March 23rd 2010 4:00 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Marketplace release schedule March 23


Here is a list of upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace* Please see the blog post I’ll make for each of these for regional availability.


Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:

March 29: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram, 800 Points

April 5: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, 400 points each 


Xbox LIVE Games on Demand:

March 23: Avatar The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth
March 23: Operation Darkness (Japan)

March 23: SEGA Superstars Tennis

March 30: Record of Agarest War: Reappearance (Japan)



Xbox LIVE Arcade:

The Block Party promotion wraps up this week with:

March 24: Game Room, Free to download. Individual games will cost 240 to 400 points

March 31: Mega Man 10, 800 points


Xbox Avatar Marketplace:

These are just a few of the collections scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace.

March 23: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2  
March 25: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

April 1: Army of Two: 40th Day This content is currently on hold for release

April 1: Avatar Marketplace Spring Collection


Also, the following Xbox 360 Game Add-Ons are scheduled to be available:


March 30:Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package, 1200 Points


Also, on April 1 from 12:00 pm ET/9am PT through April 5 at 12:00 pm ET/9am PT, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy features that are reserved exclusively for Xbox LIVE Gold members – including Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and premier multiplayer features. Sign up for a free Xbox LIVE account today and be prepared to play.

SALE: Between April 1st and April 7th, there will be Ten Arcade Games on sale (like Super Street Fighter II HD, South Park LET’S GO TOWER DEFENSE PLAY and Defense Grid: The Awakening) I’ll post the complete list of titles and sale prices as soon as get my hands on it.

You may want to follow my Twitter account if you want to be reminded when many of the above items become available.


*Current schedule. Subject to change. All content may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.


Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • AriesDog

    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 might be one of the best Deals of the Week ever. It was well woth the $10 original price. At $5, it’s a bargain!

  • H2O Acidic

    Nice can’t wait for the game room and also YAY! I am first to post.

  • Anonymous

    I’m really interested in hearing more about the deals for the week of April 1-7!


    Thanks Boss!

  • DarkGin87

    Not interested in the MW2 add on but i am wondering what the sales for the 10 arcade games will be, i hope it not recycled deal of the week ones

  • Brash Attack

    Why don’t we ever get any heads up for L4D DLC? Were always just told a rough date for release and then one day we log on to the xbox and we find out that it’s been out for a week.

  • twisted poke

    Glad to see that you are offering arcade games as deals again now that your Block Party promotion is over. Thanks for the list.

  • Bennyishere

    After seeing the new maps on Youtube, I am definitely not buying the Stimulus package. I will however play loads of MW2 in the double EXP thing…

  • Exu

    @Brash Attack – Because of the angry posts when it turns out 360 owners are being asked to pay for something PC owners get for free.

    Good: Arcade deals.
    Bad: Everything else.

  • PittaMan

    NHL Jerseys for avatars!!! Where are they?

  • I Yova I

    nice schedule. I’m waiting for the Magic The Gathering DLC !!

  • Kyaizen

    Can’t wait for Apr 1 – 7. I have MSP saved up exclusively for Zune Pass and deals. Hopefully I can snatch up some games I missed out on. (the South Park game rules btw)

  • ZybaMan

    Geo Wars 2 for 5 bucks. I knew my patience would pay off, thank you Jebus!

  • Oh baby 1994

    Trials HD for 800 pts, God I want that one bad!!

  • Griff009

    Any word on Left 4 Dead 2 DLC?

  • Kyaizen

    Geometry Wars 2 for $5? That’s a steal. I don’t know why you never picked it up though, $10 for that game is well worth the price. I’m hoping for Shadow Complex to go on sale. I never like spending $15 on games no matter how good they are. Hopefully it’ll drop down to $10 for a day =p.

  • I DLord I

    @ Bennyishere

    $20 says you won’t be eligible for x2 XP unless you own the new maps. But still, don’t buy the map pack.

  • BHZ anakinjmt

    Ooo, Geometry Wars 2 for 400 points. Might just get that.

