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Part mech combat, part tower defense, Trenched is the latest downloadable XBLA title from Double Fine. It takes place in an alternate history shortly after WWI where two radio operators survied the “Broadcast”, a mysterious signal that killed a large segment of the population. As an unexpected consequence both gain incredible intelligence and knowledge of advanced technology. One of the operators, Frank Woodruff, invents mechanized legs while the other, Vladamir Farnsworth, essentially creates television in the form of ‘Monovision’. This somehow drives the later mad, so he creates Monovision robots nicknamed ‘tubes’, and uses them to begin his conquest of the world. In response, Frank’s knowledge goes towards the invention of the ‘Mobile Trench Brigade’, a fighting force comprised of giant, mechanized fighting machines that can also set up stationary defenses.

Sounds cool, right? Well, if you have an Xbox, you’re in luck, because it’s available now.

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