October 18th 2011 6:00 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 MS Points
Dungeon Defenders  19-Oct 1200
Bejeweled 3 19-Oct 1200
War of the Worlds  26-Oct 800
Daytona USA  26-Oct 800
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone 26-Oct 800
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Batman: Arkham City Catwoman Bundle Pack 18-Oct 800
Deus Ex Missing Link Campaign  18-Oct 1200
Mercury Hg Add-On  19-Oct 160
Toy Soldiers: Cold War Evil Empire Pack. 26-Oct 240
A World of Keflings It Came From Outerspace Add-On  26-Oct 320
Pinball FX 2 Paranormal Table  26-Oct Free from Oct 26 – Nov. 1, after that 240
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Discount
Shocktober Savings 18-Oct – 31-Oct up to 50%
Kinect Anniversary Celebration 23-Oct – 5-Nov up to 50%
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discounted Price
Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack  18-Oct 400 (50% off)
Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack 18-Oct 400 (50% off)
Dead Rising  25-Oct 25% off
Dead Rising 2: Case West  25-Oct 400 (50% off)
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero 25-Oct 200 (50% off)
Avatar Release Date  
Pirates 4 18-Oct  
PowerUp Heroes 18-Oct  
Bejeweled 3  19-Oct  
Dance Central 2 20-Oct  
KISS 20-Oct  
MTV Beavis & Butt-head 24-Oct  
Battlefield 3 update  25-Oct  
Disney Universe 25-Oct  
Kinect Sports: Season Two  25-Oct  
War of the Worlds 26-Oct  
Lord of the Rings: War in the North 27-Oct  
Umbro  27-Oct  
Games on Demand Release Date  
Little League World Series 2010  18-Oct  
Top Spin 4  18-Oct  
Rio 25-Oct  
SAW II 25-Oct  


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

Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Halo, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/ToneSibley Tony Sibley

    Any details on the Shocktober and Kinect specials?

    • http://barrymoves.blogspot.com/ barrymoves

      WHS. Shocktober!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AiqueBR Luiz Henrique Aique

    Fraco. Nada muito interessante.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-van-Dam/100000713945783 Peter van Dam

    You forgot to mention that Sonic Generations Demo #2 is coming out tomorrow too. Officially mentioned by SEGA yesterday it would come tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    Weak, very weak :(

    Deus Ex DLC is the only thing I’ll purchase from this list.

    • Anonymous

      Uh, not Dungeon Defenders, because that game is awesome!

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

    Still no Microsoft game Studios Games on Demand, we need more kinect games and Halo 3 ODST. Maybe I will buy Dungeon Defenders.

  • http://twitter.com/tsrblke tsrblke

    DOH! I just bought the Reach Map pack last week.  I figured if it hadn’t gone on sale by the release of the TU-Beta playlist, it wouldn’t go on sale anytime soon.

  • Vagner Ranieri

    The only thing really great in this week is the free pinball FX table. I hope Street Fighter III get in some day. 1200 msp for it is theft!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAKHWPNACVMTQFN7HTKPJFLRYU Raphael Braga


  • Lee Rayson

    Free pinball FX2 table? Sold    any news on some sort “house party” collection coming after these days major ? just wondering when a few arcade games i want are planinging to come out

  • http://twitter.com/darkjester74 darkjester74

    Uhh….how is a Battlefield 3 update an avatar item?  =

    • Lee Rayson

      They mean a battlefield update to the avatar marketplace meaning more items

      There is battlefiedl 3 items already they are just adding more the the collection

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Crappy DOTW.  Not interested in Halo MP and the Dead Rising arcade games have been on sale before.  Hopefully I can find something good in the Shocktober Sales.  Apparenently Castlevania Harmony of Despair are in there.

  • http://twitter.com/N0RDS Pascal Brulotte

    You need to play Battlefield 3 now if you were sure that you saw in Xbox Live Arcade Battlefield 3 but it was in fact Bejeweled 3.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAKHWPNACVMTQFN7HTKPJFLRYU Raphael Braga

    Pinball FX 2 FTW!

    But I’m still waiting for some discounts in other Arcade games…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387824383 Danny DeSimone

    toy soldiers DLC, yes please! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002191044248 Christian Bassetto

    And… Not about the Sonic Generations Demo?

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

      Tomorrow. SEGA fluffed up and tripped over their own statements. First they said 19th, then corrected it to 18th, now we’re back to 19th again.

