A Collection of Micro Games Based on Popular Cartoon Series "Rocky and Bullwinkle" Comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade Along With Atari's

LONDON - 14th April, 2008 - There’s a new addition to the family of party games available on Xbox 360™!“Rocky and Bullwinkle” is available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, along with an enhanced version of the tank vs. tank action classic“Battlezone” this Wednesday, 16th April, at 09.00.

Based on the popular US cartoon series of the 1960s,“Rocky and Bullwinkle” on Xbox LIVE Arcade is a fast and fun party experience packed with more than 100 micro games. Eight playable characters from Frostbite Falls are back in the living room, including Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris, Natasha, Dudley Do-Right and many more.“Rocky and Bullwinkle” features five difficulty settings, as well as support for up to 12 players in local hot-seat mode.

The game takes visual inspiration from the 1960s with a decidedly retro art style, but the fun is as modern as it gets. In fact, those who want to get up and move will enjoy 25 micro games that work with the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera. By moving around and expressing gestures– like rowing a boat or throwing darts– players can control the action in the game!

“Battlezone” on Xbox LIVE Arcade adds exciting new multiplayer modes for up to two players both locally and over Xbox LIVE, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. Plus, players can use the Xbox LIVE Vision Cam to challenge opponents on the battle field. Combine these features with new special effects for weapon firing, impacts and explosions and this revamped version of“Battlezone” is a must-have classic that fans and newcomers will enjoy.

To score points in“Battlezone,” players must shoot and destroy the enemy’s brigade including a standard enemy tank, supertank and a flying saucer.

Where can I get these games from?

Developed by Zen Studios,“Rocky and Bullwinkle” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points.

For more details on“Rocky and Bullwinkle” please visit:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/r/randbxboxlivearcade

www.rockyandbullwinklegame.com

Created by Atari, an enhanced version and the original version of“Battlezone” will be available worldwide (with the exception of Korea and Japan) for 400 Microsoft Points.

For more details on“Battlezone” please visit:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/battlezonexboxlivearcade

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For press information, please contact:

Kate Szlendak / 0118 909 5334 / i-kaszle@microsoft.com

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