August 7th 2013 5:55 am PT

Arcade: Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons

BrothersContent: Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
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Description: Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget.

 

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • InfernoShade

    Looks pretty cool. Definitely going to check it out.

  • Mik3t

    Ive heard some good things about this game

  • Jonathan Lee Kort

    Excellent start to the Summer of Arcade! Added the trial to my download queue and ready to try it out.

  • beardyman3218

    Looks good, im gonna try the trial first though. Was hoping that some older arcade titles would get a price drop during summer of arcade.

    • O Mosqueda

      The offers were two weeks ago, quite good by the way, but I’m not sure if they were part of it. I guess the XBO took the spotlight of this year’s Summer of Arcade. Last year’s had a nice design at the dashboard revealing all the games like they were top secret, but this year feels like it’s not happening at all.

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

      I find that the sales during Summer of Arcade are usually pretty crudy.

  • Jorge Garza

    It is not avaliable in Mexico yet, only the demo. This is going to be a good sunday for me, since I just got The Walking Dead: 400 Days and I will get this game! :)

  • Guest

    Digital Foundry: Majornelson = Gáy!

    • O Mosqueda

      And you posted this because…..

      • Guest

        No, just 2 $0ny PauperStation N4Gtards that can’t play the game on their PoS3 and have to cry some more on here.

        • Dylan

          The game is multi-platform.

      • roozbeh

        I can’t believe he got 5 likes. Honestly that many people hate major nelson?

        • Guest

          Logging off and Guest liking more likely…Nathaniel Frost and ikari_paul are known trolls on this blog, just like you know who.

          • roozbeh

            okay but why do you think they are here if they hate major nelson? this is his blog after all

  • ikari_paul

    looks nice. cant wait for its release on steam.

  • Spargo CXVII

    Sure looks good….I buy about 3 Arcade games a year….this one looks like a must buy.

    • ZappyKins

      You might like this deal thing – Xbox Summer of Arcade: “Buy Any Two Summer of Arcade Games and receive a Souls Pack for Ascend: Hand of Kul, FREE!*”
      I thought there was something about buy 3 get the fourth one? (perhaps a previous year.)

  • Nate Welles

    Looks good. No shooting, woohoo.

    • todd Wright

      hippie …

      • MrRadiolips

        LMAO!!!

        • roozbeh

          for some reason i thought your is saying LMAO

          • MrRadiolips

            Lol! Kind of thought the same. Wish we could use actual audio to speak because i would make his voice hilarious!!

  • Jared

    GOWJ IN Canada is now $40 WTF

    • Does Not Equal

      But Brothers is only $15.

      • roozbeh

        actually its 1200 microsoft points.
        you could find one of thoses cards for a cheaper price you know.

  • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Aybar

    Polygon gave it a great write up today. Definitely interested.

  • boe2

    Hey majornelson. Back when you switched to WordPress you also threw away the xbox login feature because it was technically not possible integrate in WP.

    Maybe it’s a good time to revisit that idea of having people log in with their microsoft accounts? With an obligatory account login to be able to comment here. In disqus it seems to be way too easy to circumvent bans and impersonate people (both happening below)

    • Nick Peck

      Agreed.

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        Agreed.²

    • roozbeh

      This needs to happen^
      Most trolls here don’t even have xbox 360’s.

    • Death Dealer

      ^This, my offer still stands to make this possible in HTML5.
      But Major Nelson can require people to make accounts for this site alone in Disqus too and then moderating will be easy peasy for him as well.

      I already have a troll stalking me, so it would be best if things changed. I have no problem signing in with my GamerTag like we did back then.

      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        I may need to do that..let me look at Disqus and see how to do that.

        • Flawless

          yeah i miss the gamertag login

        • roozbeh

          please major, make it happen.

        • Death Dealer

          Hi Major, it’s called Single Sign-On (SSO) and I think you need to contact Disqus for them to enable it in your admin commenter panel, that’s why it’s not apparent to you right now.

          • beardyman3218

            Will i still be able to use my disqus username and will people be able to see my xbox account, the reason i signed up here was so people wouldnt know my xbox username, i’ve never trolled or insulted anyone here i just dont want my account to be inundated with messages.

          • roozbeh

            well thats not probable but still a side effect. but i would take over the trolling and bs this blog has experienced over the past few months

          • beardyman3218

            But then when get trolls on here we will get them on xbox as well as this blog if it changes to this, at least if its restricted to this blog i dont have to look at it everyday.

          • Death Dealer

            Yes, you can make an account with that name if MN forces this. I think it is possible to couple your main account with a site account, but I haven’t tried it myself.

    • Ivanx360xpira

      completely necessary, hope major figure out a way. It has been annoying to comment something here these days, because of trolls infestation…

  • mightywombat

    Metacritic for this is currently 86. And people said that this summer of arcade wouldn’t be good ;) Definitely interested in this, have so many games in my backlog though that I’ll probably wait for to buy this around Christmas on sale.

