October 22nd 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
How to Survive  23-Oct 14.99
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate  25-Oct 14.99
Magrunner: Dark Pulse  25-Oct 9.99
     
Game Add-ons Release Date USD
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest  22-Oct 2.99
Saints Row IV: Enter the Domanatrix Mission Pack  22-Oct 6.99
Batman Arkham Origins: Season Pass  25-Oct 19.99
Saints Row IV: Super Hero Pack  29-Oct 2.99
WWE 2K14: Season Pass  29-Oct 19.99
WWE 2K14: Online Pass  29-Oct 9.99
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discount
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 22-Oct to 28-Oct 50%
NFSMW Complete DLC Bundle   50%
NFSMW Premium Timesavers Pack   50%
NFSMW Terminal Velocity Pack   50%
NFSMW Deluxe DLC Bundle   50%
NFSMW Heroes Pack   50%
NFSMW Movie Legends Pack   50%
NFSMW Time Saver Pack   50%
NFSMW Ultimate Speed Pack   50%
NFSMW Booster Pack   50%
NFSMW Premium MOD Unlock    50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 1   50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 2   50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 3   50%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit   50%
Need for Speed: The RUN   50%
Need for Speed: ProStreet   50%
     
Dead Island Riptide 29-Oct to 4-Nov 50%
Dead Island Riptide Fashion Victim   50%
Dead Island Riptide Survivor Pack   50%
Dead Island   50%
Prey   75%
The Darkness   75%
The Darkness 2   75%
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Shocktober 22-Oct to 4-Nov 50%
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Cabela’s African Adventures  25-Oct  
Wipeout Create and Crash  25-Oct  
Rocksmith 2014  1-Nov  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Holiday 2013  1-Nov  
Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge  1-Nov  

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

  • m1nh0ca

    Nothing for me in both Deals of the Week.
    However, Shocktober seems to be ok. So far I’ve seen, for 50% off:

    - Limbo
    - The Walking Dead 400 Days
    - Bloodforge
    - Skulls of the Shogun

    Hoping to see more discounted titles, as I have all of those already…

    • Christopher Maselli

      How does Shocktober work? Do they appear randomly? Do they go away randomly? Are they announced anywhere?

      • Getsuga_Tensho

        On the home tab of the dashboard, at the bottom left next to the ‘Recent’ tile there should be a ‘Frightfest’ tile. The Shocktober stuff is in there.

        You may have to wait for your dashboard to update but if it’s not showing you could try pressing the guide button, holding the right trigger and pressing the Y button.

        • mcmax3000

          Keep in mind, not everyone will see the same dashboard as you. Different regions, and different console settings can result in people seeing different things.

      • m1nh0ca

        I’ve seen in the “xbldb (dot) com” website. It’s updated constantly.

        But soon all of the deals will appear in the dashboard. On the 2nd week we will have different games (at least, it was always like this).

    • Jorge Garza

      For those who haven’t played Limbo, let me tell you is totally worth it. And TWD:400 days too. They are short games, but I believe is more like an experience rather than a long game. (Quality over quantity)

      Every gamer must play The Walking Dead (Telltale version), it is a masterpiece in terms of writing.

      • Brian Eyekon Koehler

        yea limbo is fun but i got stuck on a puzzle and gave up LOL

      • Dylan

        Limbo was amazing. The Walking Dead is fantastic, but I’d say the writing for The Wolf Among Us is much better!

        • Jorge Garza

          I haven´t play it yet, I want to wait to the other episodes to release because I don´t like the stress of waiting!

      • Clattus

        Skulls of the Shogun is a great overlooked game to check out as well.

    • roozbeh, again

      Me like. Nice one Microsoft

    • todd Wright

      people like you make this world a better place

  • Josh Cox

    I rented, lords of shadow on the 3DS it really wasn’t fun but other then that ilm getting Dead Island Riptide and Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and maybe a few of the shocktober deals.

  • John Tierney

    Will new halo Avatar with cloak be available to buy on dashboard would like to buy but already have halo 4 and content

    • Death Dealer

      At some point very likely. Avatar items that were with exclusive editions have popped up sooner or later in the past.

