The Dishwasher coming to XBLA this week

Written by Joe Martin

March 31, 2009 // 12:50 p.m.

Tags: #dishwasher #dream-build-play #indie #james-silva #xblad

James Silva's The Dishwasher is finally set to go on sale this Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 MS Points, or around £7.00 GBP.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is the gory 2D platformer that first won James the Dream Build Play content back in 2007, netting him the chance to have the game published on XBLA as a prize.

The game itself casts players as an undead samurai dishwasher who has to wade into battle against an army of cyborgs and zombies and stuff. Despite the fantastical plot and stylised presentation though, Dishwasher is based on daydreams that James had when he worked as a real-life dishwasher - but you can read more about that in the two part column James wrote for us last year, titled How I Became A Games Designer.

Harking back to the old-school type of 2D beat-em-up games, Dishwasher features a rich combo system, lots of special moves and a huge selection of enemies to use them against.

On top of that The Dishwasher will have a co-op campaign and a load of minigames and special levels, some of which can even use a Guitar Hero or Rock Band guitar controller.

If you don't have an Xbox 360 though then don't worry - James has got plenty of other equally violent games available as freeware for the PC. Check them out at the Ska Studios website.

Will you be picking up James Silva's The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai? Let us know in the forums.

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