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Indie Platformer Spelunky Dated for July 4th

by Ron Duwell | June 26, 2012June 26, 2012 10:00 pm EST

Microsoft wants to wish its audience a Happy Independence Day with a good old fashioned grass roots indie game. The highly anticipated remastered edition of Spelunky finally has a confirmed release date of July 4th on Xbox Live.

Spelunky began stealing gamers’ hearts back when released in 2008 as a freeware game. The platforming gem provides a never ending array of fun opportunities generating randomly created levels and objectives each time the player starts a new game. Collecting treasures, escaping giant boulders, battling ghosts and snakes; more adventure is packed in this game than a typical outing with Indiana Jones.

The upcoming Xbox Live edition replaces the pixelated graphics from the original with an HD make-over as well as adds four player multiplayer, additional playing modes, and a new soundtrack.

The original game can be downloaded at the game’s main website for free, but the HD Edition will run gamers 1200 points on Xbox Live.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...