  • mcmax3000

    I want to want that Need for Speed: Most Wanted content, but man, I just could not get into that game at all. It’s the only Criterion racing game I didn’t enjoy.

  • Some guy

    Just like always, on my marketplace everything is twice the price except for the 2 ghostbuster games.
    Ghosbuster it is then.

    • Death Dealer

      The Games on Demand one is pretty good.

  • Jorge Garza

    Exactly 1 month for Xbox One!!! Damn, my days have like 40 hours each!!!!

  • David McKenzie

    makes me sad the Silent Hill HD isn’t going on sale :/

    • Death Dealer

      Without the patch it’s a shame anyway.

  • milton

    i want need for speed carbon!!!!

  • evilfangs .

    Going to pick up the “Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest”. I loved the Halloween DLC on the first Borderlands game.

  • Byyys

    GTA5 has already being added to Games on Demand, why is it more expensive than buying the physical game? In Store: €55 – GOD: €69.99. it should be the same price or even less! no staff wages, no shipping or handling of the game, just sitting on a server!

    • ungeheier

      I REALLY hope that X1 doesnt end up doing the same thing. Im afraid it will though.

      • Byyys

        Maybe its to do with VAT in different EU countries, It should still be cheaper tho; because when you buy 4200points in Europe, VAT is added to the purchase. then when you redeem the code to buy something on GOD, VAT is again included in the purchase, so your paying VAT twice on a game you want to download….cant wrap my head around why it more expensive than going into a store, If xbone are going to release games on GOD the same time as in store, i bet you it will still cost you more to buy it online, rather than a physical game.

        • baconcheeswhiz89

          yeah i noticed the points card also, bought a points card and redeemed it. then they took out tax for whatever reason. basically i payed tax on 2 separate occasions. once in the store and one redeeming my points card.

      • The_Mad_Prophet

        As long as physical discs are sold in retail stores, the digital versions will never be cheaper. Why? Because Microsoft doesn’t want to undercut their retail partners and get another antitrust lawsuit. This conveniently keeps profit margins higher on digital copies, which they don’t want to give up – so a double whammy against the consumer.

  • Mike Orson

    Of coarse I bought The Walking Dead 400 Days on Sunday. Well at least it was just a few dollars.

  • Jsin

    can we get details on the Shocktober sales? @majorneslon

  • rhooper

    Major, is there any word about coming back with the possibility to add the games to the queue through the website without needing a credit card / PayPal?

  • roozbeh, again

    DLC that isn’t on the GOTY edition. Nice one gearbox. You money hungry idiots!

    • evilfangs .

      Game of the year edition has already been released? The Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest dlc is a new Halloween which has just been released.

      • mcmax3000

        Yeah, the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands 2 came out a few weeks ago I believe.

        • AC130

          Did that have on Disc DLC or Codes?

          • mcmax3000

            I have no idea. I don’t play Borderlands, I just know that it was released.

    • http://www.gaminglives.com/ NeoVampyre

      Apparently everything after Tina.. is not included in the season pass or GOTY edition. According to an interview with Gearbox about the latest micro DLC, they have about 2 years worth of stuff to release. Most probably won’t have achievements so prepare to have your wallets bleed Borderlands Fanboiys.

  • AC130

    So no NFS SHIFT 1/2, The Run or Hot Pursuit DLC sales??? Oh but we get another sale for 2012 MW because it sold so badly it needs to make up sales.

    BTW Anyone have any opinions about Sanctum of Slime?

  • Jared

    WWE 2K14: Online Pass you basters

    • Brian Eyekon Koehler

      only if you buy it used if you buy it new or a digital copy the online pass is included

  • evilfangs .

    Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is like £1.79, I only have £1.69 in my account, what a bit*h!

    • roozbeh, again

      Xbox live rewards will probably save you right now.

      Can’t believe it is of actual use for once

      • evilfangs .

        Nope, I submitted my request to get my 1500 odd credits weeks back and it was supposed to be put in I think the 30th this month but I just checked it and apparently it didn’t work or something as it still say’s I have 1500/5000 and next deposit is like 11th of November.

