October 2nd 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
NIGHTS into Dreams  5-Oct 800
Sonic Adventure 2  5-Oct 800
Worms Revolution  10-Oct 1200
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise  10-Oct 1200
Pool Nation  12-Oct 800
Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Ghost Recon Future Soldier: Khyber Strike  9-Oct 800
A World of Keflings: Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice  10-Oct 320
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown  2-Oct to 8-Oct 600
Dungeon Fighter LIVE    400
Street Fighter 3 Online Edition    600
Super Street Fighter 2 THD    600
Toy Soldiers: Cold War  9-Oct to 15-Oct 600
Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Napalm    200
Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Evil Empire    200
Toy Soldiers    400
Toy Soldiers – Invasion!    200
Toy Soldiers – The Kaiser’s Battle    200
A World of Keflings    400
Renegade Ops    600
Splatters    400
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Activision Publisher Sale 2-Oct to 8-Oct Varies
Family DOTW: Secret of Monkey Island SE  2-Oct to 8-Oct 400
Kinect Central: Fighters Uncaged  2-Oct to 8-Oct 25% off
Kinect Central: Mini Ninjas Adventures  9-Oct to 15-Oct 400
Double Fine Sale  9-Oct to 15-Oct Varies
Games on Demand Release Date  
Ghost Recon Future Soldier  2-Oct  
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  2-Oct  
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues  2-Oct  
NCAA Football 13  9-Oct  
Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games  9-Oct  
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!  9-Oct  
Avatar  Release Date  
Frankenweenie  2-Oct  
NHL Update  2-Oct  
NBA 2K 13  2-Oct  
Resident Evil 6  2-Oct  

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

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/piermarco.rosa Piermarco Rosa

    Can there be hope in a discount on Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica?

    • mcmax3000

      I just saw that the original Crysis, which got a similar Games on Demand release, was on sale for $10 recently (no idea if it still is or not), so I’d say there’s a hope.

      • http://www.facebook.com/piermarco.rosa Piermarco Rosa

        The sad thing it’s that Crysis is (still) on sale, but only for USA xbox accounts… Why this meaningless discrimination?

        • mcmax3000

          I was wondering if that was the case, but I didn’t know for sure to say so. For some stupid reason, a lot of the Games on Demand sales are US only.

          I’ve seen a couple I would’ve picked up for the sale prices if I could’ve. As ridiculous as normal GoD pricing is, some of the sale prices aren’t bad.

          • http://www.facebook.com/piermarco.rosa Piermarco Rosa

            I totally agree with you, and infact Crysis was one of that GoD games that I would have be able to buy on sale…

          • Hugoku

            Honestly, GoD deals are pointless to me. US prices are already ridiculous but those in my country are even worse.

          • fsdfg dsfds

            its all about you bro

      • iamdanight

        i picked it up this past week but its off the sale

    • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

      Code Veronica was 800 points in a one day sale a month or two ago. It might go on sale again but I don’t know how the Games on Demand sales work.

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

    Activision Publisher it’s only for some countries? Because i’ve seen people talking about Transformers War for Cybertron for 640MP or 800MP but here it’s still 1600MP. As for the rest of the deals, eh, this week it’s good but not for me, i’ll wait for Toy Soldiers CW dlc’s and Renegade ops next week…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

    I’ll just repeat my nearly weekly request for Halo Anniversary and ODST on Games on Demand. Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      I’m pretty sure they will do it in November. Just wait a little longer.

  • http://twitter.com/N7_Alex Iskandar Dzulkarnain

    So….when is the Medal of Honor Warfighter Beta coming out?

    • BlinkFandango

      October 5th.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.baptista.714 Ricardo Baptista

    Still no Halo 3 ODST on Games on Demand? Come on!

  • fsdfg dsfds

    sweet time to get SFIII and VF5

    I wish sega would release sega rally 95 and #2 arcade, sega rally online sucked

  • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

    When can I find Activision Publisher’s sale (online I mean, not through the dashboard)?

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

      Can’t post the link cuz it will get modded.

      Google “Xbox Special Sale”
      Click on first link “Special Sales – Xbox [dot] com”

      It’s labeled Back to School sale but that’s not right, this is the Activision sale.

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

        Thanks Tyler, already seen it :)

      • http://twitter.com/TachyonicCargo Tachyonic Cargo

        Found it using Bing, where it is also the very first result,

        People having trouble finding this online, make sure you bookmark the link,

  • Hugoku

    Whoa! This is a packed list!
    Nights and SA2 are a must. VF5:FS on DotW? Sold!SFIII is highly recommended.Plus Activision sale (hopefully good), Monkey Island and Double Fine. Oh my!

