Elite console with Forza Motorsports 3 and Two Hit Titles To Bring Family and Friends Together.
SINGAPORE – January 18, 2010 – Microsoft today announced a new package in Singapore of its Xbox 360® Elite console with 120GB hard drive and “Forza Motorsports® 3” in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations. Available in stores from 18 January 2010 at an estimated retail price of S$499, consumers in Singapore who purchase the Limited Edition Xbox 360 Elite Chinese New Year Package will also receive two other games LEGO Batman: The Videogame and Pure.
Consumers who purchase this bundle will also be able to redeem a free 3-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription that provides access to premium features like multiplayer gaming, Facebook and Twitter integration, and early access to selected premium online content. This promotion will end on 31 March 2010.
Microsoft also announced the local availability of the new Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor which allows gamers to connect to Xbox LIVE with better speed, reliability and coverage.
“There is going to be lots of fun this Chinese New Year with Xbox 360,” said Erik Ford, senior regional marketing manager for Xbox 360 in Southeast-Asia. “Through our research in Asia, we heard loud and clear that action racing is one of the favourite genres for serious gamers. So we put together this amazing package to include the latest, best selling racing title in our stable of games, Forza Motorsports 3. Together with two additional games and a 3-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription, Xbox 360 will no doubt bring family and friends closer together as we usher in the Year of The Tiger.”
Selling over a million copies within a month of release, Forza Motorsports 3 has been heaped with accolades including “one of the best racers ever made” (IGN.com), “best racing world we have ever seen” (StrategyInformer.com) and “worth every penny – and then some” (Motortrend.com).
The game invites you to take the driver’s seat in more than 400 fully customizable and tunable cars such as the Audi R8, Aston Martin DBS and Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR, from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers. Conquer the corners of more than 100 tracks including the world-famous tracks, Suzuka and the Sebring International Raceway. With breathtaking HD graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, the game includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to deliver a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels.
The racing title also has community features for gamers to design their cars for auction with improved customization tools. New cars and tracks are constantly available for download via Xbox LIVE to make the game more long lasting among friends and family. A prime example is the latest “AutoWeek Car Show Pack” launched on 12 Jan 2010 which includes the hottest new cars of 2010 and elite racers of 2009.
Gearing up for the Chinese New Year, Xbox fans will also enjoy new Xbox LIVE features to connect with the 20 million Xbox LIVE members worldwide.
Facebook*– Update your status to share what game you’re enjoying and connect with friends on the big screen – all seamlessly integrated and custom-built for Xbox 360.
Twitter*– Stay in the know by discovering, posting and replying to Tweets right on your Xbox 360.
Xbox LIVE Arcade - Xbox LIVE Arcade is your one-stop-shop for fresh and fun easy-play games such as “Shadow Complex,” “Castle Crashers®” and “Magic: The Gathering.”
Games on Demand - Convenient and always available, Games on Demand provides 24×7 access to a fast growing selection Xbox 360 favorites which are available to download to your hard drive and enjoy at the push of a button.
*Xbox LIVE Gold Members only
INTRODUCING THE XBOX 360 WIRELESS N NETWORKING ADAPTER
Available this month, the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter offers versatility and ease to your Xbox 360 experience. Jump into “Halo 3: ODST” or “Forza Motorsport 3” and enjoy lag-free network gaming and multiplayer, or put your media center to the test by streaming your favorite HD movies and videos. This dual band adapter seamlessly synchronizes your Xbox 360 with the newest wireless N standard, allowing two times the range and a speed seven times faster than before. Easily stream all of your Xbox LIVE entertainment such as Games on Demand, videos and music through Xbox LIVE or your media center PC.
The Wireless N Networking Adapter provides increased speed, coverage and reliability, and features a high-performance design with two external antennas that works great with 802.11a/b/g and n connections. Simply snap the adapter on to the back of your console and enjoy wireless connectivity in multiple rooms or congested wireless environments and connect safely with WPA2 security support.
The Wireless N Networking Adapter is available from 18 January 2010 for an estimated retail price of S$159 including GST.
About Xbox 360
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