Microsoft has announced the exact dates on which its so-called ‘House Party’ games are coming to Xbox Live.
The Xbox Live House Party 2012 is another collection of bundled games being released over February and March onto XBLA, and punters who buy all four titles will receive a bonus 800 MS Points (in other words, one of the cheaper games for free).
The party kicks off with Warp, a puzzle based action-adventure, on February 15th priced at 800 MS Points.
Next up is the one we’ve been waiting for, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a standalone adventure in the spooky horror series which apparently runs to three or four hours in length. It’s out on February 22nd, costing 1200 MS Points.
Then NEXUIZ is released on February 29th, an arena style first-person shooter which allows players to best each other not just with guns, but by switching the laws of physics. The game will cost 800 MS Points.
Finally, the much anticipated I Am Alive emerges for 1200 MS Points on March 7th. This Ubisoft effort was originally announced back in 2008 and many people thought the title had died, but fortunately that’s not the case.
The post-apocalyptic survival game presents a new take on the genre, with clever thinking and resource management required rather than just blasting a load of mutants with your big gun.
And that’s your lot, party over. Exactly how good the two 800 point titles are, we’re not sure, but if you buy one of them you’ll effectively get the other free, as we’ve already mentioned.
Alan Wake and I Am Alive are definitely worth checking out, that’s for sure.