April 23rd 2013 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

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Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Poker Night at the Inventory 2  24-Apr 800
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon  1-May TBD
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Assassin’s Creed 3 The Redemption  23-Apr 640
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Peggle  23-Apr to 29-Apr 320 (60% off)
Plants vs. Zombies    600 (50% off)
From Dust    480 (60% off)
Catan    320 (60% off)
Peggle Nights    160 (60% off)
Quantum Conundrum    480 (60% off)
Rock of Ages    320 (60% off)
Carcasonne    400 (50% off)
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix    320 (60% off)
     
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD  30-Apr to 6-May 600 (50% off)
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition    600 (50% off)
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale    320 (60% off)
SCOTT PILGRIM THE GAME    320 (60% off)
Scott Pilgrim Knives Chau Add-On Pack    80 (50% off)
The Simpsons Arcade Game    400 (50% off)
NFL Blitz    600 (50% off)
Castlevania Symphony of the Night    320 (60% off)
Pac Man CE DX    400 (50% off)
Joe Danger 2: The Movie    800 (33% off)
Zombie Driver    400 (50% off)
X-MEN    400 (50% off)
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Kinect Central: Kinect Party – Full Unlock  23-Apr to 29-Apr 320 (60% off)
Kinect Central: Angry Birds Trilogy  30-Apr to 6-May Varies by region
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Dark Sector  23-Apr  
SOULCALIBUR V  23-Apr  
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect  23-Apr  
Dead or Alive 5  30-Apr  
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad  30-Apr  

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

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

  • Nick

    Ehm…arcades again…

    • rhooper

      …and that’s great! :-)

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

      To be fair, people have been wanting some Arcade deals for a long while now. Even though I’m not that interested in these, but I’m happy that XBL is giving people slightly what they want.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Not seeing the problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wellingtonbalbo Wellington Balbo de Camargo

    What is TBD?

    • Barry

      To be determined. It’s 15$ on steam so it should be 1200msp.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wellingtonbalbo Wellington Balbo de Camargo

        Thanks man :P

      • Superman64

        There’s a chance it could cost more on the 360. That happens sometimes.

        • DarkNightRJ

          better not. lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.giguere.5 Kevin Giguere

            Poker night is 5$ on Steam and 10$ on Xbox.

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

      To be determined.

  • Barry

    Could you check the price on Poker Night 2 again. PC version is only 5$.

    • PastPremonition

      Nah, it’s right.

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

    lol dark sector is JUST NOW going to GoD? lol lol lol oh yeah millions will rush to get that one.

    • ungeheier

      $5? Maybe. Anything more? Doubt it.

    • Hugoku

      That game’s been in the bargain bin since it came out. Weird pick but I guess publishers get to vote too.

  • ChinoM

    @Major, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is coming 24-April for 1200msp. I already received my review copy. :p

    • Z4M0

      hope it’s 800 msp… otherwise I’ll have to choose from my so much anticipated MONACo and battle blog theatre… sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

    So excited for Night at the Inventory 2, even more so now that it’s 800pts!

  • Chris Hofer

    Maybe this is just me, but more repeat deals haven’t helped me fulfill myPunchcard very much. Looks like I will be making my own “sales” to get 800 MS points back. Some good deals if you haven’t bought these yet…but not so much for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Clint_ZA Clint

      I reached my 3200 points without even realising it due to these sales.

      I was one punchcard short of my four when taking a look and only needed to spend another 300 points to get the 4th one and my free 800 points returned. Peggle did that for me.

      • Chris Hofer

        Nice! Glad that worked out for you, Clint! :-)

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

    No Dragon’s Dogma:Dark Arisen? Or Will the existing DD on GoD be changed?

    • ChinoM

      Will take around 2-3 months until they release it in Games on Demand. Disk version is really cheap btw.

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

        Well i accumulated a lot of MSP. :/

        • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

          Then they’ve already got your money.

  • http://twitter.com/RaheelKhurshid Raheel Khurshid

    I don’t have any idea of games on demand on xbox, how they feature it… I mean who would demand for dark sector and other silly games.. So this title is very misleading “games on demand”

    • Nick Peck

      It’s like Movies on Demand, they don’t always have the ones you may be looking for. They are just adding more to the overall list is all.

    • Hugoku

      “On Demand” refers to the means of delivery. You can buy a game whenever you need it. There are no supply restrictions.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Oh quiet you, Dark Sector is one of my favourite games of this generation. Definitely a hidden gem, that’s why it’s on there. It’s not Games on Demand because people have demanded them, it’s Games on Demand because you can get them “on demand” (after waiting for them to download).

      Of course if MS charged reasonable prices they might actually sell. They want £12 for Eat Lead. £12! I paid £5 years ago for it new! Less than that for Dark Sector.

  • Hugoku

    Lots of great arcade games these coming weeks. I do own most of them already though.
    Scott Pilgrim for 320 is a steal (as BC rearmed was last week). Get that one people!

    Good list.

