360s House Party coming soon, Alan Wake, Warp and I Am Alive on the XBLA guest list

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.

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.