Torchlight to crash Microsoft's House Party this February

Runic Games' hit PC dungeon crawler, Torchlight, has been confirmed for release on XBLA as one of the five big games featured in Microsoft's next online House Party in February. Sadly, Kid 'N Play have not been invited. 

Similar to last year's House Party promotion, Microsoft will be releasing a new crowd-friendly game on XBLA every week for five weeks starting on February 16th. One of the more significant releases will be a port of the uber popular PC role-playing game, Torchlight, which will feature retooled controls, new gear, fresh adventures and local cooperative play. Microsoft hasn't divulged any plans for a full-out online multiplayer component, but it has made references to sharing items between online friends.

Other titles crashing XBLA's House Party include PopCap games' Bejeweled Blitz Live, Microsoft and Krome Studios' Full-House Poker, Ubisoft's Beyond Good and Evil HD, and Konami's Hard: Corps: Uprising, which will be the first game to kick off the promotion.

Full release schedules and prices are likely to follow Microsoft's CES appearance.

Jan 6, 2011

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  • WonsAuto - January 7, 2011 7:23 a.m.

    No Kid 'n Play = NO SALE.
  • CancerMan - January 7, 2011 6:45 a.m.

    What's a Torchlight?
  • Spybreak8 - January 7, 2011 3:30 a.m.

    ^sorry Oblivious is what I meant to say.
  • Spybreak8 - January 7, 2011 3:28 a.m.

    Very cool, Beyond Good & Evil HD and now Torchlight. To think I was so obvious to this when I woke up today lol.
  • skeletalbutton - January 6, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    The only things that really excite me here are Torchlight and Beyond Good and Evil, I mean, who thought it it would be a good idea to feature a poker game in a major promotion?
  • potpan0 - January 6, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Playstation really needs a 3rd party game thing like Xbox has :(
  • HumorTumor - January 6, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    I have Torchlight on pc which is the better platform for that style of game I think. But BG&E is a good thing.
  • CH3BURASHKA - January 6, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    Beyond Good and Evil is the bigger news here. Torchlight has already sold a bajillion copies, BG&E hasn't. I hope it does really well. The name recognition is out there, via "Top 10 Forgotten Games" lists, the question now is whether than recognition will translate into sales. By the way, what's happening with GMotD? It's Thursday, and I'm short 4 GMotDs!!!
  • DryvBy - January 6, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    Torchlight, come to the dark side. PS3 is waiting for you...
  • SonicX_89 - January 6, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    I'm glad to see that Beyond Good & Evil is being released on XBLA. I was worried about the previous claim that the game was too big to be released on the Xbox. Hopefully Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath will make it too.
  • Baron164 - January 6, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    So apparently XBLA will be taking all my free money next month.

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