January 15th 2013 8:00 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
The Cave  23-Jan 1200
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt  15-Jan 800
Just Dance 4: Dance Pack 4  22-Jan 240
Wreckateer: Callonburg Level Pack  23-Jan 160
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Sleeping Dogs  15-Jan to 21-Jan  
Sleeping Dogs GonD   Varies by region
Dragon Master pack   320 (50% off)
Nightmare in North Point Pack   280 (50% off)
The SWAT Pack   160 (50% off)
The Street Racer pack   160 (50% off)
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Kinect Central: Hole in the Wall  15-Jan to 21-Jan 200
Kinect Central: Home Run Stars  22-Jan to 28-Jan 400
Games on Demand Release Date  
Greg Hastings Paintball 2  15-Jan  
Spider-Man 3  15-Jan  
Wheel of Fortune  15-Jan  
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013  22-Jan  
Dishonored  22-Jan  
Catherine  releasing in EMEA regions 22-Jan  

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

Edit: Updating the list to remove the Rockstart offers.

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

  • John Gregory

    Sweet, the deals of the week posting are back. Disappointing deals this week but props for posting them

  • http://twitter.com/L_3_3_T L_3_3_T


    • G2

      Where’s DOA5? Wasn’t it coming on games on demand?

  • Hugoku

    Back to square one it seems.
    Why is there only one XBLA game though? Will there be no release tomorrow?

    Or maybe I missed the announcement.

  • QuixoticRocket

    Sleeping dogs sale? Nice! I’ve been meaning to pick up a pack or 2.

  • Jose Manuel Sanchez

    Very very disappointing… ando so, 2013 begins.

    – Why not some xbox classics like Otogi or KOTOR / arcade mayhem with some old school games or new ones…. ok really guys and very very sad for this situation.

  • chex_mix

    You guys obviously went all out on your Holiday sales so now you are left with this. Hardly any XBLA games coming out, VERY mediocre repeat sales, etc.

    • http://twitter.com/paulopinheiro__ Paulo Pinheiro

      I’m not sure, but there aren’t many launches this month, in and out of XBLA.

  • Lee Thomas Rayson

    Let the whining commence

  • http://twitter.com/Bradisback Brad harvey

    Sweet now i dont have to renew my gold for atleast another two weeks! Also does major nelson look like he has downs syndrome? Hello corky

  • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

    Still no Halo 3 ODST on Games on Demand!!! :-) I demand it!

    • MacUser1986

      Agreed, it’s annoying…

      • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

        Is it more annoying than people complaining about the repeated deals? It is what I want, just like other want more varied deals… So my question is, those someone from microsoft even reads this comments?

        • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

          Yes it is because the complaints about repeated deals are actually relevant.

    • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

      I keep seeing this comment on every Major Nelson blog post. Why do people want it so badly? You can probably get a physical copy for $10 (if anyone wants to relive that mediocre cash grab).

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

        i think the reason they want it is because you can buy it on one console and recover your account to another, two copies for the price of one. be cheaper to buy it in the shops cant be more than a fiver. i enjoyed ODST a hell of a lot more than failo 4. kickass soundtrack too

        • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

          ODST was pretty much Firefly: The Game which made it twice as good as it would already have been.

  • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

    DLC sales. Yuck. I much prefer seeing a few XBLA games discounted every week.

    I will be buying Hole in the Wall for 200 MSP though, because I’m a sucker.

  • ryder4life22187

    What happened to the Forza Horizon Free Honda car pack out today went to DL it from the offer screen and nothing there. How did i know Red dead would be on DOTW before January ended, a little surpised I don’t see GTAIV tho maybe in another couple of weeks. Is it just me or does it always seem like 2K and Rockstar always have their DLC at very similar times. Just seems that the whole MS asking publishers to put their content on sale seems really funny as what they call 2K and then rockstar and go heres another 2 to 3 weeks of DOTW.

  • MacUser1986

    Hey Major what is going on with Duke Nukem Forever for download? It was on sale last week by accident but couldn’t be purchased and this week it’s $10 and again cannot be purchased.

    I want to buy it! :(

    • ryder4life22187

      theres always the option of checking in stores at most toys r us they have it for 9.98 or gamefly had it for 4.99 with free shipping when i got it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      I kid you not last year in like june I got the game brand new for $3 at best buy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol why would you want that so bad? vampire rain is better than duke forever. it is so boring. its not worth any amount of money. yes, i did play it. thank god for gamefly. fyi gamestop has it for $5. still too expensive but if you want it so bad, get it there.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeFozzyBear Joe Wienclaw

    I love how they keep pushing Kinect games on sale. The Cave is the only thing I’m remotely interested in. Really need to step up on the DOTW. Do they really make any money on the constant RDR sales?