  • Dedatos

    finally getting GWars 2!
    thanks majoorrr

  • Kyaizen

    @DLord that would suck… Really badly. I doubt they’re that stupid though. If they are, however, it would simply keep me playing more BFBC2. I was hoping to get a prestige in or two despite my hatred for the game =P

  • MathGuy42

    Thanks for the update. Still hoping for Halo Wars DLC to be reduced. Never heard of Cyber Troopers. I’ll have to try out Geometry Wars 2. Is it better than Geo Wars 1, and if so, why?

    I’m looking forward to the daily sale list too. I’m hoping to see Marathon Durandal and Braid.

  • kraivyne

    I swear I saw Magic the Gathering DLC listed here and now its gone. Did anyone else see it?

  • xLoCk 0nx

    I think Halowars DLC should be cheaper…800 MS points for something playlists/maps hardly anyone has is a bit of a joke.

  • SilentHunter382

    Can’t wait for Mega Man 10. :)
    Still no SF4 Avatar Items. :(

  • MathGuy42

    @kraivyne: You weren’t hallucinating. x360a snagged the list before the Major changed it.

  • Perixon

    Major, will those discounted Live Arcade titles be available for Gold members only?

  • Anonymous

    Two ripoffs in the span of 6 days: Game Room and MW2 Stimulus Package.

  • sepulturas666

    @Major, any word about Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition?

  • AOClaus

    Defense Grid on sale? Sweet. Been thinking about buying that, finally, now I probably will.

  • kuroi albatross

    Oh, finally some good deals of the week and furthermore the April sale. Great work :)

  • Z4M0

    Fear the sales… Already shoved the whole house party and right now I’m sure next month I’ll be taking points again. I for sure won’t resist some of those deals.

  • WinterSnowblind

    I’m actually looking forward to the Sega All Stars Racing avatar gear.. I’d actually pay for a Ryo Hazuki jacket.

  • xZepher

    Well there are opposite sides of the spectrum here.

    400MSP for GeoWars 2 retro Evolved is an insanely good deal. It was worth 800 points.

    1200 points for the MW2 map pack is just a complete joke though. When a game like Perfect Dark is 800 points and a crappy map pack is 1200 points, you know something is wrong. At least we know MS doesn’t care about it’s customers.

  • RayZakk

    Will we ever see any more adult avatar clothing. It’s hard for my avatar to look like me when all I have to choose from are jeans and tees. And there’s almost no pants for avatars other than jeans

  • waitfortomorrow

    I take it Infinity Ward isn’t listening to their fanbase. No complaining here.. I’ll just spend my points on some Fallout 3 DLC. :D

    Thanks for the list, Major! Really looking forward to Game Room/Sonic avatar items/XBLA sale.

  • XxLightkunxX

    Avatar items for Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing? Holy crap, that’s awesome!

  • SinedX360

    Hello Major & Thanks for information

    Seems Zeno Clash : Ultimate Edition also planned for a release the 31th of march…

    What new about TOW (Things on Wheels) from Load Inc.?



  • Kroesis

    I don’t see anything I want here. Never mind, saves the pennies.

  • starz1984

    WTF? Am I the only one who CAN’T download Game Room?

  • starz1984

    nvm, I got it

  • starz1984

    nvm, I got it

  • xZepher

    I love how in the preview of the MW2 maps, they dont even announce the price becauce they know no one is going to pay that. Greedy MS and their disrespect towards customers!

  • Oh baby 1994

    Geo Wars 2 will own your life, FANTASTIC game!! One of my all time favorites!!

  • chiruno99

    April 1st sale, SUPRISE it’s Oblivion Horse Armour again.

  • PlayingMantis37

    Do people that already have Gold get their subscriptions extended when they do free days for Silvers? That’s how it should be, if not already.

  • Gambit3rd

    I’d like to see IKARUGA back again at 400 points as I missed it last time. :/

  • Antarael Dulac

    The SALE: Between April 1st and April 7th isn’ t an April Joke is it? ôo”

  • I DLord I

    If you enjoy tower defense games, go ahead and buy defense grid and steer clear of the south park one