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Shadow20002
11-24-2003, 07:23 PM
Gamers will have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas when they check out the stunning line-up of Xbox® titles.

Titles like family friendly Grabbed by the Ghoulies and Xbox® LiveTM-enabled Project Gotham Racing 2 and Rainbow Six 3 have tantalised gamers for months, and they're all here for Christmas - but only for Xbox gamers.

Almost 350 Xbox games will be available in total by the end of the year. Multi-platform franchises such as FIFA Football 2004, Medal of Honour: Rising Sun, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and True Crime: Streets of LA, are all here for Christmas.

"It's never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer," said Michel Cassius, Senior Director, Xbox Platform and Marketing. "Some of the world's most wanted console games are available this Christmas - and they're only available on Xbox. These exclusives join an already-strong portfolio of titles, the breadth and depth of which is remarkable. Along with Xbox Live, the Xbox games portfolio shows why Xbox is the best-value video game system available today."

Christmas Exclusives
The line-up of Xbox-only games this Christmas offers something for every gamer - from driving to action/adventure to sport titles, each game has been designed on Xbox to deliver groundbreaking game experiences. Games from Microsoft Game Studios:

Project Gotham Racing 2 - (Bizarre Creations/Microsoft Game Studios) - The world's first racing game which rewards gamers for driving with style and speed, now defines the Xbox LiveTM experience

Amped 2 - (Microsoft Game Studios) - The ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience .Allowing gamers to connect to Xbox Live to check rankings and challenge the world's best virtual riders, through the new XSN Sports service.

Top Spin - (PAM/Microsoft Game Studios) - Part of the new XSN Sports brand, Top Spin is the complete tennis experience

Voodoo Vince - (Beep Industries/Microsoft Game Studios) - Players can explore and fight as a voodoo doll who is on a quest to find his keeper, Madam Charmaine. In true voodoo style, players encounter and defeat monsters and villains by inflicting damage to Vince

Counter-Strike - (Valve Software, Ritual Entertainment & Turtle Rock Studios/Microsoft Game Studios) - The world's most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live

Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios) - From the team that brought the world the hugely popular Banjo-Kazooie comes a spirited new game-play experience, which is fun for all the family

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge - (Microsoft Game Studios) - Offers gamers thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie

Links 2004 - Links 2004 offers players the chance to take their golf swing online using the Xbox Live service. It delivers one of the most realistic and comprehensive golf experiences for Xbox

In addition to games from Microsoft Game Studios, there's a host of titles console-exclusive to Xbox this Christmas from third-party publishers - all built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox - including:

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Ubi Soft) - The third instalment in the massive popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. Only on Xbox, Rainbow Six 3 features streamlined multiplayer via Xbox Live

Sega GT Online (Sega) - Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, Sega GT Online allows up to 12 gamers to put their cars and skills to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around Europe

Dino Crisis 3 (Capcom) - With an all new futuristic storyline Dino Crisis 3 offers fast action game-play and exploration that is significantly different to the previous Dino Crisis series

With such diverse gamers Xbox is working hard to broaden its portfolio. A variety of family-friendly titles aimed at expanding the audience will also boost the Xbox Xmas line-up:

Harry PotterTM: Quidditch Cup (Electronic Arts)
Harry PotterTM: And the Philosophers Stone (Electronic Arts)
Finding Nemo - Disney Interactive/THQ)