May 1st 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
Fable: Heroes 2-May 800
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 9-May 1600
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Forza Motorsport 4 May Top Gear Car Pack  1-May 560
SSX Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle 1-May 640
SSX Classic Characters Pack 1-May 480
SSX Mt. Eddie Pack 1-May 480
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Battlefield Karkand May 1 – 7 600 (50% off)
     
Clancy May 8 – 14  
GRAW 2 Co-op Collection   200 (50% off)
GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 2   200 (50% off)
Splinter Cell Conviction Deniable Ops: Insurgency   400 (50% off)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Ch. 2   300 (50% off)
Tom Clancy’s HAWX Air Supremacy   400 (50% off)
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory   600 (50% off)
Splinter Cell Conviction Co-op Outfit    200 (50% off)
Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2 All in One Pack   400 (50% off)
Endwar Escalation Expansion Pack   200 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Pro Evolution 2012 1-May  
Kinect Adventures! 1-May  
Puss in Boots 1-May  
Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai 1-May  
Dance Central 2 8-May  
     
Avatar Release Date  
Reebok Classics 1-May  
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Collection Update 1-May  
Wolfenstein 8-May  
Max Payne 3 Collection Update 8-May  
Avatar Toy Armory Collection Update 8-May  

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

Update: The Wolfenstein collection data has changed. I have updated the table above to accordingly.

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

  • Anonymous

    The only thing in there that interests me is the Forza car pack & I’m still a little annoyed that it’s not included in the season pass so I probably won’t be grabbing that. I’ll save my points for the Porsche expansion later this month instead.

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

    wow yet again another disapointing deals BOTH WEEKS!. ill be back may 15th………

    • The Dukenator

       I’m waiting for Minecraft.

    • run_saber

      My M$ are dusted for MONTHS!!!! (promotions Suck)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fabian-Akker/100000498014620 Fabian Akker

    Where is Awesomenauts!!!! May 2nd, 800 points

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

      what is awesomenauts?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fabian-Akker/100000498014620 Fabian Akker

        It is awesome…duh! :P

      • http://twitter.com/Und3rGrndKing Und3rGrndKing

        It’s an arcade title.

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

       Don’t worry it will be released this wednesday ^^

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

    sucky sucky deals. lol 1 out of 5 times they are especially at christmas time. i remember they had like one good deal which was bastion but it doesn’t matter fable heroes is coming out this week and minecraft next week.

  • Niaz Khan

    Seriously can you stop recycling the same deals Splinter Cell, Hawx etc Boring Zzzzzz

  • Anonymous

    DoTW should be done through a voting system. What the people want discounts for, they’ll get it. After that certain thing goes on DoTW, it is put at the back of the line again. 

    Just an idea.

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

      Major, if you do listen to the community like you say you do, then listen to this guy ^ – this and of course, everyone else’s ideas and feedback. Is there some sort of unwritten rule as an MS employee where you can’t collect feedback? It sure seems like it =/ 

      It seems every week we’re all talking to a brick wall when it comes to the DoTW.

  • http://twitter.com/dog_eat_waffle Daniel Tain

    MINECRAFT!!11!1   , That is all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

    off the subject but screw the deals this week and gimme a patch for a broken trials evo, that would make me happy

    • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steve

       whats broken? nothing. you just need a reason to suck.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538659801 Jason Butcher

      PIMP SLAP!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

    sweet idea. voting system for deal of the week would be awesome.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

    lol the name says it all right? i might check it out.

  • Hugoku

    Terrible deals.
    I can’t really say I find fault in the quality of the content, but these have been so done to death that it stops making sense.

    I understand new people are joining XBL constantly. However, they most probably are not playing the same old games. Furthermore this just frustrates your faithful user base (6 years here).

    Why does not MS just implement another type of deal alongside the actual DOTW? Something like “From the Vault” or along those lines. Content older than 18 months. Or just do a permanent plain price cut on this type of content. You must have some data to make decisions like that.

    Content newer than 18 months should be DOTW and maybe put up polls so people can vote. Don’t repeat them so often and that will make them more coveted.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents. I just wanted to be constructive (and vent a little).

  • Anonymous

    So very disappointing, again. You seem to only put stuff on sale that is totally outdated and redundant. Seriously, who plays the original HAWX or Endwar?

    Do you not want people partaking in Deal of the Week? Put out stuff that is actually relevant and people will buy it.
    Also, this DLC is years old and should be permanently marked down, not put on sale four or five years after release. What a joke.

