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Boom! Ms. Splosion Man coming to Xbox Live on Windows Phone

Last year, this writer paid a visit to Twisted Pixel Studios in Austin, TX to discuss their Kinect title The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel is best known for their creative and irreverent Xbox Live Arcade titles, including The Maw, Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms. Splosion Man. Shortly after the visit, Microsoft acquired Twisted Pixel. I dared to hope that the move to first-party status would bring Twisted Pixel titles to Windows Phone, and what do you know…

Ms. Splosion Man, the larger-than-life sequel to Splosion Man, has now been announced for Windows Phone! In MSM (as I’ll now shorten it), players control the titular antihero. Like her male predecessor, she’s the result of scientific experimentation gone awry. MSM is a platformer, but unlike other games, the lead character doesn’t just jump, she ‘splodes to reach new heights. She’ll also ‘splode the hapless scientists and any other contraptions they’ve built that get in her way. It’s bright, cheerful, and extremely silly fun.  The XBLA game also provides quite a challenge, but I’m sure Windows Phone gamers are up to it.

Ms Splosion Man

Ms. Splosion Man gets around, as she’ll also be appearing on Windows Phone in her own themed table in the upcoming Windows Phone port of Pinball FX 2. The same table is already available in the XBLA original.

Twisted Pixel’s support of Windows Phone is terrific news, though not without a few caveats. They’re still calling the platform Windows Phone 7 in the trailer, which will look a bit dated as soon as Windows Phone 8 rolls around. More to the point, Ms. Splosion Man is also coming to PC, iPhone, and iPad. We’ve seen this happen with Kinectimals, Halo Waypoint, and several other Microsoft apps. Microsoft publishing titles for competing platforms sends mixed signals to consumers and nullifies a potential advantage of the Windows Phone platform. Exclusives help drive sales, after all. Why not just bring Halo 4 to Playstation 3 while they're at it? Oh well - we won’t spoil a new Windows Phone title reveal with further complaining.

Thanks to Dark Synopsis for the tip!

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I love it... notice which platform has been left out? Tables are starting to turn, mwa ha haaa

theefman says:

I agree, should be WP exclusive, especially since its now a Microsoft company. With companies turning their noses up at WP MS should be doing more to make the WP app situation attractive. Indeed, maybe we will see Halo 4 on PS3.....

Ordeith says:

What I think they should do if they are going to publish for ios is give both versions to the user for the price of one. That way if an ios user becomes a WP user they will at least be able to take their Microsoft apps with them.

Simon Sage says:

I talked to the devs at PAX East, and they said that they were already mostly finished porting to iOS when Microsoft bought them. It's safe to assume everything else they make from here on in will by Windows Phone exlcusive. 

AriesDog says:

Wasn't just recently that Microsoft launched an initiative to bring more exclusives to the phone? Microsoft itself is porting this to iOS. Ridiculous.

Residing says:

Porting to iOS...Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money :)
 
Lol!  Probably won't see this on Android though, since it's been reported that they pay for apps far less than users of other platforms.

NaterBater says:

Probably because it's so easy to steal games aka apks on android. All you have to do is go to google.com type in the name of the game plus apk download it and make sure you allow third party apps and it works like a charm.

theman60099 says:

Who gives a fuck if its on other platforms? They won't be getting our XBL achievements

bono5112 says:

Has to be the most annoying promo video of all time

Paul Acevedo says:

Aww, your sense of humor is broken.

CAVX says:

Poor Debbie.

PolishHitta says:

OMG! I absolutely can't wait to play this game on my phone. And please make this a WP7 exclusive.