September 24th 2013 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox Live Store Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date USD
Ascend: Hand of Kul  25-Sep Free
Girl Fight  25-Sep 9.99
A.R.E.S.  2-Oct 14.99
     
Game Add-ons Release Date USD
NBA 2k14 Gold Bling  1-Oct 4.99
NBA 2k14 Platinum Bling  1-Oct 19.99
NBA 2k14 Blue Bling  1-Oct 14.99
NBA 2k14 Spanish Commentary Pack  1-Oct 4.99
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discount
XCOM Slingshot Pack 24-Sep to 30-Sep  50% off 
XCOM Elite Soldier    50% off 
Borderlands The Underdome    50% off 
Borderlands Zombie Island    50% off 
Borderlands Secret Armory    50% off 
Borderlands New Revolution    50% off 
BioShock 2 Sinclair Solutions    50% off 
BioShock 2 Protector Trials    50% off 
BioShock 2 Minerva’s Den    50% off 
BioShock 2 Rapture Metro    50% off 
Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep    50% off 
Borderlands 2 DLC Mechromancer    50% off 
Borderlands 2 DLC Psycho Pack    50% off 
     
Dragon’s Lair 1-Oct to 7-Oct  50% off 
Hydrophobia    50% off 
Zeno Clash    50% off 
Zeno Clash 2    50% off 
Terraria    50% off 
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
2K Ad-hoc Sale 24-Sep to 30-Sep Up to 50% off
Retro City Rampage 24-Sep to 22-Oct 33% off
Activision Publisher Sale 1-Oct to 7-Oct Up to 50% off
Games with Gold: Might & Magic Clash of Heroes 1-Oct to 15-Oct Free to gold
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Alpha Protocol  24-Sep  
Viking: Battle for Asgard  24-Sep  
Phantom Breaker Extra  24-Sep  
Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver  27-Sep  
Painkiller  1-Oct  
FIFA 14  4-Oct  
Diablo III  4-Oct  
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014  4-Oct  
     

Note: 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

  • Rino Ibanez

    Larry is somehow annoyed by the negative comments here…LOL…not all negative comments comes from trolls Larry.

    • martin_m95

      how do you know is e complaining or something
      I wanna see it

  • CDMAss

    WOW!! I truly believe people who work behind this are too old for this job. MS, you will be phased out from this industry sooner than you can imagine.

    • GmailIsDown

      when a company gets old, people who are good at office politics but nothing else tend to stay, and tend to push out people who can do work, afraid that those people are going to replace them. i believe this is the state of MS today, like an old man with Alzheimer’s. it has great products. too bad nothing works as expected now. remember the highly touted Windows Phone
      MOGA Pro Controller support months ago? only 2 games support it as of today. one came months after the announcement, though the game was already playable using the controller during the announcement. another game has been updated to add MOGA support just today, and the developers said that it took 2 hours to make the change, and then all they did was to wait for Microsoft to respond during the certification process.
      this is the state of microsoft today. it needs to die and rebirth, flushing out all those morons who do nothing but hamper anything going through the company.

      • AC130

        Or put simply GFWL. Need I say more? Oh ok Vista?

  • E.Nich

    Thanks for sharing the Coming Soon… Major. I’ll surely purchase both Zeno Clash games (though it seems that the first is better). Also looking forward to see which games or DLC’s will be on the activision sale.

  • NadoHawk6

    Well here is a chance to get Might and Magic without losing any money if I decide not to play it.

  • Lnin0

    Major, can you confirm the Games on Demand copies of FIFA 14 will be allowed to upgrade to Xbox One digital copies at the deep discount promo ($10) being offered to the retail copy buyers?

    • AC130

      That would never work.

      • Ross

        Activision is doing digital upgrades with COD, so how would it not work with FIFA?

        • AC130

          I do not see how it works as when you download a digital game you own it permanently so unlike a retail game where you can trade it in to get the next gen version for $10 how would that work with a digital version that is permanent?

