Rez Coming To XBLA In HD

This is probably the best news an Xbox 360 owner could ever get. Due out in Q1 of next year is an HD version of the smash puzzle game Rez. It’ll be a nice port of the Dreamcast version of the game and is tentatively being called Rez HD. Word is that it will have 5.1 surround sound and will be available on Xbox Live Arcade only. All you need now is a full blotter of LSD and some bongos and you’ve got a solid winter weekend ahead of you. Press release after the jump! :oots oots oots oots::

Rez HD Coming To Xbox Live Arcade [Kotaku]

Tokyo, Japan (Sept. 12, 2007) – Tokyo-based video game developer Q Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the critically acclaimed video game title “Rez” is being developed for the Xbox LIVE Arcade with a target release date of Q1 2008. Originally released by SEGA in Japan in 2001 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, followed by a North American release only for the PlayStation 2 and European release on both platforms in early 2002, Rez was developed by SEGA’s United Game Artists (“UGA”) division. Tetsuya Mizuguchi, former president of UGA and current chief creative officer of Q Entertainment, conceptualized and produced the fast-action shooter, which is known to be one of the most unique, offbeat and eccentric games ever released.

“We are excited to announce that Rez will be given a new life, this time in digital form,” said Mizuguchi. “The game will be presented in hi-definition and will be accessible to those who did not have a chance to experience Rez the first time around. Personally, Rez has been and will always be a lifelong concept. I hope to take what I learned from the experience of creating the original game and look forward to taking it to a whole new level
in the future.”