MechAssault Prepares for Second OnslaughtGamers who think unlocking the Ragnarok BattleMech™ is the end of what "MechAssault" has to offer are in for a surprise. Starting in January, Microsoft Game Studios and Day 1 Studios will begin rolling out new content for "MechAssault" via Xbox Live. Players with Xbox Live will be able to access the new content at no additional charge. To kick things off, the first new multiplayer map will be "Hells Kitchen," a dense industrial environment based in a fiery volcanic world that will support all five game types. In the weeks to follow, there will be several new BattleMechs, additional multiplayer maps and even new game types, including Capture the Flag. "MechAssault" is currently available only on Xbox in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). For more information, visit http://www.mechassault.com. Xbox Live is the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences. Xbox Live allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a high-speed Internet connection. Xbox Live enables all gamers to find and play with their friends easily; talk to other players during gameplay through the Xbox Communicator headset; and download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console was built from the ground up to be an online gaming system.