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Hexic 2 and Ecco tomorrow

Live Arcade Wednesday ahoy.

Microsoft has revealed that Hexic 2 and Ecco the Dolphin will be available to download from Live Arcade tomorrow.

Hexic 2 is the sequel to the puzzle game bundled with Xbox 360 Premium consoles, in an effort to introduce people to the joys of Live Arcade. It's being developed by Carbonated Games, and offers a wider playing board, new special pieces, fresh challenges, and a head-to-head battle mode.

It will cost you 800 points to download (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60), and you can get a taste of what to expect by casting an eye over our Hexic HD review.

Ecco the Dolphin was originally made famous on the Mega Drive, and lets you side-scroll your way through various underwater environments as a bottlenose dolphin. You'll have to keep an eye on your air supply, ram into enemies to dispatch them, and sing your biological sonar songs (echolocation) to all around.

As with Sonic and Golden Axe, the 360 version allows you to toggle updated graphics and sound on and off, as well as leaderboards to compare your swimming scores with friends. Ecco will cost you 400 points to download (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80).

Both games will come with the normal spattering of 12 achievements, totalling 200 Gamerpoints if you can get them all.

Look out for our thoughts on both of these soon.

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