Justin Lee On January 12, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Get ready for a classic shooter excitement from PopCap games on the Xbox Live Arcade on your Xbox 360 come January 17th at 1 A.M. PST. They have even sent along three screenshots from Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank for you to drool at until the 17th.

Don’t expect to be combining gems and matching colors with this week’s “Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays” release. From the fast-action gameplay experts at PopCap Games comes the big, bold, action-packed “Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank,” which will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. GMT (1 a.m. PST).

“Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank” unleashes adrenaline-soaked, side-scrolling, shoot-’em-up arcade action. With awesome multiplayer modes exclusive to the Xbox Live Arcade version, “Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank” brings classic shooter excitement and explosive power to Xbox Live Arcade. Players fight through 19 story-based missions to upgrade six weapon banks, or jump into instant action with the fast-paced Survival mode. Gamers can also team up with friends and storm across enemy lines in cooperative multiplayer modes either locally or on Xbox Live*.

“Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points.


The game has three action-packed game modes:

· Mission. Gamers play through 19 exciting missions, invading countries and beating challenging bosses along the way.

· Survival Arms Race and War Party. Gamers try to outlast ever-increasing waves of enemies.

· Boss Rush. In this mode exclusive to Xbox Live Arcade, players challenge all the bosses of “Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank” in succession.

· Intense multiplayer action handles up to four players:

· Up to four friends can play Survival mode games locally or on Xbox Live.

· In co-op Mission mode, gamers can roll over enemy forces with a friend.

· Six upgradeable secret weapons

· Nineteen missions with nukes, mega-lasers and more

· Ability to voice-chat with friends while battling together online

· Online leaderboards to track mission results

· Enhanced sound effects and original score

· Amazing enemy landscapes and graphics

· Expanded mayhem with full high-definition widescreen support


Download “Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank” beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 1 a.m. PST on Xbox Live Arcade.

“Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank”: 800 Microsoft Points, rated Teen (Violence, Animated Blood)

More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.

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