March 20th 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
Sine Mora 21-Mar 1200
Rayman 3 HD 21-Mar 800
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  Collection 1 20-Mar 1200
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City Nemesis Mode 20-Mar 320
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Legend of Dead Kel 20-Mar 800
Gears of War 3 Forces of Nature Map Pack 27-Mar 800
Saints Row: The Third The Trouble with Clones 20-Mar 560
Worms Ultimate Mayhem Customization add-on 28-Mar 400
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
BioShock 2 (2K) March 20 – 26  
Minerva’s Den   400 (50% off)
Rapture Metro Pack   400 (50% off)
Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack   200 (50% off)
Protector Trails   200 (50% off)
Big Sister Outfit   160 (50% off)
Bouncer Big Daddy    160 (50% off)
Bouncer Big Daddy Helmet   80 (50% off)
It’s All About Speed  March 27 – April 2  
Forza: American Muscle Car Pack   320 (43% off)
Forza: November Speed Pack   400 (29% off)
Forza: December IGN Pack   320 (43% off)
Forza: January Jalopnik Pack   400 (29% off)
Joe Danger: Special Edition    600 (50% off)
Daytona USA   400 (50% off)
Sega Rally Online Arcade   400 (50% off)
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
THQ Sale (THQ) 3/20 – 3/26 50% off certain items
Games on Demand Sale 3/27 – 4/2 Up to 30% off
Games on Demand Release Date  
Deus Ex: Human Revolution  20-Mar  
Kinect Sports 20-Mar  
Gears of War 3 27-Mar  
Two Worlds II 27-Mar  
Avatar Release Date  
Modern Warfare 3 Collection Update 20-Mar  
Dance Moves Collection 20-Mar  
Halo Update 27-Mar  
Trials Evolution 27-Mar  
adidas Originals 4 Collection 27-Mar  
Zoo Animals 27-Mar  



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

 Edit: Corrected the savings on the Forza packs


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

  • Anonymous

    Nice week for XBLA. Will buy both,Sine Mora and Rayman 3.
    Also next DotW seems pretty good. ^^

    • E.Nich

      I’ll get Sine Mora as well… eventually.

  • Ben

    Still no Minecraft :(

    Oh well, Rayman 3 HD looks good

  • E.Nich

    Great, let’s see that THQ and Games on Demand sales.

  • Boe2

    Will have a look at Sine Mora. Never understood the Rayman craze though.

  • A B

    Bioshock 2? Again? Really? Pathetic.

  • Kairu

    Well no surprise there then. Pathetic DotW. And what’s this? 320 MSP for a game mode that’s lock on disc? Capcom, go F#@* yourself! 

  • Mathias Olivera

    1200 for Sine Mora? Pass at the moment… I’ll get Trine 2 better. 

    Bioshock 2 sales? Please… And the Forza ones are lame too, BUT, Joe Danger is a must next week, though I really think you should’ve added Trials HD once again, but I guess that it’s all about the money with Evolution coming soon…  Sigh.

    Where can I find the THQ sale list? Google is not my friend today.

  • J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    I’ll definitely check Sine Mora and buy it later, Rayman on the other hand I don’t know…never been my thing.
    I’ll buy Joe Danger and Daytona and the Gears 3 mappack is free for us season pass owners.
    I wonder what the THQ and GoD sales are…maybe something in there I like.

    The exclusive PAID DLC for RE:ORC is BS though. Whoever came up with that needs to get their head examined…but it’s CAPCOM (I’m sure I’m missing an R in there somewhere), so I know where to look with all their DLC shenanigans these past years.

  • Guillaume Vacheron

    Forza 4 Packs cost 560 MS Points, so 50% off should cost 280 MS Points, and no 320 or 400, no?


    Forza 4 Packs cost 560 MS Points, so 50% off should cost 280 MS Points, and no 320 or 400, no?

  • Anonymous

    BioShock 2 again? Seriously? …

  • Ya Dead Homie

    deetz on the THQ sale??