    And 90% of the people who own BF3 already own, by default, the Karkand map pack.

    Well folks, at least we know that the money from our Gold subs is going to “exclusive”, laughably pathetic deals, yet MORE ads on the dash, access to MP that shouldn’t even be locked away in the first place and useless Facebook and Twitter apps.

    Honestly Major, I know you’re a fan of tweeting; HAVE YOU EVER TWEETED FROM AN XBOX, out of your own accord? My guess is no, no you haven’t.

    Do something about these deals Major. These days it’s seems to be only one in ten that are actually of any use to people.

    • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 Synthetic Generation

      Major has better stuff to do to inform xbox fans on his own blog. He would rather talk about what he ate for dinner via twitter than use this blog as an informative site.

      And yes his defence will be “I have other important stuff on my hands” Still dosen’t answer the question why you’re always on twitter literally the entire day…Anyways i guess this is as good as were going to get it. It’s a shame Microsoft don’t support an official blog wordpress website like Sony has for the Ps3 psp and Vita systems.

  • WWFMankind

    I’m also a member of PSN+… and to be honest, they are killing MS with their deals and promotions.  

    • Russell Gorall

      I had PS Plus for like six months last year, it was nice.

      • WWFMankind

        Personally, I like the setup Microsoft has for their online a lot more than Sony’s.

        BUT… the $60 they charge is absurd compared to the $50 Sony charges… you get so much more with PSN+.

    • Robert Pendell

       PSN+ is nice and all but if you happen to get a free game it expires when your subscription ends.  On the other hand discounted games do not.

      • WWFMankind

        Just like with XBLA, I don’t intend to let my lapse… and even it does, how many (non-disc) games to you usually play longer than a couple of months anyway.  I know there are a few exceptions, but the majority… a couple of months at best.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zaira-Vicere/100003482240394 Zaira Vicere

        Exactly the reason I don’t have PSN+. You’re not getting free games, you’re getting free rentals, really. I’d rather spend the money on owning them.

    • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 Synthetic Generation

      they also gave us Shank2 and Need for Speed shift 2!

  • Anonymous

    Obviously the retail model of older stuff gets cheaper as time goes on doesn’t apply to Xbox live. Those of us who’ve been with Xbox for years should at least get that benefit…

  • http://www.thetjhzone.blogspot.com/ Tylerh1701

    Also on sale, no idea why Major didn’t mention them:

    Guwange 400msp
    Virtual On 600msp
    Nin2 Jump 200msp, (I recommend it, fun game)
    Haunt 400msp

    Also, all the Family Game Night games prices have been cut in half, probably because the servers were taken offline as of today.

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

      Thanks for this. I don’t understand why there are occasionally ‘hidden’ deals.

    • Anonymous

      many thanks for sharing sir. You stopped me from appearing in the newspapers (hangin’ off a tree with my wired controller).

      • http://www.thetjhzone.blogspot.com/ Tylerh1701

        You’re welcome.  And bravo, I laughed!  

    • http://twitter.com/Smiley80118 Steve

       Could possibly be May’s Price drops.   But either way picked up Nin2 Jump and trying out Guwange.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538659801 Jason Butcher

    whaaaat? dlc for a bunch of games that a. people don’t play and b. nobody even owns them anymore. WTF!!!!!!!! all this shite should be 100msp or free!!!! what a joke.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dfpg86 Décio Gonçalves

    Battlefield Karkand? BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA!
    Oh Microsoft, you and your silly deals, how you make me laugh… Can you at least make the party system available to silver members? Then i would stop paying the crappy gold service since i no longer play online…

  • Anonymous

    Come on really wish they put Batman:AC dlc on sale again.

  • http://www.consouls.com Slim

    Nothing for me this time, waiting for good XBLA games on DotW :)
    Also if Guwange is really on sale I might be getting it, thx ^^

  • Russell Gorall

    DOTW are amazingly old and weird. Surprised you would put them up as deals.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe MathiaS

    I won’t expect anything else from MS anymore. After an entire month of stupid deals, I’m done. I’d rather buy some other stuff. 
    And I knew about Trine 2 being free for PS+ members, and all I can say is that this is ridiculous. Major won’t read this, and I couldn’t care more. 

