Mortal Kombat And More Coming To XBLA

Midway Games seems to be having huge success on XBLA with the release of four games since the services conception (Joust, Gauntlet, Smash TV, and Robotron 2084.) Because of this huge success the company intends to bring another 5 games to Live Arcade before the end of the year thus bringing to companies total to nine.

The first of these games is Defender, the futuristic side-scrolling shooter and one of the most recognizable games from the arcades. Also out on a new route is the 1984 hit Paperboy, which places gamers in the seemingly mundane role of an everyday newspaper delivery boy (it is a hell of a lot more fun than that though).

Gamers will then be able to go from slinging papers to slinging drinks by downloading Root Beer Tapper where gamers are tasked with delivering sarsaparilla and other libations to needy, parched customers. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is also making its way to the console which should give gamers can nice head start until a fully fledged next-gen MK release. The last game on Midways long list is Cyberball, the futuristic football game featuring machines in lieu of humans.

We’ve been generally surprised by the response rate…the paid downloads are more than we expected,” Midway CEO David Zucker told gaming website GameSpot. “It’s not going to change our economic success overnight, but it’s a nice little business on the side, and we’re glad that people are happy with the product.” Midway’s chief executive also expressed interest in doing similar projects with the PlayStation 3 and Revolution, should they provide that functionality.

Source Gamespot