  • James

    PES 2013 or Black OPS 2 in Game on Demand, Please !!!

    • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

      And Halo 3 ODST too.

    • GeorgeC

      Call of duty Black ops 2 :)

  • Rohan Mayers

    We need SNK vs. Capcom Choas

  • http://twitter.com/Vincent604 Vince

    how about major discounts on games on demand titles? madden, mw3, nba,skyrim oh by major i mean 60% off

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      you mean have then less then retail? why would they ever want to promote sales when fanboys think they are getting a bargain now.

      • Ary

        The worst part of buying a digital game at regular price is that after u play it u cant sell it so ALL DL games should be way more cheaper than they are righit now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EdelicaDigital Edelica

    Might also mention my game is back online after 3 days absence through no fault of my own.

    3 days lost downloads and over a 100 place rating drop Yay!

    Anyway check it out.

    Zombie Death Quota

    • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

      Thanks for the code! Looking forward to checking it out!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EdelicaDigital Edelica

        If you are sure you activated one I would like to take it.

    • Russell Gorall

      I tell you what… since you have to deal with Microsoft’s idea of “dealing” with small developers that don’t give them early DLC to Call of the Gears of Halo I will buy your game.

      The game actually looks good.

  • mcmax3000

    I think I’ll pick up the Nightmare in North Point DLC for that price. Nothing else I’m overly interested in.

  • The Dukenator

    Something to add: Dead Space 3 demo gets an early release for those who signed up for a code starting Jan 15th. Demo comes out to all Jan 22nd.

    • Russell Gorall

      Been playing that demo. Really surprised how well it turned out. The early looks of extreme brightness and coop turned me off, yet it works out well.

      Looks amazing.

      • JoeGrahamcracker

        Here’s my impression of you……”derker derker der..I don’t like that game….meh meh meh I need xbox live for fwee!! derka der..boo hoo hoo. My name’s uh-Russell and I ain’t got no muscles. I’m overweight and wear three pairs of glasses. I can’t drink mountain dew it makes my tummy hurt. Uh Der her her. I don’t wike dat game. Waaahhhh WWWaaaahhhh. Dead Space is the gweatest game evaaarrrr!! Like totally girlfriend!”

        • Russell Gorall

          What if we slip on the Internet and accidentally kiss, sir?

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            My “companion” Alfredo wouldn’t like that too much. He’s a big hairy grape smelling Italian.

      • The Dukenator

        I’m still waiting for a code, but it’ll be awhile. I’ll be playing it on both 360 & PS3.

        Also, I’m actually more active with the Dead Space facebook page compared to other games.

  • WWFMankind

    I hope “The Cave” is as good as it looks… I’ve got high hopes for this one!!

    • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

      It certainly sounds like a home run. Monkey Island creator AND Double Fine? Man…

  • http://www.facebook.com/hthezombie Christian Coronado

    any word on skulls of the shogun?

    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      Releases January 30th in US (not sure about other regions) and will cost 1200 MSP

  • Russell Gorall

    Why do you ask for Twitter followers like that? You aren’t a Kardashian and you aren’t making extra money off of it?


    The Cave sounds good, at half that price. Max Payne 3 Season Pass sale? Considering the game, they should give it away for free for owning the game.

    Your weekly Borderlands 2 DLC that they didn’t put on the disc is out?

    • Ary

      No one has told us wich games are on sale AFTER U DO THE SCRATCH AND MATCH…????

  • BlinkFandango

    Sweet, been waiting for the Max Payne 3 Season Pass to go on sale. Now if only you would permanently discount old DLC for games like Dragon Age II, Halo Wars and Mirror’s Edge.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

      Mirror’s Edge DLC which has been free on PSN for years, I hasten to add. And yeah as it stands it’s actually cheaper to buy Halo Wars on Classics which comes with the DLC than it is to just buy the DLC.

      • BlinkFandango

        Sweet, didn’t know that Halo Wars Classic/Platinum came with the DLC, been waiting for that to be discounted. That’s one game that has had it’s DLC on sale only once (from what I remember), but I didn’t have the game at the time so I never got it. Now I want to get it, it never goes on sale (although it is a Microsoft published game) and it has never been discounted (even though it is old). The Xbox Live Marketplace is BROKEN Major Nelson, let us help you fix it!

