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Tour de France 2009 game on XBLA

Came out yesterday.

It wasn't just Madballs and Secret of Monkey Island that went up on Xbox Live Arcade yesterday, despite Microsoft saying it was just Madballs and Secret of Monkey Island going up on Xbox Live Arcade yesterday. Major Nelson's blog reveals that they were joined by Tour de France 2009 as well.

Fitting timing, you may say, well aware as you are of British cyclist Mark Cavendish's achievement this week, which you deeply care about. It will cost you 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60) to mark the occasion by buying the game.

Tour de France 2009 lets you join one of the 18 official teams and race the 21 official legs "by interacting directly on you riders" according to the sic-ly description, and includes support for up to four players.