Everyone likes super secret access to new games don't they? Especially ones that looks as tempting as ilomilo. Apparently not due for general release on XBLA and Windows Phone 7 until January, it gives developer Southend Interactive the kind of headline-grabbing pre-awareness that a lot of downloadable titles could do with.
If this idea proves to be as popular as it looks certain to be, you can bet that a lot of similar promotions will start to pop up as developers look for innovative ways to get players interested in games that they might usually ignore.
One brilliant idea that Capcom came up with for the release of Dead Rising was to essentially bookend its retail game with a pair of downloadable releases exclusive to XBLA. The question remains whether the Case West epilogue will be as popular as the 600,000-selling Case Zero prologue.
Vogster wants PSP brawler Unbound Saga to recapture the glory of Streets of Rage when it's released on PlayStation Network next month.
A new arcade-style brawler titled Unbound Saga is in development for PSP.
It's based around the forthcoming Dark Horse comic of the same name, and both star a hero called Rick Ajax. Trapped in a comic book world, he has to battle a chap called the Maker, who keeps drawing new dangers for him to face.
Expect old school fighting fun and a sense of humour. Plus the game will feature art by the excellently named Cliff Richards, who previously worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman and The New Thunderbolts.