Team17, the boys who only even seem to get out of bed if it involves working on homicidal worms, has confirmed the release of Alien Breed Evolution Episode 1 on XBLA for December 16.
The revival of Team17's Amiga classic Alien Breed will set you back 800 Microsoft Points (around £6), which leads us to hope they don't plan on releasing too many episodes at that price.
"The game features incredible fidelity and attention to detail throughout, awesome audio effects and an engaging single player narrative. The pulsating story takes the game's hero through an intense ride through a stricken craft, onto a mysterious, ageing hulk ship and beyond," according to the official blurb.
"In addition to the explosive single player story, the game also offers a relentless, action packed, two-player co-operative battle mode for online and offline local action with a number of difficulty modes to challenge all skills."
See for yourself in just less than two weeks.