Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party season announced
It’s time to party… at least that’s what Microsoft are telling us. We’re not meant to be partying in clubs, or pubs, or even at random rave events up and down the country. Nope, we’re meant to be partying in our bedrooms, living rooms, games room and wherever else your Xbox 360 might be hooked up. The Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party season has now been announced.
What this actually means is that on the Xboc Live Arcade, a number of big named developers will be releasing party style titles for people to download and enjoy in a group of people. Yet, this isn’t the classic Singstar, they are all new titles that are designed to capture the audience.
From the 15 February to 7 March 2012, every Wednesday a new title will be released. These games are:
WARP (Electronic Arts)
15 February | 800 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
Play as Zero, a lovable-yet-lethal orange alien with a big score to settle in this puzzle-based stealth action game! Captured by the villainous Commander and imprisoned in his underwater facility, Zero must plan his ultimate escape using his arsenal of alien abilities — warp, frag, echo, swap and launch.
ALAN WAKE’S AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (Microsoft Studios)
22 February | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
Can you survive until sunrise? In this brand-new stand-alone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch. A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations combined with a fun and challenging new game mode, make this a must for Alan Wake veterans and the perfect jumping-on point for new players.
29 February | 800 Microsoft Points | PEGI 16
For centuries, the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but, because of their seething disgust of each other, still pit warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. These episodes of lethal combat are broadcast throughout the galaxy as entertainment – a spectacle known as The Nexuiz Competition – an arena-based first-person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and the laws of physics while dominating opponents in ever-changing hostile environments.
I AM ALIVE (Ubisoft)
7 March | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
One year after a worldwide cataclysmic event wiped out most of human civilisation, a man struggles for survival. Faced with an insecure, decaying and hazardous world, he scours a desolated city, searching for his long-lost wife and daughter. Survive the suffocating, murky streets covered in dust. Climb the teetering remains of last-standing skyscrapers to reach breathable air and find untouched resources. Explore the crumbling ruins of a once-thriving metropolis. Discover a changed human condition, punctuated by distrustful survivors, dangerous armed gangs and victims in need.