August 9th 2011 9:00 am PT

Coming soon to the 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
Fruit Ninja Kinect  10-Aug 800
Toy Soldiers: Cold War 17-Aug 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger character 9-Aug 400
Dance Central songs:    
  James Brown, Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Pt 1 16-Aug 240
  Lloyd, Get It Shawty 16-Aug 240
  Sean Paul, Get Busy 16-Aug 240
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Festive Fiesta with Rock Band    
Metallica Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 320 (27% off)
Blink 182 Pack 02  Aug. 9 – 15 320 (27% off)
Lady Gaga Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 400 (29% off)
Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits Rock Band Edition Aug. 9 – 15 1200 (25% off)
Queen Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 960 (25% off)
     
Originals    
Fable Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Black Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Legend of Spyro: The New Beginning Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 9-Aug
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars  9-Aug
   
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date
MTV Ugly Americans 9-Aug
Dumbo  11-Aug
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 16-Aug
Toy Soldiers: Cold War 17-Aug
Kinect Disneyland Adventures  18-Aug
   
Game Demos Release Date
Madden NFL 12 9-Aug
Driver® San Francisco Single-Player  9-Aug
Driver® San Francisco Multi-Player  16-Aug
   

Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Demo, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/SkyOtic Gaëtan Massün

    Why isn’t the Driver: San Francisco demo available on the European marketplace?

    • TomeOne

      Ask Ubisoft.

    • Anonymous

      It is up to the people making the game, not MS.

  • Miks Vasiļjevs

    UK Driver demo is when?

    • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

      A friend of mine who writes for a UK site got a press release that has a release date of tomorrow for the Driver demo so I’m guessing it will be there tomorrow but he’s not sure.

    • Anonymous

      I played the demo, you aren’t missing anything. Everyone is tending to get hyped just because everyone else can play an average game’s demo. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V54RJEWIQ2ADTF3SHHYKF5DDIQ Shaggy

    looks like I’m not using any Microsoft points any time soon. :/

    • Anonymous

      Send them to me! I Will :D

      • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

        +80 (msp)

  • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

    Cool to see You Don’t Know Jack coming to Games on Demand. Will hopefully shut up those that were complaining about it being a retail release, despite the fact that it was well worth the price they were asking for it.

    Also looking forward to the Driver Multiplayer demo. I’m on the fence after the single player demo. Liked many of the concepts but the handling had serious issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Jette/100000144472547 Noah Jette

    DOTW is Non-Existent This Year. I Think I Might Stop Following. DLC Deals are pure garbage. oh and thanks for last weeks BIG flop Gamertag change BTW. Garbage…

    • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

      Erratic, yes. Inconsistent, yes. But not non-existent. Usually when they allow us to vote on the Deal of the Week, it’s something that lots of people want (for example, the Mass Effect 2 “Arrival” DLC). Limbo was also half-off at some point this year (it was 33% off during the end-of-year sale, and I passed on it then… I bought it sometime between then and now at 50% off). Stacking and Costume Quest (both by DoubleFine) have both been on sale. Raskulls and ilomilo (from the Winter of Arcade) have both been on sale.

      So don’t blame Major Nelson for missing the *good* deals because you stopped following…

  • http://twitter.com/NathanielFrost1 Nathaniel Frost

    Any news on when the original Mortal Kombat arcade game will come to Xbox live. Some news came out about the first three games in the series being released on arcade back in May, but nothing lately. Just wondering. Good demos this week, and looking forward to toy soldiers cold war, love the first one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kuulamiles Kuula Miles

      Its coming ‘late summer’. So thats late august, or early september. Count on it for september release since ‘Summer of arcade’ promo will be bone.800 M$ points BTW.

  • Anonymous

    Not really feeling these XBLM offerings. Maybe its the depressed economy finally getting to me, but I haven’t spent any MSP’s since late last month (on the Capt. America Pinball table no less).

    I’ll get excited when a.) the MK characters/season pass go DOTW or, b.) some of the overpriced arcade games from the beginning of the year are DOTW’s.  I could care less about anything else honestly.

    Make me love XBL Gold again MS…

    • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

       Stacking and Torchlight were on sale about six weeks ago (Stacking for 50% off, Torchlight for 33% off)

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I missed the Stacking deal.  Would have picked it up, but was in Mexico for vacation.  Guess you gotta pick your victories… :D

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Jette/100000144472547 Noah Jette

          i picked em both up

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Jette/100000144472547 Noah Jette

          i picked em both up

  • http://twitter.com/Arturs_Z Artūrs Žigulins

    omg again lame DOTW sale…

  • http://ashish.vashisht.net/ MoGlee

    What about people in countries where Rock Band isn’t available (India for one)?

  • Anonymous

    DOTW has been beyond pathetic for several weeks. Repeat deal after repeat deal.   I’m sure you are aware of it but thought i’d tell you anyway.  Hopefully when summer of arcade ends, things will improve.

