Let's face it, the food service industry does something
to people. The pure inanity of it all will drive ordinary people to lash out at the innocent and do obscene
things to their food. And, in rare cases, it can send someone on a blood-fueled spree of undead vengeance. At least, that's the general understanding we have of The Dishwashwer: Dead Samurai
. Gamescore Blog has announced that the XBLA
game is "coming soon" (that's the news in this post, lest the first few sentences threw you off). Also announced was a new mode called "Phantom Guitar," which allows a second player to plug in either a Rock Band
or Guitar Hero
guitar and play as, ahem, a phantom guitar which can aid the Dishwasher by damaging and killing enemies.
There is no specific date announced for the game, though the article does use the phrase "in the months to come," so we're hopeful that the game will release before the year is out.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-27-2008 @ 5:03PM
This is actually coming out with the release of the new Xbox experience since it is an "XNA" game, so it will probably be out on Nov 19th.
10-27-2008 @ 5:12PM
Even though this is an XNA game, didn't they annouce a WHILE back that it was gonna be an XBLA release? I remember that happening.
10-27-2008 @ 5:20PM
10-27-2008 @ 5:31PM
phantom guitar mode. now THAT'S original.
10-28-2008 @ 12:45PM
I wonder if the phantom guitar will be fun/challenging. Here's to hoping it's more than a gimmick.
10-27-2008 @ 6:54PM
Please COME OUT like, November 12th for my birthday on the 10th.
10-28-2008 @ 1:33AM
Meh. I had the opportunity to play a level of the game when it was shown at GameFest, and let me say this: "The Dishwasher" is no "Braid" or "Cave Story". The Dishwasher's claim to fame is that it was one of the first decent games created using XNA Studio Express (and kudos to the creator for that technical accomplishment), but if you ignore the back story, the game itself is just a generic side-scrolling beat 'em up.
10-28-2008 @ 12:51PM
It sounds like you may have missed it, but there was actually an XNA Community games preview a while back. There was a Dishwasher demo available, as well as a few others. For an incomplete game, I thought it was cool. It definitely isn't Castlevania, but we've yet to see the complete game in action. Who knows what new options come up as you play it through to the end.