Starting late October, every Xbox 360 console will have two games bundled with them: Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
Microsoft says this is their way of rewarding the holiday shopper. US holiday shopper that is.
Yup, this is a US-only thing. But don’t lose hope, the chances are Microsoft will have some kind of a holiday treat for European gamers as well.
As always, Microsoft doesn’t miss the chance to mention that next to Halo3, they will also have several other blockbuster titles available this holiday season: BioShock, Project Gotham Racing 4, Mass Effect, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Full press release follows.
Holiday Consoles Include Two Free Games
Published October 8, 2007
Xbox® is rewarding holiday console buyers this season with two free games! Hot on the heels of a price reduction for all Xbox 360™ consoles, Microsoft is now giving holiday buyers even more value by including two great games with every Xbox 360 console and Xbox 360 Elite, a retail savings of $90.
The acclaimed Forza Motorsport™ 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance will both be included for the recently reduced prices of $349.99 for Xbox 360 and $449.99 for Xbox 360 Elite. Both bundles will be available at your favorite game retailer by the end of October.
Xbox 360 offers the best value this holiday, and Xbox 360 is the only place you can play the greatest line-up of titles in videogame history. This line-up includes Halo® 3, which became the fastest-selling video game ever and is making history as one of the biggest entertainment launches of all time.
Blockbuster Holiday Line-Up Halo 3 is just one title in an incredible holiday line-up that is only available on Xbox 360. Starting with Madden NFL 08, Xbox 360 has an unprecedented string of no less than seven blockbuster titles, each expected to sell at least a million units, including BioShock, the record-breaking Halo 3, Project Gotham Racing® 4, Mass Effect™, Guitar Hero™ III: Legends of Rock, and Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare.
Xbox 360 is home to the most critically acclaimed next-generation games according to Metacritic.com, the leading aggregator of game reviews from more than 100 publications. Of the top 30 next-generation game titles on Metacritic.com, 21 are on Xbox 360 and five games exclusive to Xbox 360 have received a score above 90. In fact, Forza Motorsport 2 has received an aggregate review score of 90, producing a “Universal Acclaim” rating.