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Best Of Console Digital News: The E3 Roundup

Best Of Console Digital News: The E3 Roundup

June 10, 2011 | By Ryan Langley

[Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest news for the major console and portable digital delivery services, this time highlighting news about PixelJunk LifeLike and Fruit Ninja Kinect.]

As with any E3 week, these past seven days have been big for the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network -- many new titles revealed, the Summer of Arcade lineup, and a whole lot more.

It's an exciting time for digital download, as these articles prove, and only more can come of it.

PixelJunk Sidescroller Goes For The Retro Look (PSN)

The next piece of the PixelJunk legacy is on its way to the PlayStation Network -- PixelJunk Sidescroller, a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of classics like R-Type and Gradius, but with a slick vector artstyle and PixelJunk Shooter's water physics.

PixelJunk Lifelike: Q-Games, Baiyon Demo PS Move Music Game (PSN)

PixelJunk Sidescroller wasn't the only PSN title Q-Games had to show off at E3 this week -- it also brought along with it PixelJunk Lifelike, which studio head Dylan Cuthbert describes as a "musical sound canvas kind of thing".

Magical Drop V Spied At E3 (PSN)

Golgoth Studio, makers of the recent Toki remake, is revitalizingData East's beloved puzzlerwith Magical Drop V!

Worms Crazy Golf Coming To PSN (PSN)

Amidst all the E3 fuss, the rating boards continue to flourish with information. Team 17 are bringing a new golf game to the PlayStation Store based off their Worms franchise.

Konami Reveals Digital Download Lineup -- Skullgirls, Zombies, Kinect, And Bobbleheads (XBLA / PSN)

Konami revealed that MLB Bobble Heads, Zombie Apocalypse 2, and more are coming to digital fronts.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Still A Beaut In Latest Trailer (XBLA)

If you've never heard of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and don't know why it's included in this year's Summer of Arcade XBLA promotions, watch this new video and bow before cartoonist Michel Gagne's arresting visual design for the game.

3rd Strike Online Edition Is Blurry (XBLA / PSN)

The debut trailer for the much-anticipated Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition has been unveiled, and surprise, it looks kinda different.

First Trailer For Certain Affinity's Crimson Alliance (XBLA)

Certain Affinity are working hard on that Halo remake alongside Saber Interactive, but it's also got its own title Crimson Alliance on the cards, and now we have a trailer!

RedLynx Bring Multiplayer And More Insanity to Trials: Evolution (XBLA)

Trials HD still sells a amazingly well on the Xbox Live Arcade despite being nearly two years old. Now after a few years of dabbling with WiiWare, iPhone and DLC, RedLynx is back in force with Trials: Evolution.

Microsoft's Summer Of Arcade 2011 Unveiled At E3 (XBLA)

Time once again to see which upcoming XBLA offerings have what it takes in Microsoft's eyes to be part of its Summer of Arcade initiative!

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