Microsoft's official site for their game console has been known to let things slip out before they've been publically announced. Like that one time it outed Halo 4 before last year's E3.
Jordan Mechner has talked about the re-imagination of his classic kung-fu adventure before but no release date has ever been mentioned by the writer/designer. Now, thanks to Xbox.com, gamers everywhere know when they'll be getting a chance to rescue Mariko — and hopefully kick evil hawks in the face — all over again. The Xbox.com page also has details on the companies developing and publishing the game, too. The original Karateka is very fondly remembered by generations of gamers. Soon, we'll see if the remake gets the same kind of love.