It looks like it's going to be a solid couple of weeks for XBLA releases. Not only is the outstanding Puzzle Quest due on the service this week, but it's going to be followed up by another well-regarded title: Speedball II. If you're unfamiliar, speedball is a game that combines handball and ice hockey. But, according to its Wikipedia entry, it has no rules. So, actually, it's more like Calvinball.
According to CVG, the game, originally for the Genesis and a few other systems, will be arriving with its HD face lift, new teams and online multiplayer on Oct. 17.