    MS wants the whole market for themselves for what? This? This is what you can offer? Come on, man. I can understand a couple of weeks of bad deals, but it’s been over a month. A Month. And there hasn’t been ONE SINGLE POST that didn’t have a LOT of negative response from us. And do you even care? Do you pay attention? I’m done waiting for deals, and I’m done buying from XBLA unless it’s something really good (Minecraft?? Pffft, it’s the best way to get your money these leeches have available right now).

    And yes, I mad, bro.

    • http://www.thetjhzone.blogspot.com/ Tylerh1701

      I agree with you, especially on the part that I really don’t think that anyone on the Xbox live team is taking all of this negative feedback to heart.  But something to take into account is when Xbox is running arcade promotions (like Arcade Next right now) they make the Deal of the Weeks god awful.  I had 0 expectations for these 4 weeks of deals, so there was no “let down” feeling.  Maybe we’ll get some decent XBLA games on sale in 2 weeks.

  • Anonymous

    You guys have also missed the awesome Games-On-Demand deal with Kinect Adventures! (yeah, the one that’s bundled with the Kinect sensor) – you can now buy a digital copy for £14.99 too!111!11one!!!exclamation11!  

  • Anonymous

    Brutal… the DOTW is *someone’s* idea of a very bad joke indeed.   Karkland was free to most who play BF3 religiously.   I also agree with the other post about how old the TC content is for the most-part.  I assume just after the sale it may be permanently reduced, like a lot of the “deals” have been mere weeks after the promotion.   Reading through the comments on what has been given out for free on PSN really has me thinking that I supported the wrong camp after all.   I know you’re just the messenger, and obviously whomever up the chain is in charge hasn’t been listening or caring or both.   Time to wake them up by smacking them about with a trout.   Seriously, drop some of the 5 year old content permanently, especially if it is about to be de-listed.  “Cleaning the servers” sales would work, I’d have gotten all the Chromehounds stuff just to finish it off had I known that it would be gone back in the day.   I see a lot of content that can’t possibly be flying off the servers, and possibly wasn’t even doing so at release.  You have the tenure system in place now, maybe make it count for something – IE: 1 Year 15% off content 2 years or older, 2 years 20%, 3 years 25% etc etc….  Your loyal fan base that has accrued tenure doesn’t deserve to suffer through ancient content deals just because someone finally traded in their Dreamcast for a refurbished 360 and a used copy of HAWX at Gamestop yesterday. *faceDOUBLEpalm*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Brown/1452225913 Scott Brown

    whats the deal with
    Rock Band Blitz DLC and no game for it?

    • Hugoku

      All RB DLC will work on RBB, so technically there is (a lot of) DLC available for an unreleased game.
      I guess it’s just the way they organize the content.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Brown/1452225913 Scott Brown

         I am aware of that. But with the DLC all over the marketplace today. People whom dont have rockband already may buy the dlc and go looking for the full Blitz game in the Arcade. Only to find it hasnt been released yet.

        • http://igxpro.net/ Chris Hernandez

          I don’t know many people who would buy content before they actually own the game, if so they must be pretty dumb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gnarlynovacane Bobby Farmer

    Terrible DoTW yet again pretty sure everyone has back to karkand already and how many times now will that be for Tom clancy sales sheesh these just keep getting worse and worse

    • Anonymous

      I dont have back to karkland.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XHCYLCGIFEVPHZCCJWSPZSVVTM Ardania

    Tom Clancy content on DoTW again?!?! we had that last year? the same games and the same content…whats going on here?

    Who comes up with these deals? when are we going to see discounts for other games and content?

    If it wasn’t for playing online I wouldn’t keep my Gold subscription up with these terrible deals, ugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GAM3RBOY Chris Reed

    You all seem to be missing the point of why they put outdated DotW sales up.  It’s to fuel the overpriced Games On Demand service.  It’s a helluva lot easier to see a good deal on a game you don’t have and just buy the game at the same time instead of hopping in the car, going up to Gamestop, paying THEIR crazy prices and driving back home just to play some DLC you got for cheap.  If they always have recent game deals then there is no reason to even look at Games On Demand.

    • Anonymous

      Your logic makes no sense, most people dont buy from games on demand, they’d be more likey to order from an online retailer.

      • Brady Troeller

        ? I have bought a lot of games from games on demand…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XHCYLCGIFEVPHZCCJWSPZSVVTM Ardania

       Games on Demand are expensive compared to a regular disk purchase, doesn’t hog space on your HD either.

