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Defend the Galaxy with "Gyruss" on Xbox Live Arcade

Nearly a quarter century ago, gamers who wanted to travel throughout the galaxy needed only to plunk a few coins into an arcade machine. This week, gamers will be able to travel through space from the comfort of their own living room when "Gyruss," the classic tube-shooter from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. launches on Xbox Live® Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday 18th April at 09:00 GMT.

In "Gyruss," gamers fly a space ship from Neptune to Earth while battling enemies, satellites, asteroids and laser beam generators. Along the way the player's ship can be upgraded to better tackle the ever-increasing enemies that attack during the journey to Earth.

Game Features

Enhanced for Xbox Live Arcade - includes voice support, new graphics, digitally enhanced sound, and leaderboards

Play the original game or an enhanced version which includes 3D rendered graphics

Multiplayer gameplay over Xbox Live includes split-screen cooperative and versus modes

23 levels to clear

Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

Where can I get it from?

You can download "Gyruss" beginning Wednesday 18th April from 09:00 GMT on Xbox Live Arcade and will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft® Points.

The title is rated "E" for Everyone

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

*Multiplayer gameplay over Xbox Live requires an Xbox Live Gold Membership.

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