In response to the holiday season Xbox Live outages, Microsoft has come through on their word to offer a free Xbox Live Arcade game as consolation.
The freebie, Undertow (normally 800 points), will be available for download beginning this Wednesday at 2:00 a.m. PST. The free download will be available for a “limited” time, though just how “limited” Microsoft has yet to say. We can’t see this hanging around more than a week or two at most.
Developed by Chair Entertainment Group, Undertow redefines aquatic based shooters through a mix of high-definition graphics, intuitive controls and multiple modes of game play action. The game features a full story driven-single player campaign, on and offline co-op, and multiplayer for 2-16 players over Xbox LIVE for Gold subscribers. Players battle for control of the oceans as one of three selectable races, each with four unique, upgradeable units.