11 Bit Studios has announced it'll be
porting popular arcade-strategy title Anomaly: Warzone Earth to Xbox
Live Arcade in Spring of next year. The game's backwards take on the
well-worn tower-defense formula sees players in control not of
resources or gun placements, but instead commanding the intruding
vessel tasked with infiltrating the enemy's defenses.
Above: Trailer from the game's iOS launch
We were fans of both the computer and
iOS versions of the title, praising the game's fresh take on a genre
that's become crowded with underperformers in recent years. The rest
of the Internet had the good sense to agree with us on this point,
propelling the game's iOS version to a very respectable score of 94
on Metacritic – of which 11 Bit was justly proud.
The company promises it'll be
rebuilding Warzone Earth's controls to optimize for joypad play; we
were impressed at how well the studio handled the transition to touch
control, so this new shift ought to be another interesting one. The
conversion will also feature six exclusive Tactical Trials as well as
the existing Story and Squad Assault modes. You can preview the
game's PC debut with the demo available on the game's website.