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Metal Arms, Splinter Cell 3 on XBLM Monday

Ubisoft Montreal's stealth-action effort Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and Swingin' Ape Studios' action game Metal Arms: Glitch in the System will be the latest additions to the Xbox 360's downloadable Xbox Originals catalog, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has revealed.

Both titles are slated to arrive in the console's online Xbox Live Marketplace next Monday, April 21. As with previous Xbox Originals releases--including Dreamfall, Ninja Gaiden Black, Halo and Psychonauts--the games will each sell for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).

While Ubisoft Montreal would eventually create other titles, such as Assassin's Creed, Metal Arms was the only game to emerge from Swingin' Ape Studios.

After Blizzard Entertainment and original StarCraft: Ghost developer Nihlistic parted ways, Swingin' Ape was brought on to bring the ill-fated action title to life. Though Blizzard purchased the studio outright in 2005, the game was later placed on indefinite hold.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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