    Great work this time guys!

    • fsdfg dsfds

      looks whos back… back again

  • http://twitter.com/MykeJayy Michael J

    It’s guaranteed that the Games on Demand releases will be way overpriced as usual. Speaking of people wanting certain games to come out on it just pick it up on disc and save yourselves a lot of pennies.

    Looking forward to Sonic Adventure though, great game.

  • TheRequiem95

    What do the Double Fine and Activision sales include? I’m already in trouble with my points with both NiGHTS and Renegade Ops.

  • http://twitter.com/dawkins_ricardo Ricardo Dawkins


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Plumley/100001233060995 David Plumley

    Is there no Wednesday releases this week?

  • TheRequiem95

    Thank you much, sir!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ernest-Hawthorne/100000901490958 Ernest Hawthorne

    sign me up for Sonic adventure 2!

  • http://twitter.com/MacUser1986 Michael Dolcin

    Why are Sonic Adventure 2 and Nights into Dreams not releasing Wednesday? :(

  • Lee Rayson

    Some good stuff looks like ill buy buying quite a bit this week

  • McWetty

    I’m impressed. Keep up the momentum dotw team.

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

    Dream delights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolai.carpathia Scott Shankle

    Nice so glad I saw that Crysis is on sale for $10, I had no clue it wasn’t advertised on the beta dashboard. Just 2 weeks ago I was asking them to put Crysis, and the 2 RE’s on sale and i’d pick them up. Just bought Crysis, hopefully the RE’s are next.

    • Mrkakaiscomingforyou

      I see $15

  • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

    Activision sale (There are some Games on Demand titles I did not include because the prices still weren’t great)

    Modern Warfare 3 $45

    Modern Warfare 3 Collection 1 $7.50

    Modern Warfare 3 Collection 2 $7.50

    Black Ops First Strike $7.50

    Black Ops Esccalation $7.50

    Black Ops Annihilation $7.50

    Call of Duty World at War: $12.50

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: $20

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack: $7.50

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack: $7.50

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Pack: $5

    Call of Duty Classic: $7.50

    Transformers: War for Cybertron $10

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Map & Character Pack 1 $2.50

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Map & Character Pack 2 $2.50

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock 1 Track Pack $10

    DJ Hero Jay-Z vs Eminem Mix Pack: $4

    DJ Hero 2 Hit Makers Mix Pack: $4

    Prototype: $10

  • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

    Super Street Fighter 2 THD wanted to check it out before commiting the dough and guess what? Only local multiplayer mode is available and i only have one controller!!! Capcom just lost a sale…

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      Don’t bother, you’ll be disappointed on how difficult the game is regardless of what difficulty setting you put it on. You have to lower it so much to get it to the original game’s difficulty, otherwise get owned, a lot. Glad I didn’t buy it to notice that, I would be pissed.


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

      What are you talking? It has Live online multiplayer!
      If you’re nostalgic this game will surpass your expectations… the sound track was all remixed and it is amazing. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuelenrique.martineztorres Martinez Torres Manuel Enrique


    • http://www.facebook.com/manuelenrique.martineztorres Martinez Torres Manuel Enrique


    • mcmax3000

      It got delayed. Ubisoft announced that weeks ago. If you want to know any more than that, got ask Ubi.

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

    Ok, im now on my xbox 360 watching these deals, and in the Activision section i see Transformers WFC 50% off and Apache Air Assault 33% off but their prices remain the same as before (20€ each), what’s the deal here?

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

      So sad the lack of respect Europe gets, “let’s put these games at the same price as before and say that they are in promotion, they won’t notice”…

  • TheRequiem95

    Here are the deals from the Sales and Specials Ap

    Scratch and Match

    Braid – 560 MSP
    ilomilo – 400 MSP
    Limbo – 600 MSP

    Chain Reaction

    Big Surf Island in Burnout Paradise – 400 MSP
    Toy Collection in Burnout Paradise – 200 MSP
    Legendary Cars Collection in Burnout Paradise – 200 MSP
    Time Savers Pack in Burnout Paradise – FREE

    • iamdanight


  • lethargicj

    How do I even access these deals anymore?? I’ve missed so much stuff I wanted to get over the past few weeks as they never show on my dashboard anymore. Babel Rising has been the only thing on sale on my dashboard for about 4 or 5 weeks now.

  • Mrkakaiscomingforyou

    Friday for sonic? that’s a weird date to release it on.

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

    …and I just ordered a copy of Nights and a 3D controller for my old Sega Saturn becasue I’ve been jonesin’ a playthrough of that game… I’m glad to see it get another release!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/fightinggamesonline thec0re3@Fighting Games Online

    Just took advantage of the virtua fighter 5 Fs discount! Can’t wait for the guilty gear release.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marco.leyva.37 Marco Leyva

    I’m trying to get prototype but it’s giving me an error. Does anyone know when that’ll be fixed? Thanks!

