M'soft details XBLA releases

Band of Bugs, Eets: Chowdown, Luxor 2 announced along with seven others as coming to Xbox Live Arcade beginning February.

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Though usually content to just give gamers a few days notice, Microsoft threw gamers a curveball and today announced a new wave of games scheduled to hit Xbox Live Arcade beginning in February.

NinjaBee's Band of Bugs.
NinjaBee's Band of Bugs.

Included in the list are the previously announced Alien Hominid HD, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Paperboy, Root Beer Tapper, Worms, 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, and Catan (previously known as Settlers of Catan). However, three new games were also detailed.

NinjaBee, the developers of Cloning Clyde, are working on the fast-paced strategy game Band of Bugs. Gamers will be able to create their own levels with an included level editor and take their creations online to play with over Xbox Live.

Vancouver-based Klei Entertainment is offering up Eets: Chowdown, a 360 version of its popular PC game. The XBLA version will feature the familiar Lemmings-style play, new items, 120 new levels, and a new game-within-the-game, Marsho Madness.

Klei's Eets: Chowdown.
Klei's Eets: Chowdown.

Also headed to Xbox Live is the popular PC puzzler Luxor 2, from developer MumboJumbo.

Microsoft has not issued any release dates or prices for the games, saying only that the 10 games will begin to roll out beginning with "the first release in February" and that "a game may not be launched every week."

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