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Has Capcom found a workaround to Microsoft's stingy achievement rules? To date, all retail games are awarded 1,000 achievement points, and all Arcade games, no matter their size, only 200. Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD and Resident Evil 4 games will both offer 1,000 achievement points, despite being download only. The reason for the higher points is that both games fall under Xbox Live's Games on Demand, not Arcade.
These games will have a retail presence in Japan, but stateside gamers will have to download them. This is a strange precedent for Microsoft. The only other similar case we know of is Death Smiles 2X, a shoot-em-up that was not localized for North America but was released via Games on Demand nonetheless.
So if you're a developer of an Xbox Live Arcade game, and want your title to have 1,000 achievement points, release at least one retail copy on Xbox 360 in a region somewhere in the world, and then tell Microsoft it should be listed under Games on Demand.
Here are the achievements for Code Veronica via Xbox360Achievements.org:
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Are these coming to PC as well? Not that we don't already have an HD RE4 through mods, but still.
Definitely getting RE4. And the full 1000 is just icing on the cake.
This actually disheartens me.
As a former USer with a US Xbox/Live Account now living in Canada, none of the Games on Demand work for my Xbox, since it calls me out on being set up in Canada. Arcade works, most demos work, but Games on Demand do not. And I really wanted RE4.
lol. you get 300 achievement points for finding 2 guns
That's cool that MS is allowing more games thru via Games on Demand. The XBL Marketplace is without a doubt far more interesting than the Xbox 360's shooter-ridden retail landscape.
Those hardly count as acheivements though, its just "You beat a level! Have points!"
Stick it to 'em, Capcom! Show Microsoft who's boss! (Until they figure out they've been bested and then force you to change it for exorbitant amounts of money.)
These achievements are so easy :)
I'm quite excited for this. Speaking of Deathsmiles, what an incredibly under-rated franchise!
I want this. Those are the 2 best RE titles ever made, imo.
Too bad they are just shooting out 12 achievements for 5x the score, looks like they were surprised this worked or did not care too much. Could have been some fun ones but hey at least I will definitely "100%" these.
I can't wait for these games to come out so excited!!!!!!