  • Russell Gorall

    Toy Soldiers next week at 400pts? Win.

    Better deals, gotta’ five MS credit for something.

  • chiron69

    As always, if I go to my local gamestore, I can purchase these “Activision Special sales” for under half the price of the downloaded content. NEW! :-| Is this how it’s supposed to be? I think the prices on XBLive are unnaturally high these days. And I’d ratrher own my own DVD copy than fill my HD up with stuff that don’t sell as much as Activision would like it to…. ;-)

    • Alex_Atkin_UK


      The old argument of “we can’t under price the retailers or they will get pissed” no longer works, seeing as Sony seem to be managing to do it without issues.

      There have been a few games lately I picked up digitally on PS3 because they were comparable to their second-hand price. Sadly, that sort of thing NEVER happens on Xbox so I continue to buy a large chunk of games second-hand and thus both Microsoft and the publishers are making no money on that.

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

    Why can’t I download Resident Evil 6 digitally, like I can on PSN?

    Come on Microsoft catch up. Some of us want the option to stop buying plastic discs.

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      And look what happen with the PSN version, day 1 patch made the game unplayable.
      At least Microsoft is smart enough to wait it out.

  • markfarmer593

    Hell Yeah! is out today for the rest of the universe.
    Is there a trial with it? If so, where is it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chomskyknows Marcus Roof

    Activision Publisher is poorly advertised. If I am actively searching for it as a veteran member who likes to throw wads of cash around, and can’t find it, you’re not advertising correctly…

  • http://twitter.com/Vincent604 Vince

    AHAHA Ghost Recon got onto GoD so fast. This means sales for it are slowing down at retail.

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      You are obviously unaware that people are actually demanding Microsoft to release new games on Games on Demand immediately after the game releases. And five months is not “fast” enough.

  • http://twitter.com/kev873 Kevin

    Where is the Activision sale on the beta dashboard?? This new dashboard sucks as far as their game sale advertising!!

  • Aprilestation

    is coming FIFA 13 to games on demand? if yes, when?

    • Mrkakaiscomingforyou

      when fifa 14 is about to come out lol

  • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

    Ehh… No arcade game yesterday, but 2 on Friday. Not sure why one of them couldn’t of been released today but oh well.

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

    Lol, i posted this 2 days ago and NOW it appears. Fast moderation approval you got there Major…

  • Matt S


    No seriously. I wanted to get it on 360 until I found you get more when you buy it on PC. The biggest thing being a level editor!

    • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

      Not that I disagree but that is true for lots of PC games. Look at all of the Skyrim mods, for example.

  • Yi Xu

    Can we get to vote for which games we like to see on sale please? At lease you know what the gamers want instead bunch same game and DLC recycled every few weeks.

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      While that sounds like a good idea but it won’t work in terms of wanting content from “old” games. It will be nothing but recent new and popular titles while others who want sales on old content will be out voted.

      Check out my “A world of Keflings” comment. The only reason why that game FINALLY went on sale is because of a DLC that’s coming soon.If that never happen, and the voting system was introduced, I would be heavily out-voted because who still cares for that old game? The same could be said for the DLC of Left 4 Dead 1. It’s all about Left 4 Dead 2 now.

      The only thing I don’t agree with is the “Xbox Live Gold member” thing, I still believe that Silver members should be able to get in on the discounts, Microsoft would get more money if they did, but who am I? I’m just a crazy person.

  • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

    It’s 7pm GMT, and there’s still no arcade games released… what the flip?

  • Buss_Shots

    Wheres Nights??

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.shmigelsky Robert William Shmigelsky

    Waiting for the The Gunstringer DLC to become discounted again. And not as a Deal of the Week. Investing in gold doesn’t make sense for me, most of my gaming now being kinect related.
    My reward points are waiting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Plumley/100001233060995 David Plumley

    It’s after 9pm EST and Sonic Adventure 2 is still not showing up on the marketplace and Nights just showed up about an hour ago. What’s going on?

  • http://www.facebook.com/honze.mango Honze Mango

    Hell, there’ll never ve a Dragon Age 2 sale …..
    Their loss, not gonna even buy the game with such steep dlcs

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.mcgraw.37 John McGraw

    I know this is a little premature considering it’s only been released in the past week, But does anyone know long it would take for Resident Evil 6 to reach the Games on Demand on Xbox Live? I always think games should be released for the GOD around the same time as the hard copy release date. Anyhow, I thought I should ask about this.