Quake Arena Arcade finally coming to XBLA

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We say “finally” because this was actually announced three years ago at the 2007 QuakeCon. Bethesda Softworks (who bought id a while ago, remember?) have confirmed that Xbox 360 gamers will be able to get their nostalgic frag on come 15 December 2010.

Quake Arena Arcade is the Xbox Live Arcade port of id’s monumentally successful Quake III Arena which came out and dominated LAN parties in 1999. Eleven years on and people are still clamouring to play the game, and with this week’s arrival of Quake Arena Arcade, that’s just been made a little easier. Sure, people haven’t stopped playing this on PC since it launched, but it’s great to see a re-release on another system. Plus, in keeping with Microsoft tradition, there are exclusive extras.

The game will support sixteen players over Xbox Live and feature thirty of the classic maps from Quake III Arena. There will be an additional twelve maps that are exclusive to Xbox 360. Six different game modes will feature, which obviously includes the staples like Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. To top it all off, however, there will be a completely new single-player campaign. No further news on what that might entail however.

No price details as yet but hold thumbs for around 800 MS points.

Source: Eurogamer

Last Updated: December 13, 2010

Miklós Szecsei

I'm a freelance writer who has somehow managed to convince people to pay me to play video games. By day I work a job, but by night and early hours of the morning, I write about video games. The one job provides a living for my family; the other provides a living for my soul. Dramatic, right?

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