OnLive adding Deus Ex, other Square Enix titles to flat-rate service

Holding to its vow of regularly arriving content, OnLive has announced that several Square Enix titles are being added to its flate-rate PlayPack plan. The cloud gaming service says that games in the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Hitman, Thief and Mini Ninja franchises will launch "in the next few weeks."

The PlayPack lineup already features a handful of Square Enix titles, including Tomb Raider: Underworld, while the main pay-per-game service has the likes of Kane & Lynch 2, Just Cause 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is slated to hit OnLive once it arrives in stores later this year.

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OnLive PlayPack to Expand Game Offerings with Popular Square Enix Titles

Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief & Hitman Franchises to Join Unlimited-play Subscription Plan

Palo Alto, Calif., March 1, 2011-OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of
on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced the addition of
more than a dozen top-tier Square Enix games to its PlayPack monthly
subscription plan, including previously released titles from major
franchises such as Tomb Raider™, Deus Ex™, Thief™, Mini Ninjas™ and
Hitman™. The Square Enix titles will begin arriving in the OnLive
PlayPack service in a few weeks. OnLive's continuously growing library
of PlayPack games provide an "all-you-can-play" option for subscribers
for only $9.99/month-allowing them to play instantly on TVs via the
OnLive Game System and on virtually any PC or Mac® via a small browser
download.

"OnLive's PlayPack has been a huge hit with our members since launch.
With the addition of these classic and highly popular game titles from
Square Enix, OnLive PlayPack members will further enjoy a rich and
cost-effective gaming experience," said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO
of OnLive. "We're proud of our strong partnership with Square Enix and
we look forward to providing a solid and effective platform for their
current and future game titles."

The new PlayPack titles from Square Enix have earned significant
acclaim within the gaming world and among mainstream consumers. The
Deus Ex franchise has historically claimed numerous "Game of the Year"
honors and was recently reaffirmed as the top PC game of all time by
PC Gamer. Hitman has been the world's favorite assassin both on the
large and small screen for years and Tomb Raider remains one of the
most popular and recognizable game franchises of all time and has
inspired films, books and a generation of video games.

"The unlimited value our subscribers are currently realizing from
PlayPack is translating into hundreds of hours of rich gameplay, and
this experience will continue to evolve as we add more great titles
like these," said John Spinale, OnLive VP of Games and Media. "With
the announcement of our extended partnership with Square Enix today,
we are delighted to introduce a wealth of great game titles while
reiterating our commitment to continually evolve the PlayPack game
library."

Square Enix is a leading provider of digital entertainment with
numerous million-selling, beloved video game titles and offices around
the world.

"In the dynamically changing environment of digital distribution, it's
a natural fit for Square Enix to support an innovative offering like
PlayPack from OnLive, " said Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Europe.
"We're pleased to be able to share some of our classic games with the
broader digital audience."

For detailed information about OnLive PlayPack and a full list of
available games, visit www.onlive.com/playpack.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.