See, it's launching ... because it's a rocket. Get it? Anywho, IGN reports that THQ's Rocket Riot will hit Xbox Live Arcade sometime this fall. Developed by CodeGlue, Rocket Riot is a retro side-scrolling shooter with a very unique aesthetic. Oh, and it has rockets, and lots of other things that explode, all of which will aid you in destroying the fully destructible environments. To top that all of, up to 8 people can play over Xbox Live and up to 4 can play on a single system. So, basically, it's got everything we want in an XBLA game. Let's just hope the actual gameplay is as good as it sounds.

[Via Joystiq]

Gallery: Rocket Riot

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