December 27th 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 the 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
All Zombies Must Die! 29-Dec 800
NFL Blitz 4-Jan 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Forza Motorsport 4 January Jalopnik Pack 3-Jan 560
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
  27-Dec – 2-Jan  
Full House Poker   480 (40% off)
Connect 4×4    400 (50% off)
Jenga    400 (50% off)
Pictureka    400 (50% off)
Sorry! Slider    400 (50% off)
Sorry!    400 (50% off)
Boggle    400 (50% off)
Battleship    400 (50% off)
Yahtzee    400 (50% off)
Connect 4    400 (50% off)
Scrabble    400 (50% off)
     
Dancin’ Dancin’ Dancin’  3-Jan – 9-Jan  
Dance Central Dance Pack 05    480 (33% off)
Dance Central DancePack 06   960 (33% off)
Dance Central Dance Pack 07   960 (33% off)
Dance Central Marathon Pack 02   1500 (58% off)
Dance Central Marathon Pack 01   1400 (58% off)
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling   160 (33% off)
Dance Central Dance Pack 01   640 (33% off)
Dance Central Dance Pack 02   640 (33% off)
Dance Central Dance Pack 03   640 (33% off)
Dance Central Dance Pack 04   640 (33% off)
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Electronic Arts Publisher Sale 3-Jan – 9-Jan Up to 50% off
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 27-Dec  
Child of Eden  27-Dec  
Wipeout: In the Zone 27-Dec  
Resonance of Fate 27-Dec  
Super Street Fighter IV  3-Jan  
Naughty Bear 3-Jan  
Backbreaker Football 3-Jan  
     
Demos Release Date  
Rise of Nightmares 3-Jan  
     
Avatar Release Date  
Assassin’s Creed Universe 27-Dec  
Fitness  27-Dec  
Metal Gear Solid Update 27-Dec  
Vampires/Werewolves 27-Dec  
Kinect Disneyland Adventures – Update 2 3-Jan  
Tattoo Collection 3-Jan  

 

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

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

  • Hugoku

    Nothing for me next 2 weeks.

    • http://twitter.com/AntaraelDulacre Antarael Dulacre

      Same here….not as worse as the avatar items as dotw in the first new year week…lol

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

    Excited for this : Electronic Arts Publisher Sale
    Thanks major

    • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

      Same here.

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

    I will give  All Zombies Must Die! a try. But major Kinect titles on Games
    on Demand are necessary: The Gunstringer, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports… And I know, I know, Halo 3
    ODST, on Demand please.

    • Anonymous

      Id randomly assume we’ll see the gunstringer availble by spring.

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

        Randomly based on what?

        • Anonymous

          I can’t speak for him but I’d say the same thing based on the fact that the copy of The Gunstringer that is bundled with Kinect is a download code instead of a retail disc so it would take zero effort for them to release it on Games on Demand being that it’s already most of the way there.

  • Anonymous

    Very interested in the EA sale. =)

  • Anonymous

    That’s actually a good deal on Resonance of Fate! It’s still 50 in Gamestop!
    Microsoft delivers!

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

      Actually, was just in a GameStop earlier today. It’s $20 US new, and $18 US used.

      • Anonymous

        Really? Ireland’s getting a bad deal in-store then! 50 new and not available second hand!

  • doctorcowley

    Metal Gear Solid Update
    27-Dec

    I hope there is a REX prop at last

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainKicker Mike Justesen

    Marvel Gamerpic Pack 2, please???

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    Yet another horrible deal of the week. And whatever happened to Capsized?

  • Yuri Santos

    i see garbage!

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraelDulacre Antarael Dulacre

    Scrabble would be an instant buy…but not available outside of U.S. =(

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

      Right issues, sadly. Scrabble’s only owned by Hasbro in the US, and Mattel outside of it. I understand it, but it’s still a pain that we don’t get that sweet sweet Scrabble action.

