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Microsoft’s House Party continues to shine on with the release of Runic Games’ Torchlight today. The Diablo-like game set the PC world on fire last year and now it’s available to download on the XBLA for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
Although, considering the fact that Runic has quite a few former Blizzard staffers on their payroll, the Diablo comparisons seem more than fair:
Torchlight is an action-roleplaying game developed by the creators of popular games Diablo and Fate. Players will choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. Randomized levels and an ‘endless dungeon’ unlocked after completing the main game ensure a long-lived gameplay experience.
With just a little over a week to go before we get this party started, Major Nelson has announced the prices and release dates for all of the games in this year’s Xbox Live Arcade House Party.
We knew that Hard Corps: Uprising would lead things off on February 16, but now we know it’ll be followed by Bejeweled Blitz Live on the 23rd, Beyond Good & Evil HD on March 2nd, Torchlight on March 9th and Full House Poker on March 16th.
You can find all of the release dates in list form right here, along with each game’s price:
- February 16: Hard Corps: Uprising (1200 Microsoft Points [$15])
- February 23: Bejeweled Blitz Live (800 Microsoft Points [$10])
- March 2: Beyond Good & Evil HD (800 Microsoft Points [$10])
- March 9: Torchlight (1200 Microsoft Points [$15])
- March 16: Full House Poker (800 Microsoft Points [$10])
Last year’s Xbox Live House Party brought Perfect Dark, Scrap Metal and the Xbox Live Game Room to the Arcade. Microsoft is attempting to top it in 2011 with the Diablo-like RPG Torchlight, an HD remake of Beyond Good & Evil, Konami’s Contra sequel Hard Corps: Uprising, the XBLA/Windows Phone 7 poker show Full House Poker and PopCap’s addictive Bejeweled Blitz Live.
The House Party begins on February 16 with Hard Corps: Uprising, Konami’s latest reimagining of the Contra series and a direct sequel to 1994’s Contra: Hard Corps. It will be followed by a new game every week until the party ends on March 16.
More details on all of this year’s party guests can be found after the jump. (more…)