    • Flawless

      good or not its a 3-4 hour game with no replay value for 15$

      • DaeJim

        Beats retail games for 60$ with 4-5 hour gameplay :p
        Brothers is great, really worth every penny

        • Flawless

          wouldnt buy those either *shrugs*

        • beardyman3218

          Theres a lot of them retail games lately.

      • mightywombat

        That’s why I’m waiting for it to be on sale, I don’t mind waiting anyways, there plenty to play in the mean time. I like shorter games anyways, so this sounds great.

      • http://www.doblu.com/ Matt Paprocki

        Because length is the only indicator of value?

        “This movie is only 90 minutes! I’m not paying $10 to see it. I’ll see the two hour one instead!”

        • Flawless

          movies =/= games

          bad comparison.

          • avi

            sure, they aren’t exactly alike, but they are similar.
            they’re both experiences.
            you can replay both when you finish.
            they’re entertainment.

          • Flawless

            actually if you go to the movies you cant “replay” it without paying again,and this game has no replay value so i wouldnt play it again.

            amazing game though im not saying its bad just feel it should be $10 for the length and lack of replay value,already bought it this morning anyway *shrugs*

          • http://www.doblu.com/ Matt Paprocki

            No, it’s not if you’re simply devaluing them to times. You’re judging value = time. The medium is of no consequence.

          • beardyman3218

            Either way its longer than any movie i’ve seen and games are far more immersive than movies, the reason why games don’t convert well to movies and movies don’t convert well to games.

  • DaeJim

    Awesome game, I absolutely recommend this game.

    • boe2

      Finally managed to actually take a look at the game, and yes, definitely recommended :)

  • Not_A_PC_Gamer

    I haven’t played the demo yet but I’m hearing a lot of good things about this game.

    • Richard

      Just finished it, you will absolutely not be disappointed.

      • beardyman3218

        How long would you say the story is?

        • Richard

          Around about four hours. For 1200 MS Points that’s not a whole lot of time, but the quality of the experience is hugely worth it.

          • beardyman3218

            Yes quality over quantity.

  • Alex

    .

  • mando6599

    I’ve played the demo, and I must say this may be my XBLA GOTY, maybe even 360 GOTY. A few words come to mind while playing this masterpiece: charming, unique, fun, emotional, gorgeous. I may not be able to wait to buy this one, even at $15.

  • slasaru

    Skype and DVR only for Gold
    I was not ashamed and even protective with you when you announced always online, DRM and many other “needy” features in front of sonyboys
    MS, I was really patient, but that is too much

    Going to buy PS4 and use FREE skype and FREE 15 minute DVR, LOL
    And get dozens of games for as low as 50 bucks per year

    Greedy, greeedy, greedy

    • beardyman3218

      Either way you cant play online for free, so if you play games online your paying either way, logic fail.

      • slasaru

        I am not playing online now, having 360, though have to pay full for games that consist much of multiplayer content. I have gold live for deal of the weeks

        Logic is that you do not need live gold to use skype and digital recording

        Im telling you, i defended every single feature of xbox, but thats too much

        The principle is “give and it will be given unto you”

        • beardyman3218

          But your still paying for psn, either way your can still pay for gold and use these features as you would with psn, sony havent mentioned whether you need psn+ for dvr features, but again either way your paying £40 for the service and thats fine its up to you but why you had to mention it here is beyond me. its like everyone who’s jumping ship to ps4 has to justify their decision.

          • slasaru

            Yeah, lets hope MS will sell a billion xbox one as they had in plans
            May be then they will be generous enough to allow free skype as Sony

            Right now xbox one has next to nothing of “out of the box” features that do not require live gold, thats not the way to invite people

          • beardyman3218

            Yes, microsoft could be cheeky and stop skype from being available on the ps4 so swings and roundabouts i guess. plus you would have to buy the ps eye to use it.

          • slasaru

            Will xbox one need Gold live to watch Bluray movies?

          • beardyman3218

            Blu rays – no
            Explorer – yes
            HD avatars- no
            Gamepad – no
            This answer your question?
            Why would they sell to themselves?
            Your clutching at straws now, if your paying to play online then why worry about services you get anyway as part of the subscription.

          • slasaru

            Good luck TO MS, just put it after the objective of whatever it was

          • slasaru

            Why do i need to play online if i want to record my achievement in single player campaign? Answer this and we’ll be done

          • roozbeh

            well thats a good question.

            why would you record that? ah right walkthroughs correct? well that way i agree with you. but still to say you would buy a ps4 over this i cant see that unless you work for true achievments or xbox360achievements.

          • beardyman3218

            To upload the video to the internet? that requires online connections to microsofts servers.

          • roozbeh

            no.
            yes.
            no.
            no.
            if you were an xbox user i would think you wouldnt be surprised. if not im still not surprised.

          • slasaru

            Man, its sarcasm ))

          • roozbeh

            At this rate nothing is sarcasm.

          • roozbeh

            cloud saves? you know the gold needing feature on the 360 thats free on xbox one

    • roozbeh

      why do you even need that feature anyway? think about it. for uploading multiplayer sessions? wouldnt you need gold regardless?