      A kick in the teeth we got the same achievement list though, drove completionists like me mad!
      I even won a code from EA for Scrabble two years ago and I kept it safe for two years, then a friend hooked me up with an NTSC 360 that I used to get those last cheevos. But more importantly I had FUN playing it, Mattel seriously should look at giving us our own Scrabble game.

      But I should not have had to do that just to 100% Family Game Night. With Family Game Night 4 they renamed Scrabble Flash to Boggle Flash and just gave us a separate cheevo list, which is a happy compromise.

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

    Forty percent off Full House Poker? Are things going that bad for MS that they need the extra 80 points?

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

      Especially since it was 400 a few weeks ago and there was pretty much unanimous feedback saying that was too much.

      • Anonymous

        I bought it for 400 and I think for the $5 that that equates to it’s a lot of fun. Not sure where your “unanimous” feedback came from. Then again, it’s a well-known fact that 78.4% of statistics on the internet are made up.

        • Anonymous

          I also bought it for 400 points. It was well worth it and that’s even coming from someone who isn’t much of a poker fan.

  • http://twitter.com/Bobby0724 Bobby

    Please NKA2k11 on games on demand

  • Anonymous

    EA sale Jan 3rd huh? Hopefully NBA Jam, Crysis, & other titles will be feature during that.

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

      Ooh and Dead Space 2: Severed. That’s not been on sale yet, I believe. Some good potential here, but that potential hasn’t been realised with a lot of these sales.

  • Anonymous

    Rise of Nightmares demo, thank you sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000953132205 Tony Bryan

    all zombies must die looks well cool for 800 ms pointages

  • Anonymous

    More Junk, Thanks.

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

    So I’ve read that list, and I actually feel offended.

    Microsoft, sometimes it’s like you don’t want my money, but then I suppose since I’m a Gold member it’s pretty much “we’ve got your money, **** off”, right?
    I know I’m probably not going to be buying anything until at least the tenth of January at this rate, unless that EA sale ends up being any good. Not holding my breath

    Still, as part of the Gold membership one of the perks we’re entitled to good deals and offers and we get… this?
    Just once, just once, I’d like to read an upcoming content list and not be disappointed. I miss that “OH GOD I JUST _HAVE_ TO GET THAT” feeling when a great sale comes along because it’s been quite some time.
    And the few good sales we’ve had in 2011 have let Silvers in on the action anyway!

    Which is great for them, sure, but then it leaves a bad taste when the sales that members pay to get into are either one, recycled content at the same prices (often still too high) or even more expensive than last time or two, stuff nobody wanted in the first place!

    It’s nice that Silvers get to take part in the odd sale here and there but it would be better if when they did, Golds got a larger discount than them. Say, doesn’t one of the other sevices already do that?

    I don’t want to descend into bringing up Steam and PSN but Microsoft, you seriously need to take a look at your competitors because their offerings are leaving you in the dust! You should be trying to one-up them ALL. THE. TIME.

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

      Out of curiosity, what specifically would you have on sale, and for how much?  

      Personally, I love these deals.  I rarely buy anything “full price” any more because of how frequent sales occur and I would guess that most, if not all, the XBLA & DLC content I’ve ever wanted has at some point gone on sale, at least within a year of the products release.  

      I should also note: Compared to Xbox Live, I spend WAY more money on Steam sales (way more content available at really cheap prices) and I spend almost nothing on PSN now that they introduced Playstation Plus.  However, I play online on Xbox Live way more than the other platforms (including the Wii/3DS) combined because the experience is so much better and THAT is why I spend the money on Xbox Live, not because of deals – they’re just an added bonus.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

      Well said, I agree with everything. Even the bit about dinosaurs. nah, srsly, well said man. 
      Major read our comments and pass them onto your “money grabbing team” and tell them to stop being cheap and give us deals that are actually half decent for once. At the moment the only perk us gold members get is party chat and p2p online.”oh yes durr, we need to increase the pricing of gold, because there are so many features you can get on your pc/mac for free that we want to charge you for… but we’ll extend the friend cap – honest, for reals this time! We’ll even throw in a few insulting deals and ads your way to show that we value your money!” 

