Out Xbox LIVE Arcade's Double Header as "Arkadian Warriors" and "GripShift®" Arrive This Wednesday

LONDON, 10th December, 2007 - Prepare for an action-packed dungeon crawl with Sierra Online’s“Arkadian Warriors” and experience the innovative cross genre gameplay of“GripShift®,” by Sidhe Interactive, this week on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360™. Both games launch on Wednesday, 12th December, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT.

Three heroic shape-shifting warriors fight to release the Land of Arkadia from the evil Gorgon’s stony gaze. In the uniquely expansive“Arkadian Warriors,” randomly generated dungeons and cooperative multiplayer hack&slash action enhances a deep single-player campaign. The robust cooperative multiplayer mode is available for two players both locally and over Xbox LIVE. Upgrading is key as players hone their skills, acquire loot and master powerful magic spells and numerous deadly weapons in a journey of mythical proportions.

Through a mix of sky-high platforming and stunt driving,“GripShift” combines automotive and puzzle solving skills across 120 challenging levels, 25 rubber burning race tracks and 20 deadly deathmatch arenas across four themed worlds. Zoom to victory with four players over Xbox LIVE or race solo, all while enjoying a customisable music experience! Choose your driver, unlock faster vehicles and customise your ride with new skins. Developed by Sidhe Interactive,“GripShift” is a gravity-defying thrill ride every racing fan must experience!

Where can I get“Arkadian Warriors” and“GripShift“ from?

Arkadian Warriors: available for 800 MS Points from 9:00 a.m. GMT, Wednesday 10th December 2007

GripShift: available for 800 MS Points from 9:00 a.m. GMT, Wednesday 10th December 2007

They are rated 12+.

More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.

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For further information please contact:

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

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