XBLA Block Party Preview: Toy Soldiers
The new kids on the block at this week's XBox Live! party will be Toy Soldiers, described by developers Signal Studios as an 'action-packed strategy-based game' and giving players the ability to control antique World War I figurines in battle for five different maps. Not wanting to commit itself to the conventional boundaries between strategy and action, Toy Soldiers will allow players to order regiments en mass and then dive into any one of over fifty unique units to take matters into their own hands.
The vast arsenals will include tanks, cavalry, biplanes, flamethrower units and zeppelins, all of which have designed to aid players in protecting their base and destroying the enemy within the stage of historically accurate battleground. Sporting both a split-screen and XBox Live! multiplayer modes as well as full achievement support, Toy Soldiers will be available on Wednesday morning for 1200 Microsoft points.
Will Signal Studio's wartime simulator end up shooting down Microsoft's hopes for a successful party or will it end up providing soldiers of good fortune?