  • Rohan Mayers

    There are a lot of things I dislike about X360 but the one thing I love about it is that you update your store in the morning. Unlike PS3 who updates their store at night. I am getting SOULCALIBUR V on my X360 cause I can not wait until tonight to get it on my PS3.

    Does anyone know when Injustice is coming to Games on Demand?

    • Chris Hofer

      Actually, if you go to xbldb [dot] com, you can see that sometimes the deals are updated on Monday evenings late. That’s what I saw last night anyway.

    • PastPremonition

      Injustice probably won’t be coming to GoD for a while.

      • Rohan Mayers

        They need to hurry up. Before, X360 were getting GoD before PS3. Now PS3 is getting GoD before X360. DoA5, TTT2, and Injustice all came out on PS3 before X360.

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

      did you not buy injustice for the ps3 on launch day? i thought i remember reading you said it was a day one digital purchase for yourself.

      • Rohan Mayers

        I did. But I want a copy of it on my X360 also. I am weird like that.

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

          i do the same if a game is good enough to support the devs i buy them on all 3 platforms

          • Rohan Mayers

            I brought SSF4AE for X360, PS3, and Windows :) I was tempted to buy it on Onlive too but I decided against it. I am assuming your first two platforms are X360 and PS3. What is the third? Wii, Wii U, or PC? If it is a Wii or Wii U, what is it like playing the same X360 and PS3 game on a nintendo console? I only buy and play fighting games. Unfortunately, none of the fighting games I played/brought that came out for the X360 and PS3 came out for the Wii. And the one fighting game that I played/brought that came out for the Wii did not come out for either the PS3 or X360.

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

            my third platform is pc, i’ve not bought a nintendo console since the snes days mario and zelda just havent been the same since the N64 came around.

            two fighting games i would like to see remastered for the HD age are Capcom vs SNK 2 (ps3 better controller for these) and Killer Instinct (microsoft own RARE) both my personal favourites.

          • Rohan Mayers

            Yep, as you implied the X360 controller for fighting games sucks. Originally, I brought my X360 first because I felt it was more advance than the PS3. Then I brought a Street Fighter game and it was horrible. I immediately went out to buy a PS3. I can play Tekken, DOA, or Virtua Fighter on my X360 but not KOF or SF.

            I just became a PC gamer three weekends ago. I brought SSF4AE from GFWL. It seems a lot of people love steam more and I can see why.

            And yes, I miss Mario games like Super Mario World. I wish Nintendo put Mario on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac soon. The original console port of CvS2 is coming to PSN without HD graphics or online play in a few weeks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jagg857 Jorge Garza

        I remember that too.

  • http://twitter.com/SidiousStrange Jason Gibson

    Nice. I’ll finally get Scott Pilgrim! Looking forward to Poker Night 2 & Farcry Blood Dragon as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.giguere.5 Kevin Giguere

      If you get it on Steam, you’ll save a good deal on them.

      • Volitar Prime

        I didn’t know that you can get games for the Xbox 360 on Steam.

        • JamesValadez

          I think he’s saying to get them on Steam since they have better deals than XBL

          • Volitar Prime

            And I was asking if I get them on Steam (for a cheaper price) can I play them on my Xbox 360? This is, after all, an Xbox 360 blog, not a PC gaming/Steam blog.

          • JamesValadez

            Oh, then no since those would only be playable on a PC. True, but often times Sony and PC comes up since PSN is currently better than XBL and Steam always has better deals than XBL

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

            you can get games for windows live on steam, which work excactly the same as the xbox versions achievements and all. gta being one of them which you can get on steam for cheaper than just 1 of the DLC’s on xbox marketplace.

      • http://twitter.com/SidiousStrange Jason Gibson

        It is very true that I could save a good deal of money buying these games on Steam. Sadly, I’m a life long console gamer who very rarely plays on the computer. So even if it costs me more money, I get more enjoyment out of games I buy for my consoles. I’ve bought a few Steam games before though. I just don’t play them very much. It’s all about personal preferences. I’ve been gaming on consoles since I was a wee child and it is just my comfort zone I suppose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.valz Ryan Valz

    so is Far Cry: Blood Dragon a stand alone? or an add on?

    • J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      Standalone.

    • gary

      XBLA game standalone

  • MaidenLOKO

    I can’t wait for Far Cry: Blood Dragon, I think its going to be amazing, gonna try Scott Piligrim too!!By the way, MS is doing good with the arcade collection, with so many offers it was easy and fun to fulfill my punchcard. Hope they put more good offers regarding the games on demand too!!

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

    Nice to see lot of arcade games on sale (I assume to coincide with the Xbox Rewards promo for this month) but man, it’s repeat-city. Good for those who are new to Xbox or missed previous sales, but there’s nothing on there for me unfortunately.

    I’d like to see a couple older games, War of the Worlds and Ancients of Ooga, go on sale soon. Thanks.

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

      but arcade games only “count” i they are 400msp or more. unless I read the thing wrong, so if you get peggle for 320 points it doesn’t count.

      • Chris Hofer

        I believe to get the 800 MS points back, you just have to spend a total of 3200 MS points. Any combination of XBLA games would work…if I’ve read things correctly.

