All the better gaming blogs are having seizures as Microsoft revealed their new XBLA lineup in the Tokyo Game Show. I had heard about Ikaruga coming to the service before, which is super cool because now more people will be able to enjoy it, but it’s not a huge thing to me as I already have it on the Gamecube.
But Rez coming to XBLA is huge news. This is the most-wanted game that’s still missing from my (PS2) collection. I’ve listened to the soundtrack dozens of times. Not content with a re-release, they’re actually making a new version, entitled “Rez HD”, which I think won’t mean just upscaled graphics. I just hope they won’t mess with the music, but we’ll see, sometime in 2008.
Oh my poor heart. I think it imploded.
Update: Oh man! And there’s also Every Extend Extra and Exit, both PSP retail games, coming to the platform! I played a lot of Every Extend back when it was only the original indie freeware effort by OMEGA.
Microsoft dropped the ball with XBLA there for a while, content on releasing old arcade games and the like, but things are really shaping up nicely now. The Giraffe leads the way.