  • Ricardo Baptista

    Still no Halo 3 ODST on Games on Demand… Please Major…

    • Kairu

      Playasia. It’s in stock, just checked it. Get it from there! I still don’t understand why you don’t buy this online and get it in a few days? Or, you know, not get it at all. 

      • Chris

        Agreed with above. You can buy this game used & new for cheaper than the GoD price, if and when that ever happens.

        • Ricardo Baptista

          Well 45$ is not cheaper… and not digital, and thats what I like. Digital games on my Xbox, no discs, no swaping.

  • Slimjay

    what happend to the DOA5 (US, Canada) Demo that was suppose to be out yesteday ? 

    • Anonymous

      I think that’s for NG3 pre-orders only.  Not sure if it’s going to be making it to us lowly paying subscribers anytime soon.

  • Hugoku

    Joe Danger, Daytona and Sega Rally are great deals! I bought those already though, but they are not to be missed if you don’t have them yet.

    I have the retail Sega Rally Revo so never took the plunge for the XBLA version.
    Might as well go for it. It does feel different, more arcade-y.

    Bioshock 2 deals however, have been done to death.
    Not really expecting much of the THQ sale, and GoD prices are ridiculous in my country so that’s a definite pass.

  • Пej ツ

    Isn’t Saints Row: The Third The Trouble with Clones out today…?

  • Пej ツ

    Isn’t Saints Row: The Third The Trouble with Clones out today…?

  • Louis Sutter

    Who decides these?  The same game sets have been on sale a bunch of times over the last couple months.  Note to Microsoft:  I have all the Forza, Borderlands, Bioshock, tower defense, and dungeon crawlers I’m gonna buy.  SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!

    I’d settle for some Star Wars Unleashed DLC (I know, don’t laugh).  I’ve been meaning to finish that one off for a long time, but not forking over $30 for the DLC.

    • Anonymous

      Then stop buying games

      • Louis Sutter

        I can’t tell what you mean by that.  Is that about the fact that I would like a DOW that I don’t already have or that I have an interest in, or that I don’t want to pay more for years-old DLC than I did for the full game.  I (a frequent buyer, btw) figured it would be helpful to tell those who want more of my money, how get it.

  • GPN Studios

    where is the minecraft xbox edtion?

    • Anonymous

      the release date will be announced in 2 days

    • Edward Woodward

      May 9th

  • incphi

    Major, I noticed that Pinball Arcade is absent from the XBLA section.  Hopefully that’s due to an oversight, not a delay.

    • Toby Smith

       agreed…i’ve been waiting on it since october of last year…here’s hoping it hasnt slipped

  • Anonymous

    Do we have a link to the THQ sale, other than Sine Mora that one interests me the most.

  • Abel Diaz

    This is the first time Joe Danger: SE is on sale and I couldn’t be more grateful! I’ll buy it next week on Tuesday, and also the Metro Pack and Protector Trials.

  • Tylerh1701

    THQ Sale:

    Warhammer Kill Team – 50% off
    Voltron & DLC – 50% off
    Stacking & DLC – 50% off
    Saints Row 2 DLC – 50% off
    Costume Quest & DLC – 50% off
    Kung Fu Panda 2 DLC – 50% off
    Apples to Apples & DLC – 50% off
    Red Faction DLC (1) – 50% off
    You Don’t Know Jack DLC – 50% off
    Homefront DLC (1) – 50% off

  • Tylerh1701

    Minerva’s Den Sale History:

    1-25-11 50% off
    5-10-11 50% off
    8-30-11 50% off
    11-15-11 50% off
    Today 50% off

    Please stop putting the same content on sale. There’s so much excellent stuff on Xbox Live Marketplace that has never received a sale. Give us some of that!

  • Anonymous

     Trouble With Clones is out today not next week, in fact I just beat it about an hour ago (it`s 45 minutes long).

  • Décio Gonçalves

    I seriously dont get it… IS there even 1 guy that will say “Oh geez, i missed the 6th time Bioshock 2 dlc was in promotion, i SUUUUUUUURE hope that they have a sale again…”
    Really? I’m predicting that in the following weeks there will be a promotion for Borderlands DLC… AGAIN!!!

