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Save the Human Race with Defender on Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Live members now have the opportunity to save the world from invading aliens in "Defender", the classic coin-op space-shooter from Midway. "Defender" will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 today, Wednesday, 15th November .

It's the future, and the galaxy has been invaded by hostile alien forces. Attacking in countless swarms, the aliens decimate all planets they encounter. Those who survive the initial invasions are harvested to serve the alien invaders. Mankind's only hope lies in the "Defender." Blast away at alien ships while ensuring the safety of all abducted humans by safely depositing them on the planet's surface.

The Xbox Live Arcade game includes two versions of Defender. For arcade purists, the classic game remains in its original, untouched form and a graphically enhanced version of the game is also available in the download package.

"Defender" is available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points.


Classic and enhanced modes - Choose between playing this arcade classic in its original form or with a visual facelift. Multiplayer mayhem - Gamers pit their skills against rivals or team up with friends. Local 2-player versus mode - Each player takes turns to play and compete. Xbox Live 2-player versus mode - Gamers play their own game, but compete against a friend and are updated on the progress of the other player. 2 player co-operative mode (local and Xbox Live) - Both players control their own game and work together for a combined score. Full Xbox Live leaderboards - Single-Player, Versus, Co-op, and Weekly 12 Achievements worth a total of 200 Gamerscore points WHERE CAN I GET IT: Download "Defender" today Wednesday, 15th November on Xbox Live Arcade.

"Defender": 400 Microsoft Points, Rated 3+

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