May 20th 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
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger  22-May 1200
Hunters Trophy 2 – Australia  29-May 800
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Injustice: Gods Among Us Character #2: Batgirl  21-May 400
Need for Speed Most Wanted Complete DLC Bundle  21-May 2400
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
D3 21-May to 27-May  
Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury   400 (50% off)
Jeremy McGrath   400 (50% off)
Karateka   400 (50% off)
Mad Tracks   400 (50% off)
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond   400 (50% off)
Pid   400 (50% off)
Puzzle Quest 2   400 (50% off)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords   400 (50% off)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix   600 (50% off)
RocketBowl   200 (50% off)
Texas Cheat’em   400 (50% off)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier GonD 28-May to 3-June varies
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Khyber Strike   320 (60% off)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Raven Strike    400 (67% off)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Arctic Strike   320 (60% off)
Darkstalkers Resurrection   800 (33% off)
Dark Souls GonD   varies
Dark Souls Artorias of the Abyss   600 (50% off)
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Alan Wake Sale  21-May to 27-May Up to 83% off
Kinect Central: Mini Ninjas Adventures  21-May to 27-May 320 (60% off)
Kinect Central: Kinect Sports: Season Two  28-May to 3-June varies
NBA 2K13 Sale  28-May to 3-June Up to 50% off
Dance Central Catalog Sale 28-May to 3-June varies
Games on Demand Release Date  
Crysis 3  21-May  
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance  28-May  
DmC Devil May Cry  28-May  

Dates, prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

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

  • Justin Forsythe

    wow, is it just me or did MS phone it in this month? Oh well, there’s always next time.

    • Joshua Stroud

      ..I think it is just you.

      Dark Souls + DLC on sale, Alan Wake on sale, and Ghost Recon Future Soldier + DLC on sale.

      Not to mention the Twisted Pixel bundle is still on sale.

  • DaxterZA

    Alan Wake Sale at 83% off got my attention, really want to get that game again!

  • Bush O Connor

    Batgirl 400msp. im going to take a guess here but is this game by any chance a capcom game?

    • mcmax3000

      Warner Bros. I’m pretty sure that’s the same pricing they did for characters in the last Mortal Kombat game.

      • Bush O Connor

        thanks mcmax, how do they get away with these prices? and people say EA are bad :)

        • mcmax3000

          I’ve always thought 400 MSP for one character was pretty excessive, but I guess enough people paid it for the Mortal Kombat characters, otherwise they wouldn’t be doing it again.

          • Bush O Connor

            i dread the day when Fulgore hits the marketplace if this keeps up.

  • Celso Nobre

    FM e FH DLC in Deal of the Weak!!!!!

    • Boss

      Yes I really waiting for Forza Horizon rally pack to be on sale

      • Flawless

        me too its not worth $20

  • NOVA

    Interesting timing of that Alan Wake Sale…..hmmm…….either way can’t WAIT to buy that again. I get the feeling i’ll be a happy man come E3

  • Boss

    I hope NBA 2K13 is £8.99 again I missed it before

  • CoMaestro

    I think one is missing in there, i thought that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was also gonna be released on the 22nd?

  • O Mosqueda

    Come on, a lot of this DoW are posted very often, I want Skullgirls on it now that it has finally been updated, By the way, why do you keep the Twisted Pixel Bundle for?, at 2400 MSP I think is more expensive now than the separate games.

    • mcmax3000

      The separate games in the Twisted Pixel Bundle are 800 MSP each, meaning it would be 3200 MSP total. So, the bundle is still cheaper.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      ok, this time, in fairness to Microsoft, these are not deals that are repeated a whole hell of a lot. nice to see some things i haven’t seen before.

  • Ozzpot

    Looks like it’s finally time to pick up the tongue-in-cheek side-scrolling romp that is Matt Hazard: BB&B. Wasn’t it 1200msp originally?

    • Z4M0

      Matt Hazzard was released at 1200msp on 2010-01-05 and was discounted to 800msp on 2013-02-05. Now it’s 400 but it’s been so long since I beat EAT LEAD and BB&B’s quality is so dubiou I might even pass.

      My urge for Mr. Hazzard’s adventures got cold. That’s what happens when you overprice a game and then you wait 3 years to “reduce” it to what it should have been on start :l

      Hope you like it tho :)

      • Ozzpot

        I’ll admit the game only got my attention when it released because I had not long finished Eat Lead – an enjoyable, amusing and underrated game (rather dated now though). Even then I could see that BB&B was no 1200msp point game though. You’re right, it should’ve been cheaper to start with. Launch at 800msp, 400msp after 18 months or so.

