April 3rd 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
Diabolical Pitch 4-Apr 800
The Pinball Arcade 4-Apr 800
Anomaly: Warzone Earth 6-Apr 800
The Splatters 11-Apr 800
World Gone Sour 11-Apr 400
Fez 13-Apr 800
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Kinect Sports: Season Two Basketball Add-on 3-Apr 400 pts
Forza Motorsport 4 April Alpinestars Car Pack 3-Apr 560 pts
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
SNK April 3 – 9  
King of Fighters 98   400 (50% off)
King of Fighters 2002   400 (50% off)
King of Fighters Sky Stage   400 (50% off)
Metal Slug 3   400 (50% off)
Metal Slug XX   600 (50% off)
Trouble Witches   400 (50% off)
Activision April 10 – 16  
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package   800 (33% off)
Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack   800 (33% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1   400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 Germany Only   300 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2   400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2 Germany Only   300 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3   400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 Germany Only   300 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle   1200 (40% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle Germany Only   960 (40% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops RC-XD   160 (33% off)
Modern Warfare 3 Recon Drone   160 (33% off)
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Max Payne Sale April 3 – 9 33% off
Games on Demand Release Date  
FIFA 12 3-Apr  
Game Party: In Motion 3-Apr  
Kinectimals 10-Apr  
Air Conflicts Secret Wars 10-Apr  
Jurassic Park The Game 10-Apr  
Avatar Release Date  
Sonic 4 Episode 2 3-Apr  
Kinect Rush 3-Apr  
MLB Update 3-Apr  
adidas Performance 4 Update 10-Apr  
NHL Update 10-Apr  
Most Wanted 10-Apr  

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

Update: Added Anomaly and World Gone Sour in the XBLA section

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

    Finally! It is so hard to get my hands on a copy of Jurassic park where I live. Even Lamefly wont send me one…

    • Jeremy Crabtree

      You should be thankful. The game is complete garbage and a waste of money.

  • http://twitter.com/Nbianco193 Nick Bianco

    FEZ! Seriously though, I absolutely cannot wait to play that platforming gem! :D Over 150 worlds for only $10 = WIN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGXCAL5WSD62RGZVD3IOACKSZY mikey

    which is better metal slug 3 or XX?

    • Anonymous

       Metal Slug 3 by a huuuge mile! Not sure why XX price was 1200MSP.

  • Anonymous


    C’mon Deal week 1 is decent because it actually tends to ‘other’ gamers, but come on Microsoft, Call of Duty players infest Xbox Live like the plague, let other games which actually require thinking have the limelight. Just for a week.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, because Call of Duty requires no thinking to play. *rolls eyes*

      I love all the gamers who think they are smarter for not liking Call of Duty. Bad news, you’re not smarter or better than others. You’re just elitist douchebags.

      • Anonymous

        Sure is butthurt in here today.

        I’m just stating that if you look at Steam sales and actually see past Call Of Duty there are OTHER games on Xbox Live, other more deserving that are tossed to one side because ‘MW3 Maps Collection 1′ is released. 

        “think they are smarter for not liking Call of Duty” It’s a generic first person shooter my friend.. Which is copied and pasted each year. 


        • Anonymous

          Oh I see…if I insult you for you insulting others who play Call of Duty…I’m being “butthurt”. Then I guess you’re butthurt that Call of Duty gets more attention than whatever games you like.

          Your opinions are not facts. You are not as smart as you think you are. Get over yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

    Thanks for the marketplace preview, Major.

    *SIGH* Every time I see new additions to the FIFA, NBA, NHL, MLB & NCAA avatar collections it just reminds me that us NFL fans get no love. :-(

    Well, I’m happy to see SNK shmups as DotW and the long overdue release of Pinball Arcade.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DG26H7M7IX3ZSE3OIBBEQ4AX7M R G

    lol another f’n call of duty sale and they still aren’t smart enough to reduce the mw2 map packs to 400 each. pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Man, excellent XBLA stuff is coming in next 1 month – FEZ, Trials EVO, Minecraft, Awesomenauts…:0  Also i’m glad to see 800MSP is back as main price for arcade games. ^^
    For DoTW – Finally Metal Slug’s on sale. Bought XX and Hydro Thunder. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucanmonks Lucan Monks

      Where was Hydro Thunder listed? Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it’s there, but how can I let all my mates know about it if it’s not mentioned anywhere? How did you find out about it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wujek-Grga/100000934712651 Wujek Grga

    Hi, You forgot to add our game – Anomaly Warzone Earth. Coming on Friday, April 6th.
    You can see the game on PAX!

