Indie Platformer Spelunky Gets A Makeover On XBLA Next Week

By Ishaan . June 27, 2012 . 3:32pm

Indie platformer, Spelunky, is headed to Xbox Live Arcade next week. Originally developed and released as freeware for the PC in 2008, Spelunky’s trick is putting you in a new randomly-generated set of levels each time you die. The XBLA version has new HD art, new audio, monsters, traps and more. Here’s a trailer for the game:



Spelunky also has offline multiplayer that lets you play co-op and deathmatch with a friend. Deathmatch can also be played against computer-controlled bots. The game will cost 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).

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  • Kris

    That was the worst trailer for an amazing game I’ve ever seen. (Also, I don’t totally dig the new soundtrack, but I’ll still be there day one!)

  • DuskSharkEX

     It’s always fun to kil- I mean, save those damsels. Yeah, save them. I’m a hero!

  • Krisi92

    Can this be an indie game? I mean, it was clearly inspired by Spelunker.

    • Haohmaru HL

      well the only thing they have in common is the name of profession

      • Krisi92

        I don’t know, the gameplay reminds me of Spelunker as well.

  • Mister_Nep

    If this hits PS3 I’ll definitely pick this up. Here’s to hoping.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Not a really interesting trailer however the gameplay is really interesting here.^^

    Anyway does anyone think the name of the game here, is kinda had the Spelunker feeling?

  • at first sight i thought it was similar to one of the most annoying game i’ve played:

    turns out it was even more annoying. now open again that door and step into my house so i can purchase you now.

  • ZeroNova

    I’ve played Spelunky for well over 100 hours (it’s a great game), and I remember hearing about the 360 version quite a while ago, but I thought it would have been released by now. Even though the new graphics are nice, I kinda miss the look of the original version.

    Anyways, if it’s ever released on PSN I’ll definitely get it.

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