        I’ll get it anyway, 400msp is down-the-back-of-the-sofa money. Worth a gamble I think.

  • Angry Consumer

    Bangai O is amazing

    • Z4M0

      Somehow, loved the nintendo DS version but didn’t get any fun out XBLA one back ats its release. Dunno why, maybe due a poor demo ?

  • Ivanx360xpira

    hmmm…good opportunity to revisit Alan Wake and Dark Souls. Fair deals btw.

  • Ivanx360xpira

    guys, I know that is not the right place to ask ’bout this, but comments on crash course 2 was closed, I also don’t want to initiate a war regarding this subject again…but, does anyone still having problems to play it?I think I re-downloaded the game ten times, but I still can’t play…any suggestions?I think I’m just giving up…

    • ungeheier

      I was able to play it.

      • Ivanx360xpira

        thx dude!

    • CoMaestro

      No problems here either

      • Ivanx360xpira

        Thinking I’m the luck one then…thx!

    • Curtis Isabell

      my friend hasn’ tbeen about to play since it launched but works fine for me and another friend.

      • Ivanx360xpira

        thanks man, trying to solve the problem with Xbox Support now..

    • Da bone5

      If you mean it saying it can’t load,try again later? Or something like that,just keep pressing load or start I had to do it like 5 times and haven’t had a problem since.hope you get it figured out.

      • Ivanx360xpira

        I cleaned the cache and installed the update again, then I kept pressing A like 10 times and it worked. Thanks dude!!

        • Da bone5

          Your welcome :)

  • Does Not Equal

    Darkstalkers going on sale so soon after release makes me wish I hadn’t bought it then. I figured it’d be much longer before a sale. (Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Guilty Gear XX^R to drop.)

  • Jared R Walsh

    i just buy Crysis 3 at ebgames for $40 it’s on sale rigt now people in Canada only untill June 2 2013 so go go if you want to buy the game

  • Jared R Walsh

    where is Alan wake Larry i don’t see it on GonD it’s not there Larry Where is it it’s gone the game is gone

    • loftyinthanet

      I found Alan wake to buy GoD in the addons section.. 19.99 atm hope this helps.. when things go on sale they usually make a special page to short cut to so you wont have to go hunting for it

  • Jared R Walsh

    i Lave in Canada Larry put back Alan wake on GonD plz i want to buy it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • mcmax3000

      I also live in Canada… Alan Wake is on Games on Demand here.

      It’s horrendously overpriced right now ($49.99), but it’s there.

  • Hugoku

    One more day!

    As for this list… meh.

  • Chris Grub

    If you’re looking for a fun local multiplayer game Mad Tracks is the one. We’ve put in over 25 drunken hours into just two levels.

  • ElektroDragon

    Uber meh. And *spoliler*: Specs announced already show PS4 is more powerful thanks to inferior RAM type and less shaders.

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      with all that hardware just hope dev teams can get to grips with the console from the start unlike the PS3, IMO hardware isn’t everything if the developers struggle to develop on it. that is why most multiplatform games does better on xbox

    • Ivanx360xpira

      interesting…So we will be able to play games on PS4 with 60fps and on next Xbox with only 58fps, yeah this is a astonishing difference, especially once the human eye are barely able to differentiate something above 30fps…anyway, what you said remains to be seen…

      • Hugoku

        “the human eye are barely able to differentiate something above 30fps”

        Not true. The human eye can easily tell the difference between 30 FPS and 60 FPS

        • Ivanx360xpira

          my mistake then (though I can’t see much difference above 60fps)…

    • Nick Peck

      Well my post got deleted. Lets just say the new hardware leaks are much, much better that what sony said for the ps4. I have no worries. 12gb of ddr5 will be fine lol.

  • Logan FinntheHuman Prentice

    Hey, Larry, doesn’t The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing also release on may 22nd for XBLA?

    • Barry

      That’s just the pc version. Xbla release will be later in the year.

  • ikari_paul

    my vote goes for a future REZ sale. Considering its a Microsoft published title, wouldn’t be that hard

    • Michael Burden

      Rez is a Sega developed and published title, not Microsoft.

      • ikari_paul

        no, the game is published by Microsoft Games Studios on the Xbox Live Arcade. Sega only published the version on the Dreamcast

  • Alejandro Morales ☠

    Maybe I take Alan Wake… i hoped and offert on Phantom Breaker.

