Upcoming XBLA Lineup Detailed

Following a tremendous run of quality titles released during the holidays, the Xbox Live Arcade has slowed down a bit this month. But things are about to pick up again real soon as Microsoft has announced today that 10 new games are headed to the XBLA in the weeks to come starting in February (though no specific availability dates were given on any of them).

The 10 upcoming titles include 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures from Wanako Games and Sierra Online, Alien Hominid HD from The Behemoth, Band of Bugs from NinjaBee, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from Konami, Catan from Big Huge Games and Microsoft Game Studios, Eets: Chowdown from Klei Entertainment, Luxor 2 from MumboJumbo, Worms from Team 17, and Paperboy and Root Beer Tapper both from Digital Eclipse and Midway.

Many of these titles are also significant for bringing certain genres to the XBLA for the first time. Worms, for example, will be the first turn-based strategy game launched via the XBLA service, while Catan will be the first board game. Further details regarding launch dates will be provided in the weeks to come as each title gears up for its release. For now, check out the below screenshot galleries we have for all 10 of today’s announced games.

3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures:

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Alien Hominid HD:

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Band of Bugs:

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night:

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Catan:

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Eets: Chowdown:

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Luxor 2:

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Worms:

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Paperboy:

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Root Beer Tapper: 

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