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Xbox LIVE® Arcade celebrates “The Arcade Winter”

Xbox LIVE® Arcade celebrates “The Arcade Winter” with a superb line-up of blockbuster games

Cold winds and freezing rain are keeping everyone indoors so why not keep warm with five fantastic arcade games launched over the next five weeks

Winter is in full swing, and Xbox LIVE Arcade is celebrating with the coolest line-up of games ever, starting on Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00 p.m. (NZT) with the highly-anticipated retro shooter “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2.”

The full “The Arcade Winter” line-up is:

• July 30: “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2” – The latest version of the wildly popular retro shooter offers screen-melting intensity and insane new features, including six action-packed gameplay modes, new enemies, scoring strategies and a diverse list of exciting Achievements. “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2” is rated ‘PG’ by the Office of Film and Literature Classification Board and will be available at 800 Microsoft Points.

• August 6: “Braid” – From acclaimed developer Jonathan Blow, “Braid” is a mind-bending and artistic puzzle-platformer where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. “Braid” is rated ‘PG’ by the Office of Film and Literature Classification Board.

• August 13: “Bionic Commando: Rearmed” – The classic 8-bit side-scroller reports back for duty in a stunning remake, complete with all-new HD graphics and features that put 2D gaming back on the map! “Bionic Commando: Rearmed” is rated ‘M’ for Mature by the Office of Film and Literature Classification Board.

• August 20: “Galaga Legions” – The legend lives on with “Galaga Legions,” a reimagining of the classic arcade shooter. Featuring table-turning game dynamics and updated graphics, the game was created by the team behind the bestselling “PAC-MAN Championship Edition” from Namco Bandai Games. “Galaga Legions” is rated ‘PG’ by the Office of Film and Literature Classification Board.

• August 27: “Castle Crashers” – Award-winning studio The Behemoth brings red hot arcade adventure to Xbox LIVE Arcade with “Castle Crashers,” featuring hand-drawn characters and an array of weapons to choose from as you defend your kingdom and save the princess. “Castle Crashers” is rated ‘PG’ by the Office of Film and Literature Classification Board.


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