Given that it's April 1st, many game companies are playing April Fools' pranks by posting fictional items. Not Microsoft. Today, director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced that Microsoft is lopping half the price off nine Xbox Live Arcade titles through April 7. A 10th will be discounted by 40 percent.
The titles on sale range the gamut from Capcom's retro-redux Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, now 560 Microsoft Points ($7), to DoubleSix's South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play, now 400 Microsoft Points ($5). Other titles cheapened by 50 percent include Hidden Path's Defense Grid, LOAD Inc.'s Mad Tracks, Certain Affinity's Age of Booty, and Codeglue's Rocket Riot. Q Entertainment's Lumines Live, which was criticized for being overpriced when released, also got a half-off haircut and now costs just MSP400 ($5). A full list of discounted games with links to Xbox Live Marketplace is below.
|Super Street Fighter II HD Remix||560||53%|
|Track & Field||240||40%|
|Age of Booty||400||50%|
|Wallace & Gromit episode 1||400||50%|