  • http://twitter.com/Klopzi Klopzi

    When do the sale prices go live for the Sleeping Dogs content? Dragon Master Pack and Nightmare in North Point Pack are still showing full price (SWAT and Street Racer ARE showing up at sale prices).

  • http://twitter.com/paulopinheiro__ Paulo Pinheiro

    I spend almot all my MSP in Holiday sales. Now, just waiting for Mass Effect and Mass Effect 3 DLC’s

  • http://twitter.com/TheK387 K387

    I’m not one to complain too much about these because I have other places to spend my dollars if the sales aren’t very good (and I generally do spend them elsewhere). But I have to admit, the deja vu with these 2K and Rockstar deals is just unbelievable.

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

    I find it funny how there’s always a “meeting” with the deals team and it always ends with the return of bad/repeat deals… So many available content on xbox live that could be good deals but it’s always kinect garbage and repeat dlc’s that show up…

    And 2º week without arcade game and no mention about that? Why? And why did Retro City Rampage is now 1200MP instead of the initial 800MP?

    See, my biggest problem is the lack of communication with us, too many questions and almost no answers… Is it that hard for Microsoft hire someone (or even a team) so that we can discuss what’s going on? I bet it would be beneficial for both sides at long term…

    • Russell Gorall

      Retro City Rampage is free with Playstation Plus right now!

      • The Dukenator

        Downloaded it last month.

    • JSchnitz

      Retro City Rampage was intended to release on XBLA for 1200MP. There was a mistake once it appeared on the marketplace.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      they upped the price? I got this game free with PSN+ and today we get darksiders 1… MS seriously what are you doing.

    • Riddick Snipes

      Its probably not even a team and just an 4 year old making the deals. Think about it, if there never was any rdr, borderland, oblivion dotw, how many more weeks of good dotw could we ‘ have ‘ had? Also is there no arcade games left to port?

    • ryder4life22187

      I’d bet there’s 1 person who makes up the team and walks into his office and grabs a spinner like the twister game and spins and lands on what deal we get, as that would make sense. Else i couldn’t figure out a reason why we get the same deals. As far as RCR goes maybe enough people bought it at 800 and they were like man we set the price to low we could be getting an extra 5 spot off this.

    • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

      The ‘meeting’ consists of this;

      GG MS employee: Right, I think we should put a variety of games on sale this week, bring some 1200’s down to 800 and some 800’s down to 400. Maybe throw in some DLC offers too. Who’s with me?

      MS slave #1: Wtf? We don’t want to treat our customers with respect, we just care about their money, screw them. No, what I want is to put rockstar deals on again, followed by 2k, followed by bethesda and finally followed by popcap. Rinse and repeat.

      GG MS Employee: But don’t we want to give customers something back for paying for gold?

      MS Slave #1: NO! You’re fired! You there, “slave#2″ go put those EXCLUSIVE DEALS that are super special awesome on the dashboard right now! Make sure to slap EXCLUSIVE on everything so people think we actually have decent stuff. Also, go tell Rare to make more kinect games that everyone wants… Also, go grab some more CoD EXCLUSIVE* DLC!

  • gavr360

    When the release of Hitman Absolution, Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 in the Games On Demand XBOX Live service will take place? ? ?

    • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

      Three months after initial physical release.

  • JSchnitz

    The cave is the only thing i’m interested in. Everything else is a “eh” to me. Though, while skimming through the titles. I noticed “The SWAT Pack.” And immediately eagerly jumping to conclusions. I was in the thought of a remake for the “Swat” Franchise. Only sadly, to find out that is was a “Sleeping Dogs DLC pack.

  • Z4M0

    As others posted before, nice to know offers and deals in advance again , but dissapointing info. Xmas sale was awesome yet those deals were avaliable to everyone.

    Sad to see Gold users are just getting GoD, DLC and repeated deals (rockstar RDR !) instead of “worthy” stuff like discounts on actual arcade games and their respective DLC.

    I’m considering one more time if I’m getting a good value for money with my gold subscription. After all, with that much backlog I (and many other I guess) could spend ages offline without even noticing.

    If you asked me, Microsoft is doing an horrible work at keeping gold users (they who give you money on regular basis) happy.

