Under Defeat HD hits Xbox 360 stateside after two years AWOL

So this is a bit of an odd one. Back in late 2012/early 2013, Under Defeat HD came to PS3 and Xbox 360 in Japan and Europe. In North America, Rising Star released the remaster of G.rev's Dreamcast and arcade helicopter shoot-em-up exclusively for PS3. Why? Well, we could speculate, but the answer's unknown. Then this week, around two years later and out of the blue, Under Defeat HD finally hit Xbox 360s stateside via Games on Demand.

Despite being a vertical shoot-em-up, Under Defeat is ideally suited for HD widescreen life, as former Managing Editor JC Fletcher explained back in 2012. That HD "New Order" mode - which sadly doesn't have anything to do bizarre love triangles or blue Mondays - is part of the new Xbox 360 version, which is available now to download for $20.
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Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition

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Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition Now Available on Xbox 360 Games on Demand

Rising Star Games Inc. today announced that the best-selling, highly-regarded classic shmup (shoot 'em up) arcade game, Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, is now available for $19.99 on Xbox 360 Games on Demand across North America.

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition offers players even more bullets for their gaming buck by building off of the classic arcade version and adding an all-new set of upgrades and gameplay modes. Among the list of new features: dual stick compatibility and destructive realism, which presents a refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, and HD textures and refined shadowing. In addition, the game includes two engaging player modes: the Classic Arcade Mode, and a 16:9 aspect ratio New Order Mode, which takes advantage of HD televisions and monitors - showcasing high quality graphics through the Xbox 360. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available to players looking to refine their shooting skills.

Download Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition from the Xbox 360 Games on Demand Marketplace: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Under-Defeat-HD-Deluxe-Edition/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802545a07d4.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.