March 6th 2012 6:00 am PT

Content 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
I Am Alive  7-Mar 1200
Shoot Many Robots 14-Mar 800
Defenders of Ardania 14-Mar 1200
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Mass Effect 3 From Ashes 6-Mar 800
Forza Motorsport 4 March Pirelli Car Pack 6-Mar 560
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack drop to ELITE Premium Members only  - Black Box, Black Ice, Negotiator  13-Mar  
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Borderlands March 6 – 12  
Borderlands Secret Armory   400 (50% off)
Borderlands Zombie Island   400 (50% off)
Borderlands New Revolution   400 (50% off)
Borderlands The Underdome   400 (50% off)
Borderlands Claptrap   220 (31% off)
Borderlands Treasure Chest   160 (33% off)
Hack-n-Slash March 13 – 19  
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale    600 (50% off)
The Baconing    600 (50% off)
Torchlight   600 (50% off)
Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team    400 (50% off)
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Konami 50% Off Sale March 13 – 19  
X-Men   400 (50% off)
Castlevania HOD    600 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse    400 (50% off)
Castlevania SON   400 (50% off)
Battle: Los Angeles   400 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone   400 (50% off)
Hard Corps: Uprising   600 (50% off)
BurgerTime HD   400 (50% off)
Puddle   400 (50% off)
Leedmees   400 (50% off)
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Reverie   400 (50% off)
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Resurrection   400 (50% off)
Games on Demand Release Date  
Carnival Games 6-Mar  
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3  6-Mar  
Brink  13-Mar  
The Gunstringer 13-Mar  
Demos Release Date  
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 6-Mar  
Dead or Alive 5 (US, Canada only) 19-Mar  
Avatar Release Date  
MLB 2K12  6-Mar  
John Carter of Mars 6-Mar  
Shoot Many Robots 13-Mar  
Marvel Collection Update 13-Mar  
College Game Day Collection 13-Mar  

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


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

  • Anonymous

    Tiger 13 demo, awesome. Any news on when the MLB app is coming ?

  • Kyle Hicks

    booo. still no Trials Evo

    • Tylerh1701

      Mid April.

    • Boe2

      Too soon for Trials, need to master SSX first ;)

  • Hugoku

    I guess i’ll pickup X-Men, but that’s about it.

  • Mamdooh Alanzi

    oh come on we want ssx Full game :(

  • jc

    3 weeks of DLC ! waiting one more week for games sales ! :(

  • Anonymous

    …..(groan), although I am interested in Tiger Woods Kinect.

  • Inaba-kun

    Playstation Plus continues to completely destroy XBL for discounts and freebies.  Also PSN is offering some brand new games (such as Mass 3) to download day and date with retail, albeit at comedy prices. Not ideal but at least the option is there. I want to go digital Microsoft, I want rid of those stupid plastic discs.

    • Kairu

      That’s nice, but remember you’re not the only one on this planet.

      • Bennijin Turbo

         Not pleasing everyone isn’t the same as not pleasing anyone.

        At least the sales have some highlights this time, I suppose.

    • Anonymous

      I didnt realize it was 2020 already.

  • Anonymous

    You forgot the Mass Effect 3 English dialog pack for German, Italian and French versions:

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  • Tylerh1701

    Konami sale is decent. Thank goodness cuz dotw is packed with repeats.

  • Crunchewy

    @google-8fd9ff02ac975ccaf08b22292e0b8dfa:disqus Trials Evo is likely coming out 4/18/12. Was momentarily up as that in Europe, then pulled, but seems a likely date.

  • Anonymous

    Is the Dead or Alive 5 demo for all Gold members? Because I remember seeing that it’s only included for people who buy Ninja Gaiden 3.

  • Ray Rodriguez

    Oh man, thank you Major for FINALLY having Castlevania LoS DLC for 1/2 off!  I just beat the game (pretty fantastic by the way – it’s like a Castlevania God of War – truly amazing) and heard great things about the DLC – now I can get them both!

    • J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      Don’t get your hopes up too high. Though the first one is pretty good and is introductory to the second DLC, the second DLC is nothing but a long (and often infuriating) bossfight in 2 parts with a bit of lava dodging in between.

      I hope the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel (rumored) shows itself this year. LoS was a very welcomed and healthy breath of fresh air (though non-canon) to Castlevania, which is still one of my all-time favorite franchises.


      Same, glad I saved some ms points in my account for this, definitely buy!

  • E.Nich

    Whoa!! Amazing! I’ve been waiting to several of those to be on sale. THANKS!!!

  • A B

    Borderlands AGAIN? Why keep bringing back old sales when there is plenty of new stuff to put on sale? This is pathetic.

