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XBL: Catan, Centipede, Millipede

Colon this, colon that.

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Microsoft continues to make good on its promise to deliver more Xbox Live Arcade games more often, announcing that tomorrow at 9am GMT we'll be getting three: Catan, Centipede and Millipede. Yes, we can hardly contain ourselves either.

The three actually come in two packages. The more expensive is Catan, at 800 Microsoft points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.30), which is Big Huge Games' 3D adaptation of German boardgame Settlers of Catan.

Those of you unfamiliar with Klaus Teuber's widely translated game of building up settlements on the uninhabited island of Catan will want to make use of the learn-as-you-play tutorial.

Once acclimatised, you'll get to grips with various rules variations catered for here, and you can also engage in four-player games over Xbox Live, with voice chat and everything. A bit like UNO, but with Sun Tzu.

The other package is Atari's Centipede and Millipede, released as one for 400 Microsoft points (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.65). Featuring proper old-days graphics as well as "Evolved" versions (uh-oh), you can play through both arcade games, blowing up and containing creepy-crawlies as best you can.

And of course if your best is good enough in either game, you might unlock some of the 200 gamerpoints available from each of the Catan and Centipede and Millipede packs, while cautious consumers can take advantage of the requisite demo versions.

Look out for reviews soon after (Kristan's polishing his age as we speak), and in the meantime we've got a few shots of Catan and tons of pics from Centipede and Millipede, so squirm on over and we'll see you again tomorrow.

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