Channel your inner Samurai. This Wednesday, April 1, “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” joins an award winning selection of indie titles on Xbox LIVE Arcade, home to the freshest and most innovative downloadable games.

As an undead samurai dishwasher, get lost in the psychotic, stylistic 2-D action and kick start your warrior quest for revenge. Choose from ancient blades or screen-obliterating “Dish Magic” to fight off an evil cyborg army that has the universe drowning in misery.

Developed solely by 2007 Dream.Build.Play contest winner James Silva, “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” boasts a unique story revealed through graphic novel style cut scenes and visceral gameplay. James developed every element of the game, from the art, to the music, to the unique story, making Xbox LIVE Arcade the premier destination for original independent content. Log onto Xbox LIVE on Saturday, April 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PST for your chance to play the game with James himself!

“The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” is a part of the Days of Arcade program on Xbox LIVE Arcade, which features seven of this season’s hottest pick-up-and-play games. For more information on the Days of Arcade program please visit: www.xbox.com/daysofarcade. Published by Microsoft, and developed by James Silva / Ska Studios, “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide, excluding Germany and Korea. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more details on “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” please visit: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/d/dishwasherdsxboxlivearcade/.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer and participation in “Game with Developers” events.