IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Get ready for five weeks of this season’s best downloadable hits
House Party is almost here! Starting February 16, we’ll be releasing a hot, new Xbox LIVE Arcade game every week for five weeks straight that will keep the party going all season long. Get the party started with thrilling retro run-and-gun action in “Hard Corps: Uprising" (KONAMI). Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend in this spiritual prequel to “Contra: Hard Corps.” There is plenty more to come with “Full House Poker” (Microsoft Game Studios), “Beyond Good & Evil® HD” (Ubisoft Entertainment), “Bejeweled® Blitz LIVE” (PopCap Games), and “Torchlight” (Runic Games Inc. /Microsoft Corp.) which will keep the party going.


Dress to impress for this season’s House Party with apparel and props from the House Party title themed Avatar Marketplace collections. Outfit your Avatar in attire appropriate for a high-stakes poker match like a “Full House Poker” baseball cap and chip tricks. Get ready for “Hard Corps: Uprising” with a “Hard Corps: Uprising” helicopter or Bahamut outfit; try on “Torchlight” Alchemist outfit or “Beyond Good & Evil” Jade’s versatile outfit, ideal to fight aliens and infiltrate evil governments. For more bling, dress your Avatar up in a ruby dress or tux, gem necklace and a blue diamond ring that will make anyone playing “Bejeweled® Blitz LIVE” sparkle!

 

AVATAR MARKETPLACE
February 16: “Hard Corps: Uprising” (KONAMI) collection – Available worldwide
February 16: “Beyond Good & Evil® HD” (Ubisoft Entertainment) collection – Available worldwide
February 16: “Full House Poker” (Microsoft Game Studios) collection – Available worldwide
February 16: “Bejeweled® Blitz LIVE” (PopCap Games) collection – Available worldwide
February 16: “Torchlight” (Runic Games Inc. /Microsoft Corp.) collection – Available worldwide

 

XBOX LIVE ARCADE
February 9: “TNT Racers” (dtp) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
February 9: “Stacking” (THQ) – 1200 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan)

 

DEAL OF THE WEEK
Week of February 7 – Retro Shooter:
“Duke Nukem Manhattan Project™”
(Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa)
“Space Invaders Infinity Gene” (Square Enix, Inc.) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Korea, and South Africa)
“Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved™ 2” (Activision) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, and South Africa)
“Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter” (Majesco) – 400 Microsoft Points (67 percent off) and available worldwide (except Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, and South Africa)“Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter” (Majesco) – 400 Microsoft Points (67 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Japan, Korea, and South Africa)
“Galaga Legions” (NAMCO BANDAI Games) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and South Africa)

 

Week of February 14:
“Blacklight: Tango Down”
(Ignition) – 600 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and South Africa)
“Risk Factions” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available in Japan, India, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan

 

GAME ADD-ONS
February 8: “Mass Effect 2” Alternate Appearance Pack 2 (Electronic Arts) – 160 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland)
February 8: “The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout” Pilates (THQ) – 400 Microsoft Points and available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand
February 15: “Marvel Super Hero Squad” Thanos Throwdown (THQ) – 400 Microsoft Points and available in the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Australia

 

GAMES ON DEMAND
February 8: “Darksiders” (THQ) – Available worldwide (except Japan)
February 8: “Mini Ninjas®” (Square Enix, Inc.) – Available worldwide (except Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and South Africa)
February 15: “Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2” (Activision) – Available worldwide (except Japan)
February 15: “Rapala Tournament Fishing!” (Activision) – Available in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Germany
February 15: “Aliens vs. Predator™” (SEGA) – Available worldwide (except Brazil, Korea, Germany, South Africa, and Japan)

 

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