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Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party 2011 Games Dated & Priced

Microsoft today unveil pricing and release dates information for their lineup of games that will make up this year's Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party promotion. Beginning next week on February 16th and ending on March 16th, you'll be able to download one of the below listed premium arcade game that is being offered via Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace.

February 16th Hard Corps: Uprising, 1200 Microsoft Points:

"Thrilling, retro, run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in “Hard Corps: Uprising," a new 2-D side scroller, developed by ARC System Works Company Ltd., that pays homage to the classic Konami action series. Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend in this spiritual prequel to “Contra: Hard Corps.” Battle in the grueling trenches of Arcade mode or the all-new RISING mode, where a life bar and point system allow you to purchase items and upgrades to build your soldier up and achieve ultimate victory. Need help? Partner with a friend in online co-op mode* to lay down some serious carnage."

February 23 Bejeweled Blitz, 800 Microsoft Points:

"Take on friends in the brilliant gem-matching action of “Bejeweled® Blitz Live.” You’ve got just 60 seconds to strategize, match and detonate as many gems as you can. Choose your favorite playing style — Classic or Twist — and rocket up the leaderboards. Battle your way to the top in the all-new 16-player Party mode over Xbox LIVE. Conquer the boards as you compete for score, style and speed. Create cascades of fun with Flame gems, Lightning gems and Hypercubes. You can even combine scores with friends for the highest weekly and all-time Friendscores. The challenge is irresistible.

March 2 Beyond Good & Evil HD, 800 Microsoft Points:

"Now you can experience the thrill of the fan favorite “Beyond Good & Evil” on Xbox LIVE in full HD. Enter the futuristic world of the year 2435, a world full of deception, where nothing is as it seems, and exposing the truth is the only hope of restoring freedom. Play as action-reporter Jade and capture the truth using stealth, force and wits against a government that deceived you in this action-adventure with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth-based games. Battle against the forces of conspiracy, and master amazing tag-team fighting combos with allied resistance fighters"

March 9 Torchlight, 1200 Microsoft Points:

"A highly regarded PC game with more than 800,000 units sold to date, “Torchlight” is now coming to Xbox LIVE. Combat is more exciting with revamped controls and mechanics, new armor and quests. There’s even an exclusive new pet for your character. Send a select goodie or two to your friends on Xbox LIVE* to share the fun for the first time."

March 16 Full House Poker, 800 Microsoft Points (on Windows Phone 7 as well):

"Bet your way to fame by playing “Texas Hold ’Em” anytime, anywhere. Compete against your friends and thousands of players around the world. Play a quick two-player game for some lightning action; join a big 30-player tournament*; or play a round of Texas Heat,** a live poker game show that gives you 30 minutes to bluff, bet and raise your way to the final table. Show off your personality and keep your opponents guessing with unique tells, flashy avatar costumes, entertaining unlockables and awesome chip tricks. Build your bankroll and your poker skills while on the go with Windows Phone 7 and share your stats across platforms as you make your mark as a “Full House Poker” pro."