Microsoft has named ten games due for release on Xbox Live Arcade in the coming weeks, including Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Alien Hominid HD and Worms.
Although none of the games are dated or priced, we're told that each will arrive on a Wednesday - as has become the Live Arcade ritual - and several of the ports are boasting exclusive features.
Castlevania is considered the headliner by most, and is described as a faithful port. Meanwhile, Kristan was positively geriatric with delight at the news that both Paperboy and Root Beer Tapper will be among the retro offerings - both converted for publisher Midway by Digital Eclipse.
The other games on the list are 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures (putt through 36 holes of crazy golf), Band of Bugs (a tactical strategy game, with a level editor and online play), Catan (based on the strategy board game), Eets: Chowdown (a revamped version of the PC game, with 120 new levels and a new mini-game, Marsho Madness) and Luxor 2 (the action puzzler).
We're told to expect all of them on Wednesdays, from February onwards, although Microsoft is careful to note that we're not guaranteed to get one every single week.
For the record then, that's:
- 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures (Wanako Games/Sierra Online)
- Alien Hominid HD (The Behemoth)
- Band of Bugs (NinjaBee)
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Konami)
- Catan (Big Huge Games/Microsoft)
- Eets: Chowdown (Klei Entertainment)
- Luxor 2 (Mumbo Jumbo)
- Paperboy (Digital Eclipse/Midway)
- Root Beer Tapper (Digital Eclipse/Midway)
- Worms (Team 17)