Indie Platformer Spelunky Gets A Makeover On XBLA Next Week

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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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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.