The Warriors Come Out To Play On XBLA This Summer

Xbox Live Arcade will be turf for an upcoming retro gang war as The Warriors get a second video game beat 'em up, thanks to Paramount Digital Entertainment.

MTV Multiplayer has first details on the upcoming four-player brawler, which looks to be in the vein of classic Capcom and Konami side-scrolling beat 'em ups like Final Fight or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This take on 30 year old classic The Warriors will come to XBLA courtesy of developers CTXM, responsible for previous downloadable games Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy.

No Rockstar Games is not involved, but everything from The Warriors movie looks to be intact, including gangs like the Baseball Furies and Hi-Hats. If you're feeling uneasy about the lack of involvement from Rockstar, who turned in an excellent beat 'em up last time, perhaps the first trailer of the game in action will put you at ease.

The Warriors is slated for a "mid-summer" release, according to MTV.

'The Warriors' Returns To Video Games This Summer On Xbox 360 [MTV Multiplayer]


    Man why they even gotta go mess something as perfect as The Warriors? Rockstar's take was pretty much the perfect brawler anyhow.

    Sheeeeit it even has an unlockable (and fairly hefty) Streets of Rage style side-scrolling minigame, which (unlike what the above video suggests) had combat animations which didn't look like angry schoolchildren pretending their brothers taught them karate.


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