    • Anonymous

      I’ll say I like your comment for the most part since sometimes (sometimes!) I also feel I’m not getting that much for my gold; apps, online play, exclusives (now almost gone), and voice chat are free in the pc but matter or fact my friends are on LIVE instead of the pc.

      That made me think Microsoft own no friend of mine so If all of them decided to move to another system I at least would consider doing it too, sadly. Sales, services, etc. can’t appeal to everyone but they should try not to disapoint too many people beyond point of no return since losing few ones may drag others to do so.

      So yeah, apple is giving away free apps and games (broken sword 2 free i.e.) and STEAM deals are great, sure. We’ve got kinect for a year now and it’s not appealing to me since we can count the games avaliable with my two hands, sure… but I ain’t touched steam for years (maybe I should…) and apple is not my thing (yet we own their stuff at home). As for kinect… the people interested in party games at least have it as an option to expand the core features of the xbox.

      As I wrote before, I’m ok with Microsoft sales since they throw at me more games than I’m able to play from start to finish and as someone else said, all I ever wanted did show up eventually on sale. In some way they “care” for the customer as we hadn’t offers and deals of the week not long ago, it’s just that their gears don’t move fast and efficiently enough to match competition’s but that doesn’t make them an utterly crappy company (IMHO).

      If anyone asked me I’d say Microsoft has to work hard if only for 1 thing, to prevent the “maybe I should…” factor of the text above.

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

        Steam is available for Apple computers now. The library isn’t as complete as the PC library, but it’s pretty good. And the prices are the same as the PC prices… meaning CHEAP.

        Don’t know if you only have iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) or if you have an iMac, but yeah, either way you should check out Steam again. Insane sales going on right now.

  • Anonymous

    With how many users xbox live has they can’t possably give everyone everything they want…if you see something great if not move along. Hell they could give us nothing…spoiled brat go back to school.

    • http://twitter.com/TrashMKX Chris

      exactly! i wish they would get rid of deals of the week, so they really have something to cry about!

      • Anonymous

        I’m not telling anyone not to voice their opinion. The problem with his post is there in no way Microsoft can take feed back from it. Stating that there is nothing in there for him is just fine but come back with other items he might be interested in. I’m just trying to help.

    • Anonymous

      People don’t have to be quiet if they see deals they don’t like. If you don’t like the comments….don’t read them then.

      • Anonymous

        But, and this is a question I’ve still never had anybody give me a good answer to, why does every single sale have to appeal to every single person?

        I see plenty of sales on all platforms (XBL, PSN & Steam) that I have zero interest in. I don’t go whining on the respective sites because those sales aren’t tailored to me. I just wait to see what is available in the next sale.

        There is no sale that will appeal to everyone so if you don’t like it, just move on to the next sale and see if you’re interested in something then.

        • Anonymous

          So if people who express displeasure with a deal, then they are whining? I guess that means people who like the deal are just sheep then if we are just going to go that route.

          • Anonymous

            Not necessarily… You can express displeasure without whining.

            However, very few people in these comments do that.

          • Anonymous

            You can also express pleasure without being a sheep. You see how this works, etc.?

          • Anonymous

            Can I like that reply more than once, please ?

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

      Not appealing to everyone isn’t the same as not appealing to anyone.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry I didn’t know you spoke for everyone…how much does that job make a year?

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

    but , SSF4 is already in games on demand =S

  • ElektroDragon

    Thanks for letting me know I can go into hibernation until Jan. 9th.  Blech!

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

    SEGA

    Y U NO MAKE DISCOUNTS ON XBLA?

