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Xbox LIVE Additions for the Week of July 21; Deal of the Week, New DLC, and More

The 3rd annual Summer of Arcade has arrived!

Whatever your gaming persuasion, Summer of Arcade delivers the games that will keep your summer hot. Starting July 21, immerse yourself in the mysterious world of “LIMBO” (PlayDead/Microsoft Game Studios) then whet your speed-racing appetite with “Hydro Thunder Hurricane” (Vector Unit/Microsoft Game Studios) on July 28. It’s just the beginning of an unforgettable summer on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Let the Trials begin!

Try your hand at creating a one-of-a-kind track in the Big Thrills track editor contest for the thrilling motocross racer, “Trials HD” (Red Lynx/Microsoft) – a Summer of Arcade 2009 alumni! Use the unique in-game level editor to build your very own track to be shared with the Xbox LIVE community and after judging ends, 10 tracks will be selected to be included in the new “Trials HD – Big Thrills” Game Add-on, coming exclusively to Xbox LIVE Arcade this fall. The top three winners will also receive cash prizes up to $5000! Check out www.BigThrillsContest.com for complete rules and details, as well as tips for creating a great track!

AVATAR MARKETPLACE

On July 23, get your Avatar ready for the highly anticipated launch of “Halo: Reach” (Microsoft Game Studios) with brand new gear from the biggest game of 2010. Feel more like slaying archdemons? Xbox LIVE has you covered with Avatar items from “Dragon Age™: Origins” (Electronic Arts), releasing on July 22. Pique your adventurous spirit and deck your Avatar out in Summer of Arcade style with a collection from “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” (Square Enix) on July 29.

SPECIAL DEAL OF THE WEEK – BORDERLANDS ADD-ONS

Starting July 26, “Borderlands™” (2K Games) gives you extra levels and takes you to the land of the undead…or does it? Check out the following “Borderlands” Add-ons at discounted prices:

Borderlands™: Secret Armory (2K Games)

Week of July 26 | 400 Microsoft Points

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is an add-on pack for “Borderlands” that adds new guns, new Class Mods, new vehicles, new missions, new enemy types, and increases the level cap to 61. “Borderlands™” is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available worldwide (except Japan).

Borderlands™: The Underdome (2K Games)

Week of July 26 | 400 Microsoft Points

“Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot” is an add-on pack for “Borderlands” that includes a new cooperative arena game mode and a stash to store your gear. Are you god’s gift to gun fights? Think you’re the best? Wanna prove it? Then help us celebrate the grand opening of Marcus Bank (a subsidiary of Marcus Corp) by killing hundreds and hundreds of people in “Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot,” the only competitive arena around where your next of kin can be assured that you’re coming back famous…or not at all. “Borderlands™” is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available worldwide (except Japan).

Borderlands™ : Zombie Island (2K Games)

Week of July 26 | 400 Microsoft Points

“The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” is an add-on pack for “Borderlands” featuring additional enemy types, missions, and plenty of surprises. The Jakobs Corporation would like to invite you to experience the splendor of a corporate owned small town known as Jakobs Cove. Any rumors you may have heard about the “undead” walking our streets are completely preposterous and we officially deny them all. If those rumors turn out to be true, simply purchase a firearm from the conveniently located Jakobs Brand Vending Machines and aim for the head. Also, would you mind saving our employees? “Borderlands™” is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available worldwide (except Japan).

SPECIAL DEAL OF THE WEEK – FORZA 3 CARS AND TRACK PACKS

Rev your engines on August 2 as “Forza Motorsport® 3” (Microsoft Game Studios) brings you more collectable cars, more racing, and more action, including:

Forza Motorsport® 3 AutoWeek Car Show Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

Week of August 2 | 240 Microsoft Points

This pack contains ten cars that celebrate the annual North American International Auto Show: 2010 Aston Martin One-77, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, 2010 Ford Shelby GT500, 2010 Porsche Boxster S, 2010 Pagani Zonda R, 2009 Audi R8 LMS Show Car, 2010 BMW Motorsport M6 Coupe, 2009 Audi RS 6, 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven, 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor. “Forza Motorsport® 3” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available worldwide.

Forza Motorsport® 3 Hot Holidays Car Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

Week of August 2 | 240 Microsoft Points

The holidays are over but the painting, tuning and racing never stops. This pack contains ten additional cars to download, collect and race: 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV, 2010 Ferrari 599XX, 2009 Audi #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15 TDI, 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV, 2009 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing Lola, 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo, 2009 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss, 2010 Jaguar XFR, 2010 Audi S4. “Forza Motorsport® 3” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available worldwide.

Forza Motorsport® 3 Jalopnik Car Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

Week of August 2 | 240 Microsoft Points

This pack contains ten cars hand-picked by the editors of Jalopnik and the Turn 10 team: 2008 Mazda Furai, 2010 Jaguar #33 Jaguar RSR XKR GT, 2009 Ford #40 Robertson Racing Ford GT Mk7, 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage, 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, 1992 Bugatti EB110 SS, 2011 BMW Motorsport Z4 sDrive35is, 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe, 2010 Aston Martin Rapide, 2010 Honda Mugen Civic Type-R 3D. In-game credits required to purchase these cars in Season Play. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts. “Forza Motorsport® 3” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available worldwide.

