Xbox Live Arcade has been given a further boost to its catalogue of classic Arcade titles today, with the announcement of 12 new titles all due for release on to the in the coming months, including Contra and Tempest.


Konami's Contra is available for download immediately from the Xbox Live Arcade for a cost of 400 points, and features gameplay set across eight levels, all of which will allow for Xbox Live multiplayer and fully tracked achievements and worldwide leaderboards to see how you stack up against other gamers.

Further titles coming to the Live Arcade over the next few months will include Centipede/Millipede, Asteroids Deluxe with updated high definition graphics, Missile Command, Warlords, and a totally overhauled and evolved version of the stunning Tempest by Jeff Minter.

Also on the release schedule between now and Christmas are the highly promising brawl-fest Small Arms by Gastronaut Studios, futuristic racer Novadrome, Assault Heroes, Heavy Weapon, and a revamped version of Midway's classic space combat title Defender. Looks like it could be time to buy some more Microsoft points and clear some space on that hard drive!