      Seems like they just throw whatever they feel like in these deals, seeing as the new Ghost Recon is around the corner they probably thought doing a Tom Clancy DoTW was a smart thing even though the exact same deal was done last year.

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  • Anonymous

    Between the horrible new dashboard with an emphasis on everything other than games,   terrible deals of the week,   over priced xbla games,    ruining themes for the dashboard I bought which are now basically useless,    and shoving kinect down our throats every chance they get instead of making first party exclusives,    I’m really wondering why I paid for gold.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Brown/1452225913 Scott Brown

    At least with PSN sub fees you get monthly free games that we end up paying for here on XBL. Shank 2 was free on PSN for subscribers but yet it cost money here on XBL

    • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 Synthetic Generation

      They also gave need for speed shift 2 and farcry 2 for free as well. Seriously if you have a ps3, sign up for ps+ it’s well worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

    Nice! I love that they are still doing discounts on old games… I’ll be buying the Splinter Cell Conviction Co-Op DLC since my friends and I have been reminiscing about how fun the game was and how we should get back into it and most of all I’d love to get the final 250G so the game will finally  be “completed” for me.

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

    major holds no cloat here, hes just a xbox hype man. dont ask him to help you cuz he wont. he probably has a 9-5 when hes not a xbox hype man.

    • Russell Gorall

      His full time is with Xbox. 

  • Anonymous

    So glad I decided to invest the $5 dollars a month into PS+ recently, this month I got the brand new Awesomnauts, Trine 2, Rock of ages, 2 Castlevania ps1 titles and PS2 max Payne! Not to mention the stuff I’ve had over the past 4 months or so!

    I love my 360 but its gathering more and more dust and I’m spending way less on it and I’m sure there has to be others out there doing the same thing…this has to hurt sales for them, it just has to.

    Their ignorance of the competition is just mind blowing to me at the moment

    • Anonymous

       I find it quite the opposite actually: in the past I’ve seen some great deals on Xbox “deal of the week”, but sometimes it seems like their introducing these deals when there is a shortage of exclusive games to flash with.
      Lately the deals are just plain bad (only worthwhile deal was Joe Danger) focusing mostly on DLC and crappy avatar stuff gamers don’t care about. But at the same time, the amount of new games we’re getting every week is hard to follow: Just last month we had Fez, The Witcher 2 and Trials following up on a few great months since the beginning of the year (Alan Wake, Sine More, The Splatters etc).

      The PS+ free offers are great now (the only disadvantage is being timed), and I just started paying for it myself because of the great value it offers me. But other than PSN+ I had no reason to even turn on my PS3 since I completed Journey: no worthwhile exclusive content on either PSN or retail since, while the Xbox 360 is getting a hit after hit. It was pracitcally a desert in the recent few months.

  • Anonymous

    can someone fire the guy who decides DOTW….ridiculous,it feels as though MS are now ‘seeing what they can get away with’

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

    No arcade games? :(  Still looking for opportunity to spend my MS Points.

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

    Still no Halo 3 ODST on Games on Demand? And Why charge 20€ for a kinect game that comes with every kinect?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    think il dust the ps3 off and sign up for psn+ after all they now made it that i could cancel my gold using the xbox website yay i was waiting for this, i wouldnt even give MS the money to ring there support centers, no renew for me anymore :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    think il dust the ps3 off and sign up for psn+ after all they now made it that i could cancel my gold using the xbox website yay i was waiting for this, i wouldnt even give MS the money to ring there support centers, no renew for me anymore :)

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

      yah i dont think ill be renewing my gold when it comes around too.

      • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 Synthetic Generation

        but wait…dance central 2 dlc will be on sale next week! and we’ll think about giving you a discount on call of duty maps!

  • mama mambo

    MS is so consistent at disappointing me regarding the extremely lame deals they publish every week. Steam’s deals always give me a reason to spend money, where XBL’s deals hardly ever do.
    I wish MS would do more for their gold members than they do. I wish they would offer us a free game or incredible deal once in awhile, but sadly they seem to not care.
    I am one of those strange people that buy XBL for games, why not treat us like you love us instead of acting like we should be thankful you allow us on the system.

  • TheRequiem95

    FYI- Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram is also half off this week and is a sweet deal. Other games not listed are Haunt, Nin2-Jump, and Guwange. All half off, I think. Why they’re not advertised, I have no idea. VOOT!

 
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