On Xbox Live Arcade today: Metal Slug 3 and various new Rock Band tracks

1600 Microsoft Points Card for use on Xbox LiveFrom today, at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play SNK Playmore’s Metal Slug 3 on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. Metal Slug 3 will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points (that’s US$10 / €9.60 / £6.80 / CAN$12.40 / AU$13.20).

This is the 4th title of Metal Slug series. It’s the kind of action shooting game that’s is popular among game fans all over the world. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive for storage. While the video is of the original Arcade version, the Xbox Live Arcade version will have HD graphics and 2-player online co-op on top.

Key game features include:
* Multiple routes: Different routes through the stages allow for extended replayability.
* Different metal slugs: Various slugs are available for help in battle. Handle all the different slugs to learn their capabilities and complete the mission.
* Individual enemies: Different enemies appear depending on which route the player takes, and each enemy has its own unique characteristics.
* Classic arcade graphics: The classic graphics are faithfully reproduced for your gaming enjoyment.

Rock Band Special Edition for Xbox 360
In this first week of 2008, there were also various Rock Band tracks released for the Xbox 360 version of the game in addition to 2007’s downloadable Rock Band content. Below’s listings show the three:

Content: “Gimme Three Steps”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Gimme Three Steps”–Lynyrd Skynyrd. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix).

Content: “Hard to Handle”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: *”Hard to Handle” is a cover version of a song as made famous by the Black Crowes. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix).

Content: “Limelight”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: *”Limelight” is a cover version of a song as made famous by Rush. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com.