Forza Motorsport® 3 Nürburgring GP Track Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

Week of August 2 | 240 Microsoft Points

Download and race on the Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit environment. This track pack brings a modern touch to the ‘Ring: run either the Full or Short loops, famous for hosting the ADAC 1000km Nürburgring endurance race. “Forza Motorsport® 3” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available worldwide.

Forza Motorsport® 3 The Road & Track Car Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

Week of August 2 | 240 Microsoft Points

This pack contains ten cars, ranging from your mom’s Taurus, all the way up to Kim Kardashian’s favorite – the Bentley: 2010 Volkswagen Golf R, 2009 Holden HSV w427, 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG, 2010 Renault Megane RS 250, 2010 Vauxhall Insignia VXR, 2010 MINI Coupé Concept, 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports, 2010 Mazda MX-5 Superlight, 2010 SEAT Leon CUPRA R. “Forza Motorsport® 3” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available worldwide.

GAME ADD-ONS

Xbox LIVE Game Add-ons deliver new gear, new levels and new tricks that upend blockbusters from every genre.

Alan Wake: The Signal (Microsoft Game Studios)

July 27 | 560 Microsoft Points

In the first Game Add-on for Xbox 360 exclusive “Alan Wake” (Microsoft Game Studios), Wake faces a nightmarish threat unlike anything he’s ever encountered before — yet one he’s intimately familiar with. The boundaries between reality and nightmare have become disturbingly distorted, threatening to overwhelm Wake’s mind. His only hope of survival lies with following the mysterious signal. Keep your flashlight handy as you get ready to descend into the dark and twisted world of “The Signal.” If you purchased a new copy of “Alan Wake,” don’t forget to check your game case for a token card to download this debut Add-on at no cost, only on Xbox LIVE.

Skate™ 3 After Dark Pack (Electronic Arts)

July 27 | 400 Microsoft Points

Night Skate for the first time in the brand new Sanatorium, then hit up the classic San Van DIY park for a shred after dark. “Skate™ 3” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and available worldwide.

Super Street Fighter™ IV Costumes Pack (Capcom Entertainment, Inc.)

July 27 | 1200 Microsoft Points

Get the complete alternate costume pack for all 35 characters in Super Street Fighter® IV.  This includes all new costumes for characters such as the deadly Korean female fighter Juri, and Hakan, the slippery Turkish oil wrestler. Classic Street Fighters Cody, Guy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Adon, Makoto, Dudley, and Ibuki also join the original Street Fighter IV roster. “Super Street Fighter™ IV” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and available worldwide.

GAMES ON DEMAND

Whether you’re throwing punches or pigskins, Games on Demand delivers the titles you want, available for convenient download this summer – 24×7, straight to your Xbox 360.

FaceBreaker™ (Electronic Arts)

July 20 | Releasing worldwide (except Japan)

The renaissance of the arcade boxing genre is upon us. Created by the same team that developed the award-winning “Fight Night Round 3,” “FaceBreaker™” offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay, and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style. Pit Romeo, a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts, against Molotov, an oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty, to see how Romeo’s back-handed slaps fare against Molotov’s illegal use of explosives. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face with the Xbox LIVE Vision camera to create a realistic likeness using Photo Game Face, and go toe-to-toe with a real-life friend or foe. “FaceBreaker™” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

NFL Tour (Electronic Arts)

July 20 | Releasing worldwide (except Asia)

Play football a whole new way with “NFL Tour.” Make a name for yourself in hard-hitting seven-on-seven football action, by taking on the league’s top players in rock festival atmospheres under the night skies of America’s hottest cities. Whether you’re jumping into Play Now mode or playing online against the nation’s best, anyone can pick up and play. Live out your dream of becoming the next NFL star with authentic arcade-style football. “NFL Tour” is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Stuntman®: Ignition™ (THQ)

July 20 | Releasing worldwide

Plunge into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stunt driver in “Stuntman®: Ignition™,” and master the most breathtaking, death-defying vehicle-based stunts ever filmed. As the newest stuntman in Hollywood, you must rise to stardom by combining reckless maneuvering with perfect execution to unlock big-budget blockbusters and lucrative commercial deals. Create movie magic in six uniquely themed films on 36 different stunt runs with over 25 vehicles, or take the action online to challenge rival stuntmen in the ultimate back lot showdown. “Stuntman®: Ignition™” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Electronic Arts)

July 27 | Releasing worldwide (except Japan)

Fight the epic battles of Middle-earth in the service of Good or Evil in “The Lord of the Rings: Conquest.” With a vast array of character types, heroes, mounts, siege equipment, and much more at your disposal, how you fight and how you win is your choice. “The Lord of the Rings: Conquest” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2008 (THQ)

July 27 | Releasing worldwide (except Japan)

“WWE® SmackDown vs. Raw® 2008” lets players develop the WWE Superstars of today into the WWE Legends of tomorrow. The leading wrestling franchise in the world delivers more depth and strategy with prominent new features, key annual enhancements and incredible graphics. It’s time to live the life of a WWE Superstar. How will you play? “WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2008” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2009 (THQ)

July 27 | Releasing worldwide (except Japan)

The leading wrestling franchise in the world upholds its commitment to providing players with the definitive simulation of live WWE programming.  Featuring added depth and realism, along with a first-ever co-op storyline, “WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2009” enables players to come together and experience the virtual world of WWE.  On your own, you’re great, but together, you’re unstoppable.  “WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2009” is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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