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Friday, May 6, 2011

Moon Diver touches down on Xbox Live

Square Enix brings the oddball, old school, side-scrolling, charm with Moon Diver. And by oddball, I mean oddball - this game features ninjas fighting bridges, cars, and houses... in the future.

At the dawn of the 22nd century, an evil power brought inanimate objects to life, and they turned on humanity. Bridges, automobiles, cities – the whole of humanity’s creations were all compelled to turn on their makers. Mankind’s fears of apocalypse became reality!

Now you have to admit, even if you're a fan of quirky anime, that that's a bizarre premise for a... well for anything actually. But that is indeed the story behind Square's newest Xbox LIVE offering (it'll appear on PSN too - whenever that may come back online) But don't be too hasty, because behind the nonsensical plot lies a pretty nice looking action romp.

Moon Diver promises a total of 12 stages of hot man-on-sofa combat and four player online (and local) co-op play. There's also some very different play elements for a title like this tossed in for good measure. You can build up experience for your characters to increase their effectiveness and even combine combos to create super devastating attacks called 'MoonSault Combinations', depending on how many players there are at any given time- you can have a total of four.

Moon Diver also features a number of unique, selectable, upgradeable and cooperatively combinable character special abilities called “MoonSault Combinations”, which can dramatically alter the field of play at any moment – from powerful area-of-effect attacks to critical passive power boosts to simple, yet effective, invisibility.

Ready to smack a toll booth into next week? Moon Diver is available now on Xbox LIVE for 1200mspts.

- Jason Micciche

Moon Diver touches down on Xbox Live
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