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Happy Tree Friends and Ticket to Ride hit the XBLA rails

Hey kids! It's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday and that can only mean one thing. That's right, it's time for some new XBLA games. Huzzah! This week's releases are Happy Tree Friends False Alarm and Ticket to Ride. False Alarm has you guiding your favorite furry friends through various hazards, doing your best to keep them from being sliced, diced, burned, or otherwise mutilated. Ticket to Ride, on the other hand, is a board game in which you relive the spirit of expansion brought on by the advent of railroads. In other words, you build trains. It's more fun than it sounds. Both are available now for 800 MS Points each. Stay tuned for the next XBLA in Brief and we'll tell you whether or not they're worth the scratch.

Source - Happy Tree Friends False Alarm on
Source - Ticket to Ride on

Happy Tree Friends and Ticket to Ride storm the XBLA this Wednesday

This week's Xbox Live Arcade releases (yup, plural) will both make your inner violent self cheer with bloody enthusiasm and your inner train conductor toot with excitement, because both Happy Tree Friends False Alarm and Ticket to Ride are releasing this Wednesday, June 25th to an XBLA near you.

This XBLA twofer will be a nice mix of variety seeing that False Alarm is more along the lines of "cartoon violence adventure game of blood, guts and survival" whereas Ticket to Ride is more "card game of choo-choo traveling fun". Though, there is one similarity, both will available for purchase this Wednesday for 800 Microsoft points. Now go and practice the elite art of video game screenshot viewing using the elite screenshot galleries below.

Gallery: Happy Tree Friends False Alarm (XBLA)

Gallery: Ticket to Ride (XBLA) Ticket to Ride and Happy Tree Friends

Y'know, this seems familiar. Hmm ... yes it does. While we already knew the solid release date of Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm (June 25), Ticket to Ride has been something of an unknown quantity, with not much information about the game having ever been relased to the press. However, the last time pages appeared for unreleased XBLA games, they released exactly one week later. And with HTF:FA definitely hitting next week, we think we can say with some certainty that the electronic adaptation of the classic board game about building railroads will be hitting next week too. To tide you over until then, marvel at the screenshots below.

Gallery: Happy Tree Friends False Alarm (XBLA)

Gallery: Ticket to Ride (XBLA)

[Source, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm]
[Source, Ticket to Ride]

[Thanks Jonah]

Video: Happy Tree Friends and buckets of blood

Yesterday came official word that Xbox Live Arcade game Happy Tree Friend: False Alarm is scheduled to release to the XBLA on June 25th (odd, seeing that we knew that a few weeks ago) and with said announcement comes a brand new trailer. It's a "Wacky Gameplay" trailer full of cute animals, dismemberment, screaming and enough animated blood to fill up all of Cliff's Gears of War 2 blood buckets. We're interested not only because we have a small chunk of our heart dedicated to those Happy Tree Friends, but also because we are suckers for video game violence. We always say, the more "icky" the better.

Happy Tree Friends has solid release date

We've been down this road before haven't we? Indeed, we have. This time should a bit more reliable though, as the date came from Sega themselves. The new release date for Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is June 25, the week after next. The game itself is a menagerie of differing gameplay types and focuses, strangely enough, on trying "to save the characters from gruesome demise." After being jerked around a bit with this title it's good to know that it'll be seeing the light of day sooner rather than later. Though we wish we could say the same about some other XBLA games that have yet to see release.

Gallery: Happy Tree Friends False Alarm (XBLA)

Happy Tree Friends: FA delayed into May

After questioning our own investigative work we can now brag that we were right all along. Ha! Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm not only slipped from a second week April release to April 21st, but has now slipped yet again to a general May release according to IGN. And we suspect the addition of a Japanese and Korean XBLA release is to blame. So, while we take a longer than expected wait, we figure what better time to watch an episode of Happy Tree Friends than now? Go ahead and give it a watch, though it may not be suitable for adolescent viewing. It's actually quite disturbing.

Rumor: Happy Tree Friends: FA delayed yet again

First, some rumor clarification. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm for the XBLA was set to release the second week of April only to be pushed back a week to April 21st (Monday release?) Now, maybe, possibly, we aren't exactly positive that the title has been delayed yet another time.

Our confusion stems from a "Latest News" post over on the official website for Happy Tree Friends which mentions that "due to the expansion of the game launch to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the 'False Alarm' game will now push back to a later date." That's pretty cut and dry if it weren't for the fact that the the news post doesn't have a time stamp or any reference to when it was published. So, this delay news could be weeks old and refer back to the original delay from the second week of April to April 21st, or it's a brand new delay that pushes False Alarm back even further. Hence the mildly confusing "rumor" tag. Get it? Okay, good ...

[Thanks, Marcin]

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Teaser Trailer

Thanks to a recently distributed press release from Sega we now have the first teaser trailer of the XBLA version of that violent flash cartoon, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm. Considering the fact that this is a teaser, its understandable that there is no gameplay. And besides, with an art style like this one, the only way we might even differentiate gameplay shots would be some sort of HUD or something. Other than that, the video reaffirms the fact that the game will not be cleaning itself up in comparison with the rest of the series, and that the game will be seeing release sometime this Spring. No word on the supposed "week of the 21st" release date though.

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm to release in April

The flash-animated, internet-cult phenomenon, known as Happy Tree Friends is getting it's XBLA release (with a subtitle of False Alarm) next month. As an extremely violent flash cartoon that it is, every entry features blood, gore and violent deaths, and as such should fit right in with the 360 crowd. On the HTF website, there is a confirmation from the staff that the game is set to go live on April 21, strange part is, (as you likely already know) XBLA games only release on Wednesdays. Now assuming that they are simply unfamiliar with that pattern, then it's likely that the game will see release the week of April 21 (its a Monday). Either way, the devs have gotten word that Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is releasing soon, and from the looks of the rumors swirling, April should end up being a great month for XBLA.

No false alarm, Happy Tree Friends headed to XBLA

The bloody, quirky, disgusting and mildly entertaining Happy Tree Friends cartoon is making its way from your television set onto the Xbox Live Arcade. Today, SEGA announced that Happy Tree Friends False Alarm will make an XBLA release sometime this Fall and should bring all the mischief and death any Happy Tree Friends fanboy would demand. Developer Stainless Games promises 10 levels and a handful of the franchises' characters where players take part in 3D physics and puzzle games. You know the drill, teaser trailer embedded above and really pinkified screenshots are available in the gallery below.

Gallery: Happy Tree Friends False Alarm (XBLA)

[Thanks, Chris]

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