk art style.
Destroy enemies on, above, and below the water surface, and unlock new ship types, weapons, and upgrades to enhance your ship as you progress through an entertaining story-driven campaign accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn comic sequences. Choose your tactics and form your own special squadron to support you in battle, issuing offensive and defensive orders to overcome the enemy and their defensive installations.