        • roozbeh, again

          I got nothing then.
          Good luck finding 10p

        • Jared

          my was 23th of oct 23 2013

  • Death Dealer

    Mirror of Fate HD will be mine!

  • pcedfeldt

    Was really hoping for a Forza Horizon 1 yr anniversary DLC sale :(

  • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    Castlevania!

  • ElektroDragon

    Please stop being lazy and actually list what’s included in the Sales & Specials that have names like “Shocktober”. PS Blog always lists them. Hire someone else if you need to.

  • Ricardo Dawkins

    Does anyone knows if the IP block for Halo 3 will be removed ?
    This is for the Games for Gold promotion. and thanks in advance

    • Does Not Equal

      Halo 3 wasn’t part of the weekly deals. It’s in the Games for Gold.

      • Monstrous Tard

        You don’t say…

      • roozbeh, again

        This is a real issue for most of us (including me), you little brat.

        • Does Not Equal

          Childish name-calling aside, shouldn’t this have been directed to (1) the Halo 3 blog update on this site, (2) Major Nelson via Twitter, or (3) Microsoft?

          • roozbeh, again

            What difference does it make? Microsoft site here, Microsoft site there.

          • Does Not Equal

            Yes, because all websites that belong to a company are interchangeable.

          • roozbeh, again

            Editing again huh?

            Plus major nelson IS a representative of Microsoft. People have a right to make complaints here.

          • Does Not Equal

            There are specific divisions set up for Xbox games, Xbox marketplace, Xbox hardware, etc. Why ask someone whose job it isn’t when you could ask someone whose job it is?

          • roozbeh, again

            Because he is practically the only one who directly is in contact with the community. The others probably don’t give a damn.

            Get over it.

          • Does Not Equal

            The others give a damn if you contact them, because it’s their job. If you never ask the right department, they’ll never know you need help. Rather than shout into the abyss, take a minute to contact the company. You could have done it already, rather than arguing.

          • roozbeh, again

            I did, you stupid idiot, to no avail.

          • Does Not Equal

            Again with the name-calling. Such a shame.

          • roozbeh, again

            A shame, I agree.
            It is waste of time arguing with you.

          • The_Mad_Prophet

            Allow me to interrupt this nerd argument to point out that Major Nelson has never, to my knowledge, directly responded to any complaints or questions on this site. So even IF he’s the right person to ask, he’s still the wrong person to ask.

          • Gazza!!!

            He has, just very rarely so your point is invalid.

          • roozbeh, again

            Well he did respond, and he said he will look in to it.
            So I’m just waiting for him to do something now that he has responded

          • Does Not Equal

            He responds on occasion, but not enough to warrant so many off-topic requests to fix problems.

  • Does Not Equal

    It’s spelled correctly on the DLC itself.

  • TheRequiem95

    Why is MS making it harder to buy games through the marketplace? We can’t buy through the website anymore, and now you can’t buy credit online through Amazon either, not without buying an overpriced physical card mailed to your house. I don’t want to give MS my credit card or PayPal info! Why are you putting up these barriers?

    • The_Mad_Prophet

      Why so paranoid? You think Microsoft is going to go nuts and spend all your money? You at least have recourse against unauthorized credit card charges. PayPal, not so much.

      • TheRequiem95

        Because just like PSN, they are eventually going to be hacked, and it just bothers me that used to have options for getting around it, but new MS policies are taking those options away.

      • Volitar Prime

        It’s not just paranoia. I have almost $75 in credit from converted points which I can’t use on their web site. I also can’t even queue downloads for free games.

        • Frederico Giuseppe

          I was having the same problems since the currency change. Try going to MS billing website, and updating you billing address. Worked for me

    • DarthBurrito

      I’ve been using PayPal for years and never had an issue. I have one credit card with MS. If I know something went south on my card, I know which card it is. It’s safe enough to use, stop being paranoid.

  • Manuel I. Bueno

    It doesn’t say it’s on sale when you look at the Shocktober screen,sadly.

