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Xbox LIVE Newsbeat

All the latest Live news from Microsoft.

In the Spotlight:

The hack-and-slash sequel you’ve been waiting for is right around the corner.

On 6 April, seek retribution as you slash your way through 13 unique campaign levels as The Dishwasher or Yuki in “The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile,” available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. Created by award-winning indie developer James Silva, “The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile” is the stylistic action platform sequel to 2009’s “Dead Samurai.” The exclusive Xbox LIVE Arcade title features solo and co-op campaigns, 50 intense arcade challenges, an almost endless Dish Challenge, and now for the first time, the combo-fuelled action will be playable in 3D.

Three award-winning downloadable games, now available on one disc

Available on retail shelves in the UK on 13 May for just £19.99, consumers can purchase three critically acclaimed Xbox LIVE Arcade exclusives “LIMBO” (Playdead/Microsoft Game Studios), “Trials HD” (RedLynx, Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios) and “’Splosion Man” (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft Game Studios) on one disc along with 160 Microsoft Points and a 48-hour trial Xbox LIVE Gold membership. Experience what fans from around the world have been raving about as you defy gravity in the big air thrills of “Trials HD,” solve the mysterious world of “LIMBO,” and become an uncontainable force in “‘Splosion Man.”

Kit out your Console

Xbox 360® launches Kit out your Console, one of the biggest sales events of the year for authentic Xbox 360 accessories. This April, get all our official Xbox 360® accessories for amazing prices at select retailers! Starting now through to end of April, add even more excitement and convenience to the way you connect, play games and experience entertainment with friends and family!

Dress the Royal Bride and Groom!

From today, Xbox LIVE members will be able to take part in a light-hearted poll entitled ‘Dress the Royal Bride and Groom’ in which they will be able to vote on a selection of wedding outfits for the Royal Couple. Accessible through a slate on the dash until April 1 st, we are encouraging both free and Gold LIVE subscribers in the UK to pick from four very different dress options. Needless to say, the end result will have no bearing on the actual Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton!

We look forward to revealing the results of this poll next week. Don’t forget to cast your own vote for your favourite royal get-up!


30 March: Rush ‘N’ Attack Ex-Patriot (KONAMI) – 800 Microsoft Points

30 March: Islands of Wakfu (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points

6 April: Dishwasher: Vampire Smile (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points


29 March: Mass Effect 2 The Arrival (Electronic Arts) – 560 Microsoft Points

29 March: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Add-on: “JACK Pack 2: Best of the Webshow” (THQ) – 400 Microsoft Points

6 April: Stacking Add-On: “The Lost Hobo King” (THQ) – 400 Microsoft Points


Hungry for great content at a great value? Starting today, get extreme savings all week on Xbox LIVE, plus enjoy exclusive one-day savings on Friday, April 1 only! A full list of Friday-only deals are listed below and don’t forget to check out all of the great titles like “Crazy Taxi” (SEGA), and “Undead Nightmare Collection” (Rockstar Games) that will be discounted 29 March  – 4 April. Below is just a taste of amazing deals to come!

1 April: Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money Add-on (Bethesda) – 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)

1 April: Comic Jumper (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (67% off)

1 April: Deadliest Warrior (Spike Games) – 200 Microsoft Points (75% off)

1 April: Fable 3 Understone Add-on (Microsoft Game Studios) – 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)


Arcade Four-Play

29 March-4 April: A World of Keflings (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)

29 March-4 April: Worms 2: Armageddon (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)

29 March-4 April: Worms 2: Battle Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)

29 March-4 April: Raskulls (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

5 April – 11 April: Vietnam (Electronic Arts) – 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)

5 April – 11 April: Onslaught Mode (Electronic Arts) – 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)

5 April – 11 April: Kit Shortcut Bundle Pack (Electronic Arts) – 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)

5 April – 11 April: Specact Upgrade Bundle (Electronic Arts) – 240 Microsoft Points (50% off)

5 April – 11 April: Battlefield 1943 (Electronic Arts) – 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)


29 March: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2® (Ubisoft)


31 March: LA Noire

31 March: Red Faction Armageddon

7 April: Section 8: Prejudice


5 April: Kinectimals Demo (Microsoft Game Studios) – FREE


This is the current release schedule for Xbox LIVE Marketplace content. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

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