Xbox Live Marketplace Schedule Dates Cheap Battlefield 1943, New Games On Demand

Your Xbox Live Arcade and Games on Demand budgeting for February can begin, thanks to Microsoft's schedule for the month's new digital releases and deals, including a more affordable version of Battlefield 1943 for Xbox Live Arcade.

A handful of new games are also planned for "on demand" releases, including Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5, and Beautiful Katamari plus Halo Wars and Viva Piñata: Party Animals for our international friends. There are even Resident Evil 5 Xbox Avatar goodies coming, which I pray means an Avatar version of Chris Redfield's new post-apocalyptic leather daddy outfit.

Here's how Microsoft sees February shaking out.

Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:
Feb. 15: Battlefield 1943, 800 Microsoft Points

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand:
Feb. 9: Street Fighter IV
Feb. 9: Halo Wars (Europe, Australia and New Zealand)
Feb. 16: Resident Evil 5
Feb. 16: Beautiful Katamari
Feb. 16: Viva Piñata: Party Animals (Japan)

Xbox LIVE Arcade:
Feb. 10: Darwinia +, 1200 points
Feb. 17: The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom, 800 points

Xbox Avatars Marketplace:
Feb. 11: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Feb. 16: Resident Evil 5
Feb. 18: Metro 2033