Happy Tree Friends, Ticket to Ride and SSF II Turbo HD Remix Beta all hit Live

It’s Wednesday, and that means Xbox 360 owners get some new XBLA games today. First up on the list is Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm. The game is based off the cute little murderous forest creatures that kill each other in horrific and ghastly ways in every episode. 

Next up is Ticket to Ride. You get to make train tracks and ride trains. That sounds about as much fun as me putting bandages on my hairy arm and then ripping them off. This and Happy Tree Friends will both cost you 800 Microsoft Points.  

The big XBLA release today, of course, is the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta. To get in on the beta, you have to purchase Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3. Once in, you can only play as Ryu or Ken on one stage, and just in multiplayer. Player Match, Ranked Match, Tournament Mode, two-player offline mode, and spectator mode will all be opened in the beta. The beta is to help Capcom stress test the network code, and it will end on August 20.

What are you guys and gals getting this week?

Happy Tuesday, Street Fighter! Just wanted to remind you that the Super Street Fighter II Turbo High Definition Remix (whew!) Beta will be available to download on Xbox LIVE Arcade tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25. SSFIITHDR Beta will be available for all of those who have purchased Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 on LIVE Arcade. 

This unique Beta version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will allow players to select from one of two Street Fighter characters, either Ryu or Ken, and battle online. This Beta test will help Capcom stress-test the network code underlying the incredible online features that power the multiplayer modes of the game. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Beta online modes include Player or “Quarter” Match, Ranked Match, and Tournament Mode, as well as offline, local two-player matches (but that’s much less fun, isn’t it?). The Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Beta will run for approximately eight weeks, ending around August 20 or whenever we decide that we’ve had enough people using cheap moves on us online. 

To gain access to the Beta: 

Step 1: Buy Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 for 800 MS Points

Step 2: Select the “SFII HD Remix Beta” option on the main menu of Wolf

Step 3: You will be taken to a download blade where you can confirm your download (this will not be visible until the code is live on Arcade tomorrow)

Step 4: Once the Beta has finished downloading, head to the “Games” blade on your 360

Step 5: Fire up SSFIITHDR in the Demos section on the Games blade and enjoy the online multiplayer goodness!

Hamza Aziz