Microsoft has announced in their Gamerscore Blog ten new Xbox Live Arcade games. These titles will be made available for download on Wednesdays starting in February, although a game may not be launched every week. The announced titles are:
3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures – the first outdoor sports game to hit Live Arcade. Game is developed by Wanako Games and published by Sierra Online and includes 36 holes of manic minigolf.
Alien Hominid HD – side-scrolling action game from The Behemoth.
Band of Bugs – a fast-paced tactical strategy game, which allows creation of own levels using a level editor, from NinjaBee.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – legendary classic action game from Konami.
Catan – developed by Big Huge Games Inc. and published by Microsoft Game Studios, a faithful remake of the popular strategy board game (Settlers of Catan). Catan is the first board game release in Live Arcade.
Eets: Chowdown – 120 level action game based on popular PC title from Klei Entertainment Inc.
LUXOR 2 – a puzzle game from MumboJumbo LLC.
Paperboy – another retro classic from Digital Eclipse and published by Midway.
Root Beer Tapper – yet another classic game also from developer Digital Eclipse and publisher Midway.
Worms – classic tactical combat game involving worms from the developer Team 17 Software. The first turn-based strategy game available in Live Arcade.
Games are not listed in the release order. The Xbox Live Arcade service has been quite popular as number of downloads have surpassed 20 million games.