Building upon the Xbox 360 'Platinum Hits' line of titles launched last fall
, Microsoft has announced an new batch of discounted games for both the U.S. and Europe. In addition, the company also confirmed that it will extend the line to Latin America, Japan and Asia Pacific this March.
Set for release on March 16, Microsoft announced that will release eight 'Platinum Hits' branded titles in the U.S., including Electronic Arts' Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
, Burnout Revenge
, and Fight Night Round 3
, as well as Activision's Call of Duty 2
, Tecmo's Dead or Alive 4
, Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
, 2K Sports' Top Spin 2
, and Rockstar's Table Tennis
These games join the line's already available Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo: Elements of Power
, and Need for Speed Most Wanted
, each of which carries an MSRP of $29.99.
The European market will get a similar collection of 'Platinum Hits' titles for an estimated retail price of 29.99 euros ($38.35), including Call of Duty 2
, Dead or Alive 4
, Project Gotham Racing 3, Table Tennis, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
, and Tomb Raider: Legend
In Japan, the Xbox 360 'Platinum Hits' line will debut with four titles, including the previously mentioned Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Burnout Revenge
, and Perfect Dark Zero
, as well as Sega's mechanized action game Chrome Hounds
, each costing 2,800 yen ($23).
In the Asia Pacific region, initial 'Platinum Hits' releases in March will include Dead or Alive 4, N3: Ninety-Nine Nights, Project Gotham Racing 3
, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
. Microsoft notes that new pricing for these games will vary slightly by region.
"Platinum Hits not only lets gamers enjoy a broad portfolio of titles at an amazing price," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Global Marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "It also ensures that existing and new gamers alike can get the most from their Xbox 360 by owning a great library of blockbuster hits. So if you missed playing a game the first time around, now there is a great reason to pick it up."