It’s that time of year again. The Xbox Live Arcade House Party is nearly upon us and promises five weeks of five excellent titles.
Running from 16th February to 16th March, the miserable grey weather need not be an issue when you have five great titles to keep you in front of the TV.
16th February | 1200 Microsoft Points
Thrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in â€œHard 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 â€œContra: Hard Corps.â€
23rd February | 800 Microsoft Points
Take on friends in the brilliant gem-matching action of Bejeweled Blitz Live! Choose your favourite playing style â€“ Classic or Twist â€“ and rocket up the leaderboards! Battle your way to the top in the all-new 16-player Party mode over Xbox LIVE.
2nd March | 800 Microsoft Points
Now you can experience the thrill of the fan-favourite â€œBeyond Good & Evil HDâ€ 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 wit against a government that deceived you in this action-adventure game with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth-based games.
9th March | 1200 Microsoft Points
A highly-regarded PC game with over 800,000 units sold to date, â€œTorchlightâ€ is now coming to Xbox LIVE! Combat is more exciting with revamped controls and mechanics, new armour 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.
16th March | 800 Microsoft Points
Bet your way to fame by playing â€œTexas Hold â€™Emâ€ anytime, anywhere in â€œFull House Poker.â€ 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!
Alongside all of this gaming goodness there will be the usual collection of Avatar clothing and props with which to celebrate.