Just in the nick of time, Microsoft has announced dates and prices for its month-long Xbox Live Arcade House Party
promotion. Things kick off on February 16 with Arc System Works' not-Contra
side-scroller, Hard Corps: Uprising
, priced at 1200 points ($15), followed by PopCap's Bejeweled Blitz
on February 23, for 800 points ($10).
Things really get moving on March 2, when Beyond Good & Evil HD
is released for the eminently reasonable price of 800 points. The last two releases will undoubtedly gather the most attention: the excellent, heretofore computer-bound, dungeon crawler Torchlight
will be released on March 9 for 1200 points, while Microsoft's Live-enabled Full House Poker
makes its debut on March 16 for a surprisingly low 800 points.