  • E.Nich

    Alan Wake and Dark Souls with their DLC’s. Great two weeks.

  • Austin Decker

    Whats this D3 at the top of “Deal of the Week”?

    • Does Not Equal

      D3 Publisher. They publish games.

      • Austin Decker


  • Nick

    Alan Wake is on sale tomorrow? Well, that can only mean that they are announcing Alan Wake 2 tomorrow, right? xD

    • Thunderbaws

      We can only hope! Loved Alan Wake, so much more that can be done with it!

  • ElektroDragon

    This is all false. The Infinity will only have 8GB of plain DDR3. Nice try though. Do you think I’m some sort of idiot? I took circiuit design courses in college.

    • Does Not Equal

      The PS2 is less powerful than the Xbox and outsold it anyway. The Xbox 360 is less powerful than the PS3 and outsold it anyway. Specs do not a console make.

      • Curtis Isabell

        this is irrelevant as MS had to break into the console market with the xbox. that said, the xbox was better than the ps2, sales or not.. but ps3 has been killing the 360 the last 5 years.

        • Does Not Equal

          It’s not only not irrelevant, it proves my point. Specs don’t determine a console winner. Name value, game library, launch timing, marketing…

          Your best example is the Wii, which was much less powerful than both “core” systems, but had astronomical sales.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You are absolutely right.. Software sells consoles, not specs. Your examples of the PS2 beating the Xbox and the wii kicking both MS’s and Sony’s butt already prove your point. I concur sir!

        • Ivanx360xpira

          if you considered that Asia (especially Japan) and part of the Europe neglect Xbox 360, I think this console is doing a good job…

        • ryder4life22187

          How many of these PS3’s were purchased as a blu ray player. I think not try try again.

        • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

          Only in your fanboy world has PS3 been outdoing the 360 for the past 5 years. I’ll give you 2 years.. and even that’s being liberal. To this day I’m still not convinced of the POS3’s worldwide sales. How could a console that screams medicrity in every aspect of it’s service and abilities sell that much? Says alot about the PS user base if you ask me. VGChartz still hasn’t reflected squat. Either way you look at this curtis, the PS3 was the worst interation of the playstation brand conceived to date based on everything I’ve seen with it. Sure it’s got some good games that I got to play like Heavy Rain and Uncharted but it’s the box itself and the system software that I hate so much.

          • Ivanx360xpira

            well, at least regarding to games I think we will have to wait till E3 to clearly see what next xbox has to offer to us. I’m a little skeptical that tomorrow will be focused on games…

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I think you are probably right. It would be nice is they could cover the general basics of everything tomorrow but I think we all know that there will be a substantial amount of time devoted towards COD and the new EA IP as well as entertainment. Here is to hoping for the best I guess.
            Lets keep those fingers crossed bud.

          • Bush O Connor

            same here E3 is going to decide which console i pre order.

            even a simple thing like silver accounts can play online but without party chat would be enough for me. but will it happen.

        • Adam Daniel John Thompson

          Apparently PS3 overtook the 360 early this year (in shipped units, not necessarily sold to consumers, although still probably behind in software sales), but both are still about 20 million behind the Wii. The Gamecube was apparently more powerful than any other console in it’s generation and fell 3 million short of the Xbox, with PS2 more than 3 times Xbox, Gamecube & Dreamcast combined (all according to Wiki & IGN).

    • Curtis Isabell

      neither of you guys know what you are talking about do you.

    • Ivanx360xpira

      To be honest with you, specs are my least concern about the new consoles, I’m certain that IF there is going to be a difference between the specs of PS4 and Next Box it’ll be minimal…I’m more interest in the whole package that both systems will have to offer, not just if one are caple of 4.9Tf and the other 4.7Tf, btw I’m amazed how some developers pushed the current gen mediocre graphics hardware to produce gorgeous games like Skyrim, Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Uncharted 3, etc…

  • mightywombat

    So alan wake will be $5 for GoD? Hopefully American Nightmare will get that steep of a discount :D

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  • Ryan Davis

    Still waiting for Banjo…

  • Volitar Prime

    I wish more games offered complete DLC bundles at a discounted rate.

    • Curtis Isabell

      they are on ps3, but they are usually over priced either way. like i remmeber the black ops 1 ultimate edition was $100. the problem is they (like the game on demand with xbox) use $60 as the price, then throw in the DLC, then discount it. even when the game new retail will be like $30. hopefully we see more and thank god for fallout/elder scrolls games haveing GOTY editions with dlc on disk.

