Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America continues the 30th anniversary of Galaga with the release of Galaga Legions DX for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points. Developed by the team behind last year’s award-winning hit, PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, Galaga Legions DX drops players in the middle of the largest Galaga armada ever assembled and the most chaotic space war imaginable.
Galaga Legions DX refines the classic space shooter gameplay loved by millions, turning it into the most action-packed entry in the series’ 30 year history. Players will face thousands of Galaga aliens as they blast their way through ten Areas, each with its own unique stages and Galaga formations. Players will have plenty of offensive and defensive options at their disposal. Focus Fire allows the space ship’s rate of fire to increase the closer they are to the enemy, enabling players drill through the heart of an approaching Galaga swarm. Galaga Legions DX also lets players customize their game by choosing from a selection of visual settings, including ships and Galaga alien sprites from past games in the Galaga series.
The player’s space ship is now outfitted with two special satellite guns that are always at your ship’s side and can flip between two firing modes at a press of a button. Both satellites will fire straight ahead in any direction you point them in for head-on attacks, or switch to the alternate firing mode where the satellites will mirror each other’s shots for when a player’s ship is totally surrounded in all directions. In certain stages through the game, black hole will appear. Shoot it to capture all the Galaga aliens on-screen and have them join your legion to fight with you! Your Galaga legion will provide ultimate firepower, but are easily destroyed.
Special tournaments will be held throughout the year by the Galaga Legions DX development team, and will be available through the Tournament Mode icon. Players will be able to compete in these tournaments and rise to the top of special tournament leaderboards. Tournament dates will be announced through the Namco Generations News icon on the main menu.
Galaga Legions DX is the second title to be released as part of Namco Generations, a special series of downloadable games designed to introduce and re-introduce generations of video game players to classic Namco arcade titles with fun and imaginative updated versions of beloved games. Players can also look forward to Aero-Cross, currently under development for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStationNetwork for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
Galaga Legions DX is available now on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points, and coming soon to PlayStation Network.