November 1st 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
Burger Time World Tour 2-Nov 800
Fusion: Genesis 9-Nov 800
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Forza Motorsport 4 November Speed Pack 1-Nov 560
Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Bundle 1-Nov 560
Call of Duty ELITE 7-Nov 4000
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Gamebreaker Pack 8-Nov 400
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Skill Pack – BBQ Chef 8-Nov 160
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Skill Pack – Cosplay Warrior 8-Nov 160
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Skill Pack – Firefighter 8-Nov 160
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Black and White, with a dash of Red Nov 1-7  
LIMBO   600 (50% off)
Dishwasher Vampire Smile   400 (50% off)
Avatar – Skeleton Costume   200 (50% off)
Death by Cube   400 (50% off)
Legendary Warriors  Nov 8-14  
Deadliest Warrior   400 (50% off)
Deadliest Warrior Samurai Helmet   80 (50% off)
Scott Pilgrim The Game   400 (50% off)
Scott Pilgrim Guitar Prop   120 (50% off)
Shinobi   200 (50% off)
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Call of Duty Avatar Store Sale Nov 1-7 varies
Games on Demand Release Date  
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 1-Nov  
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 1-Nov  
Backyard Sports Sandlot Sluggers 1-Nov  
Fight Night Champion 8-Nov  
Avatar Release Date  
WWE 2012 1-Nov  
NCIS 1-Nov  
Skyrim Elder Scrolls update 3-Nov  
CoD: MW3 8-Nov  
Sonic Generations 8-Nov  


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

Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Mike LePage

    Any information about the delay on the GoW3 DLC that was supposed to drop today, or is that something that Epic needs to address?

  • John Piper

    Still nothing on the new Dashboard beta???? :/

    • Anonymous

      Do you need it now? No. Chill.

    • Mr Steve Smith

      Just keep an eye on the Connect LIVE update section.

  • Konrad Halabuda

    Where is the gears 3 dlc?

  • t0o cRaZe3

    Dishwasher VS 400msp= instant buy

    • t0o cRaZe3

      it says 800msp on marketplace??

      • Anonymous

        Just give it a few hours & they should have the sale pricing up.

    • Tylerh1701


  • Anonymous

    Where is my Beavis and Butthead avatar stuff?

    • Tylerh1701

      Yes, there are at least 3 other people besides me wondering where the Beavis & Butthead avatar stuff is!!!

  • Christian Morales

    mavel vs capcom 3 first day for me

    • Tylerh1701

      Um….you can buy it now.

  • BeAttitudeForGains

    Wow, Fusion: Genesis is launching at only 800MSP, that’s quite impressive considering what I’ve heard about the game.

  • Dean Martin

    Hi Major can you comment if we on xbox are getting battlefield 3 as digital format anytime soon thankings deano

    • Anonymous

      The very likely answer is no, especially since it comes in a two disc set, which never find their way on Xbox Marketplace. Battlefield 3 would be an interesting one, because the singleplayer and multiplayer are split between the two discs, but again, dont count on it.

  • TomeOne

    Those deals are awful.

    • Anonymous

      Last month was abysmal for Xbox live content and deals, save for a couple of nice things.

      • TomeOne

        At least we’re getting some solid retail releases right now.

        • Anonymous

          Retail as in Gamestop and Best Buy? Or are you talking about games on demand?, because October has been pretty good for retail.

          • TomeOne

            Stores. :) We had Dark Souls and Batman last month, for example. This month we’re getting Skyrim and Saint’s Row The Third.

            Couldn’t care less about Games on Demand, to be honest.

          • Anonymous

            Aww, but yeah theres quite a bit of stuff, I could probably list over 20 games from this fall.

    • Tylerh1701

      Limbo, Vampire Smile, and Scott Pilgrim are all top notch games.  Yes, 2 of them are repeat sales but for somebody who doesn’t own those 3 games, I’d say it looks like a pretty good week of deals.

  • Anonymous

    I want to get the Elite but wont be able to afford it until a week or so after MW3,when is the first DLC for the game due,anyone know?

  • Anonymous

    son of a bitch,i just bought the skeleton costume for 400 points last night,and now its 200…pfftt (well done for missing Halloween MS!!)

    • aStrangeDisease

      I just bought Halloween candy yesterday and now it’s all half price! (that’s how it works)

    • Josh Patsey

      that’s why you should never buy anything for your avatar

  • Anonymous

    No horde command pack ? Strange

  • John Glascock

    Please some how start putting new releases on XBL Games on Demand. I would love to purchase Skyrim or MW3 soon and get them on my hard drive. Biggest reason now is my disc drive won’t read any sort of disc but I’ve always wanted it that way. I love the ease of use I have now with Games on Demand but the list is really a lot of older games or games I can find cheaper on disc. I’d feel much better paying $60 for a new release knowing it will be safe on my hard drive.

    • Anonymous

      Id absolutely love to see that happen, but its not going to, its not, youre just going to have to settle with whats there.

    • aStrangeDisease

      Some games go up about a month after release. It’s worth the wait for some games, but I wish they were available on day one too. Having games on the hard drive is so much more convenient.