    • http://twitter.com/AntaraelDulacre Antarael Dulacre

      Some Sonic Deals will be up tonight…lol so kinda sega at least…=P

  • Anonymous

    Nothing for me

  • Anonymous

    Nothing for me

  • http://twitter.com/bushmaster2000 bushmaster2000

    I’m hoping “Electronic Arts Publisher Sale” means Mass Effect 2 DLC especially Overlord.  Next week i’m going to start my re-play thru of ME2 and i’ll be looking to buy the content that came out that I didn’t play.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

      Overlord? more like overrated … am I right? damn right I am.

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Sonic deals are up for the nightly holiday sales.  Sonic 4 Ep 1 is 320 points.

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

      Yep, full (at present) list is as follows.

      Sonic 1: 160
      Sonic 2: 160
      Sonic 3: 160
      Sonic Adventure: 320
      Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade DLC: 160
      Sonic 4: 320

      (No discount on Sonic & Knuckles oddly, unless it hasn’t gone through yet. It was permanently dropped to 240 a year and a half ago, but it has been 120 twice this year.)

      I already own everything there but for those of you who don’t I heartily recommend you jump on EVERYTHING. And while you’re at it, pick up Sonic CD with all the points you’ve saved!

      Amazing sale here, absolutely amazing. See MS, I’m sure more of this is what we’d like to see.

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

        Are you Sure? And where you See it?

        and, Daytona USA without Discount?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

    Japan gets Half Minute Heroes 50% off this week, which is IMO way better deal…

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

      That really is, a few sites I frequent and indeed a few users on this very blog have seen some CLAMOURING for that to be on offer! It really is a -fantastic- game.

      • http://twitter.com/AntaraelDulacre Antarael Dulacre

        In Germany we have had this 50% off too some time ago since none of the dead rising content is available here…was a nice substitution =)

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to All Zombies Must Die… was good times when played it at PAX.  Too bad it has no online co-op.  Odd that it’s a Thursday release, not Wednesday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TriPham1982 Tri Pham

    Xfinity when!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TriPham1982 Tri Pham

    Xfinity when!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537442886 Abel Diaz

    Curious about the EA sale, but I’m still waiting for Iron Brigade, Guardian Heroes, and hey, I don’t think Mega Man 9’s ever been on sale. As far as older games, I’d sure like a discount on Banjo-Tooie, Rez HD, Ikaruga, Puzzle Fighter II, and ‘Splosion Man, because I probably won’t buy any of them until they go on sale.

  • Anonymous

    WTF… Crysis discounted !? count me in ! Hopefully It should not take long till EA list is leaked…

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

    No it wasn’t, Ikaruga was discounted in 2010…maybe 2009. The sale two weeks ago was Radiant Silvergun, Guwange, Hard Corps and Bangai-O.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedarkharlequin Stephen Tyas

    Let me guess. No NFL Blitz for downunder. :(

  • fsdfg dsfds

    XBLA HAS BEEN PATHETIC FOR AGES RELEASE SOMETHING GOOD LIKE TRIALS
    EVOLUTION , WE DONT ALL PLAY NOOBS OF DUTY ALL DAY LIKE PEA BRAIN
    DOWNYS, WHERES TOY SOLDIERS CW DLC??? ON HOLD FOR NOOBS OF DUTY THEY
    DEVS SAID THIS IS BS

  • Anonymous

    EA Sales ! Yes finally I hope Army Of Two 40th day has something to sell

  • Anonymous

    EA Sales, Yes finally I hope Army Of Two 40th Day has something to sell

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

    Hey Larry and anyone else with power at Xbox, despite this being a problem for multiple dash updates, you still haven’t fixed the problem of the marketplace being completely clogged up with music stuff. Stick it somewhere else PLEASE.   Give it it’s own tab or something, so those who actually care about such things can find it, while the rest of us can just see actual game DLC without having to search for it buried amongst 50,000,000 Rockband songs.

  • Anonymous

    This sucks, no Army of Two The 40th Day discount. I’m disappointed I was looking foward for this.

 
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