  • Victor Cortes

    Not an exciting line-up for the coming weeks.
    Guess that’ll save me some $$.

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    Thanks for saving my money. Last 3 weeks had terrible Deal of the week offers. :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCKY7RB2MQEY473X4TYXY26O5M hugh J

    Are we going to get another Summer Blowout sale like last year that was the bomb last year. Also these Summer DOTW have been pretty bad

  • http://twitter.com/RalphNyk Rafael

    Please add Mass Effect 2 to Games on Demand.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Christ almighty, how many weeks have you been doing it wrong now? Because I’ve lost count.

  • http://twitter.com/Miss_AllSunday Christine

    I know you can’t please everyone with a deal of the week.  It depends what games people play.  But 25% off is surely a new low?  Why even bother?

  • http://twitter.com/darkjester74 darkjester74

    50% off or more, or dont bother.  Your marketing folks should have figured this out by now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vincent-Goedhart/1471278662 Vincent Goedhart

    I wonder if were gonna see games on demand titles that have been released as more than 2 disc based retail games on XBL. (Like L.A. noire and Mass Effect 2)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Jette/100000144472547 Noah Jette

       there are, lost odyssey for example.

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

    Just curious… what’s the difference between “MTV Ugly Americans” and “Jersey Shore”? :-p

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    I appreciate that you guys offer a Deal of the Week.  I really do.  But these “Deals of the Week” are extremely extremely poor.  There’s got to be more than 500 XBLA Arcade games, you really can’t find 1 or 2 to put on sale each week?

    Maybe the deals are cannibalizing initial sales of the games, so they’re not going to be offer good deals anymore…

    • http://twitter.com/Miss_AllSunday Christine

      my guess is they won’t put an arcade game on sale during summer of arcade in case it takes the shine off one of the promoted games which is fair enough but dotw sales could still be a lot better…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Tenspel/578534292 Stephan Tenspel

        But they can put on some dlc, like a Call of duty dlc discounts or BF or other games :)

  • http://twitter.com/twistedtech twistedtech

    Black for 800 points? That is like twice the price I paid for it a few weeks ago :P

    Now Fable is a great game that is easily worth 800 points if this was The Lost Chapters version which it isn’t. Seriously everybody save a few bucks and get a better game by going out and grabbing Fable: The Lost Chapters on disc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-McClenny/602931797 Martin McClenny

    Yay another terrible deal of the week offer! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133723983 Cliff Jones

    Hmmm shall I buy fruit ninja on the 360 for 800 points or get it for my iphone for 69p :/ . The agony of choice eh?

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es

      If you also happen to own a 50″ TV and a Kinect I’d say there’s no choice at all. :) $10 ain’t exactly a sneeze after dropping that kind of dough.

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es

      If you also happen to own a 50″ TV and a Kinect I’d say there’s no choice at all. :) $10 ain’t exactly a sneeze after dropping that kind of dough.

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      I would love if Fruit Ninja Kinect sold extremely poorly.  Not out of spite, just to discourage this sort of game from being actively developed in the future.

      • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

        all you want is the same kind of repetitive games with no intuition and originality? F U I prefer having a game that is original than the same crappy repetitive game we see every year

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucanmonks Lucan Monks

          Seriously? You’re calling this original? I had games that were almost exactly like this on the C64 FFS. It’s nothing but a lame wii-ware title at best – hell, it’s a £1 iphone/pad game. Do you really want to send the message that you’ll spend £100 on tech, and £10 per game on a simple five minute iphone game that’s been done on EVERY Warioware game going. The games industry has you pegged, sir.

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      I would love if Fruit Ninja Kinect sold extremely poorly.  Not out of spite, just to discourage this sort of game from being actively developed in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    Another horrible DOTW. And once again: where are the Recently Reduced titles for last month? If you start a monthly sale keep it going or at least inform people that you’re done with it.

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    Another horrible DOTW. And once again: where are the Recently Reduced titles for last month? If you start a monthly sale keep it going or at least inform people that you’re done with it.

  • Anonymous

    Microsoft is dropping the ball so hard on this deals, PSN had Borderlands plus all DLC for $15 for PSN+, RDR Undead Nightmare is $5 this week, and we’re getting a discount to change the gamertag and not even a 50% discount on bad songs and still over priced games? get your act together and start giving more back to the people that supported your machine despite the three red lights debacle!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/harrypottersdaddy Harry Potter

      I was just about to mention the PSN stuff going on, and they had a ton of ea stuff on sale on psn last month too.

      • Anonymous

        PSN has their PLAY promotion, which is their version of Summer of Arcade. You get a bonus if you pre-order them and PLUS members get 20% off each title. Plus, like SoA, a free game for buying all of them!

