XBLA Today: Sonic CD, Joe Danger

Sonic CD, considered by many to be the last great game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, is now available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade. Best of all, it’s been priced at 400 Microsoft Points ($5), which is a great deal for a great game.

Also available this week is Joe Danger: Special Edition, which carries a slightly higher price of 1200 MS Points ($15). Joe Danger lives up to his name as “the world’s most determined stuntman” by doing his best Evel Knievel impression. That includes jumping over buses and shark-filled tanks (although I think that was Captain Lance Murdock). But the most amazing thing about Joe Danger is that it was partially funded by Sony. Talk about your dangerous deeds!

More information on both games can be found after the break.

Joe Danger: Special Edition (on Xbox.com)
A death-defying thrill-ride starring the world’s most determined stuntman, Joe Danger! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals, the reckless Team Nasty. Leap school buses full of screaming kids and pools of ravenous sharks, as you attempt to wheelie your way into the record books in over 100 eye-poppingly gorgeous levels! Stunt, create, share! Drop into the sandbox to make your own Events and torment your friends with your devious creations. Special Edition is the ultimate fun packed version of the multi-awarding winning Joe Danger. Experiment with 30 insane level creations in the Laboratory and unlock some new friends, exclusive to Xbox 360!

Sonic CD (on Xbox.com)
It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD! Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones! Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

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