          • Ross

            Just because the disc-based deal is a trade in, doesn’t necessarily mean the digital deal has to be trade in as well.

            When you think about it, companies like MS want the world to go digital, that is a good way to nudge people into it. Plus publishers know with digital they wont lose out when people want to sell their game after they get bored of it; so taking the 2-for-1 hit isn’t as big of a deal with digital.

          • AC130

            Hence why I was curious because before the great whinge after X1s first PR disaster they had that there would be a digital marketplace where one could buy and SELL games. I guess they nailed the coffin on that one.

  • AC130

    I die a little inside every time I hear the next G4G I truly do not think they would get the hint if very little people bothered to download them. It also hurts a bit more because the game usually has 10 or 20 dollars worth of DLC attached yeah M$ and profit again.

    • AC130

      I also love the Americans get Bioshock $9.99 while over here it is $25 gotta love how considerate M$ are.

      • evilfangs .

        I like how Alan Wake is still £19.99 on the market place. I picked that game up two years back for £2.99 used.

        It’s like a bunch of clowns is running Xbox promotions / sales and demand.

        • AC130

          Kind of sad really because while PS does it wrong sometimes they at least get it right just as often and I do not think they have the same amount of cash to spend on staff that Microsoft owner of many products has. It does make one want to switch to PS3 even if my favorite series reside on 360.

    • ryder4life22187

      For all we know they are just picking games out of a hat that haven’t been selling well so they pick those for free to justify the costs of the game on their servers. Will say this tho they did do right with assassins creed 2. never been into them but it was the only game besides tomb raider that i really got into in for a while.

      • AC130

        I do feel a bit like that however most everyone has at some point played AC2 and most people looking for easy GS would have played Case Zero. Which is why I am curious as to how they are doing this as there is no obvious pattern sometimes Capcom has a free game and then sometimes Ubisoft has a free game then for the rest of it they are obscure arcade titles.

  • YouAreLyingBro

    They put out skyrim for gods sake. I don’t know why everyone is so hung up on Halo: 3. Lets get some real games on here!

  • David K

    Thanks for giving a game I do not own, I appreciate that.

    But please keep in mind PSN+ users are getting Farcry 3 amongst other games. You guys have more money then Sony,so you should be able to keep pace with what Sony offers. I’ve been a loyal XBox fan since the original system launched. Your insulting your loyal fanbase by not keeping up with Sony. It’s really as simple as that. Competition is good is it not? Keep pace.

    • AC130

      Yeah while I really like M$ features like achievements I feel more and more like that is empty when M$ keep throwing insults with their sales prices and offers that are meant to compete with Sony (Say it how you like it but that is how M$ worded G4G)

      • usrev

        you realize sony has achievements now too? except they are trophies (which honestly, feel better)

        • AC130

          Trophies the tacky thing your mother gave you at the age of 10 for competing in a race. At least achievements have some weight.

    • GmailIsDown

      microsoft needs to realize that people don’t want second-best. if you want to compete with Sony, you need to beat it, instead of coming up with some half-assed attempt to sort of doing it.

      • O Mosqueda

        Second best? More like seventh best.

  • ryder4life22187

    So wait were going to get Phantom Breaker Extra on Demand but not on retail like that makes any sense.

    • Hotaru Tomoe

      We probably won’t actually get it at all and that was just another way to show how much they “appreciate” us.

    • O Mosqueda

      I don’t think we’ll get that game either, but if we do, I’ll pay full price, after all, I’ll be saving after I stop renewing Gold.

      • ryder4life22187

        Thats why im glad the XB1 is going to be region free i got Deathsmiles on retail and was forced to get Deathsmiles 2 on GonD only problem i don’t know what the story is cuz its in japanese but great game tho.

  • TakenXXDeadly

    Really M$? Another magic game? Either do it right, or don’t do it at all.

    • DarthBurrito

      Everyone loves magic.

      • O Mosqueda

        Magic is an impossibility. You can’t love something that doesn’t exist, and these games certainly don’t have any.

