Double D Dodgeball

Double D Dodgeball

Double D Dodgeball

Do you smell that fitness? I do.

Microsoft Points: 800 (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60)

My first thought was that this must be the latest offering from Tomonobu Itagaki - another of his tit-fixated sports games to sit alongside Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. Downloading the game, ready for some enormo-breasted dodgeball action, I was left limp with disappointment at the discovery that the "Double D" part of the name refers not to hypnotic lady-orbs but, er, well it doesn't appear to refer to anything, actually.

Instead it's a self-consciously retro-styled arcade recreation of America's favourite form of institutionalised bullying. Two teams face off, and must pelt each other with balls as hard as they can. Get hit and you're out, and the last team standing is the winner. You can earn bonus points for ganging up on the fat kid, or the quiet one who no one sits next to in assembly.

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Double D Dodgeball gets release date

Double D Dodgeball gets release date

It's coming to XBLA next month.

A new trailer for Double D Dodgeball has revealed the game will be released on Xbox Live Arcade on July 30th.

DDD is based around the classic American sport of hitting people. It will feature a multiplayer mode for up to eight "ballers", four ball types and multiple playing surfaces, plus exhibition, player match, ranked match and tournament modes.

"With Double D Dodgeball, we've been able to capture the spirit of classic playground dodgeball that we all grew up with," said product manager Ken Koyama, who clearly didn't grow up in a country where playground time is spent either on football or hide-and-seek variation I Just Saw a Chelsea Smiler in the Toilets.

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