Xbox Live Arcade Update – Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater HD

Tony Hawk is back, and as we highlighted in our review of Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater HD this morning, the Hawk man still has a few tricks left for gamers.

Also, if you haven’t checked it out already, the free Mars Rover Landing for Kinect users launched yesterday as a Kinect Fun Labs release.

Read on.

Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater HD (1200 Microsoft Points)
Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater HD is a downloadable title for Xbox LIVE Arcade that takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans? muscle memories, the gameplay returns to controllers and focuses on the satisfaction of linking sick tricks for maximum points. Combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless. The game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo using Neversoft?s original code and includes the best seven levels from THPS and THPS2 (Warehouse, School 2, Mall, Phoenix, Hangar, Marseilles and Venice). There is a combination of new school and old school pros (Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Riley Hawk and Tony Hawk himself) and the soundtrack is half classic THPS tracks and fresh ones. Multiple online multiplayer modes round out the action!

Mars Rover Landing (free)
How hard is it to land on Mars? Test your skills! Your mission: guide NASA?s Mars rover Curiosity to its landing site safely and on target. Use your body to direct the craft and control thrusters as you descend. Gain avatar gear and achievements for a safe landing. The rover?s success depends on you! The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. This game requires a Kinect Sensor.