March 15th 2011 4:00 pm PT

Coming soon to Xbox LIVE Marketplace


Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.* See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Full House Poker 16-Mar 800
Ghostbusters 23-Mar 800
Swarm 23-Mar 1200
Islands of Wakfu 30-Mar 800
Seisou Kouki Strania 30-Mar 800
Rush ‘N’ Attack Ex-Patriot 30-Mar 800
Deal of the Week** Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Sonic 4: Episode I   March 22 – March 27 800


Arcade Four-Play    
A World of Keflings March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)
Worms 2: Armageddon March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)
Worms 2: Battle Pack March 29 – April 3 200 (50% off)
Raskulls March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)


**Special pricing available for
Xbox LIVE Gold Members

Games on Demand Release Date
Call of Juarez 22-Mar
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22-Mar
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 29-Mar
Split Second 29-Mar
Games on Demand Price Reduction Date
Halo: Reach   ONE WEEK ONLY – March 15-21
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix) 15-Mar
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
Aviation Collection 17-Mar
MLB 2K11 collection 24-Mar
Zombie Pets collection 31-Mar



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

Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Jessfest

    I really like how nicely organized the new layout looks. Definitely prefer this. Makes it easier to tell what is what.

    I’m TOTALLY in for World of Keflings and Raskulls. Awesome, awesome deals!

  • BeeDizz

    Nice to see some price reductions on Games on Demand. Very cool. I see a good handful of things to pick up soon. Looking forward to Full House Poker in particular.

  • Whet Wetty

    Not really excited by the arcade releases this month, but I’m pumped about the deals! I’m in for World of Keflings!


    It’s nice to see that out of the six upcoming Arcade games, only one is over 800 MSP. Maybe someone’s finally listening to the price complaints? (or more likely it’s probably just a coincidence) Hopefully the Ghostbusters game will be a decent one, as it’s the one game out of that list that I’m most interested in.

  • The Bill Payer

    Hey Major, I have a couple of questions.

    Is Batman AA being reduced again from $30 to $20?

    Are beta participants receiving Full House Poker for free or a reduced price?

    Thanks! :)

  • fuzzyGURU

    What are the price reductions for Halo: Reach and Batman: AA?

    Halo: Reach is currently showing $49.99 for me and Batman: AA is $29.99

  • viper1829

    My son just talked me into buying Raskulls two days ago. Uh, can I get a refund??? (LOL)
    It’s a good game, if people haven’t tried it yet. I’ll probably grab keflings too… any news on Torchlight discount?


    How much is the reduction on Halo Reach? It would be nice if the price was stated just like the XBLA games.

  • Matthew M G

    Looks like some good deals coming up! Can’t wait for Poker and Raskulls discount, personally.

    Now, if we could just get a dashboard application for streaming video via Amazon, I would be a happy camper.

  • Jonners117

    You’ve got the prices for Worms 2 the full game, and the worms 2 add-on mixed up.

  • Stephan1237

    Games on Demand price reductions only counts for the US. Europe doesn’t have any GoD reductions

  • chiruno99

    Rush n Attack? Holy mother of god! That’s a definite trial. As for poker tomorrow, I wanna try that to. Sonic 4 on the other hand, hell, I wouldn’t buy that even if I got 800msp for free for that week. Seisou Kouki Strania already sounds interesting. Nice styling as well, it’s pretty nifty.

  • Ruthless Image

    surprised ilo milo isnt included in that arcade sale with Raskulls and Keflings,either way will be picking all 3 up once they go on sale.

  • D4rth T Man7iz

    What about upcoming add-ons???

  • The Grim Heaper

    The Arcade Four-Play DOTW is pretty sweet. I’ll be picking up Raskulls and possibly Keflings.

  • teH B4Tm4n

    where is section 8 predjuice? they said Q1

  • tylerh1701

    Good looking arcade games coming out. Island of Wakfu I’m definitely interested in. Sonic 4 is a no go for me at 800, would have contemplated it at 600 or less. Definitely gonna get Raskulls and will demo Keflings and Worms. As mentioned above, would have loved to see ilomilo thrown in there too, as they were all released as part of the same promotion. Gonna check out the halo:reach price reduction tonight when i get home. Thanks major!

  • tylerh1701

    Also, looks like deals of the week are gonna go tuesday-sunday now.

  • D4rth T Man7iz

    What about Castlevania’s: Lords of Shadow Reverie DLC: ???

  • ElektroDragon

    Swarm is awesome, totally worth 1200. So glad 1600 point games are a thing of the past. May they never come back! And that 800 is the new normal again. Finally, some common sense.

  • ShaggyB

    thanks D4rth T Man7iz. That was an awesome trailer for the Castlevania LOS dlc. Supposdely its out this month for 800 ms points.

    “For those that don’t want spoilers and just the facts of cost and release date, here you go: Konami has stated Castlevania’s first piece of DLC, which is named Reverie and includes two new chapters, will hit the end of March for 7.99 Euros (just over six quid) on PSN, and 800MP on Xbox 360.”

    ALSO: Major any chance you can get Halo Reach to be lower than $49.99 (id consider it at $19.99 even though i have the disc)


    @D4rth T Man7iz: The Reverie DLC was just announced to be released on March 30th for 800 MSP.

  • CDN Crockett

    When will ilomilo’s price be cut in half? My wife (CDN Skim) would like to get it.

