September 6th 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
Crimson Alliance 7-Sep Free Trial 
Leedmees for Kinect  7-Sep 800
BloodRayne Betrayal 7-Sep 1200
Skydrift  [North America and Europe only] 7-Sep 1200
Radiant Silvergun  14-Sep 1200
Red Bull X-Fighters 14-Sep 800
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Crimson Alliance  7-Sep 800 (1 character) or 1200 (set of 3 characters)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters  13-Sep 400
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion  14-Sep 400
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Rockstar Games Publisher Sale – Games,
Add-ons, and Avatars
 
September 13- 19 Up to 50% off
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Battlefield: Bad Company 2     
Onslaught Mode September 6 –  12 200 (50% off)
BFBC2 Vietnam September 6 –  12 600 (50% off)
Bad Company™ 2 VIP September 6 –  12 400 (50% off)
Kit Short-cut Bundle Pack September 6 –  12 600 (50% off)
SPECACT Upgrade Bundle September 6 –  12 240 (50% off)
Bad Company™ 2 Vietnam Theme  September 6 –  12 120 (50% off)
     
L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass  September 13 – 19 640 (33% off)
     
Games On Demand Release Date
Way of Samurai 3 6-Sep
Sherlock Holmes  6-Sep
Homefront 13-Sep
Bulletstorm  13-Sep
Games on Demand Price Reduction Date
Shaun White Skateboarding  6-Sep
Sonic & SEGA All Star Racing  6-Sep
Aliens vs. Predator  6-Sep
Virtua Tennis 2009  6-Sep
Vanquish  6-Sep
R.U.S.E 6-Sep
Fable III  [Mexico only] 6-Sep
Halo: Reach [Mexico only] 6-Sep
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
Crimson Alliance 7-Sep
Adidas Originals 2 8-Sep
The Gunstringer  14-Sep
Fast Five  15-Sep

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

 

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=605426495 Adam Blaiss

    Skydrift is Europe only? BOO!

    • Anonymous

      Fair enough. US got Trenched few month before EU. :P

  • http://twitter.com/SvenPouwels Sven Pouwels

    finally a europe exclusive game :)

  • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

    Gunstringer avatar stuff has me interested

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh

    Wish Halo 3 would get a price reduction, really want a new copy of it :/ but don’t want to damage another disc 

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

    your kidding me?! LA Noire rockstar pass is even cheaper now then it was when it was first announced? i call shenanigans!  screw those passes now! what bullsh!t

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean1076 Dean Martin

    any chance on prices being included with these lists please also cant wait for 20th and 27th resident evil

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean1076 Dean Martin

    any chance on prices being included with these lists please also cant wait for 20th and 27th resident evil

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean1076 Dean Martin

    homefront and maybe bulletstorm (price pending)

  • Anonymous

    It’s sad to say that PSN+ does this better now,they get Resi Evil 1,2 and 3 for free as well as another 7 games and the usual discounts as well this month (included discounts on Resi 4 and Veronica)

    • Anonymous

      Cool story bro.

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

      I don’t care for PSN at all but it’s true, their deals have wiped the floor with the 360′s and Microsoft sorely needs to pull up their socks.

    • Joshua Chrislip

      I totally agree with you. IMO when the PSN went down MS should have given us so many deals that the those on the PSN would want an Xbox. The PSN gets all this stuff in the same week? I recall 5 free games from MS Aegis Wing, Dash of Destruction, Crash Course, Yaris, Harm’s Way, and Totemball if you have the camera. None of those come close to the games given away on the PSN. These so called DOTW have been lame for so long. A deal is not just something reduced in price, its something people demand and is also reduced in price. I know we get ESPN, Twitter, and some other benefits for having gold, but the 360 is a gaming console so with my $$$ for being a paying customer I want games.

      • ElektroDragon

        Not to mention the Resident Evil remakes including 4 will be 50% for Plus members. Gold Live members won’t see that for a year, if then.

