Get Your Freak On With Xbox LIVE Arcade This Week

LONDON 29th October, 2007 - You may be too old to go trick-or-treating, but you’re never too old to game. October has been a month of fun treats on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360™, and there’s plenty to get excited about in the coming weeks. Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s freaky title, as well as several additional games that are coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade in the next few weeks.

Just in time for Halloween,“Mutant Storm Empire” is packed with sci-fi action as players crush gangs of robots, smash swarms of UFOs and demolish massive enemy bosses.“Mutant Storm Empire,” the latest shooter from PomPom games and the sequel to“Mutant Storm Reloaded,” features 16 unique levels spread over four richly detailed and varied worlds. The game offers a seamless experience where players move from room to room without having to enter a loading screen, in addition to offline co-op and multiplayer LIVE support for two people.

In the coming weeks, look out for the following titles:

·“N+”(Slick Entertainment and Metanet Software)– Play as an acrobatic ninja in this addictive action-puzzle platformer. N+ features inadvertently homicidal robots, stylish graphics, a level editor and intense multiplayer awesomeness.

·“Screwjumper!” (THQ)– Players take the plunge in“Screwjumper!” and free-fall into the depths of the chaotic underworld as a Screwjumper, driving aliens back to their home world by destroying their precious mining equipment.

·“SHREK-N-ROLL™” (Activision)– Gamers join“Shrek®,”“Fiona,”“Donkey,”“Puss in Boots” and 20 other twisted fairy tale friends in this hilarious puzzle game designed for ogres of all ages.

·“SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam™” (Nickelodeon and THQ)– In this quick and fun game, players search the kitchen of the Krusty Krab, the Flying Dutchman’s ship and the Armoury of Atlantis for 99 pairs of underpants.

·“Switchball” (Sierra Online)– Based on real-world physics,“Switchball” is an intricate puzzle game set in a stunning 3-D world where players control an ever-changing ball along a narrow, winding course suspended in midair.

·“Undertow” (Chair Entertainment Group)– This fast-paced action-shooter sends gamers underwater as they battle up to 16 players for control of the oceans! Players race to upgrade their units as they engage in non-stop conquest-style battles through multiple levels of combat action with some of the most stunning graphics ever seen in an Xbox LIVE Arcade title.

·“Word Puzzle” (InterServ International)– The classic pen-and-paper word search game is brought to a new level of excitement on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360™, complete with combos, high-score achievements and the ability to compete against others online.

More than 100 games will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade by the end of the year, including dozens of original intellectual properties and classic titles updated for this generation. Specific game information surrounding each title will be available on http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade in the coming weeks.

Where can I get“Mutant Storm Empire” from?

Mutant Storm Empire: available for 800 MS Points from 9:00 a.m. GMT / 10:00 a.m CET, Wednesday 31st October 2007

It is rated 3+

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For further information please contact:

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

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