  • http://twitter.com/X420 Michael

    Cool a paranormal table for PFX2,   BOO !!

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


  • http://twitter.com/DrGreenThumb_NZ Oliver Doel

    Daytona USA ! great , if only Sega did Arcade ports of Sega Rally 1 & 2 like that, instead of the avg Sega rally online

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

    And if you don’t feel like paying 1200 for Bejeweled 3, you can pay 400 for Bejeweled 2 which is the same game.

    • Anonymous

      Thats not what Ive heard at all

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

        Well one’s got a two on the end of it and one’s got a three…

        • Anonymous

          Right…. I feel that youre missing some details

  • Richard Vitoria

     KISS / Band ?

  • Victor Cortes

    Daytona USA just made this list.

    Oh, and the Pinball FX2 Paranormal table.
    In case you didn’t know people, the Pinball FX2 shell is totally free, plus a free table is basically like giving away a free game.

    • Anonymous

      …you have to own at least 1 purchased table to “unlock full game” features and thus taking advantage of free tables (like the ones from pinball fx 1, at least, as far as I can recall from release date (I had a free table and that didn’t make PFX2 free in any way)

  • Anonymous

    i will probably get Dead Rising 2: Case Zero never play any DR Game before, 200MP is a good deal

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      My exact thoughts last time it was on sale.  For only $2.50, I was able to discover that I never want to play another DR game again. 

  • Victor Cortes

    Well, Bejeweled 3 does have a lot of content over B2. However if you are someone who just wants to match gems to kill a few minutes, then MAYBE B2 would do it just fine.

    • Anonymous

      Well, yes, and yes

  • Anonymous

    Im confused. What is exactly is in the Shocktober sale? I havent seen anything on sale.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, i’m curious about that as well.

    • Victor Cortes

      All I know is it will shock you.

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


  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    What’s included in Shocktober and Kinect Aniversary sales? Thanks!!

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Looks like something between LOTS of cool stuff and just 2 games (Castlevania Harmony of Despair and Zombie Apocalypse).  Go to the xbox website and there is a link on the front page for Shocktober with more info.

    • Anonymous

      Thats not on sale, thats all at normal price. Unless that is the sale, in which case they are brilliant.

      • http://twitter.com/Pepz347 Antonio Ritchie

        I second that. Still nothing on the UK side as well.

  • A T

    Anyone know if the Paranormal table is free to play for one week then you have to spend moon points to play? Or is it free to download during that week and keep?


    • Anonymous

      Assuming it’s like every other piece of DLC that has ever been free for a limited time, it would be a free download during that time & if you download it while free, you have it forever.

      If you wait until after the promotional period to download it, you have to pay.

    • S R

      It’s a free download during the week.  And you get to keep it for free, permanently.

      i.e. it doesn’t turn in to a demo after the week is finished.

      Pretty cool huh?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZZWVPQUAY3UOX64RBNKBQQBVQ Pighead

    You don’t deserve to be refunded any money. These maps have been on sale before and you should’ve waited. It’s Halo, those maps WILL go on sale again before the year ends, quote me on that. Of all the examples to show how greedy MS can, this certainly isn’t one of them. 

  • Anonymous

    That’s exactly why companies don’t advertise a sale ahead of time. If they do, nobody will buy the item until it’s on sale.

  • http://twitter.com/Megaman117 Eddy


  • S R


    Pinball FX 2 is great; the best pinball out there.  And a free table for one week (which you get to keep, after the promotion).  Double woot.

  • Anonymous

    KISS!!! Finally some avatar items to get excited about.

    • Anonymous

      wait, WHAT ? I was made for loving those, baby! …but them were made for scamming me…

      If only avatars were anything else but a poor excuse to cash in some money (ya know, game integration instead of just wandering arround the friends list,period) this could’ve been great news.

      Anyway, I can see lots of Paul and Gene avatars in the horizont but hardly any Ace nor Peter ones…

  • Vasu Chetty

    What are the Shocktober savings? Does anybody know?

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Anyone at xbox care to expand on exactly what the Shocktober Savings entail?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Robbie82sc Robert Allen

    MERCURY HG ADDON : HEAVY ELEMENTS = 240MSP not 160MSP… just a fair warning… not cool MS.

  • Anonymous

    today is 25 i check on my xbox and i dont see Dead Rising 2: Case Zero?