  • Anonymous

    What’s up with all these crappy deals of the week? battlefield stuff was 10+ times on sale so far. -_-

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

    Why are the deals so rubbish, Microsoft?
    Why have they been so rubbish since before PSN went down, Microsoft?
    Why has the Deal of the Week seen more repeats than BBC One, Microsoft?
    What can’t you seem to give us content we want to play at prices we want to pay, Microsoft?

    Howcome the deal of the week next week is the Rockstar Pass in the same week that there’s a Rockstar sale? Why isn’t the pass a part of the sale and the DotW something else? And yeah, way to screw early adopters on the pass that came out what, five minutes ago?

    But yeah, as a Gold subscriber I’m entitled to good deals which for months I haven’t been getting. Every week is the same shit in a different toilet!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dean1076 Dean Martin

      Why has the Deal of the Week seen more repeats than BBC One, Microsoft?

      haha DFS sales come to mind on that one

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

        The only time the DFS sale isn’t on is when it’s closed.

        It’s not a deal, that’s the full price! :O

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Are you kidding me with these deal of the weeks???  Put arcade games on them, I don’t own and am not interested in LA Noire or Battlefield, so it’s two weeks of nothing for me.  I’ve tried to hold back from complaining on here, but at this point I can’t resist any longer.  It’s all the same stuff repeated over and over.  Seems like you are polarizing customers more than helping them out with deals at this point….

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/ItsNymo Nymo

    Just to clarify: Crimson Alliance will be free to download, but in order to play you have to buy characters separately (or bundled), similar to Family Game Night or the new Pinball FX, right? Interesting.
    And why is Skydrift only coming to Europe? Any word on a U.S. release?

    Also: Will the Gunstringer items in the Avatar Marketplace be the same or different from those found in the pre-order bonus?

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/ItsNymo Nymo

    Just to clarify: Crimson Alliance will be free to download, but in order to play you have to buy characters separately (or bundled), similar to Family Game Night or the new Pinball FX, right? Interesting.
    And why is Skydrift only coming to Europe? Any word on a U.S. release?

    Also: Will the Gunstringer items in the Avatar Marketplace be the same or different from those found in the pre-order bonus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

    Why is Skydrift Europe only? That’s lame, was looking forward to it – only good arcade game coming out this month.

    P.S. Enough with the Battlefield BC2 – it has already been discounted multiple multiple times and shouldn’t count for a deal of the week. Last week was actually a good sale thanks to Gatling Gears and Metal Arms – focus on older Arcade games, not EA junk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

    Why is Skydrift Europe only? That’s lame, was looking forward to it – only good arcade game coming out this month.

    P.S. Enough with the Battlefield BC2 – it has already been discounted multiple multiple times and shouldn’t count for a deal of the week. Last week was actually a good sale thanks to Gatling Gears and Metal Arms – focus on older Arcade games, not EA junk.

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

      Seems there’s some misinformation, Skydrift may not in fact be EU only. Guess there’s one way to find out!

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know wheln cloud-storage is coming?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I care most about.

    • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

      Probably November. The end of year Dashboard update almost always launches in November.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robb.bagalayos Robb Bagalayos

    will there be a windows phone xbox live deal of the week?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robb.bagalayos Robb Bagalayos

    will there be a windows phone xbox live deal of the week?

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      There is every week.  It’s announced wednesdays.  I’ll post the CAG link that I usually refer to about it…

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Apparently my link didn’t make it through moderation.  Anyway, this week it’s Pocket God

  • http://profiles.google.com/dfpg86 Décio Gonçalves

    Errrrrrrrr…. Games on Demand price reduction? Where? It’s the same price as before…

    • http://twitter.com/ansys1977 Ricardo Baptista

      Yes, there is no price reduction, same thing for the gears of war deal…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CXWWQQNECO5EOQYLRKF5WM2LMM Arthur Fowler

    So no delay for BloodRayne after all?

  • Anonymous

    Picked up Gatling gears last week so that was a good sale, but why is there so many repeat sales for the same games. Bioshock, BFBC2, Mass Effect… Just permadrop the prices.

    As for the passes, stuff goes on sale, people need to get used to it. If you don’t like it, buy games new and on sale. MK was $15 new last month which netted the kombat pass with it. Patience is a virtue.

  • http://twitter.com/ansys1977 Ricardo Baptista

    Still no Halo 3 ODST? We want this on GoD. Please.

    • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt kyle

      Err I think it’s just you. And why don’t you just buy it from the store or online? It doesn’t make sense. ODST was poor anyway. You know it’ll be a rip off if it ever hits the marketplace.

      • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

        ODST wasn’t poor at all. Also if it ever gets on GoD I wonder if it’ll still be MSRP since it most likely wont have all Halo 3 maps included.

      • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

        ODST wasn’t poor at all. Also if it ever gets on GoD I wonder if it’ll still be MSRP since it most likely wont have all Halo 3 maps included.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171044960 Tj Wade

    Forza 4 Demo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171044960 Tj Wade

    Forza 4 Demo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emanuel-Correia/1358375348 Emanuel Correia

    new one

    “[Mexico only]“

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emanuel-Correia/1358375348 Emanuel Correia

    new one

    “[Mexico only]“

  • theConstruct

    I bought the Rockstar pass when it came out because they said it was going to go up in price. This is the second time in as many weeks that I have been lied to by Microsoft. I am losing my patients.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure R* said that, not MS

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Smith/1605641313 Alex Smith

      You’re a doctor?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543573242 Robert Tonkli

      I had a similar understanding at the time the pass was first promoted. I thought that the pass was a limited special at the time of the release. For it to be discounted so quickly after the game’s release suggests that either the DLC isnt selling well, or even that there wont be any more DLC?

  • Alan Wright

    I don’t understand MS and their strategy, they have a strong ability to really clean up. Yet time after time they put the same old stuff on sale over and over again! A lot gamers have access to multiple platforms and have the ability to choose where they spend their hard earned money.
    I don’t really mind it just baffles me, I spend most if my time buying from Steam because of the crazy deals there.
    If I had the choice I would spend my money on the marketplace but instead ill just continue to put my money where I think I get the best deal!

    MS just needs to wise up and realize that they are missing out on a lot of transactions because of how they market their deal of the week! A lot of people sound disappointed all the time when the deal of the week is announced, does that not say anything to you MS?

    I just don’t see your sales being competitive AT ALL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ProjectedMayhem David Jones

    Thanks for the update!

    (this is a test to see if the moderator actually approves this one)

  • ElektroDragon

    At this rate, I’ll be buying all my downloadable games on PSN.  Better prices, more unique titles, more and better sales.  200+ XBLA games should be enough for me anyway.

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Wow 200+?  I’m impressed!  I’m about to pass 100 myself…..well…..eventually…..if DOTW ever has anything decent again.

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Radiant!!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s hoping the rockstar sale has Undead Nightmare on sale again. And Crimson Alliance is kinda confusing, so it’s a free game but you have to buy a character slot??
    Anyways, I’m kinda getting sick of seeing the same crap on DOTW over & over (I can’t even count how many times BFBC2 has been on sale). Please get some new stuff!

  • http://twitter.com/Tyler7S Tyler

    What makes Mexico so special to get Reach and Fable 3 price drops? That’s bullshit…

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

      Because everywhere else already got them.

      Only UK drop is Vanquish because we already got drops for many of these offers before, it’s the same principle. Other countries catching up.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, Mexico gets so much special treatment from microsoft… as special as those spaniards and italians. Poor US/UK users… :(

      May someone see the irony.

      • http://twitter.com/XeCuT1oNR Josh

        Plus Mexico got Guardian Heroes last week…we, US Gamers, havent got it why???

