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Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays announced

Street Fighter 2First things first: we have a release date for Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting!!! Alright, now that’s off my chest, Gamasutra has received confirmation from Microsoft that they will be having a bunch of Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays in the upcoming weeks, releasing one new piece of content every week.

As Ami Blaire, Global Marketing Director for Xbox Live, puts it:

“There’s no better way to revisit the 80s than to throw a retro-themed Gold Experience party - complete with the right classic arcade games, music, and pizza. So this summer, live it up on your Xbox 360 and enjoy our new twists on the old classic faves.”

Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks a new Arcade game will be released at 8am GMT, which would be midnight Pacific Time. The schedule is as follows:

  • July 12 – Frogger
  • July 19 – Cloning Clyde
  • July 26 – Galaga
  • August 2 – Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting
  • August 9 – Pac-Man

Yep, finally a solid date for all those delayed titles people! Many many thanks to McGrude for reporting this.

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Comment by aft on 2006-07-11 19:47:49 | Reply

No date on Texas Hold’em?

No date on The lost vikings & Jazz jackrabbit?

Jazz’ll come out on the best best-day-ev-aaaaahr…

Everything regarding street fighter 2 or any other arcade game should be posted in the rumor category :D

WHERE THE FUNKZ0RZ IS TEH HALO 3 DEMO?!!?!?!?!

Ok, we stopped whining about arcade games, let’s continue with the full-priced ones! :P.

I’m just preparing you for the on-slaught if/when the Halo 3 demo is released, but straight back on topic:

Who really thinks this will hold up? Will MS actually do this EVERY Wednesday? If they don’t, think the Prey demo catastrophe, but 10x worse.

All of these have been in testing for quite some time now, so I don’t foresee big problems in making this promise work. And they didn’t announce anything beyond the next 5 weeks.

Nice about time! Now people will just be moaning about the prices when they are released!

Thats a good point actually!

Comment by suckme on 2006-07-11 20:16:20 | Reply

Where’s Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter is horrible.

Hahaha you have a horrible taste in video games, fight me.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2006-07-12 16:05:02 | Reply

Ha do ken!

well, Call me crazy, but I agree with you on the first part.. I liked the MK series better then the SF series. Couldn’t get those moves in my fingers on the SF game.. Still loved it anywayz :)

Comment by Hoffer on 2006-07-11 21:16:27 | Reply

I agree 100%. Street Fighter sucks. Mortal Kombat rules!!

Well smack my ass and call me Judy! Didn’t see that one comming.. Great job MS.

BEST NEWS YET :D

Comment by STARTSOMETHING on 2006-07-11 21:10:11 | Reply

Finally nothing new has been out in the arcade in forever!

July 11, 2006

Microsoft Confirms ‘Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays’

Microsoft Confirms ‘Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays’ [EDITOR’S NOTE: Microsoft has asked us to remove this press release, which was erroneously sent to news outlets by them before actually intended.

We have complied, but will re-post the information as soon as it is officially released. We thank you for your understanding.]
POSTED: 10.23AM PST, 07/11/06 - Jason Dobson - LINK

Another fine example of why people at MS PR need fired!!!

It’s true, they have removed the posting in favour of what OS Perry said.

Why get it removed when the world already knows ‘the news’. OK, it was send out too early, but the newspost WAS intended to be shown, only on another day. So the content is true. Fire the guy responsible and let people enjoy this great news.. Just my 2 cents..

Today is July 12,i didnt see any Frog around.Maybe
they are messing around with us…Who knows..

Comment by Rossko UK on 2006-07-11 21:53:29 | Reply

I thought it was the 11th? Also, note the time. If you’re from Aus, you will have to wait a while.

It’s july 11, 21.58PM GMT at the moment, so it’ll be up in about 10 hours..

I’m gonna wake up to Frogger \o/

Comment by Bob on 2006-07-11 22:31:53 | Reply

well kick me in the nuts and call me Brenda, makes me want to wake up early

LOL! you are right guys,today is July 11,i was messing with windows date because of an aplication trial for my job!LOL! I have a frog outside in the balcony sun-tanning! Tommorow it seems that some cars will step over him or he gets hit by a tree in the river! LOL

Comment by mtbjunkie on 2006-07-12 03:27:01 | Reply

Finally! Lets get this started already, sheesh! bring on the SF2-HF. I have my arcade sticks ready, WOOT!

Comment by Taggsta on 2006-07-12 06:30:57 | Reply

I love Galaga

Where’s Lumines Live?

yeah!

Comment by DSK UK on 2006-07-12 15:42:41 | Reply

on xbox.com it says July - so mayb the team will b releasing an xbox live arcade game every wednesday, but another one could come out on another day as well….just a thought

Comment by Jel0man on 2006-07-12 09:05:18 | Reply

Major Nelson:

I just got confirmation that Frogger will be 400 points and will be available in all Xbox Live regions.

I just talked to the server team and the content is set to go out at 0100 PT….looks like someone forgot to factor in daylight savings time!

http://www.majornelson.co...e/2006/07/11/Frogger.aspx

Comment by smileydave on 2006-07-12 09:07:28 | Reply

cant please everyone but the majority will be after this press release and major nelson website confirmed it

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