Microsoft’s latest Xbox Live Arcade promotion will kick off on February 16, 2011 and bring a string of 5 high-profile releases on the XBLA platform.
The Xbox Live Arcade House Party will kick off with the release of Hard Corps Uprising, aka Treasure’s take on the Contra series. It isn’t an official Contra title, but it is inspired completed by the Sega Genesis classic Contra: Hard Corps. Hard Corps Rising is just the start as four more games will following in the following weeks.
The other four titles that will be released as a part of the promotion are Beyond Good and Evil HD, Bejeweled Blitz Live, Full House Poker, and Torchlight. I don’t think that anyone expected to see Torchlight “this” soon but it is only a few weeks away. Runic Games has also announced that Torchlight will be exclusive to the Xbox Live Arcade and will not be released on the PlayStation Network. The specific dates and prices of these titles have yet to b e announced.
You can find an assortment of media below including a new trailer for Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil HD via Destructoid and Scrawl: