Microsoft will be adding Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Metal Arms: Glitch in the System to Xbox Originals next Monday.
A planned Metal Arms sequel has been rejected by Vivendi-Universal, despite the critical praise lavished on the Ratchet & Clank-esque original, released to little commercial success during the Christmas maelstrom late last year.
Swingin' Ape�s art director Scott Goffman reportedly said: "Unfortunately it's true, VU Games is not interested in a Metal Arms sequel at this time. We have a ton of ideas for Metal Arms 2, including new character, weapon, and environment designs, so we're hopeful that we'll be able to come back to the Metal Arms universe sometime in the future.
"Meanwhile, we're working on several potential projects; I can't give any details at this time, but they'll definitely have the same level of action and quality that people loved in Metal Arms. Well, the few people that bought it, anyways."
Vivendi have announced a new robotic shooter for Xbox and GameCube called Metal Arms: Glitch in the System, developed by relative unknowns Swingin' Ape. The game sees Glitch taking on enemies across 30 levels, while solving puzzles, driving, and somehow taking control of enemy robots. The storyline apparently has a humorous slant, having been penned by a team of cartoon and television writers. The game is planned for release in the fourth quarter.