Xbox Live Arcade Update – Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II, JAM Live Music Arcade

The blue blur is speeding back to Xbox Live Arcade today with the release of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II. Episode I had some issues, but Episode II, so far, looks excellent. Make sure to check it out. JAM Live Music Arcade also launches this week for those interested in creating and producing music on their Xbox 360.

Read on for the details and links to purchase and queue them up.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II (1200 Microsoft Points)
The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved side kick and fan-favorite villains! Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form an alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Now joined by Tails, race across four new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to put an end to this dastardly duo?s plans! Experience the Sonic 4 saga as never before with the addition of a brand new engine; bringing you gameplay with updated physics and zones in stunning HD graphics! Also new to Episode II is the addition of online/local collaborative play where players can team up with a friend to take control of Sonic and Tails as they battle against Dr. Eggman! BONUS! Owners of both Episode I & Episode II will unlock Episode Metal! Play as Sonic?s greatest rival in this exclusive zone and experience the untold story behind Metal Sonic?s revival!

JAM Live Music Arcade (800 Microsoft Points)
JAM Live Music Arcade is a robust musical experience of creative freedom. Through your guitar peripheral or controller, take control of all aspects of a song: guitar, bass, drums, vocals, synth and more. Featuring music from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Atmosphere and much more, JAM has over 30 tracks from Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and techno. Be the DJ, producer and band leader in the live music sandbox or take on the arcade challenge.