Microsoft's Xbox adds 'Gears of Wars' and 'Viva Pinata' to its gaming titles

MUMBAI: Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division has announced the launch of Gears of Wars (GoW) and Viva Pinata for their next generation gaming console Xbox 360.

The launch was complimented by the announcement of some of the forthcoming gaming titles Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, Lost Planet, Superman Returns, Call of Duty 3 on Xbox 360.


Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division country manager Mohit Anand said, "We are delighted to bring to our Indian gaming enthusiast‘s the two biggest and most anticipated games Gears of War and an unusual game about habitat, Viva Pinata from Xbox 360. GoW is one of the best games visually available on Xbox 360 and one of the finest games available on any platform today. Viva Pinata, on the other hand is more of a family game where gamers have to turn a misused plot of land into a beautiful garden overcoming various challenges. Xbox 360 today has over 35 titles of different genres available and will additionally be releasing more innovative and enthralling games for the gaming enthusiasts in times to come."

The titles will be priced at Rs. 2,510 each and will be available to gamers through Microsoft‘s network of resellers across major cities in the country.


An official release issued by the company stated that Gears of War sold about 1 million copies worldwide within two weeks of its launch and has been the fastest selling game on Xbox 360 in 2006 and ever on Xbox 360 platform. It is a third-person tactical action/horror game and is the first game developed by Epic Games exclusively for Microsoft Game Studios and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.

GOW thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind‘s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet and utilizes the breathtaking new Unreal Engine 3 to create cinematic, beautifully rendered interactive environments with high-definition visuals for a gaming experience that truly ushers in the next-generation.

Viva Pi?ata is created by video game developer Rare Ltd. and Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.Viva Pi?ata invites game-players to escape to Pi?ata Island, where wild-roaming, living pi?ata animals are looking for a home. Viva Pi?ata from Rare and Microsoft Game Studios is rated "E" for Everyone and is available exclusively on Xbox 360.

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