Looks like we won't be getting any surprise XBLA announcements at E3 for next Wednesday, as the cat is out of the bag. Coffeetime Crosswords
and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
will be the Xbox Live Arcade titles for the week of E3. Coffeetime Crosswords features over 150 puzzles and will support single player or two-player co-op on Live. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
has both single and multi-p-layer modes. Both titles will cost 800 Microsoft points and be available on Wednesday, July 16th at 5:00 a.m. EST.
In addition, Buku Sudoku
will have a free download consisting of 1,2000 puzzles, also available on Wednesday, July 16th.
Update (Chuck)- It should be noted that Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
has been released in the past, and Microsoft has just cut the price on the game.
Update 2 [Dan] - Screens added
Coffeetime Crosswords Debuts and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Joins Arcade Hits This Wednesday on Xbox LIVE Arcade! Free downloadable content for Buku Sudoku Available on Xbox LIVE Arcade Now!
Prepare for a true crossword challenge when “Coffeetime Crosswords™” launches on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). Test your skills and try for the high score in “Coffeetime Crosswords.” Featuring more than 150 puzzles for all skill levels, “Coffeetime Crosswords” supports solo or two player co-op play via Xbox LIVE.
Developed by Penny Press™ and published by Konami, “Coffeetime Crosswords” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
The classic puzzle-action game “Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™” is the latest addition to Arcade Hits, with a permanently reduced price of 800 Microsoft Points beginning on July 16. “Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords” delivers classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good versus evil. Challenge your puzzle skills in single-player campaign mode, or battle your friends in multiplayer action.
Get 1,200 free new ways to experience “Buku Sudoku”! The game’s new puzzle pack, available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade, gives you 1,200 new puzzles for free. 1,200 new ways to experience “Buku Sudoku” in co-op, head-to-head, battle, casual and timed modes. That's like getting 12 sudoku books for free or over 3 years of puzzles from your daily paper!
For more details, please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/livearcadexbox360.