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.
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.
Over on V8 Arcade's official home, the Isopod Labs crew has been keeping a consistent stream of new media and updates flowing including a handful of screenshots which we've placed in our gallery below. Isopod also posted a little fanmail session where they confirmed that they're at a 9 on the universal 1 through 10 development scale of completion as the game should release sometime this Spring. Oh, and advice for Isopod Labs. Bring back the banned N64 V8 commercial, because we're suckers for cheezy bleeped out "holy sh*t!" moments.
[Thanks, Alan Thomas]