        • DarthBurrito

          MAGIC IS REAL!

          • O Mosqueda

            If it is, those game have none.

      • beardyman3218

        Theres been too much magic as of late… im all magiced out.

  • Kokuyama

    Read this post three times before and tought Larry just forgot to change from 1-15 Sep – Magic 2013. And only now I get it – its Might & Magic.. oh, well

  • Tecstar70

    FFS! When we people get it? PS+ IS NOT THE SAME AS GAMES FOR GOLD. They are completely different schemes. Comparing them is meaningless. You can compare what they are trying to achieve, but not the schemes themselves. We know PS+ gives you newer games. Why do you have to come back here every month and say it again???

    • martin_m95

      i DONT CARE about what services they are. I care about the games they are offering for free to premium members. And I can say igc is whiping the floor with gwg. Not to mention gwg will end in december and igc will stay forever

      • Tecstar70

        But to not care about the services is ridiculous. its like saying apples are better than bicycles because you can eat them. They are two different things and to compare them as if they are the same is illogical. The perception of giving away free games makes them look the same but they are not.

      • DarthBurrito

        You do realize you don’t keep those games from IGC? If for any reason your sub expires, you no longer have access to those games. So stop your bitching. Have a good day.

        • O Mosqueda

          G4G, PS+, IGC (whatever that is). In either you lose in the end. G4G, you get to keep the games but you get games you don’t want, PS+ you get the games you want but you don’t get to keep them. I’d rather pay full price for my games.

        • martin_m95

          i better have good games for the duration of my premium membership rather than horrible games forever

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      you are right. they are not the same. g4g is horrible.

      • DarthBurrito

        You know what was horrible, your mom and then your sister.

      • Tecstar70

        and that is your opinion which is absolutely fine, because you recognise PS+ and G4G are different.

    • O Mosqueda

      Say hello to Shani…. I mean, DarthBurrito. The new MS troll.

      • DarthBurrito

        Yes, I’m a MS troll because you just know. You idiot.

    • Dylan

      This is a promotion clearly intended as competition to PS+.

      It was for the goodwill and praise at E3. And Major Nelson clearly insinuated in an interview that it was better because you own your games forever.
      And it backfired.

      • John Smith

        “own your games forever” the great lie Microsoft sold around the world

        • O Mosqueda

          As long as the hardware works, it’s yours. It’s been pretty much the same always, the difference was that it used to be the software and not the hardware which determined how long was “forever”

          • John Smith

            or how long they wanna keep their servers up for it

          • O Mosqueda

            If you believe in the cloud and don’t think in making backups, perhaps. If you bought it and have it downloaded, it will last until you lose them. Just like with the original XBOX, you can’t go live but you still have your games. When Napster went offline as P2P, no one lost their stuff (legal or not).

          • O Mosqueda

            So far, the only XBLA that needs to be online is Crash Course, it also needs Gold. I hope it will be the first, last and only game like that.

  • Gábor Tóth

    I can’t see the new On Demand games on the Hungarian Store.

  • infinitecognizance

    Turning off auto renewal and cancelling my Gold. I might renew depending on the next free game. There’s just nothing I play online. Was hoping for GTA IV or Halo 3.

    • AC130

      Halo 3? Just get ODST it is barely $10 these days and comes with the online portion of Halo 3. GTAIV online is plain terrible so much lag in one game.

    • O Mosqueda

      I said it last week, I wasn’t renewing unless something good comes out and it didn’t. I don’t play much online because most of my games have to little of an online community these days, I was paying gold for the Games for Gold, Deals of the Week and apps, but it’s more than obvious that MS doesn’t want us to get gold for that. If they want me to stop renewing Gold for extra benefits, they’ve succeeded. I’m not renewing and I don’t think next Games for Gold would be any better, I bet it’s gonna be Texas Hold’em or XBLA The Warriors. I rather pay full price for my games.

  • Rafik Bouchaala

    still searching for day 1 digital releases, any body out there help me find it?

