January 23rd 2012 10:00 am PT

Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party Dates and Prices

Earlier this month at  CES, we announced the line up of House Party titles and today I am happy to share with you the full release schedule and prices.*

PLUS To make the most of your blockbuster game bash, all party goers will receive 800 Microsoft Points when you buy all four participating House Party games from February 15 – March 13.**


Release Date


Warp February 15, 2012 800 Points
Alan Wake's American Nightmare February 22, 2012 1200 Points
Nexuiz February 29, 2012 800 Points
I Am Alive March 7, 2012 1200 Points

*This is the current release schedule for House Party titles. As with everything game release related, dates and prices are subject to change.

**Not valid in Japan, Korea or Italy

Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Peter M.

    I’m really excited for American Nightmare.
    But i’m probably gonna wait for the steam version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000303001958 Nicholas Mullins

    These all look great! I know what I’m blowing my money on the next couple months.

  • http://twitter.com/brianjoesmith Brian Smith

    Wait, when are we seeing Fez or Retro City Rampage? I am pumped for AW:AN, but it is high time we got these big indie titles out there.

  • Anonymous

    Out of all the game I’m looking forward to Warp the most.

  • ryder4life22187

    alan wake and i am alive only good looking ones here other ones maybe deal of the week but then again they will be forgotten

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    Bummer.  Alan Wake & I Am Alive are going to be 1200 MS Points. #NoLongerWant.

    • Anonymous

      One was originally a retail title and the other is a sequel to a retail title… All things considering, $15 isn’t that bad (assuming they’re high quality games).

      • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

        Yes. But the problem is that they aren’t retail games… so paying more than $10 for what is arguably a rental is out of the question for me.

  • Lee Rayson

    i only want  “i Am AlivE”   major can you post NPD and “comigns oon to xbox

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Coming soon posts on Tuesday, so he’ll hopefully post it tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/RedRooster29 Charlie Crawford

    I am so excited for Alan Wake! The retail game was excellent!

  • http://www.the-social-feed.com Reynaldo Stephens

    I can’t wait for ‘I Am Alive’, might have to get Alan Wake too

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZ7NI75SAJ5SEI2FUXAJR2ABCA A B

    It’s a good thing you get 800msp back for buying all of them. Otherwise I’d have no reason to buy Nexuiz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

    I want Dungeon Fighter NOW! D=<.

  • http://twitter.com/HYpkrOniK CJ

    Alan Wake & I Am Alive are 2 must have games 4 me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.vicars Rob Vicars

    Impossbily intriguied by I Am Alive. I loved Alan Wake but finding it slightly difficult to get excited about this digi update. Unsure why. Roll on new games season!

  • muzzymate

    Alan Wake is an instant purchase at 1200 points – Alan Wake is one of my favorite new IPs this generation!!! I Am Alive looks interesting but will check out the demo first

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000663592710 Kevin Räiss

    Alan wake and I am alive instant purchases

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Not bad, better than I was expecting. Will be half price a few months after, mind…

  • Anonymous

    Still interested in Alan Wake, and while I was previously interested in Warp, now I know that it is an EA game, I’m skipping it as EA will never get another dime from me. Those thinking about throwing down for the 4 game bundle to save 20% should think about the fact that all of these games are probably guaranteed to be a deal of the week within about a year’s time, so if you’re not planning on jumping into them now, then waiting would still probably save you in the long run. Oh, and screw EA (one more time for good measure).

    • http://twitter.com/gerblanski Gerblanski

      If not to support EA, support the developer who made the game, don’t just dismiss it out of spite.

      • Anonymous

        I understand your point, but with my gaming dollars being limited, there are plenty of other games and game developers I can pick from.

  • http://twitter.com/gerblanski Gerblanski

    Three definite, Nexuiz on Trial. Warp sounds entertaining, Alan Wake always a definite, and I Am Alive sounds like an interesting post apocalyptic title.

    • Anonymous

      If the only one you’re not sure about is 800MSP, you might as well grab it since you’ll get those points back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510551134 John Preston

    when will fez get a release date… i really want that game

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1439454533 Mario Cavallo

    Stupid Italian laws -.- The only state in the Europe where you can’t get any f****** awards.

  • Anonymous

    Aw! I swear I had read somewhere that I Am Alive was going to be 800msp. A very good line up though; much better (in my opinion) than the previous Summer of Arcade. Not interested whatsoever in WARP though. I’m on the fence about Nexuiz and now I Am Alive at $15 its a no no for me. For sure I’ll be forced to pass on the 800msp offer (instead of being forced to get more games because of it).

  • Anonymous

    What are the T and C on the 800 points back do you like xbox live rewards have to be over 18

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XHCYLCGIFEVPHZCCJWSPZSVVTM Ardania

    Could we get a description of each game below their cover Major?

  • Anonymous

    Hmm…I’m interested in 3/4 of the games. So might as well get the 4th since its basically free. haha.

  • Anonymous

    But…when does the Simpsons Arcade Game come out? It must be soonish since the achievements leaked for it.

    • Anonymous

      How did I miss this? Where and when did this get leaked?

  • http://twitter.com/BevanGachett Bevan Gachett

    How are they going to fit Alan Wake on a Arcade game?

    • Anonymous

      It can be up to 2GB, I believe, and this isn’t a sequel. It is a slimmed down retail game, much like I Am Alive. I don’t expect too much.

  • http://twitter.com/BevanGachett Bevan Gachett

    I am Alive looks really good. Seems like PS3 game coming out called last of Us.

  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

    I want to play Alan Wake so bad!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Shadowmen19 Shadowmen #19

    That I am Alive gonna be an awesome game.

  • buried_horizon

    Why does that Warp game feels like Portal for some weird reason?

    Also, really looking to Minecraft on XBLA, when is that coming out? Hopefully it’ll have Multiplayer unlike what the xbox page says, as this will surely be a big no-buy for me there isn’t any.

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.facebook.com/mikelovesmegan Mike McMeans

    WAIT!!! So we aren’t getting Trials Evolution until at least March? This is bad….very bad….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001173424414 Jarrod Smith

      Uh, where are you getting that?  There will be other XBLA titles that will be released besides these four.  These are just the ones that are part of the House Party line-up.

  • http://twitter.com/Bean1991 Paul Brooks

    I am Alive last :( wait another month :(

  • Anonymous

    Nexuiz looks a lot like Vanquish. Vanquish is a total must own.

  • Anonymous

    Major, XBLA is the one thing Microsoft does right these days and I’m happy to say I’m buying all the above titles. Can’t freaking wait for Alan Wake.

  • http://twitter.com/Sumhydroponic38 David Shaffer

    Alan Wake and I Am Alive are all day one, Warp looks really good, so I may have to pick that up. Nexuiz will only be picked up by me if I actually pick up the other three. Although it looks like fast paced fun, most of the online shooters (XBLA) don’t have much of a community after the first week or so.