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Vigilante 8 takes to the XBLA roads on Nov. 5th

Flying under the Xbox Live Arcade radar is news regarding Isopod Labs' remake of the classic and vehicularly violent Vigilante 8 now called Vigilante 8 Arcade. That under the radar news is that V8 Arcade has finally passed certification and will be releasing to the XBLA on Wednesday, November 5th, which means you'll get a few days of solid V8 gaming before Gears 2 releases. Oh, and did we mention that V8 has Vision camera support? Well, it does and we know how much ya'll enjoy your Vision.

[Thanks, MyAbsolution]

V8 Arcade fails first certification attempt, trys again

Posted on their official blog, Isopod Labs has informed the V8 Arcade fanboy masses that the release date wait will be a bit longer than expected. Reason being, their first attempt at Microsoft certification ended in failure due to some techy "QNet library" stuff. But fret not, because Isopod has already fixed the problems, sent a new V8 Arcade build to Activision and Microsoft for a second certification sweep. And while you wait for the release, we advise taking Isopod's suggestion and downloading Castle Crashers. Long live the green knight!

V8 Arcade enters its final submission

After nearing completion for over three months now, development on Isopod Labs' Vigilante 8 Arcade is now finished as they just confirmed the final game submission has been sent to Microsoft. Though, if the Microsoft certification crew finds issues, V8 will have to be submitted again. But we have faith the process will go smooth. Like butta!

Sadly, we still do not have a V8 Arcade release date, but we do know it will cost 800 Microsoft points, utilize DLC and come with PS1 vehicle unlocks. High fives all around for PS1 vehicle unlocks and all thirteen polygons each vehicle is comprised of.

[Thanks, Reece]

Vigilante 8 price is set, DLC already set, date not set

Hmm ... this news is something that we're a bit unsure about. Over at IGN there's an interview with the devs of Vigilante 8 Arcade about the game's details and its dev process. And while it's a good read and did tell us that the game would be hitting at a ten dollar price point (800MSpts), it also informed us of the fact the Isopod labs already has their DLC well in hand.

The details provided in the interview don't address the question entirely, but we do know that the first DLC pack will cost 320MSpts and will feature two new arenas & three new cars. Here's where the uncertainty comes in: does this mean the DLC is already done before the game ever launches? We're not big fans of that sort of thing if true, but given that this is an XBLA game there could be a number of reasons for it. The most likely would be limited storage size, the other would be desire to keep the entry price lower. Oh well, we'll probably never know anyway.

Gallery: Vigilante 8 Arcade (XBLA)

Vigilante 8 Meteor screenshots crash land

After doing our not so daily internet rounds, we came across a few "newish" screenshots from Isopod Labs' upcoming XBLA release Vigilante 8 Arcade. The new screenshots (viewable in the gallery below) are taken from the Meteor Crater arena and not only depict the usual explosive vehicle gameplay we all know and love, but also some of the arena's unique features including dust devils, tunnel teleports and (of course) meteor showers. We must admit, V8 is coming together quite nicely.

Gallery: Vigilante 8 Arcade (XBLA)

Boogie and Chassey Blue added to V8 Arcade

For what we believe to be nostalgic reasons, we simply can't get enough Vigilante 8 Arcade information, details or media. So, upon coming across confirmation that our pals Boogie (in his tricked out Leprechaun) and Chassey Blue (in her destructive yet feminine Piranha), we got a little excited and felt the need to share. And we're confident that after giving the vehicle previews a view (in the gallery below), you'll either start crushing on Chassey or be jealous of Boogie's mad-cool 70's style. We can't wait, bring on the V8 and bring on the destruction already!

Gallery: Vigilante 8 Arcade (XBLA)

Vehicular combat coming to XBLA with Vigilante 8

The sleeper-hit car smash-up game that made it's appearances during the PS1-Dreamcast days, Vigilante 8 Arcade is actually coming back this generation, according to an announcement made by Activision today. With gameplay similar to the Twisted Metal games, Vigilante 8 was all about destroying the other cars while you did fun things in the level and got cool weapons with neat effects. As the game isn't the most deep or complicated, and can be played in short burst, it's a perfect fit for the Live Arcade. Not only is the gameplay and design perfect for XBLA, but you could never play with eight players before thanks to the limits of controller plugs, but with today's tech we get eight player online matches of car-destroying goodness. The game is intended to be released before spring is out, and has no rating yet (though we'll probably know when it does gets rated).

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