The most popular (and lethal) squirrel in the world, Conker, is readying his plans to invade gamers' homes as Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Conker: Live and Reloaded for XboxÂ® has gone gold. Set to ship to retail on June 21 for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.), Conker: Live and Reloaded, developed by the award-winning team at Rare, will drop gamers onto the front lines of an epic battle between the noble Squirrels and the vicious Tediz.
Gamingâ€™s notoriously naughty squirrel â€” Conker â€” arrives on Xbox with a bang in an all-new Xbox Liveâ„¢-enabled team-based shooter, Conker: Live & Reloaded. Featuring intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. The Live gameplay promises to deliver the non-stop action, humor, gratuitous violence and intensity for which Conker is famous.
Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, Conkerâ€™s Bad Fur Day, completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and "reloaded" attitude. For more information on Conker: Live and Reloaded, please visit http://conker.xbox.com.
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