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Rez HD and Chessmaster Live now up on XBLA

Last week saw no new releases on the Xbox Live Arcade but today’s new additions of Rez HD and Chessmaster Live put Microsoft back on the right track. Hopefully, it won’t happen again or, at least, not for a very long time.

Courtesy of Major Nelson:

  • Content: Rez HD
  • Price: 800 Microsoft Points
  • Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
  • Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE) MILD VIOLENCE] Single Player, 5.1 Surround Sound, HD (High Definition). Set in a cyberworld, this legendary fast-paced action-shooter created by Tetsuya Mizuguchi will provide the ultimate audiovisual experience as you target the enemies and hack the system while creating your own beats. Five challenging areas, each with its own theme as well as unlockables waiting to be discovered. Don’t be afraid to dig deep into the world’s computer network! This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

  • Content: Chessmaster Live
  • Price: 800 Microsoft Points
  • Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
  • Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone)] Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). Chessmaster Live is the Xbox Live version of the reference chess franchise. It features multiplayer and solo modes. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

As reported on Monday, Rez has been spruced up with nice, shiny HD visuals, as well as 5.1 surround sound support. Likewise, Chessmaster has been updated as well for the XBLA release. Tell us your thoughts on the new releases in the comments below.

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Comment by Fetter on 2008-01-30 14:13:07 | Reply

Nice to see two games on one day.

Comment by scython on 2008-01-30 14:20:32 | Reply

I think the main reason there was no new game last week was that as Undertow was being given away free, they did not want to overload the download servers.

Comment by Fetter on 2008-01-31 14:42:56 | Reply

Exactly the reason I read.

Comment by DAGGUN on 2008-01-30 23:16:15 | Reply

I like the new games coming out…but still paying 10 bucks a game especially for chess…All thses arcade games you can find on websites free, and and much broader selection. 400 ms is TOPS that I would pay for an arcade game

Comment by ManoDestra on 2008-02-01 08:39:34 | Reply

Totally agree on this one. Unless the game has some real longevity to it, like Puzzle Quest, for instance then 800 is generally too much. The chess is quite good, but we already have a chess game on 360 and Rez is totally retro and should DEFINITELY be 400. What are M$ thinking? Answered my own question with a dollar sign there…

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