November was a busy month for Microsoft, as the company introduced the Xbox 360 to Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm while bolstering its slate of downloadable offerings with nine new Live Arcade titles and five more Games on Demand. December is starting off significantly slower, with a single addition each to the Xbox 360's Live Arcade and Games on Demand lineups.
Microsoft today added Crackdown to the Games on Demand catalog of titles, with an asking price of $19.99. Released in February of 2007 and developed by Realtime Worlds, Crackdown put players in the shoes of a superpowered police officer bringing order to a crime-ridden metropolis by any means necessary. The open-world action game won points with critics for the way a player's powers progress over time and drew plenty of attention commercially for a promotion that granted Crackdown owners access to Halo 3's multiplayer beta-testing program.
As for Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade release, that will be Activision's Call of Duty Classic. Originally announced as a pack-in bonus for the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Classic is a port of Infinity Ward's original PC first-person shooter. The game will support all the online multiplayer options of the original and is also set for release on the PlayStation 3 and PC. When it launches, Call of Duty Classic will carry a price of 1,200 Microsoft points ($15).