“Alan Wake” Lights Up Xbox LIVE Games on Demand

LONDON - 18 November 2010– Afraid of the dark? Now is the time to power up your flashlight and confront your fears. Microsoft gives gamers and thriller fans a new way to peer into the darkness this Christmas as“Alan Wake” joins the growing catalogue of Games on Demand titles on Xbox LIVE. Starting November 23, the critically acclaimed psychological action thriller from the renowned development team at Remedy Entertainment will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 2400 Microsoft Points worldwide.

The Games on Demand version of“Alan Wake” is available for convenient download to Xbox LIVE Free and Gold members and requires 6.3 GB of space. Expand your exploration with“The Signal” and“The Writer” add-ons which offer fans the chance to follow Alan’s descent into madness and are available to purchase separately via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 560 Microsoft Points each.

Released as an Xbox 360 exclusive in May 2010,“Alan Wake” features a blend of thriller suspense and action where you step into the shoes of author Alan Wake as he is desperately seeking to save his wife from the mysterious darkness taking over the small town of Bright Falls. With light as the only weapon against the overwhelming dark forces, enter the darkness to discover if Wake will succeed or succumb?

Presented in a totally new form of storytelling,“Alan Wake” immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments.“Alan Wake” is episodic-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn, rated 16 PEGI. For more information about“Alan Wake,” please visit xbox.com/alanwake. For more information on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Games on Demand, please visit http://marketplace.xbox.com.

Xbox LIVE– Games on Demand

Convenient and always available, Games on Demand provides continual access to a growing catalogue of full Xbox 360 games from the top publishers. Get the games you want straight to your Xbox 360 system, from the comfort of your living room. A great selection of Xbox 360 favourites is available to download to your hard drive and enjoy at the push of a button.

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About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a premier home entertainment and video game system. This November, with the addition of Kinect, Xbox 360 will forever transform social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play— no controller required. Xbox 360 is also home to the best and broadest games as well as the largest on-demand library of music, standard- and high-definition movies, TV shows and digital games, all in one place. The entertainment centre of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with the leading social network of 25 million Xbox LIVE members to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information about Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

About Xbox LIVE

Xbox LIVE is the online entertainment service for your Xbox 360, connecting you to an ever-expanding world of games, movies, TV, music, sports and social entertainment. Xbox LIVE lets you play the best games, enjoy the largest on-demand library on any console, listen to millions of songs and share the fun with friends around the world. Xbox LIVE is also the exclusive home of controller-free online entertainment through Kinect, making your Xbox 360 more intuitive and interactive than ever before. With an active community of 25 million people across 26 countries, expanding to 35 this fall, Xbox LIVE, together with Xbox 360, provides you with instant access to the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, wherever you are. More information about Xbox LIVE can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/live.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasal“MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.


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