    • Russell Gorall

      My subscription is up in February, I don’t really see any reason to re-up on it.

      I have a PS3, half the perks of Live are free on there without Playstation Plus.

      • The Dukenator

        I left Xbox months ago for PS3, due to unknown reasons.

        Plus not every app on 360 is on PS3 and vise versa.

        Playstation Plus users get free games that work as long they’re a member. Xbox Live Gold doesn’t do that. No need to wait an extra week to get a demo if you’re a Xbox Live free member.

        Maybe I’ll dig out the post I made in a thread somewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/TarsierTT Rigoberto Montaña

    Buying the Sleeping dogs Nightmare in North point dlc

  • http://twitter.com/TarsierTT Rigoberto Montaña

    Yippee! DLC for north point downloading as I type. Please put XBLA’s best on sale (Shadow Complex, Alan Wake American Nightmare and Scott Pilgrim)

  • http://twitter.com/Bradisback Brad harvey

    Hey downs syndrome boy aka corky aka major ducheBag. What cha doin

    • Russell Gorall

      Probably pretending to be relevant on Twatter.

    • fsdfg dsfds

      LMAO most likely preparing for his next holiday and posting bs on tweeter ever 5 mins

  • http://www.facebook.com/ReeferSutherlnd Stank Beard

    These deals are bad and you should feel bad.

  • Russell Gorall

    It seems this happens every single week, they put up the deals in “ads” on the Dashboard yet when you go to buy it it is full price.

    If only there was technology so this wouldn’t happen, right?

  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    Any news on BattleBlock Theater by any chance?

  • chiron69

    Happy new year, Xbox-fans. I give up complaining.. ;)

  • MacPh1sto

    Scratch & Match in the Sales & Specials + app has the following sales this week:
    – Rock Band Blitz for 800 MSP (Save 400)
    – Boom Boom Rocket for 400 MSP (Save 400)
    – Rhythm Party for 400 MSP (Save 400)

    Also Best Buy currently has Sleeping Dogs on sale until 1/20 for $29.99, which is $5 less than the current Games on Demand sale.

    • Ary

      Thank you for this intel no one esle has given srly ty no sarkasim.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ReeferSutherlnd Stank Beard

      Rock Band Blitz has been taken down.

      • MacPh1sto

        Yeah I noticed that too when I went into Scratch & Match this week. Not sure what happened there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mat.royce Mat Royce

    I am xbox through an through but the Playstation Store does encourage spending. The prices on games on demand are great. You can get games for up to half the price of the games on Xbox Marketplace and they are often much cheaper than boxed versions. The Games on Demand service on Xbox Live are never very good which is a shame. I would prefer more Arcade game discounts to DLC as if I want an add on ill buy it. But think that Microsoft missing a trick with fully retail release prices via downloads. Steam offer new releases with 10% discounts for pre orders but xbox charge more than retail. Crazy

  • kriegir

    Crazy I was contemplating the nightmare dlc for sleeping dogs the night before thanks guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.fernandes.7568 Mark Fernandes

    Where the heck is Crimsons Dragon?!!!!?

  • Ary

    Whant to buy Samurai Shodwn but 800 for a old games strait port no HD is to much. Major let me know when its at 200 or 400.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TyleDavis86 Tyler Davis

    I wish the games on demand would represent real world prices and weren’t so inflated. I hate that I have to get a disc version of a game marked as 50 there but is in reality like 10 dollars at gamestop new…

  • http://www.facebook.com/internetstoppable Richard Balderrama

    need f3ar 3 on Games on Demand please

  • ryder4life22187

    Major updated the list to remove the rockstar offers. Are we possibly getting something better than the rockstar deals?

    • chris

      I have read that the final dlc for Max Payne 3 is coming out next week for 800 msp, so they probably dont want the season pass on sale for 1200 msp. Would be nice to get the reason why the deals were removed instead of just removing them without any word.

  • chris

    Hey Major, how about a reason as to why the Rockstar offers were removed?

  • http://twitter.com/xizko нιiяΛgιzaш​α D.χιZкØ

    what is the dance pack 4??

  • Toni Masana

    I this interesated in Dishonored, but I decline by price.
    More of 30€, no thanks.
    you can delete of servers and move for chat in group it servers.

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

    No XBLA games two weeks in a row, come on Microsoft! I need you to release new games so I can complain about them being overpriced!

  • GeorgeC

    Battlefield 3 in Game on Demand !!!