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    I’m up to:  Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug XX (this one is “meh”), Trouble Witches (if you like bullet hell games)

    Since both versions of King of Fighters are a lame port without descent updates/improvements I may prefer buy KoF XIII than any of these :/

  • Ian Erb

    Forgot to list Skullgirls on the 11th, unless the release date has changed since Friday.

    • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

      Skullgirls, really? That would be awesome! Shame on you guys for trying to hide it :). It’s the ultimate proof you don’t need to be Japanese to make an awesome fighting game.

      And Fez…I WANT it, I got 100% on N+, devoured Super Meat Boy and am sure Fez will be wonderful too. But with Trials around the corner….where will I find the time? :/

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V54RJEWIQ2ADTF3SHHYKF5DDIQ Shaggy

    I can’t believe they are trying to sell Call of duty map packs.  My account got hacked playing zombies a year or two ago to where I had a negative gajillion experience.  Because of that I could not and still can’t play online on world at war.  When I emailed activision they said they couldn’t do anything and that I should just get a different gamertag.  Morale of the story don’t play Call of duty…

  • Anonymous

    Hurray for The Pinball Arcade! Zen has be doing a great job with PBFX2. Now there’s more competition and more tables for everyone. =)
    Also VERY happy to see that all the arcade releases are 800ms. That’s affordable.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3EIEDFGATD7G55LYXQPGYZANA moonburstseven

    Come on man! Why you no release BLACK OPS map packs on sale? It’s almost a year and a half since it came out.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DG26H7M7IX3ZSE3OIBBEQ4AX7M R G

      maybe because you use awful memes like “why you no”

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

    Looking forward to Fez.

  • http://twitter.com/K4rn4ge Scott (K4rn4ge)

    In addition to the XBLA games you listed, Anomoly Warzonr Earth comes out this Friday for 800 pts, World Gone Sour releases April 11th for 400 pts, and Skullgirls releases April 11th for 1200 pts.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine


  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Cool sale this week, terrible sale next week.  And with Arcade NEXT coming up after that, I’ve got a feeling that DotW isn’t gonna be any good for quite a while!

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    This week is ok… Next week I can only picture Larry with a suit singing the “trololo” song over and over on an endless loop. 

    Sad thing is that I want to play Trials HD for once before Evolution comes out, and I can only assume it’ll go down to 800 MSP by then, but I want to play it now. Thought that with the Joe Danger sale they were going to get that on sale too. Boy, was I wrong. 

    And CoD 5 stuff? Really? It’s so hacked it’s ridiculous.

  • ryder4life22187

    hey major any reason why last week’s deal of the week is still on the dashboard and still valid and have to manually search for this weeks deals

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

      Where I am at (EST) I usually don’t see it until between 12 and 1 PM sometimes. And it’s currently 11:45 AM so maybe that’s the case for you.

  • ryder4life22187

    hey major any reason why last week’s deal of the week is still on the dashboard and still valid and have to manually search for this weeks deals

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

    @ Major Nelson: Is there any word on when the price of Jurassic Park (Games on Demand) will be announced?

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather like to see Oddworld Stranger @ games on demand…

  • Anonymous

    For once, titles coming out are by far more appealing than offers (none of those interest me at all, yet I understand there’s so many COD fans out there). Fez, diabolical pitch, Anomaly Warzone, Trials Evo, Scullgirls, Crimson Dragon… Glad to see a couple of kinect decent games in the list and far more games at 800 msp than 1200 msp as one would expect.