    At least next week Joe Danger will be on promotion, and as for the GoD, at least put those promotion in all of those games, not just for some selected overpriced games since it is “up to 30% off”… (yeah, i would buy some of them since they are hard to find in retail format and not for the prices, and i’m talking of those 20€ (+/-) games)…

    • Chris

       You do know ppl buy copies of those games everyday yet, so its always new and needed by someone. And the repeat deals we always see are the ones that prolly bring in some good $$ for them, hence repeating it.

      • Anonymous

        Then they should just permanently drop the price.  Yay, everyone’s happy.

  • Rob adams

    Just what I was waiting for, Forza content!

    Not since Forza 2 have I paid for content, simply because I know it will be released within 3 months or so :)

  • Lawrence Lauture

    I hope vanquish is not on the GOD sell, i just brought like 2 days ago -__- 

  • Bobby B

    Saints Row: The Third The Trouble with Clones is available today, not next week!

  • ElektroDragon

    50% off Joe Danger… THANK YOU!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Obviously our comments are falling on deaf ears because whoever puts together the DotW’s isn’t changing tactics.  So I’ll make it clear one final time: STOP MAKING REPEAT SALES. JUST DROP THE PRICE PERMANENTLY.  I’m tired of the same stupid “sales” every other month. THQ, Dragon Age, Bioshock, Mass Effect… There are other games out there with DLC you can put on sale! 

    • E.Nich

      Well, at least we’re also enjoying others DLC because there is a special sale each month. God bless Konami and it’s Castlevania LoS DLC’s sale.

      • E.Nich

        Oh! And also Squenix and it’s Deus Ex DLC sale. Let’s see if next month there are more. EA sale wasn’t so good…. speaking on DLC’s, I’d like more Mass Effect 2 ones (sorry if you ppl already have them, I only have the arrival one).

  • Brandon Howell

    Glad to see Joe Danger is on sale for half price. I’ve had 600 points burning a hole in my virtual wallet for a good month now.

  • kayden boulet

    all I want is minecraft for xbox

  • Anonymous

    Until people start voting with their wallets nothing is going to change!

    Me, I’m saving so much more money with these sales that I’m actually happy. Please keep rehashing the same old cr&p cuz I’m not tempted to impulse buy anymore, like I said before I already have too many games and not enough time so don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.

  • Anonymous

    50% off certain items? Very informative. haha

  • Anonymous

    microsoft just announced they will be charging people money for fast  forwarding through commercials on your DVR system within the upcoming months. Goodbye microsoft, your greed and power hungry ideas are getting way too over the top. Honestly enough is enough. Selling every MS product i have. Sony or bust!!

    • Boe2

      Didn’t even know Microsoft owned any DVR systems, let alone it’s content.

    • huck

      u mean on the xbox, or just in the windmills of ur mind?
      what in the godamnhell are u talkin about?


  • Andreas VVaschinski

    Regarding the THQ sale I was puzzled to see the Chaos Unleashed DLC for Space Marine still at 800 points while the other one is going for the reduced price of 400 points.

    • DigitalDemigod

      Yeah and the Chaos Unleashed DLC has an ad on the dashboard that says it is 50% off! But it has always been 800 points. Wonder how many people bought it thinking they were getting a deal.

  • Kairu

    Major, you, e and Lollipop are not true gamers if you can stand for the shady practices that M$ have been pulling, as well as the shady practices of developers & publishers with locked on disc content.

    • Boe2

      Don’t blame Microsoft. Blame Electronic Arts, Activision and Ubisoft. THEY are the absolute scum of the earth.

  • Byyys

    Games on Demand Sale – Up to 30% now that’s funny; most if not all GOD stuff is way overpriced anyway!, let me give you an example of over priced games, bad company 1 costs more than 2??!

    Battlefield Bad Co.     €29.99
    Battlefield Bad Co. 2.  €19.99

    Mortal Komat is like €64.99 on games on demand, its about €45 to buy in the shops brand new!!!

  • Craig Anderson

    Why do you never tell us what live games are going to be released for WP? I find it very annoying!