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"Every Extend Extra Extreme" and "Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe" Explode on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday!

LONDON , Monday 15th October - This week, play "Every Extend Extra Extreme," an explosive new twist on the puzzle-shooter genre and also check out "Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe," a reboot of the classic futuristic sports game Both games will be available worldwide on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360 from Wednesday 17th October 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT / 10.00 a.m. CET.

"Every Extend Extra Extreme" from Q Entertainment is a frenetic race for survival. With 100 times more enemies and chain reactions than its predecessor, the objective of this unique action-packed shooter is to set off a chain reaction to wipe out enemies and collect the items they leave behind to extend the game. The game features five distinct game modes including Main mode, Wiz Ur Muzik mode, VS mode, Time Attack Mode and a genuine shooting mode. In Wiz Ur Muzik mode, players can customise the gameplay experience using their favourite music.

Bitmap Brothers and Empire Interactive are bringing back the futuristic sports game "Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe," now updated for Xbox LIVE Arcade. Play the fast-paced, brutal game with its classic 2-D graphics or go full on with the newly enhanced high definition 3-D visuals. Smash your way to the top of the league in the solo game or go head-to-head locally on Xbox LIVE®. The game features 32 teams, four leagues, cup and knockout competitions, team enhancements, management and training options, and Ranked Preset or Ranked Career games.

Also, don't miss out on new downloadable content for "Lumines Live!," including "Heavenly Star" and "Breeze" Skins which will be available for free to all Xbox LIVE® Gold Members from Wednesday 17th October until Thursday 15th November. Or download the "Rockin' Holiday Pack" for "Lumines Live!" for 400 Microsoft Points. Also, starting Wednesday 17th October at 9:00 a.m. GMT / 10.00 a.m. CET, the Standard Edition will be available permanently at a discounted price of 800 Microsoft Points!

Where can I get "Every Extend Extra Extreme" and "Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe" from?

Every Extend Extra Extreme: available for 800 MS points from Wednesday 17th October

Speedball 2: available for 800 MS points from Wednesday 17th October

Lumines Live:

Heavenly Star and Breeze Skins: available for free to all Gold members from Wednesday 17th October until Thursday 15th November

Rockin' Holiday Pack: available for 400 MS points from Wednesday 17th October, with the Standard Edition available at 800 MS points

They are rated:

Speedball 2 : 12+

Luminies Live : 3 +

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

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

For further information please contact:

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

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