    May the Deals for the last two weeks of April be more varied and juicy (actually balanced, not 1 DoTw full of XBLA and the next all DLC with no complete game).

  • ryder4life22187

    i am in pacific standard time and usually see it post to the dashboard around 5-6am its now almost 9am here in arizona


      the deals are active even if they are not showing. they show up around 12pm uk time and its now 6pm & nothing but the prices are reduced. I wanna know when the recently reduced section for april is going to be updated. why do you never post about that larry?

      • ryder4life22187

         i noticed that as well. fact is i just hate having last weeks deals and this week as i still need to pick up the joe danger game but want to see how diabolical pitch is just dont need to buy two games back to back

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alejandro-Gomez/100000933174125 Alejandro Gomez

    when is Halo CE Anniversary and left foe dead 2 coming on GoD?

  • http://twitter.com/XOHelgo Haa aaH

    Black Ops Map Packs would be great… but Nooo

  • http://www.consouls.com Slim

    Getting Metal Slug 3, also recommending  Trouble Witches! really enjoyed it! :)

  • Stephen Davis

    What about Anomaly: Warzone Earth Major, isnt that due out this Friday?


  • Anonymous

    Is this post going to be updated to include Anomoly: War Zone Earth and SkullGirls?

  • Anonymous

    Finally, the Metal Slug games are down to what they should be for what they’re worth these days. Bought both :)

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Pinball Arcade TOMORROW? Snuck up on me….

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

    No Tails costume for the men what the heck is that even about? I can dress my male avatar as Amy Rose for goodness’ sake.

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

    No Tails costume for the men what the heck is that even about? I can dress my male avatar as Amy Rose for goodness’ sake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lawrence-Lauture/1633300866 Lawrence Lauture

    Here we go with the COD deal of the week again and still does not even include black ops. 

  • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

    I already have KOF’s 98 and 2002, so I’ll buy Troble Witches. I would also purchase Mark of the Wolves and Battle Coliseum if they were in the sale.

  • http://www.monstrmoose.com/ XHN SCRAPY

    Wish Games For Windows LIVE would get more and better things…. Wish either halo 2 vista would be updated for all Operating systems or Halo 3 be released for PC…….. :(

  • http://profiles.google.com/tremulantmannequin chris trinidad

    FEZ. Why hasn’t this game been advertised by Microsoft yet? This game won the $30,000 Grand Prize at the Indie Games Festival.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Homer-Ramone/100000800362034 Homer Ramone

    Map packs for COD:WAW – Which is now as good as unplayable online flying invincilbe people in almost every game. Bargain.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3SA2XXK6NWAMFYN57B7LHO4R4M luke

    the fact that they still push map packs for games that are completely hacked is almost unethical.

  • http://twitter.com/rm125racer5 rm125racer5

    Where is trials evo and the walking dead

  • Anonymous

    Shank 2

    Shift 2 Unleashed


    Farm Frenzy 2

    Silent Hill

    i got all free on PS3+ , Microsoft give nothing

  • http://twitter.com/WalteeWartooth Waltee

    Is the Jurassic Park GoD release going to reach Europe (specifically the UK), seeing as we didn’t get a disc release over here?

  • Anonymous

    How come Microsoft doesn’t even bother with promotions of exclusive games published by Microsoft Studios!? Fez and The Splatters, just like Sine Mora that arrived recently, seem like amazing looking games which are completely ignored by MS themselves.
    It seems as if the suits in MS don’t even know what treasures they’re currently holding and don’t care how good they will fare. Most people don’t check this website or even the different tabs in the dashboard, and will probably miss on these kind of games.

    (Not to mention – even here there are missing games: where’s skullgirls!?)

  • Anonymous

    there’s also holydays’ sales @   the dashboard, both DLC (batman AC suits, halo maps, deus ex…) and arcades like BASTION, TOMB RAIDER, SPACE INVADERS, ZOMBIES MUST DIE… all 50% OFF

  • http://twitter.com/GNARK1LL420 George

    Really you are gonna charge people for map packs in World at War when the game is plague with hackers?