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Next Week We Face The Maw

Twisted Pixel's The Maw comes to Xbox Live Arcade next week.

Yeah, don't get caught between this guy and his appetite.
We're not quite used to seeing this much advance notice for Xbox Live Arcade releases. Heck, I'm not even 100 percent sure what's coming out on XBLA this week. But next week? We're covered. Twisted Pixel sent along news that its upcoming game, The Maw, will be next week's release on January 21. It will sell for 800 points, which in case you forgot, is ten bones here in the States.

In The Maw, you'll play as an alien named Frank who befriends a cute little critter (The Maw, silly) as you escape from alien bounty hunters. The Maw, as you might expect, can be quite the eater, and he'll absorb some of the powers and characteristics of the things he eats, making him sound a bit like a hungrier, more mischievous Kirby.

The Maw has already found quite a bit of acclaim over the course of its development, both as one of the games in Penny Arcade's PAX-10 independent games showcase and is up for a technical excellence award at this year's Independent Games Festival. And the game sounds nicely rewarding, as players will be able to unlock a premium Xbox 360 theme over the course of the game. With The Maw's nice-looking artwork and environments, that could be very cool.
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Posted by Jeff
Yeah, don't get caught between this guy and his appetite.
We're not quite used to seeing this much advance notice for Xbox Live Arcade releases. Heck, I'm not even 100 percent sure what's coming out on XBLA this week. But next week? We're covered. Twisted Pixel sent along news that its upcoming game, The Maw, will be next week's release on January 21. It will sell for 800 points, which in case you forgot, is ten bones here in the States.

In The Maw, you'll play as an alien named Frank who befriends a cute little critter (The Maw, silly) as you escape from alien bounty hunters. The Maw, as you might expect, can be quite the eater, and he'll absorb some of the powers and characteristics of the things he eats, making him sound a bit like a hungrier, more mischievous Kirby.

The Maw has already found quite a bit of acclaim over the course of its development, both as one of the games in Penny Arcade's PAX-10 independent games showcase and is up for a technical excellence award at this year's Independent Games Festival. And the game sounds nicely rewarding, as players will be able to unlock a premium Xbox 360 theme over the course of the game. With The Maw's nice-looking artwork and environments, that could be very cool.
Posted by MattyFTM

It looks pretty cool. I'll check out the demo at least.

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Posted by Civraz

ooh, this looks exciting

Posted by Snail

twisted Pixel, Pixel Junk.. WORLDS COLIDE!

Posted by Geno

Seems pretty cool, the indie development community is getting better and better at what they do.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Unless its the Maw of Chaos, i don't wanna know!

Posted by RHCPfan24

Hmmm...looks cool. And a free premium theme? Now I am interested. 

Posted by Octaslash
Posted by IncredibleBulk92

Argh! Who cares? Give me the dishwasher!

Posted by Rasgueado

The premium theme isn't free. It's just included in the cost of your game purchase.

Posted by Media_Master

And the drought of games begins...

Posted by Kazona

Heh that looks pretty neat. I'll definitely give the demo a swing.

Posted by darkjester74

Octa, thanks for the link.  The animation is gorgeous!  Looking forward to trying it out.

Posted by marcusfriendly

looks nice ... actually

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I really like this game, there is just something rewarding about watching the Maw grow bigger and more destructive with each succesive level.

Not to mention that it has a pretty good sense of humor too.

Posted by pause422

Looks kinda neat, I'll check it out.