Though Summer of Arcade is normally the time of the year Xbox Live Arcade gets its biggest releases, that doesn’t mean Microsoft ignores the rest of the year. Last February XBLA had a House Party (opens in new tab) that featured games like Beyond Good & Evil HD and Torchlight. Thanks to a leaked trailer, it looks like it’s happening again, and this year includes some pretty big titles too.
Release ahead of an official announcement (that will probably happen during CES this week) the House Party 2012 trailer appeared on Live this morning and shows the four titles that are part of the event. You’ve got download-only sequel Alan Wake's American Nightmare (opens in new tab), the top down puzzler Warp (opens in new tab), the Unreal Tournament-ish Nexuiz (opens in new tab), and Ubisoft’s long-awaited adventure I Am Alive (opens in new tab). If the schedule matches last year’s, it should start mid-February, and the games should have at least a timed exclusivity on 360 (sorry PSN users). We’ll no doubt have specifics soon.