  • Anonymous

    Microsoft is dropping the ball so hard on this deals, PSN had Borderlands plus all DLC for $15 for PSN+, RDR Undead Nightmare is $5 this week, and we’re getting a discount to change the gamertag and not even a 50% discount on bad songs and still over priced games? get your act together and start giving more back to the people that supported your machine despite the three red lights debacle!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Adampro123 Adam Joslyn

    Oh great rockband songs are on sale…..and i don’t care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Adampro123 Adam Joslyn

    Oh great rockband songs are on sale…..and i don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    i remember the first few years of Xbox 360,nothing could touch it…recently its just been disappointing to say the least

  • http://twitter.com/CrimsonKingRam Cruz Linares

    C’mon!!

    I wanna see some Marvel vs Capcom 3 on Games on Demand!!

  • http://twitter.com/Alex_Mcloughlin Alexander Mcloughlin

    Dotw has been bad with a lot of the same content being on sale over and over again.. How about games and dlc that has never been a dotw. I would love to see 1942: Joint Strike, Guwange, Raystorm HD, R-Type Dimensions, Space Invaders Extreme, Strania and Triggerheart Exelica to mention some that should be a Deal of the week So please consider them as a dotw.

  • http://twitter.com/Alex_Mcloughlin Alexander Mcloughlin

    Dotw has been bad with a lot of the same content being on sale over and over again.. How about games and dlc that has never been a dotw. I would love to see 1942: Joint Strike, Guwange, Raystorm HD, R-Type Dimensions, Space Invaders Extreme, Strania and Triggerheart Exelica to mention some that should be a Deal of the week So please consider them as a dotw.

  • http://twitter.com/Wolfren696 Felix

    NOOOOT AGAIN!!!! This is another HORRIBLE DEAL OF THE WEEK, why dont put some Pinball FX2 offers or something different

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3SA2XXK6NWAMFYN57B7LHO4R4M luke

    ouch ive only spent like 30$ on points in the last 6 months,not looking good microsoft.

    now that i see whats gonna be on deal/coming out the rest of the summer its official that i wont spent any money this summer on games/points.

    last year the Summer of Arcade was exciting and i bought 3 games on top of old arcade games that were on sale,this year 0/0

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

    I would love it if you people at Microsoft could put Left4dead dlc: the sacrifice on discount as well as Limbo. I couldn’t buy ‘em when they were in the offers. Pretty please Microsoft?

  • http://profiles.google.com/harrypottersdaddy Harry Potter

    I remember buying at least 1-3 marketplace items every week. But thanks to these crappy deals and overpriced summer of arcade titles, I’m saving a lot of money. Thanks Microsoft!

  • Anonymous

    DOTW continues to be terrible. Marketplace in general needs that Fall Update NOW.

  • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

    Summer of Arcade used to be great games EVERY week, so good that they are still topping the charts today. Seems like that won’t be coming back :/

    Ah well, at least it’s easy on the wallet. I haven’t bought any summer of arcade game yet.

  • Anonymous

    Without a perm price drop for XBOX Originals, Microsoft but still be making money off them are are just playing greedy. They should be mo more than 400 pts at this point. Or 240 pts. I know all the game and pawn shops in my area sell XBOX games for $3. Or why not just make them FREE, a nice incentive when you buy an XBOX, 15 free games to download!

  • http://twitter.com/The_Alex Alex Everatt

    Ouch, another poor week for the Marketplace.  Bad deals and the new content is not worth the purchase.  Even though Sony is offering more deals – they aren’t much better.  Looks like the powers that be in the gaming world are not feeling overly generous this summer.  Oh well, we should all be outside anyways – right?

    • http://twitter.com/JohnStratt82 John Stratt

      The thing is when sony has deals its atleast 50% off with M$ its only 25% or 33%… Take the undead nightmare collection for example this week sony has it for 10$.. M$ a few weeks ago had it on “sale” for 1000 msp $12.50

  • http://twitter.com/jimbobk77 james kendrick

    agree with most of the comments here. take a look microsoft, people wont put up with this crap for ever you know.

    its about time you started giving something back to those that made you what you are

    i hate to say it but sony seem to be giving fans what they want at a reasonable price these days, and M$ just keep on overdosing us with rubbish, overpriced, overhyped content.

  • http://twitter.com/joedawg49 joe

    I gotta say I agree I havent spent any point this summer due to lack of anything good. Im glad points dont expire cause mine would have by now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDJNHNFRKV6GHEWDLK7GNMRO4Q Mason

    any idea when the new Deathspank game is coming to Live, since its out on the PSN on Aug. 30

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDJNHNFRKV6GHEWDLK7GNMRO4Q Mason

    any idea when the new Deathspank game is coming to Live, since its out on the PSN on Aug. 30

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDJNHNFRKV6GHEWDLK7GNMRO4Q Mason

    any idea when the new Deathspank game is coming to Live, since its out on the PSN on Aug. 30

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.ve.es Paul Vera Espinoza

    why still bringing s**t on games on demand? maybe portal 2 , top spin 4 will be good!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FZ45WXFOL7RYHRVBQAR3OURPPQ Ben Gar

    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT.

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