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