    • JamesValadez

      I wish that too. But like Curtis said, since their price for the base game is always jacked, then it throws off the value. The latest PS3 deal I’m envious of is Metal Gear Rising Ultimate for like $45 with every DLC. Now that’s a good deal right there.

      I hope we see more GOTY with DLC on disc too. Getting a GOTY on sale with download codes is nice, but I prefer the disc so I don’t have to worry about hard drive space or having to track it down later to reinstall. Plus I can lend it to my friends

  • Curtis Isabell

    you would think there would be a huge sale this week to announce the next xbox. like, every MS published game 75% off or something.

    • JamesValadez

      I was hoping for something like that. I have over $120 worth of DLC to buy (excluding Arcade titles) and I thought that Microsoft would discount their published games this week too to start trying to bring back people that may have stopped playing their Xbox. I’ve been wanting to get the Rally Expansion for Forza Horizon, but it is way overpriced at $20.

      • Curtis Isabell

        DLC is the biggest rip off in gaming atm I stopped supporting most of it. lets take forza for example (estimating greatly as i haven’t played forza for years

        lets say the full game has 150 cars and it costs $60, why is a $15 DLC only have something like 10 cars? the full game at $60 had 150, so why for $15 (which is 1/4 a game) have less than 1/4 new content? this is the problem with dlc.
        150/60 is 2.5 so every $1 spent 2.5 cars are added to the game, not to mention levels and game engine, so DLC should in reality be much cheaper than it is. in this example, $15 dlc should have at least new 37 cars to be worth it. now obviously, I don’t know what forza Dlcs give you but the basic principle should make sense .

        lets use COD as an example, everyone has played cod right?

        the game $60, has single player, multiplayer, zombies, and off the top of my head 15 maps for vs mode. they decide to release a map pack with 4 maps for $15 by that logic the game, if they removed single player and zombies should have shipped with 16 maps at the $60 price tag. do you see the discrepancy? a game launches with 15 maps a single player campaign and the zombie mode but then you turn around and sell 3-4 maps for 1/4 the game? $15 should be 4 maps 1/4 a full campaign and 1/4 the total number of zombie maps

        developers probably make more money on DLC because they make less and people still buy it. why not make a 2/3 a game and sell the other 1/3 for $30 more? that is what developers are doing now. if a cod map pack was 10 maps for $10 or even 10 maps for $15, it wouldn’t be so bad, players have made their own maps in dozens of games on pc and some of the good ones are better than the game developer’s maps that they SELL.

        the tl;dr DLC should have much more content than it include OR be significantly lower pricewise. I think the only dlc that has been a great price this gen has been Elder scrolls dlc. shivering isles was like oblivion all over again for less than the price of the game.

        • User One

          I’ll likely be getting a PS4, since I’ve gotten very little value out of my original Xbox and ‘360 consoles. Like most everyone has said, paying for internet access to be greeted with ads and promotions is ridiculous and a rip-off!

          I STOPPED playing my Xbox and CANCELLED my Live subscription when Microsoft and EA began using my money for political campaigns in California to promote same-sex “marriage.”

          Microsoft and EA used the excuse that their interest was in simplifying their own tax burden, but it’s the responsibility of employees to report and file their own taxes anyway — so what do they care?

          The court acknowledged as much and it really blew-up in EA’s face after they were audited and found to be skipping on their own taxes. Either way, corporations HAVE NO BUSINESS getting involved in political issues — ESPECIALLY those issues that are dictated by culture, heritage and natural science!

          PAX et BONUM!

          • Adam Daniel John Thompson

            But you wouldn’t mind if they sponsored programs to promote hetero only marriage?Companies sponsor all sorts of lobby groups, the biggest being tobacco companies sponsoring tobacco lobbyists and gun manufacturers and sellers pumping billions into NRA and other gun lobby groups.

          • boe2

            People like you are the reason we like to poke fun at Americans. I apologise to the sane ones.

          • InfernoShade

            “corporations HAVE NO BUSINESS getting involved in political issues”

            Politics and big business have been one and the same since forever. Where have you been?!

    • Denny Hilliard

      Xbox LIVE service is awesome but the deals and discounts are lackluster compared to PSN. I really want MS to convince me to not switch over to PS4. As time goes on, I’m not seeing anything that’s going to make me stay.

      Hopefully, this will all change in less than 24 hours.

      •!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

        I agree. I’ve been an Xbox fan from the beginning but Microsoft hasn’t wowed me in a long time. Hoping the reveal tomorrow will be good news for gamers.