  • Nicholas J. Ambrose

    Any chance you’ll ever start publishing WP7 releases and deals? I come here for all my console news – it’d be handy (and logical) to have the Windows Phone stuff in the same place, too.

  • Brendon Mitchell

    Why did I wait until deal of the week to wait for Mass Effect 2 DLC that i have missed out on. Why would they not have Mass Effect 2 DLC on sale on the launch week of Mass Effect 3.

    • Eric “x EricDC x” Schaefer

      it’s actually quite the opposite.  With ME3 being released this week, Xbox Live is no doubt seeing an increase in sales of ME2 DLC by people who are trying to complete the game before they play ME3.  So why discount ME2 DLC, when this is probably one of their most profitble weekends?

      • E.Nich

        I also want ME2 DLC, and at least the people I know, are completing ME2 just with the arrival DLC (because it was on sale not so long ago). 

    • Anonymous

      I also waited for the ME2 DLC to go on sale, but alas EricDC speaks the truth.

  • Anonymous

    MLB 2K12 avatar items? May have to investigate this to see if I can get a new Toronto Blue Jays jersey for my avatar.

  • Lawrence Lauture

    Where are my apps at? Still waiting on Xfinity, vevo and manga entertainment!!!! 

  • J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    Major, could you please send this negative remark to the people that changed Xbox[dot]com recently.
    I like Metro, but while it used to be clear in showing what was recently added to the marketplace with about a dozen entries per category in a nice column, now it only shows 4 big boxart tiles with the rest hidden behind a show all button that doesn’t do any such thing, because the page with all the downloads in the category that button refers to is not up-to-date, even if that page is sorted by date.

  • Daniel Choy

    I thought the dead or alive 5 demo is supposed to be exclusive to pre-ordering Ninja Gaiden 3?

  • Daniel Choy

    I thought the dead or alive 5 demo is supposed to be exclusive to pre-ordering Ninja Gaiden 3?

  • Steve

    Am i reading this correctly puddle going on sale already for 400 MSP’s.   That didn’t take long for a discount.  Haven’t spent any MSP’s since December Sales, so guess i will be buying a few on the Konami sales.  Burger Time, and Puddle will defintely be a good buy at 400 MSP’s Each.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe X-men or Castlevania….Anybody know if either of these two games have online matchmaking search, not limited to inviting people you know?

    • Antarael Dulacre

       At least I can tell that X-Men allows random joins…also you if you have 4 Controllers you can use all of them + 2 randoms =D

    • Luke Es | sE ekuL

      I have played both with randoms, yes. XMen is jump in/out of games in progress.
      Are there really co-op games that don’t search??

      • Anonymous

        Scott Pilgrim and a few others but nowadays most games especially arcade have co-op search ;)

  • Antarael Dulacre

    Also ilomilo is Family Gold Pack DotW for 400 MSP (ALL gold members can grab this) =)

  • daizyujin

    Ok, why after over 2 years does Konami STILL refuse to put Rocket Knight on sale

    • George

      I’d buy it if it was cheaper.

      • daizyujin

         As would I.  It was really fun from the demo but it is not a $15 game.

        • Bennijin Turbo

           It’s really not that great anyway, you’re not missing much. Definitely the fourth-best Rocket Knight game.

          But yeah it’s atrocious it’s never been on sale still.

  • Mathias Olivera

    Well, THIS is what I like. Specially the Borderlands DLCs. Good week next week. I don’t know when Trials Evolution is coming out, but you could offer Trials HD for half a price. 

  • Alice Lockhart

    Don’t be foolish! They just don’t want to lose against “Black March”! D=<.

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  • David Mccue

    Will the Dead or Alive 5 demo become available across Europe on a different date, or will it remain exclusive in the States and Cananda, could you please clarify this matter, thanks.

  • Anonymous

     Does anyone know when they’re likely to add I Am Alive to the market to purchase? It’s already up there but the option to buy is not there.

    • Anonymous

       Never mind, it’s up now.

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  • huck

    me3 dlc available yesterday?
    am i reading that wrong ( its late), or is this to cater for the pirate market? :)

    • Bennijin Turbo

      ME3 came out in America yesterday.

  • Tylerh1701

    I couldn’t possibly agree with you more.

  • George

    I’d wish they lower the prices on Tales of Vesperia for Games on Demand to $19.99 instead on $29.99. Considering the game came out in 2008.
    I could have sworn in was $19.99 a few weeks ago and don’t recall it being part of any deals of the week.

  • Omar Ramos

    There should be either a Capcom 50%-Off sale(like this week´s Konami´s) or Deal of the Week with both Megaman games…

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