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

          Yes, that’s right. The 4 at least 400msp games is for the free gold month.

    • Z4M0

      at least FROM DUST got a nice reduction this time. Everything else is meh as it’s been discunted so many times and in some cases I’m sure some were even cheaper!

      …I also won’t mind getting ancients of ooga for 400 msp, cheaper band of bugs dlc (ninjabee sale anyone?), EA’s spare parts, or war of the worlds at 60% off…

      • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

        War of the Worlds isn’t worth it at any price.

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

    I will try Rock of Ages :)

    Pac Man CE DX, Simpsons and X-MEN should have been launched at 400 MS price tag.

    About Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale…I’ve seen thousands of bad reviews from it. Is it really unplayable as people say?

    • ryder4life22187

      it was ok but nothing special. They were giving it away for free a week or two ago.

    • Hugoku

      Agree on Simpsons and X-Men. All classic arcade game releases should be 400. Specially when they are barebone ports.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      It’s actually worse.

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

        Ouch! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/jagg857 Jorge Garza

    I just got From Dust last week, nooooooooo :(

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      …why?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jagg857 Jorge Garza

        I don´t understand what you are asking.

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

    i might pick up dungeons and dragons for that price. i’ve downloaded the free trail so many times only to be put off by the price tag each time.

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

      And I say put it off again, the game isn’t worth it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.giguere.5 Kevin Giguere

    Oh Microsoft. Always overcharging on your products. Want a 50% discount? Buy Poker night 2 on Steam at full price. I’ll bet they’ll overprice Blood Dragon too (already announced at 15$ on Steam)

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.hull.393 Josh Hull

    Is Monaco not coming tomorrow?

  • ElektroDragon

    Poker Night and Blood Dragon?! What is this, the awesome Microsoft of 2008 come back from the dead? :)

  • fundcappy

    glad to finally see some new stuff going on sale. picked up i am alive and hell yeah last week. got quantum conundrum this week. 1200msp games on sale for 480 is great. keep it up

  • JamesValadez

    You’re missing Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

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

    everyone should buy peggle and it’s dlc at this price, get 3 friends and have peggle parties every night. they are amazing.

    blood dragon will be $15 or $20 on xbox. apparently the pc install size is over 6gb, anything over 2gb on xbox has to be $20 on the marketplace according to MS’s rules.

    • NBA Kirkland

      I haven’t heard that rule, but I don’t doubt it. It will be interesting to compare the price and size to the PC version. I’ll bet the XBLA version is considerably less than 6gb. My guess 1200MSP. We shall see…

    • m1nh0ca

      Sorry, but I think you have “not-so-accurate” information regarding Live Arcade Games.

      Games for 1600:
      - Sam & Max Save the World = 474.76 MB
      - Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space = 694.04 MB
      - Watchmen part 1= 1.35 GB
      - Minecraft = 113.21 MB
      - Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure = 713.50 MB

      Games with 2GB or more:
      - NiGHTS into dreams… (2.01 GB) = 800 MSP
      - Double Dragon Neon (2.24 GB) = 800 MSP

      Well, those are the ones I remember… but I guess we have other ones.

      If you are considering games like Crysis or Resident Evil 4, ok. But they are not Arcade Games… they are categorized as Games on Demand.

  • Chasemefu

    Why Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon price TBD im pretty sure it was confirmed 1200 ms

  • NBA Kirkland

    Monaco delayed. See article on IGN or their facebook page.

  • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

    Only OLD deals. That’s sad!

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Not all of them are old, and for many of those that are repeats this sale has them cheaper than previously. Still been better than we’ve had previously.

  • ChinoM

    Yeah, shame. It’s a great co-op game! According to developer the price will be 1200msp.

  • Rohan Mayers

    Awww…it is in Russia but not in America :(

  • Hugoku

    All the better! Everyone should play that game.

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    I swear, MS must just look at my profile to see what I already own to see what to put on sale. I have Puzzle Fighter II on the Capcom Classics disc that hasn’t even entered my 360 yet, how did you know about that? Are you guys wizards? The sale did let me know I already own Quantum Conundrum, not sure when that happened.

    Plenty of goodies to be plundered here, some of this stuff is definitely worth your money although a few things have been cheaper before and some are just terrible*.
    X-Men has been 200, Carcassonne’s been free, Joe Danger 2 has been 400 and do not buy Daggerdale under any circumstances. They’d rather release avatar items
    than patch that terrible broken barely playable mess of a game.

    Now I’m going to throw out some games that have never been on sale, please join in (DLCs too). It could be worth it if the dealmakers are actually starting to listen to feedback.

    0Day Attack On Earth (+overpriced DLCs)
    0-D Beat Drop (+BlazBlue DLC, love me some BlazBlue)
    Gel: Set and Match
    Roboblitz (come on MS this released six and a half years ago or so and it’s still 1200)
    Yosumin Live

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    I’d be fine with abandoning them right now.

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

    7 months later DoA 5 comes to GoD… Start releasing this sht Day 1 already ffs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

    Long time no see and… Deals haven’t improved… Well, ok.

 

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