New Xbox 360 ‘Platinum Hits’ line of titles announced by Microsoft

Xbox 360 After releasing the Xbox 360 ‘Platinum Hits’ line of titles last fall, Microsoft has now announced its latest array of discounted games for North America, Latin America, Japan and the Asia Pacific region. Further more, the Redmond-based company also confirmed that it will extend the line to Latin America, Japan and Asia Pacific this March.

Microsoft will release the Xbox 360 game titles on March 16, and 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 new Xbox 360 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), which includes 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’ games line will debut with four titles, including the above 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.

Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Global Marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft said, “Platinum Hits not only lets gamers enjoy a broad portfolio of titles at an amazing price.” Bell added, “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.”

Xbox 360 Platinum Hits games to hit Americas are:

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Electronic Arts)
  • Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (TECMO Inc.)
  • Fight Night Round 3 (Electronic Arts)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)
  • Top Spin 2 (2K Sports)
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)

Xbox 360 Platinum hits games to be available in Japan are:

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Electronic Arts)
  • Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts)
  • Chrome Hounds (Sega Corp.)
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)

The Asia Pacific region will have the following Xbox 360 Platinum hits:

  • Dead or Alive 4 (TECMO)
  • N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)

Xbox 360 Platinum hits to come to Europe last fall were:

  • Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (TECMO)
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive Ltd.)

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