      • beardyman3218

        Not to mention most games last more than 15 minutes, the dvr function on both console is only meant for clips, if you want to live stream your games your gonna have to use a capture card, MS has already said you can do this as their not using HDCP. Good luck using skype on ps4, xbox only feature.

        • roozbeh

          seriously slasaru you shouldnt be getting upset for this. skype you can use on your pc so i dont get why your upset about it.
          think about it will ya. its not that bad and neither a deal breaker.

          • beardyman3218

            I know hes get annoyed about a service he could have been using on pc for years, not to mention its not on ps4, theres no logic here, he want to play online and use dvr function to record gameplay but is complaining about a service he can use anyway as part of that subscription.

          • roozbeh

            Really why bother with the entertainment apps? I don’t use them at all practically. My pc is better at it.

          • slasaru

            Game DVR for gold is more frustrating that skype, it is a good feature
            I cannot see why single player cannot use it and why PC needed for that, especially when competitor offers this feature

            I agree, live Gold is really needed to order pizza, but not for DVR

            For it to be next gen it has to offer more not only with Gold but without it as well.

            I use Pc only for some online payments and at work. Used to watch movies also but purchased a media player, which CAN do skype for free. PS vita can do skype for free, soon even refrigerators will be doing skype for free, and thats all because we Gold live members pay for that.

          • roozbeh

            well i think i read somewhere its the premium version of skype so im good with that being on gold and separate sub.
            but i can get your upset about the dvr but really i want to know why do you need it for single player?

        • Death Dealer

          The recording of the DVR on the Xbox One is up to 5 minutes locally, but I thought they said the Twitch.TV partnership would allow you to stream much longer towards the internet and it is possible to record much longer sessions from there. If you want to record longer sessions, you’ll need better tools for editing anyway.

          • beardyman3218

            Exactly, would be cool if they announced you could live stream as long as you like but not a big deal as recording with a capture card gives you much more tools and video formats at your disposal.

      • slasaru

        If its only for multiplayer sessions, than LOL even more
        I have gold for DOTW, upload stats in Forza, auto-logs, etc

        Sony will have DVR for single player as well

        But this is not about Sony, this is about my favourite xbox, which becomes completely naked without live gold, it’s like buying a car without wheels. And how Ms is going to engage millions of casual players – also a mistery.

        I would suggest making half a year of free DVR and skype, that would be something at least

        • beardyman3218

          Internet has changed gaming as we know it, without the internet your missing out on so much, brothers is one such thing.

          • slasaru

            I am complaining that xbox one offers nothing out of the box, see the difference?

            I owned 3 xbox 360 already, so i am ready and willing to pay for necessary features. DVR should no way be for a charge

          • beardyman3218

            But its included with the price of gold no extra charge on top of that, you say youve already got gold so i dont see the problem here.

          • roozbeh

            now you get a mic too

        • roozbeh

          I need to know one bit to make my judgement. Is it premium skype or standard free skype?

        • roozbeh

          So you want to use it for single player? Sorry but why would you need that?
          And yes it will work for single player also

    • Death Dealer

      Why? You’ll still pay the same 5 bucks a month for complete use of your consoles and that’s now a fact on the PS4 too, but I agree with you that MS needs to change what Gold holds for consumers and make it more about must-have extra’s than features that are free everywhere else.
      The game DVR requires online to be useful, just like the EPG OneGuide does and just like the Share button on the PS4 pad. Skype also isn’t the premium package on the PS4.

    • Sledg

      Are you trolling? I can’t tell!

      I don’t know how this is news and this so called page has been up there for a while now. These are premium apps that fall in line with all the other premium apps that need Gold.

      You know what would be news? If MS actually allowed premium apps to run on non-Gold accounts. You fell for the bait on other sites making this out as new information.

    • Morris ヅ

      hope ps4 dont get skype at all

  • beardyman3218

    Got to say, i played the trial and it looks stunning in 1080p and the use of each analog stick for each character is something i’ve never experienced before.

  • O Mosqueda

    The rest of the upcoming games look promising, though I didn’t like much the way they are presenting them at the dashboard. The offer should have been “universally” appealing, getting content for an specific game when you buy two of these games doesn’t make me have an irresistible urge to get two of them right now. MS Points or avatar stuff or a free 400MSP-XBLA game would have been better.

  • beardyman3218

    ======> Major Nelsons Twitter, A few have asked about the headset that we’re including w/ #XboxOne, headset included this is great news.

    • roozbeh

      im sorry i dont like the tone of my next statement but.

      F*CK YEAH

      • beardyman3218

        I liked it :-)

        • roozbeh

          i dont usually swear but this is sooooo pleasing for me. no need to spend another 25 bucks for a mic.

          again F*CK YEAH

    • O Mosqueda

      It’s huge! I’m glad that MS realized that Kinect 2 can’t always do everything.

  • roozbeh

    anyone else think major was being a bit odd in the headset video?

  • Brian

    this is the Brothers comment page right? doesn’t seem like it.

    Good game, very unique. Felt like a cross between Journey, Fable, and Limbo.

    100% it in 3 hours and I wasn’t rushing. That’s a little short for $15, but I enjoyed it and would recommend it because we need more games like this.

 
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