Toy Soldiers: Cold War revealed, coming to PAX East [update: now with video!]

Remember that XBLA game Toy Soldiers? With the ... umm ... toy soldiers? Well, apparently it's getting a sequel set in the 1980s. As revealed in an email missive from Microsoft regarding the publisher's PAX East showing, "Toy Soldiers: Cold War" features the same blend of first-person action and strategy of the first game, albeit with a new '80s angle. A press release that we received this afternoon further detailed the upcoming sequel, specifically noting that it'll feature co-op and new minigun-based mingames.

The publisher also revealed that Toy Soldiers: Cold War will be included among other playable titles at PAX East this coming weekend. Which is when PAX East goes down, in case you didn't know.

To date, the original Toy Soldiers has moved over 500K units, meaning that it'll make the jump to PC at some point in "late spring/early summer."

Update: We've added the game's trailer after the break and some more info to the post above.%Gallery-118731%
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Chainsaws, Cotton Candy and So Much More! Xbox Brings Something for Everyone to PAX East 2011
Microsoft booth to showcase six new upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade titles - playable for the first time to attendees

Xbox will be offering an extensive collection of experiences to fans attending this year's gaming festival at PAX East, March 11 – 13, 2011. Whether it's hands-on experiences with this year's most anticipated game "Gears of War 3" and meeting design director Cliff Bleszinski; checking out the hottest new games on Xbox LIVE Arcade; seeing "Fable III" in a new third dimension on PC; putting the controller down for a variety of Kinect games; enlisting for the "Halo: Reach" multiplayer tournament; sitting in on Xbox LIVE panels with community leaders; or snapping a photo with Barker from "Carnival Games," Xbox 360 is sure to wow the crowds at PAX East.

Xbox 360 PAX East activities include:

Xbox Booth experiences:
Boston Convention Center, Hall A

Exhibit hall hours:
Friday, March 11: 10 AM – 7 PM ET
Saturday, March 12: 9 AM – 6 PM ET (media only 9-10 AM ET)
Sunday, March 13: 10 AM – 6 PM ET

Xbox core booth #836
"Gears of War 3" – First public hands-on with content from the upcoming multiplayer beta, featuring 20 stations of Versus Multiplayer
"Fable III" – PC version highlighting newly announced features like Hardcore mode and 3-D functionality

Xbox Kinect booth #736
"Kinect Sports" – You are the athlete in the #1 best-selling Kinect game! Six sports to jump in and play: Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Table Tennis, Track & Field and Boxing
"Dance Central" – Connect with the music you love and get a sneak preview of the four new upcoming downloadable dance routines
"Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do" – First public hands-on with 20 new family-friendly, full-body games, only on Kinect for Xbox 360
"Michael Jackson: The Experience" – First public hands-on experience on Kinect for Xbox 360

Xbox LIVE Arcade and "Homefront" booth #850
"Homefront" – Get an early hands-on with the gripping action before it hits stores on March 15
"Fire Pro Wrestling" – Bring your Avatar into the ring like a real wrestler! Perform special moves and team up with your friends
"Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" – Blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous visuals, rich storytelling and Hollywood quality presentation, "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder
"Section 8: Prejudice" – A sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat, where every decision drastically impacts the battlefield
"The Gunstringer" –Take control of an undead marionette in an epic Wild West stage production that requires your puppeteering and quick draw shooting skills to exact revenge on the Gunstringer's enemies – all controller-free on Kinect
"Toy Soldiers: Cold War" – The Cold War is decided when '80s era action toys come alive and wage war! "Toy Soldiers: Cold War" blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you're scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends
"Trenched" – Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions

Booth events:

Cliff Bleszinski signing
Saturday, March 12, 2 – 3 PM ET, Xbox core booth #836
Meet the "Gears of War" design director during this exclusive signing appearance

"Carnival Games" cotton candy giveaway and Barker photo opportunities
Friday, March 11, 1 – 3 PM ET, Xbox Kinect booth #736
Saturday, March 12, 1 – 3 PM ET, Xbox Kinect booth #736

Panels:

Xbox LIVE Community Panel: Some Assembly Required and Batteries Definitely Not Included hosted by Eric "DMZilla" Doty
Saturday, March 12, 2 – 3 PM ET
Naga Theatre

Major Nelson Live Podcast with guest Cliff Bleszinski
Saturday, March 12, 5 – 6 PM ET
Manticore Theatre

Xbox LIVE Enforcement hosted by Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse
Friday, March 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
Manticore Theatre

Ancillary Events:

"Halo: Reach" Tournament featuring the Defiant Map Pack
Sunday, March 13, 1 – 5 PM ET
Boston Convention Center – Console Tourney, Level 1, Room 102
Sign up at the tournament desk (same location) starting Friday, March 11 at 10 AM ET

Community Activities:

Xbox Tweet-up with Major Nelson, DMZilla, Stepto, Eric Neustadter and Laura Massey
We've got food and beverages and some prizes to give away, so come meet some fellow Xbox LIVE members and the team right before PAX East kicks off
Friday, March 11, 9 – 10:30 AM ET
Lucky's Lounge: 355 Congress Street

This article was originally published on Joystiq.