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Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 - Xbox 360

by Steven Williamson on 17 July 2008, 10:31

Tags: Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI), Xbox 360, Shoot 'em up

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New game modes and enemies

The premise will be the same, with the gameplay taking part on a grid in which you’re totally confined to a geometrical area. Within this area you have to fight off dozens of shapes by moving around the grid dodging them and the missiles that they fire, whilst attempting to destroy them with your own weapons. GEOMS, the game’s currency, will once again feature and can be used to unlock further planets or to upgrade drones.

The new game modes include Deadline, King, Evolved, Waves, Sequence and Pacifism. The modes will combine racing against the clock to racking up as many points as possible, but there's a few new twists, such as Pacifism mode, where you don't shoot at your enemies at all, but instead need to avoid their fire as you make your way through gates. Once you pass through a gate it will explode killing all enemies around you. Though we've yet to see the some of the other game modes in action, we're promised a diverse gaming experience.

They'll be new enemies of course, which will no doubt be just as inventive as the old ones, such as snake - the small circle with tiny triangles as a body that weaves its way around the grid unleashing its venom at you - and we're also promised a funky new soundtrack and a graphical makeover. Most of all though, we're really looking forward to seeing how Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 will play out online. Should be good folks.

Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 is due for release on the Xbox live arcade this Autumn.





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Yes yes yes! :)

If I could pre-order this one, I would.

Geo Wars is still the best Arcade title (in my opinion), and the sequel has all the additions I'd have hoped for. Multiplayer and co-op just looks ace, and the new game mode with the circles looks a whole lot of fun.
Steven, is there an actual date for this one? There were rumours last week of this appearing on Arcade during E3, I guess that's not happening?
Parm
Steven, is there an actual date for this one? There were rumours last week of this appearing on Arcade during E3, I guess that's not happening?

August 6th is the date that's being banded around.
That's it, August 6th, sir. I challenge you to a duel! :P
Parm
That's it, August 6th, sir. I challenge you to a duel! :P

Hmm, I think you're probably much better than me. You're on!