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'Project Sylpheed' and 'Vampire Rain' (X360) Get Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT

Microsoft announced that new downloadable content for Project Sylpheed and Vampire Rain will be available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace at no cost, providing new challenges for existing gamers and an opportunity for new fans to join the fight against evil.

Appealing to those with dreams of becoming an ace pilot, six new “Project Sylpheed” missions will offer a fresh set of challenges for gamers. The downloadable content will also include six new super-weapons to add to existing arsenals, plus Xbox LIVE Leaderboard support allowing players to track their rank and compete against their friends. The “Project Sylpheed” demo is also available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for eager intergalactic aerial pilots who want to hone their skills.

The “Vampire Rain” downloadable content will feature two new levels, which will test player’s sneak attack skills. Gamers can play as Claire Kelly in the first bonus level to eliminate Nightwalkers using only the UV knife for sneak attacks, or play as Duane Hanson in the second bonus level in a series of timed missions requiring them to collect all required equipment for the pending quest. Additionally, gamers can go to to download all new in-game music for an extra boost of adrenaline.

Published by Microsoft and Square Enix exclusively for the Xbox 360, “Project Sylpheed” is rated “T” for Teen and is available at retailers in North America at the estimated retail price of $39.99. Developed by Game Arts, developers of the original “Silpheed,” and SETA Corporation, “Project Sylpheed” revitalizes the franchise from a side-scrolling arcade classic into a next-generation, intergalactic 3-D dogfight.

“Vampire Rain,” the frighteningly entertaining Xbox 360 title developed by Artoon, is rated “M” for Mature and is available on store shelves for an estimated retail price of $59.99. Published by Microsoft and AQ Interactive, “Vampire Rain” combines stealth, survival horror and shooter aspects of popular games, where gamers lead a black ops unit to secretly eliminate one of the deadliest supernatural enemies encountered in a video game. Known as Nightwalkers, this highly evolved new breed of Vampire is intensely fast with super agility and they are converting humans to their kind at an alarming rate.

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