    • DarthBurrito

      Yeah, I would like some day 1 digital releases.

  • Peter Ch

    So 2 free games released in the span of 5 days, but not 1 one them is that good.
    Well Folks, it is obvious us loyal gamers are tired of this GWG BS. So come sign the petition. And for the people who are thinking of buying GTAV and then getting the digital copy for XB1 for $10 should not buy those games and wait the extra 1 and a half months. That will make MS worry a bit, losing all those $10. And seriously folks, people can’t wait 1 and a half months? C’mon.
    When you copy and paste the following link,
    Put then “.” in between “Change” and “Org”
    http://www.change org/en-CA/petitions/microsoft-xbox-lets-gamers-choose-games-from-a-list-for-games-with-gold-promotion

    • O Mosqueda

      Petitions real or virtual never work. Besides, it’s just 3 months and its over, what the point? A petition itself is already pretty pointless.

      • Peter Ch

        Then what’s the use of coming here whining then?
        At least someone is doing an effort instead of bitchin & crying.
        At least the people who signed can say they made an effort.
        If it wasn’t for petitions and such, people would still be stuck with what they were trying to dump on people.
        That is why they reversed. Because people got together and did something instead. One petition has over 28,000 signatures for Xbox.
        But I’ll say this, I would rather sign the petition and make an effort than crying like some that they won’t renew or buy the new console if they don’t get what they want.
        At least my way is the civilized and an adult way. Not the little cry baby way.

        • G-Man

          Not the cry baby way, huh? That whole petition thing screams of cry baby antics. “I’m not getting what I want out of a free promotion. I want more. Whine… complain… bellyache…” All that petition is saying to MS is “We don’t like this promotion, so after December don’t offer anything like it again or we will start whining.” What are you left with? Nothing other than access to their online service and the poorly planned “deals” that were offered before this promotion. Adults know that money talks, and it is the only conversation MS is willing to listen to. When a customer cancels their subscriptions in favor of PS+ or reserves a PS4, MS takes notice and looks for why their customers are jumping ship to their competitors. It was low pre-order numbers and a shrinking subscription rate that changed the policies of the X1 and prompted the GwG promotion, not complaining on forums and certainly not petitions.

  • zach

    No gta V ?

    • troganx1

      Stop asking for grand theft auto V. If you really want it that bad, go and buy it.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    nba platinum bling for $19.99? LOL LOL LOL

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      Spanish commentary pack!!1 LOL wtf is up with that game? good b-ball game but those dlcs are crazy lame.

  • O Mosqueda

    I’m glad G4G is over next December 31st, they should finish the Deal of the Week program along with it as well. If you don’t really play online at least 10 hours per week, Gold membership it’s not worth it.

    • DarthBurrito

      So what are you doing here then? If you dont like what they are offering or giving away, then why stay with a service you don’t like. if you’re not with the Live service, then why come here bitching?

      • O Mosqueda

        Whatever you say, Shaniqua. I’m glad to see you around here again.

        • DarthBurrito

          u so mad bro

      • O Mosqueda

        By the way, I am with the Live service like everybody else, I’m just not with gold anymore, they have failed to give me reasons to keep paying for it. I can see you are not Shaniqua, you are a new XBOX user who feels compelled to give blind loyalty to your new console, you are so new you don’t know the difference between Xbox Live and Xbox Live Gold. If you like it and feel OK to give MS your money for little benefits, it’s OK. I just feel ripped-off like many and just want to give a piece of my mind.

  • Guipson Barros

    Wowwww its a great game for free Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, i like Might & Magic.

    • O Mosqueda

      Like before, it’s not that is a bad game, the problem is that what is so great about G4G? Was it damage control for the E3 XBO blunder and what obviously was a glitch?
      Everybody was expecting games that the average user of an XB360 wants to play and we were expecting that they were GonD’s, but many of them have been games for a limited community like tower defense or RPG XBLA titles or games that are just too old that you could get them almost for free at a used games store. And to make things worse, they are not universal, some regions don’t even have games at all!
      The back to school sale was worth every penny I spent, I rather want more offers like that than more disappointment.

