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XBLA gets Puzzle Fighter and Streets of Rage 2

Today is a somewhat surprising Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday offering up a twofer that we weren't clued in on. One half of the twofer that we fully expected to release today is Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix which is available for 800 Microsoft points and offers lots of multiplayer puzzle fighting fun. We hear it's Puzzle Fighter'licious! The other half of the surprise XBLA twofer is SEGA's Streets of Rage 2 which was super secretly sprung on us as we had no prior knowledge of its release this week. Streets of Rage 2 is available for 400 Microsoft points and allows players to take on the evil Mr. X in two player online co-op. Sorry War World, SEGA is in town this week.

Both games are available for download this very moment off of the XBLA and we're hoping that maybe next time Microsoft will be kind enough to clue us in on ALL the game releases before Arcade Wednesday rolls around. We're old grumps who don't like surprises unless they make us filthy rich.

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Boff1

8-29-2007 @ 9:18AM

Boff said...

Cool! Streets of Rage is a surprise bonus!

Ah I still remember the XBLA days of yesteryear when we'd be happy just for SOMETHING (anything!) to be released on a Wednesday!

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MDJ20102

8-29-2007 @ 9:43AM

MDJ2010 said...

No SWOS today???? WHAT?!?!?!?

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wei3

8-29-2007 @ 9:58AM

wei said...

woo! puzzle fighter!

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Paul4

8-29-2007 @ 10:01AM

Paul said...

please cry some more MDJ2010....maybe i will call the waaaambulance for you, i heard they have pink tissues on the side of it....

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James5

8-29-2007 @ 10:24AM

James said...

Does anybody know if Puzzle Fighter allows same-console multiplayer with the demo version? I want to try it with my wife before I shell out any sort of money...

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MDJ20106

8-29-2007 @ 10:56AM

MDJ2010 said...

Thanks for that Paul, really helpful! Why is it that everyone Ive ever known called Paul has been a dick? If anyone can actually helpfully inform me as to why there is so SWOS release today it would be helpful.

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Jay7

8-29-2007 @ 11:02AM

Jay said...

What happened to War Worlds? Let me guess fanboy was wrong again what a surprise

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Boff8

8-29-2007 @ 11:19AM

Boff said...

#5 "I want to try it with my wife before I shell out any sort of money..."

Ooo-er!!

(Sorry James)

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Andy S.9

8-29-2007 @ 11:32AM

Andy S. said...

So, when are we supposed to see Puzzle Quest? I thought it was in August!

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wei10

8-29-2007 @ 12:24PM

wei said...

4 player local multi would've been really nice to have for puzzle fighter.. oh well, i'm still definitely getting this one. Why does it seem nobody else is as excited about this title as me? I've been eagerly awaiting it

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Code60111

8-29-2007 @ 12:53PM

Code601 said...

Im confused how the training section is supposed to train you. Pah!

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konajinx12

8-29-2007 @ 12:58PM

konajinx said...

Puzzle Fighter was an instant purchase for me...I still have my original PS1 copy of this game. Definitely an all-time favorite.

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Bitter Kevin13

8-29-2007 @ 1:46PM

Bitter Kevin said...

Just bought SoR2 and played it for the first time in 15 years- it holds up really well. The controls are tight, the graphics with smoothing are decent, and the music still rules. The problem I do have is there's no sound/music test!!! I can't listen to a specific Yuzo Koshiro track on a whim like I could on the Genesis version. That guy is the s--t.

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Darkwun14

8-29-2007 @ 2:57PM

Darkwun said...

Bought puzzle fighter soon as i woke up alongside castlevania, worms, bomberman and probably doom its one of the only XBLA games i've actually looked forward to, here's to some online akuma style asswhippin

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AoE15

8-29-2007 @ 3:07PM

AoE said...

@MDJ2010,

The only games that were ever mentioned for release this week were Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD, which came out; War World, which was rumored to come out but did not. At no point was there ever mention from Microsoft, or or the developer for that matter that sensible world of soccer would be coming out this week... whatever lead you to believe it would? You seem pretty worked up over something not coming out on a day it was never set to come out on...

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jose_edwaldo16

8-29-2007 @ 3:50PM

jose_edwaldo said...

codemasters announced 29th of august as a provisional date back in june or july.....it was never set in stone though, and there'd been a lot of talk about it slipping to september recently.

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ShadowedAsh17

8-29-2007 @ 3:51PM

ShadowedAsh said...

Bought them both this morning but have yet to play Puzzle Fighter. Went through and got all but 3 achievements on SoR3. The was and still is amazing. Yuzo Koshiro has never lost his touch and speaking of Yuzo, Maximum Tune 3's OST is going to be released on September 27th; WOO!

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MDJ201018

8-29-2007 @ 4:14PM

MDJ2010 said...

@ AoE - I sound worked up? Ok your normal!! Codemasters actually did state this date on their official website, believe me they did cos ive been checking for updates every day for ages. Its a shame this site is full of posters who would rather bash people than be helpful. At least jose_edwaldo can be bothered to be helpful rather than an asshole, although as I say this date was specifically mentioned as official at one point on the codemasters website, hence why I was suprised it wasnt up. You not think its a coincidence that they spring out a trailer today instead, maybe next time know your facts before speaking!

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Richard DeV19

8-29-2007 @ 4:16PM

Richard DeV said...

Quit complaining! SOR2!!!! OMG!!!!! turning on my 360 to purchuse that little treasure right now. awesome.

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ccc20

8-29-2007 @ 7:23PM

ccc said...

SoR2 is the fucking shit.

SPF2THDR is bad ass. 1 of the best Wednesdays in Arcade history.

Now only if we could get Duke Nukem and Quake 3 arena on the same day, Wo....

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