        • Curtis Isabell

          here is how I look at it. either it will be great, and gamers have a new console that is awesome.. it will be mediocre, and gamers will have to pick a console or go both.
          or it will suck, and the choice of next console will be easy… it’s not really a losing situation unless the ps4 turns out to be bad somehow (which I doubt since so far it looks amazing)

          • Adam Daniel John Thompson

            I got a Wii U on launch, so I will have a few years to decide whether to add a new Xbox or PS. By then, I will know what I will want more, and get it at a better price.
            Last gen I got a Wii on launch and then a 360 when they had a big sale as PS was way more expensive and had poor 3rd party support and no exclusives I wanted.

      • Curtis Isabell

        unless their show is 100% amazing i’m probably going to switch tbh. live shouldn’t cost money at this point it’s a hindrance to the console to say it costs money now, back on the original xbox and early years of 360 online was laggy almost everywhere but xbox, so paying wasn’t so bad, but now everywhere has free online and it’s good, on PC it’s usually best followed by xbox, but it’s not so much better that it is worth paying for it.
        sales and stuff are mediocre 90% of the time and worst of all there are hardly any games worth mentioning other than the same old halo and gears. what happened to all the original xbox exclusives and early 360 titles? where is my chromehounds 2? kameo 2? conquers bad fur day 2? halo wars 2? banjo 3?

        pretty much the only xbox exclusive to catch my eye other than the same tired stuff is state of decay and sadly it’s an arcade title and it doesn’t have online (it was meant to be co-op) MS really needs to step it up or I am out.

  • Zack

    Any idea on the price for Metal Gear Rising?

  • Hector Rubio

    Has there ever been a sale for Halo maps?

    • Inqui117

      There was recently one for Halo 4 maps. Season pass was 1600 MP if I remember correctly.

  • Ryan Schicatano

    happybirthday to not me… :(

  • Adam Daniel John Thompson

    Puzzle Quest 1 is probably the best arcade game there, followed by Rocket Bowl.
    Alan Wake could be a good sale for those who like those horror games that rely on tension instead of gore.

  • Barracuda

    I’m glad he posts 2 weeks in advance,was planning on getting Dark Souls and now I know to wait for the price drop.

  • Matthias005

    Can anyone give me more specific information about the Alan Wake sale?

  • Chuck Yoder

    Looks like Alan Wake American Nightmare has been reduced from (1200?) to 320MSP. I can’t see the others because I have the Games On Demand version and the paid DLC.

  • Dorian-Rothman

    Not unhappy at all that I let my subscription lapse.

    Honestly, I have read people typing the same stuff after nearly every sale, but I hope after tonight that it is the last time. Make GOLD worth it.

  • CoMaestro

    Again, since it should be noted and i didn’t get a single response, where is The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing? I was looking forward to that game and i thought it was going to be released on the 22nd of May!

    • Michael Burden

      The Windows PC version is released today, the Live version is coming later.

      • CoMaestro

        I didn’t know that, i thought they were both going to be released on the 22nd. Thanks for the information!

    • Does Not Equal

      Other people asked the same question and got an answer. I’m sure everyone was specifically ignoring you.

      • CoMaestro

        Thanks for nothing, am i not allowed to ask a question i did not get the answer to yet? Obviously i didnt see the other people (i thought i was the only one who asked before) and the only guy that was able to give me a reasonable (and apparantly correct) answer was Micheal Burden (below) and for that i thanked him.

  • Jason Lafitte

    get your act together MS, Alan Wake in Canada – 49.99

    what a joke.

    • mightywombat

      Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is on sale, along with avatar props and such. It was never specified what would be on sale for the Alan Wake sale. Also, considering what day it is, I would say they deserve a little slack rather than acting self-entitled.

      • Jsin

        $5 for Alan Wake right now!

    • mightywombat

      And now it’s $5.

    • Does Not Equal

      I think your decimal place might be off.

  • João Paulo Farias Gomes

    When Dragons Dogma on xboxlive Games On Demand? Any predictions?

  • Rodrigo DeAraujo

    Is Alan Wake worth the buy?

    • Does Not Equal

      Yes, it is.

    • Z4M0

      I’d say yes as it featured a Kasabian track on it (as far a sI can recall) ;D

  • Aaron Griffin

    For only 5 dollars, couldn’t pass on Alan Wake. Never played it, but I’ve heard pretty good things about it and you can’t beat that price.

  • Maritox

    anyone knows if mini ninja kinect got co op?

  • Mario Pendleton マリオ

    This doesn’t even have the Skullgirls color palette bundle listed.