  • TakenXXDeadly

    I’d like to add that us Australians are getting ripped off on these deals. I mean, seriously, $40 for bio shock infinite “on sale”? I also see many ridiculously-priced games, such as FIFA street going for $110, red dead redemption for $50 etc. I could go on.

    • AC130

      What sales? You mean price hike?

    • CDMAss

      Those people are way too old for this job. They don’t even know what’s on the market.

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    i never played might & clash of heroes, i hope that this game is not horrible like the other games of g4g

  • usrev

    both games they gave us were good but they are old. it’s the only problem. vegas 1 is probably the best shooter we got this generation. but it’s old, you can get it for $3 at gamestop.

    when sony is giving far cry hitman absolution and all these newer titles and MS (who for some reason people think won the generation) is giving lol a 5 year old game.

  • usrev

    people complain that europe gets the best titles. they don’t complain about it’s existence.

  • roozbeh, again

    What about pornography?

    GTA V actually has that too, all hail GTA!

    • AC130

      Wow the things I get censored for and that word makes it through. : (

  • GmailIsDown

    you can order delivery.

  • beardyman3218

    Are you kidding me? REALLY? I cannot believe another terrible game in the games for gold program, while i pay for gold for reasons other than this program i am very disappointed with this. The program was meant to show gold customers they were valued and a thanks for the money we spend to keep xbox live running. Another rubbish game that if it was retail would be in the sale bin. May as well call the program “games that are not selling anymore and its the best we could do like it or lump it …for gold”.

    • CDMAss

      That is why I stopped my gold membership now, and pretty sure I will end up buying PS4.

      • beardyman3218

        Wouldnt go that far myself but your choice, i buy gold for the online play and services and community i was just dissapointed at this program, xbox live gold is worth its wait in… well gold but i just wish this program was better. I suppose it could be looked at as a step in the right direction because 4 months ago we got nothing for free.

  • roozbeh, again

    Please major, tell me clash of heroes is just an extra third arcade game. You know like case zero. Being so unimportant that it found it’s way on this list.

    If that is not the case, this is very insulting.

    • beardyman3218

      At this point they need to just go down a similar route to sony and offer these games to people on gold but if they cancel gold they can no longer play them, publishers are more willing to give their games to that type of program, its not a question of who has more money as some people are saying, if the service offers less ownership to the consumer the publisher is more willing to agree to this as they can take games off you whenever they like, a publisher will go for that over having to let you keep the game.

  • martin_m95

    i hate the games with gold program
    they either give away rubbish games or games that are region locked
    moneysoft just lost whats left of the respect they had from me

    • roozbeh, again

      By the time halo 3 is out you would probably take it back.

      Monysoft huh? how original

      • martin_m95

        I already have halo 3
        and no I wont take it back

      • AC130

        I saw it for less then 5 just as bad considering alternative consoles offer.

        • roozbeh, again

          A good game will always be good.

          • AC130

            That was not the point.

  • zach

    I have in US

  • マリオ

    I got Borderlands 2 + Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep and the Bioshock games. I’m looking forward to Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes. I got Viking a long time ago for $5 at Gamestop.. I even have a Viking BFA t-shirt I got at a Gamestop tournament.

  • roozbeh, again

    To everyone else who lives in an unsupported region and or uses an account not from his/hers region,

    Go check if you can make any purchases from the store, it seems that after the update there has been an issue that the currency you are using must match your physical location, I must know because it seems we have been locked out from purchasing anything.

    The error should be about billing

  • http://about.me/chuck.yoder Chuck Yoder

    At this point, I’d be surprised if Microsoft took the Games for Gold program beyond December. Every time the new game is revealed, it’s only greeted with belly aching and complaints. RAGE!

  • Wilson Mercado-Lopez

    Why did it take or is taking Diablo 3 on demand so long?

 

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