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Xbox Live Arcade House Party Launches Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2011 @ 12:41 a.m. PST

The second annual Xbox Live Arcade House Party kicks off next week (Feb. 16, 2011) when a new hit downloadable game will launch on Xbox Live Arcade every Wednesday.

Xbox Live Arcade is home to some of the most innovative and fun downloadable games at a great value on Xbox 360. Whether you’re sitting on the same couch, or on the other side of the globe… invite your friends because this is a party you don’t want to miss!

“Hard Corps: Uprising” (KONAMI/February 16 | 1200 Microsoft Points)

Thrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in “Hard Corps: Uprising" on Xbox LIVE, a new 2D side scroller developed by ARC System Works that pays homage to the classic Konami action series. Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend in this prequel to “Contra: Hard Corps.”

“Bejeweled Blitz Live” (PopCap Games/February 23 | 800 Microsoft Points)

Take on friends in the brilliant gem-matching action of Bejeweled® Blitz Live! Choose your favorite playing style – Classic or Twist – and rocket up the leaderboards! Battle your way to the top in the all-new 16-player Party mode over Xbox LIVE.

“Beyond Good & Evil” (Ubisoft/March 2 | 800 Microsoft Points)

Now you can experience the thrill of the fan-favorite “Beyond Good & Evil HD®” on Xbox LIVE in full HD. Enter the futuristic world of year 2435, a world full of deception, where nothing is as it seems and exposing the truth is the only hope of restoring freedom. Play as action-reporter Jade and capture the truth using stealth, force, and wits against a government that deceived you in this action-adventure game with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth-based games.

“Torchlight” (Runic/Microsoft Game Studios/March 9 | 1200 Microsoft Points)

A highly-regarded PC game with over 800,000 units sold to date, “Torchlight” is now coming to Xbox LIVE! Combat is more exciting with revamped controls and mechanics, new armor and quests! There's even an exclusive new pet for your character. Send a select goodie or two to your friends on Xbox LIVE to share the fun for the first time.

“Full House Poker” (Microsoft Game Studios/Krome Studios/March 16 | 800 Microsoft Points)

Bet your way to fame by playing “Texas Hold ’Em” anytime, anywhere in “Full House Poker.” Compete against your Xbox LIVE friends on Xbox 360 and build your bank roll on the go with a companion game on Windows Phone 7. Play a quick two-player game for some lightning action, join a big 30-player tournament, or play a round of Texas Heat, our live poker game show where you play with thousands of players worldwide and have 30 minutes to bluff, bet, and raise your way to the final table!

This is the current release schedule for House Party titles. As with everything game release related, dates and prices are subject to change.

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