  • http://www.facebook.com/LeeOrtiz Lee Ortiz

    do Mexico even have internet?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

      Yeah and, also, “Cactus Modems” =D… -.-…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Miguel-Rodriguez/100001094919342 Miguel Rodriguez

      yes idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Crimson Alliance feels to me like the first act of a larger game. I received the game free from summer of arcade and while I love it and it’s fun, it feels like a game that is going to nickel & dime you to death. You can buy in game gold for 80 Microsoft Points for $40,000. The game is very short, it just feels like content was withheld. The production values are very high and I do look forward to more content. It feels like a $30-$40 game that was cut into pieces that are going to dolled out over the year. Not saying this is a bad thing, just saying. It almost feels like its own platform, like Pinball FX or Rock Band, to where new content could added continually. It’s hard to say if having the lower entry point of $10 with optional purchases made later is better or if it would have been better to release a full game at say $30-$40. Regardless, the game is worth a look and I would have still bought it, if I hadn’t got it for free. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

    I’m gonna kill you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Few days ago I have downloaded the Vietnam and Specact Kit DLC’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a ******* joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RobbieShenton Robbie

    Major Nelson the The Battlefield Bad Company 2 deal of the week is not a deal at all those have been the prices for the last few months.Thinking because you have been promoting MW3 you have some brain damage but hey thats understandable.

  • Anonymous

    Thant’s not a bad BOTW if you:

    1- Have Battlefield BC2
    2-  Missed that offer any of the times it’s been up previously.

    If none of those applies to you, then it can be said safely that this DOTW sucks. Feels like the content should be rather permanently reduced than discounted multiple times over the year.

    HOPE Microsoft gets back soon to the days when DOTW featured XBL arcades, not just games add-ons or avatar-themes related stuff only.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Just2Lazy Steve Mark

    Pfft… I was hoping Trails Evalation would be under Xbox LIVE Arcade.

  • http://twitter.com/ahleungtt Henry Leung

    Some of the Games-on-Demand listed above haven’t reduced price. Just same as before.
    e.g. AvP, Sega Sonic All Star Racing

    But Vanquish did have reduced price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dolcin/1523498400 Michael Dolcin

    Can we please see a price reduction for Oblivion and Ancients of Ooga?

  • ElektroDragon

    Looks like I don’t have to wait for Skydrift since you can try it in the US on PSN.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Bisson/588786359 Matt Bisson

    according to the skydrift facebook page the company is under the impression that there game is a world wide release not just Europe only

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Bisson/588786359 Matt Bisson

    Not to mention IGN did a profile of this game last week and they never said anything about it getting released only in Europe

  • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

    woah, some really nice titles after way too many weeks of shitty releases. BloodRayne Betrayal looks gorgeous (2D bayonetta with a castlevania feel). Skydrift seems to have a Hydro Thunder vibe to it, so I’ll be trying it out as well. Not too sure about Crimson Alliance, but it has potential, so demo shall be played. Last, but not least: Radiant Silvergun HD! Sweetness!

    I really wish you did this a few weeks earlier. It totally clashes with Disgaea 4, which will be taking all my gaming time for the next few weeks :(

  • Tsai Lim

    Why isn’t BloodRayne Betrayal available for New Zealand XBLA marketplace? :(

  • http://twitter.com/Voltimand55 Voltimand

    why no bloodrayne for germany?

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      I’m guessing because it has Nazi bad guys and Nazi anything in Germany is a no-no.

      • Anonymous

        they like Apple though….*shrugs* go figure!

  • http://twitter.com/Mauricio_Coria Mauricio Coria

    does someone know if microsoft is going to include marvel vs capcom 3 and crysis 2 to the marketplace?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VWDRCW64KR3RSBVQ3FN5T4RFYY Lawrence

    Thanks for the Vanquish price cu,t $40 was ridiculous….and i hope bully is on the rockstar sell….. 
    and add naruto ultimate ninja storm 2  to games on demand…we need some Bandai games on demand

 

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