AU Shippin' Out January 22-January 1: Rez HD

Another cult hit makes its way to Xbox Live Arcade.

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This week sees only a trickle of games coming out over our land of golden soil. Rez originally came out in early 2002 on the DreamCast and is now making its way onto the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade. The game is set in a futuristic computer supernetwork called K-project. The system has been overwhelmed by information and is about to enter a shutdown, which will have catastrophic consequences. You take on the role of a hacker who logs into the machine, in an attempt to prevent the shutdown and eliminate the viruses that inhabit it. Rez HD's graphics are uniquely stylised with bright colours and lines. To complement this, the game features a fitting trance soundtrack. Rez HD will be availble on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday for 800 Microsoft points.

Next week sees a flurry of big games coming out down under including Burnout Paradise, Turok, and Devil May Cry 4. Be sure to check back next week for more information and confirmation of all the week's releases.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer and publisher information--actual dates may vary).

January 30, 2008
Panzer Tactics DS (DS)
Rez HD (360 XBLA)
Chessmaster LIVE (360 XBLA)

February 1, 2008
Battlestrike: Force Of Resistance (PC)
The Hell in Vietnam (PC)
Dirty Dancing - The Video Game (PC)
Beauty Factory (PC)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Wii)
Terrorist Takedown: Covert Operations (PC)

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