  • Manuel I. Bueno

    I’m still wondering when they are going to share the RARE name and put it on a spotlight. You bought and paid for the company, give it some light.

    • roozbeh, again

      That kinda stopped being good after the last perfect dark game.

  • Gary Norton

    Too Many bloody people moaning!!!! anyway, I got NFS The run, and next week will get the darkness (with 75% off will be about £3.50ish!!), might even get prostreet too :)

    • Gazza!!!

      So you are moaning about people moaning?

      • GmailIsDown

        lol

      • AweBeyCon

        Moanception

  • E.Nich

    WOW!!! Amazing! Then Dead Island Riptide + DLC will be mine next week!! It’s a pity that the Need fot Speed Hot Pursuit DLC packs aren´t on sale though :(

  • Craig Burns

    So where, exactly, are the 90% off deals Xbox live is telling me there are when I look at the NFS sale? I assume (or rather hope) some of the Shocktober stuff is 90% off. That would be sweet.

  • Revoredo

    It’s easy in US, but here in Brazil the games are on sale, but they don’t show it anywhere. Last “2k Games Sale”, if it wasn’t for people talking about it here, I would have missed it.

  • bryan m. mayo

    cant believe Costume Quest, Haunt, Haunted House, and State of Decay aren’t on sale at all this month WTF??? Need for Speed in October…really? smdh oh well.

    • Brian Eyekon Koehler

      Haunt and State of Decay will be on sale later as part of Shocktober

  • bryan m. mayo

    MS doesnt do Holiday specials very well, last December Walking Dead and Serious Sam were on sale, don’t get me wrong they’re great games, just not right for the season.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i kind of get the zombies part. zombie christmas sounds awesome.

    • Volitar Prime

      Actually MS does do wonderful holiday sales on the microsoftstore web site for physical disc games. Last year they had dozens of XB360 games on sale for $10 to $15 including newer releases all with free shipping. I’m still working through my backlog from that sale.

  • evilfangs .

    Any idea on the next games with the games for gold promotion?

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i believe they are Altered Beast and Vampire Rain. Enjoy.

      • Volitar Prime

        I wouldn’t mind that since I don’t already have either of them.

        • Some guy

          I don’t have a knife stuck in my chest but that doesn’t mean i want one.
          if MS ever give Vampire Rain i’m selling my xbox.

      • bryan m. mayo

        i just bought Altered Beast last week, smh, at least now i’ll have someone to play online with.

      • martin_m95

        HELL NO
        I would like borderlands.
        or maybe some resident evil or devil may cry

  • MelanysMusicBox

    unfortunately Dead Island (both) isn’t available in Germany – will German gamers get any replacement deal? :(

  • DarthBurrito

    Come on Xbox and Larry, the Games on Demand releases are weak. Get come bigger titles on Games on Demand and with better pricing. I’m willing to purchase digital games, but not at the current prices that are set.

  • DarthBurrito

    So has anyone here looked into the dual license for COD Ghost. It’s been stated that retailers will have the codes for 69.99, but I havent seen any offers.

  • DarthBurrito

    Yeah, I dont understand why it takes MS so long to release a game on GoD, especially their own in-studio games.

  • Rex

    Is Arkham Origins coming to Games on Demand in the near future? I just missed the two day shipping pre-order window, I would prefer digital anyway but don’t want to have to wait till Thanksgiving to play it. Will I have to wait that long or will it be out sooner than that?

  • Bennijin

    What’s with all these no-mark XBLA games launching at premium pricing? Is anyone actually buying them?

    • m1nh0ca

      Price drop coming soon.

  • gtx

    by the way ,my xbox 360 is PAL ,my xbox live is US,
    pls fix region locked issues,because some games i can t buy ,due to region locked

    sucks!

    althrough i do know that will have some troubles with that rules

  • HGamer

    The Shocktober sale is weak. Just tell you Marketing team (or whoever decide what’s on sale, I don’t know) to google what PSN is discounting for Halloween.

  • Bishop Eddie Long

    Alan Wake and the orange box for games with gold November!

 

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