  • Exu

    Sonic 4 should be 600 for it to be worth it. I’ll be purchasing the Battle Pack for Worms 2, only think on that list I’ve not got, so that’s a good deal for me.
    I’d like to see more deals on XBLA DLC please, you don’t see it a lot. A cut on the Toy Soldiers DLC would be grand.

  • D4rth T Man7iz

    @ShaggyB: No problem!!!

    @MACPH1ST0: thanks for reminding me the release date and price, however I would like to know why Major didn’t include this or other upcoming add-ons. Besides Reverie has been in submission/verification for 2 weeks.



  • Reluctant Hero

    Strania’s finally coming out?! YES! I love G.Rev’s shmups!


    Any word on EA Sports MMA coming to Games On-Demand?

  • Sakdov

    Any news on the Mortal Kombat Demo .. Will that be released this week?

  • AutomaticOcelot

    Halo Reach is definitely a game I would appreciate having on my HD w/o CD for a good long time, but it looks like the price reduction is just down from the MSRP? $50 Cdn right now, ten bucks seems barely worth it for a week-long sale. I think I’ll hold out for another sale on the Legendary box.

  • aStrangeDisease

    I want Reach on my hard drive too. I always go back to Halo multiplayer. Plus I feel like my Halo: Reach console deserves to have the game playable from the HDD anytime. $50 is expensive though.

  • MajinDustin

    What about WP7?

  • NeoVampyre

    You have to be kidding with the games on Demand! I’ve just checked the Marketplace and Halo Reach is £49.99, yep thats $92.15 in US currency! I could go to either of the more popular game retail outlets in the UK and pick up the Legendary pack for that price and have all those extra physical goodies, or the exact same edition as on GoD for a meer £34.99! So your Market Research guys think that people will buy the digital version and not only pay an extra £15 but not actually get a physical item? Cool, so I pay more for not only not having to leave my house but also for not having the burden of Materialism? (sarc) Buddah Face Palm guys!

  • angrydragon114

    wow great deals to bad i have most of them. and as for full house per it looks promising.

  • SkyyPlum

    Definitely picking up Full House Poker for $10, and the deals are nice, just upset once again I paid twice as much not long ago for World of Keflings and Raskulls. I love the layout, I came here just to make sure FHP was going to be $10 because a couple other sites said 1200 msp, so I’m happy to see its just $10, and was nice to see it at the top of list and nicely organized.


    @D4rth T Man7iz: Yeah you have a point, the upcoming add-cons are noticeably missing from this list. Not even a single one listed this time!

  • a1984darkboy

    World of Keflings and Raskulls will be mine.

  • SinedX360

    Hello Major, thanks for information.

    Are you sure about price for Islands of Wakfu, we heard about 1200 MSP.

    Strania – The Stella Machina – is outside Japan name.



    ps: Do you know where is TOKI ?

  • Wahrnye

    Is Full House Poker releasing simultaneously for Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7? It’s been listed on the “full list” games page on’s Windows Phone 7 page for the last two weeks but isn’t available in the marketplace yet.

    I hope this is the case as I’m looking forward to having that game on the go.

  • G1L the THR1LL

    Can’t wait to see what the MLB 2k11 avatar items are and if they are different from the MLB 2k10 ones.

  • techs uk

    UK Mistake? Pretty dissapointed at the hefty £49.99 price tag on halo reach in the UK

    I’d get more games on demand if the price was competitive. £28 from Amazon? what if Amazon were to run Games On Demand – would they charge £50? I know it’s the RRP

    Another Question: The range of movies on Zune in the UK seems more narrow than iTunes – why is that? I have the amazing WP7/XBOX360/Win7 + Zune, but not the choice as on iTunes :( I’d like bragging rights!

  • Boe2

    One can never have too many SHMUPS: This is where the 360 really shines compared to that other console :)

  • SkyyPlum

    OK, I just bought Full House Poker and there is no sound at all while playing. Is that normal? I went to settings and it has a sound effects option as well as music so I’m confused, any knowledge of this issue Major?

  • Wyat Earp

    WTF?! – Halo Reach £49.99 in the UK. At retail it is only £15.99 delivered.

  • Stephan1237

    No Full House Poker in countries who don’t have WP7. Thanks Microsoft for letting us down.

  • freddo3d

    Can’t wait for FULL HOUSE POKER … just read an article about it and it looks awesome. The big tournaments look like heaps of fun. Shame you can’t bet real money on it though.

    Check out the article … I am planning to buy this game as soon as I have the money for the MS Points!

  • Blue Thunder28

    GHOSTBUSTERS??! Yay!! Also picking of World of Keiflings for sure.

  • Sphyder

    Halo: Reach £50 on Games on Demand? I love the idea of games on demand but Reach is £25 most places and £30 or lower for the collector’s edition….I paid £35 on release!

    This will only work if the games are cheaper than in a shop.

  • wolfzero01

    its too bad Swarm is 1200pts as the videos I’ve seen of it looks cool, maybe the trial of it could convince me. how come illomilo wasn’t included in the Deal of the Week like Raskulls & Keflings are? not that I was going to get them as I already have them but its curious.

  • LV54Spacemonkey

    Seriously, £49.99 has to be a joke right? that’s insane. It’s about £25 everywhere now. And that’s being generous. Really have to get with the idea that not having a physical copy should mean it’s cheaper. Either that or have some kind of bonus incentive for buying the games on demand version like free dlc updates or avatar items maybe.