As we all know, Microsoft has a real fondness for compartmentalizing its bigger swaths of Xbox Live Arcade releases into neat, tidy promotions that have catchy names. In the early goings of the year, the company has taken to placing its collection of big titles under the House Party banner, a moniker that implies a great deal of ruckus and tomfoolery, probably hilarious chaos and destruction, and also possibly the inclusion of Kid & Play.
Recently, Microsoft announced that titles like Warp, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and I Am Alive would be included in this year's House Party promotion. Today, Microsoft announced the prices and exact release dates of the four titles flying the House Party flag. They are...
- Warp - February 15 | 800 Microsoft Points
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare - February 22 | 1200 Microsoft Points
- Nexuiz - February 29 | 800 Microsoft Points
- I Am Alive - March 7 | 1200 Microsoft Points
While this makes it the third year in a row that Kid & Play were tragically left on the sidelines for the promotion, we can all take comfort that these are big, interesting games lots of us probably want to play, and that somewhere out there, Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin are probably having big, ridiculous Pajama Jammy Jams that Microsoft totally isn't invited to.