A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX announced

By Michelle Balsan,
Maybe some of you have heard of A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda, a Windows PC title, before, though chances are many of you haven't. Either way, Aksys Games has revealed that they will bring A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX, an update of the aforementioned title, to the Xbox LIVE Arcade.


The game takes place in the year 2094, years after humanity solved the problem with pollution that was plaguing the Earth. Humanity didn't do this alone, however, as they received help from the Atzai, a robotic alien race. Unfortunately, not all Atzai were happy with helping humans, and rebel factions began to form. One rebel leader, Zytron has taken over the Minos Space Station, which is a key location in the Aztai and humanity's efforts to stop Earth's pollution. Dr. Julia Carson sends out a distress call to Earth, letting them know that the machines on Minos have gone rogue.

That's where you, playing as Ares, come in. Ares and new addition, Taurus, will engage in two separate story arcs where they will infiltrate Minos and discover the motivations behind Zytron's takeover of the station.

Curious as to what else you can expect from the title? Check it out:

Receiving Console Transmission – A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX has been refitted with new console friendly designs, including a new UI, control scheme, and leaderboards.
Upgrade Complete – Armed with new weapons, abilities, and even a new playable character, humanity’s secret weapon has never been stronger.
Obstruction Eminent – Ares isn’t the only one with new tricks; new enemies and bosses have also joined the fray.
Uncharted Sectors – With readjusted maps and completely new levels, there are an abundance of areas to explore for new and returning robots alike.
Visuals Updated – New high resolution textures as well as brand new animated cut scenes.
Audio Enhanced – A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX comes complete with the original soundtrack by Hyperduck Soundworks. Also now boasting a completely new soundtrack for the second campaign from Heavy Metal master Charlie Parra Del Riego, a perfect fit for Taurus the heavy metal Tanker.
We don't have further info, such as a release window or price, just yet, but we'll get that information to you as soon as we have it!

We've got the full list of A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.