Yuke’s is no stranger to digital distribution. They developed Go! Sports Ski and Go! Sports Skydiving for the PlayStation 3, both of which were published by Sony. With their first Xbox 360 game, Double D Dodgeball, Yuke’s chose to stick with the sports theme. The initial information about Double D Dodgeball doesn’t really make it stand out since it’s going to be one of many dodgeball games on the market this summer.
However, Yuke’s has a hook outside of eight person multiplayer and four different kinds of dodgeballs, the graphics. Like Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, Double D Dodgeball has a unique style, as if the game was made in the early 80s. I like to think of Double D Dodgeball as Space Invaders playing Dodgeball with two different sets of rules.
This is how you play Double D Dodgeball.
• Traditional method where two teams square off in an arena separated by a center line.
• Hit an opponent to knock them out.
• “Out” players are sent to the sidelines located behind their team’s side of the court.
• Return when a teammate knocks out an opponent.
• Arena contains a center line, and an outfield located around the outside of the court.
• One player from each team starts in the opponent’s outfield and can throw balls at the other team.
• ”Out” players are sent to the outfield. Hit an opponent from there to reenter the match.
So, we have traditional dodgeball and elimination style dodgeball priced for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Unfortunately for Yuke's, Double D Dodgeball is going to face competition from Gamecock's dodgeball game, which is also scheduled to come out in the summer.
Images courtesy of Yuke’s.