Beyond Good & Evil attending Microsoft's House Party
Ubisoft's action adventure HD remake joins Torchlight, Bejeweled Blitz Live on XBLA beginning in February; Fable III Coin Golf, Game Room, more calling Windows Phone 7.
As part of its keynote press conference at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft unveiled its latest lineup of downloadable titles for its Xbox 360 console, Windows Phone 7, and Windows PCs.
The publisher is leading with its second annual Xbox Live Arcade House Party on February 16 with Konami's 2D side-scrolling action title Hard Corps: Uprising.
Microsoft did not provide specific release windows for the remaining House Party titles, saying only that they would follow over a period of four weeks. These titles include Full House Poker, an interactive poker game that will see users compete over Xbox Live in two-player games and 30-player tournaments; Bejeweled Blitz Live, the PopCap Games gem-matching title with a new, 16-player party mode over Xbox Live; Ubisoft's full-HD remastered action adventure title Beyond Good & Evil HD; and the Runic Games-developed Torchlight, coming to Microsoft's console with revamped controls as well as new armour and quests.
Windows Phone 7 also factored in heavily to the publisher's CES presence, and Microsoft followed the show by announcing a slate of new titles for the platform. Fable III Coin Golf leads this list, and it is a puzzle title based on traditional British pub games that lets users earn gold and unlock new skills and abilities that transfer back to Fable III. Microsoft will also be bringing Xbox Live's Game Room to its mobile platform, which offers classic arcade titles such as Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe, Shao-Lin's Road, Time Pilot, Lunar Lander, and Pitfall.
Other Windows Phone 7 releases slated for the future include Full House Poker; Pac-Man, which will let users utilise the virtual analog "Pac-Pad" controls for the Windows phone; Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer; and Ngmoco's popular Pocket God, a game about moral choices on an island full of pygmies.
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