      • Anonymous

        Name a specific game, I cant think of a single one that hasnt had any less than a 4-6 month gap.

        • Paul Vera Espinoza

          PORTAL 2?

        • aStrangeDisease

          OK, maybe it does take that long. I just didn’t notice because I don’t follow it that closely. Six months is a little too long to wait.
          I like to buy my favorite games on their release date and then sell it when I can download the game on GoD.

        • A Sittin Duck

          Black Ops was a GoD 1 week after release. Halo: Reach was a God within 3 weeks of release. 

          • Chris Mullins

            Huh? Black Ops went ondemand on May 3rd, 2011 and was released via physical media November 9th, 2011. Reach hit ondemand around March 15th and was released via physical media on Sept 14th, 2010. What are you talking about, exactly?

  • Jamie Fitzgerald

    Still would love to see some LucasArts sales Major. Especially the Force Unleashed 1 add on’s. Jedi Temple, Hoth, etc. I just can’t justify $30 to buy all 3 expansions!

    • TomeOne

      The Sith Edition goes for $20 on Steam. ;)

      • Jamie Fitzgerald

        I don’t want to have to start over. Or will it use my saves from the standard edition?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t feel they’re even trying with DotW anymore. Just seems rubbish more often than not now.

    Maybe I was too spoilt by some of the great bargains/sales at the end of last year!

  • Bennijin Turbo

    How the hell does a DLC that’s already on the disc get delayed?

  • Mike

    The Call of Duty store sale isn’t discounted at all. Still full priced.

  • Bennijin Turbo

    Many of those deals are either terrible or repeats or both, the only good deal there is Dishwasher 2. Well, and Scott Pilgrim if you haven’t picked it up the past few times it’s been on sale at the same price. Wouldn’t have hurt to put the Knives DLC on sale too, you know?

    Personally (against popular opinion here I know) I think Limbo is a boring lifeless average platformer that isn’t worth your time. If you want it then I’d suggest waiting until it’s 400 or less because this has got to be the third or fourth time it’s been 600, you can stand to leave it a little longer.

    Deadliest Warrior’s been 200, and Death By Cube is awful. I won it in a competition when it launched, still felt ripped off.
    Shinobi is okay, it’s been 200 before but it’s alright if you wanna pick it up, grab the achievements then never touch it again. Of all the old-skool SEGA games on XBL, Shinobi is one that hasn’t got better with age.

    Of course you can always download the trial versions.

    Bit thin on the ground for new XBLA releases too, won’t be buying points any time soon. I do hope you’ve got something up your sleeves for Black Friday!

    • Mike

      Wow you really hate Limbo don’t you? Game isn’t boring, its worth the 1200, now 600 is a steal. You probably kept dying and saying this game sucks therefore trashing it.

      • Anonymous

        Or he simply thought it was average because he thought it was average. Don’t be the pathetic fanboy who gets upset when someone doesn’t like the game you like and then you start making excuses as to why that person doesn’t like it.

        • Mike

          I wasn’t being a pathetic fanboy. Most of the time when people say a game sucks, its because they simply suck at it. From what I hear

          • Bennijin Turbo

            Opinions are wonderful aren’t they?

            I played Limbo and thought I was fairly competant. I even got the collectibles and did the sub-five death run for completion’s sake. Even then the playtime was short. Never touched it again.

            If you like it then that’s great for you, I just happen to think there are better 2D platformers out there.

            Oh and as for sucking at platformers… Bionic Commando Rearmed on Super Hard.

  • Mark Duncan

    I’m guessing that’s “deadliest warrior: the game” not “deadliest warrior: legends” going on sale. What about some discounted DLC for some of the arcade games? It’s hard to justify spending more on an expansion pack than the cost of the original game when you get it on sale.

  • Ray Whitney

    How about some deals on older XBLA games that can’t possibly be selling anymore at the prices they’re at – Switchball, Frogger, the SNK fighters, the old Hardwood games?

    • Tylerh1701

      I’m on board with this!  I can’t believe games that were released 4 and 5 years ago are still at their same release price!

  • Luca C.

    Wait…. Cod Elite: 7-nov if i want premium Founder stauts, i’ll hav eto buy it on 7th or on 8th (when mw3 come out)? Please explain :)

  • Robb Bagalayos

    cool, I am finally going to get limbo and scott pilgrim

  • DarkBlades

    Isnt 007 suppose to release today or tommorow? o_O

  • Oliver Doel

    Lame two weeks, where Toy Soldiers CW DLC?

  • Chris Mullins

    I mean Nov 9th, 2010.

  • Michael Dolcin

    Any time on the Rare Element pack for Mercury HG?

  • spmatt89

    | When will arrive “Who wants to be a millionaire?” on XBLA?

  • Ricardo Baptista

    Again, where is Halo 3 ODST on Games on Demand? Or for that matter, when will Microsoft allow new games on demand on day one?

    • Tyler

      Just remember that Halo 3 and ODST are worse when loading from the HDD.

      • Thomas Ryan

        Pretty sure that Bungie made tweaks to ODST so that it ran better from the hard drive. Correct me if I’m wrong.