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Heat Up Your Brain with "Hexic 2" and Cool Off with "Ecco the Dolphin" this Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday

LONDON - 13TH August 2007 - Whether you're feeling competitive this summer or just want to take a break and unwind, you can do both this week with the latest additions to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360: "Hexic 2" and "Ecco the Dolphin." Both games will be available to download this Wednesday 15th August 2007 at 9:00 GMT.

Building upon the addictive gameplay of its predecessor, "Hexic HD," the highly anticipated sequel "Hexic 2" (Carbonated Games) offers new special pieces, challenges, additional formations and an innovative head-to-head battle mode!

Gamers can also travel through time this Wednesday with "Ecco the Dolphin" (SEGA), a fun, whimsical update of the classic undersea exploration game featuring an online leaderboard that tracks "Best Time," and includes enhanced graphics and sound.

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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About Xbox Live

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