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

See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Joe Danger Special Edition  14-Dec 1200
Sonic CD 14-Dec 400
Trine 2 21-Dec 1200
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Gears of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow Expansion  13-Dec 1200
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand 13-Dec 1200
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ancestors Character Pack 13-Dec 320
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Bundle #1: Back in Shape: Lose it + Jump Rope: Survival Mode  13-Dec 560
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  DLC 1: Back in Shape: Lose It  13-Dec 400
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 DLC 2: Jump Rope: Survival Mode 13-Dec 320
Duke Nukem Forever The Doctor Who Cloned Me 13-Dec 800
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 14-Dec 240
Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures 14-Dec 400
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ 15-Dec 240
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Japan’s Finest 13-Dec – 19-Dec  
Bangai-O    400 (50% off)
Hard Corps Uprising   600 (50% off)
Radiant Silvergun   600 (50% off)
Guwange   400 (50% off)
Rock of Ages 20-Dec – 26-Dec 400 (50% off)
Sales  & Specials Discount Date  
Countdown to 2012 20-Dec to 2-Jan  
Games on Demand Release Date  
Alice Madness Returns 13-Dec  
LA Noire 20-Dec  
UFC Personal Trainer 20-Dec  
Avatar Release Date  
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Update 13-Dec  
Black Eyed Peas The Experience 13-Dec  
Gears of War 3 Update 13-Dec  
Halo Collection 13-Dec  
Kung Fu Panda 2 13-Dec  
adidas Neo 1  20-Dec  
Burton Fall/Winter 2012 – Update 20-Dec  
Disney Heroes 20-Dec  
Marvel 20-Dec  
Military Collection Update 20-Dec  



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

The following Xbox LIVE Arcade content will be released this Wednesday December 14th:

Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures Add-on 400 MSP
PBFX2 – Marvel Vengeance and Virtue Table Pack Add-on 800 MSP
Joe Danger: Special Edition Game 1200 MSP
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Holiday Pack Add-on Free
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 Add-on 240 MSP
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ Add-on 240 MSP

If you are a Halo Reach fan and you have a iOS or Android device, you’ll want to download the free Halo Waypoint app now available. Previously available only on Windows Phone, the team at 343 Industries has now made an official mobile app available on both iOS and Android.








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Just Dance 3Content: Just Dance 3
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Just Dance 3 is now available for the first time on the Xbox 360 Kinect. With over 40 tracks spanning a variety of genres, hit artists, and Billboard chart-toppers, Just Dance 3 will get any party started! The advanced technology of the Kinect gives Just Dance 3 the ability to track full-body movement for a controller-free, interactive dance experience. Just Dance 3 on Kinect even has exclusive features that take advantage of the unique Kinect camera. So, join the movement and play the spontaneous and outrageous #1 dance game in America!

Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

Note: You’ll need Kinect to use this demo

Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text:Consume your enemies with the flames of wrath until they turn into ashes! “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII” comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!!

Add the free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Order the full game

Apples to Apples™Content: Apples to Apples
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Party-style fun is ripe for the picking as Apples to Apples™ the video game comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade! This game of hilarious comparisons is as simple as comparing “apples to apples” – just select the red card you think is most like the green card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win the round. And everyone gets a chance to be the judge! Play online with up to 5 friends in Classic Mode or two variant modes – Baked Apples and Crab Apples! Choose from 26 hilarious Apple Avatars, enjoy environments like Space Apples and Carnival Apples, and collect Golden Apple Cards that mix up the game! Bursting with over 1000 red and green cards, Apples to Apples™ the video game provides endless hours of unpredictable, over-the-top fun!

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Xbox LIVE has released the official Xbox LIVE app for iOS owners. This is a universal iOS app.

This free app will allow you to stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community when you are away from your console. Some of the features include:

  • Read and send messages to friends
  • Manage your friends list, invite new friends
  • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
  • Change your avatar features/items with the avatar closet
  • View and compare your achievement progress with friends


I’ve posted some screenshots to give you an idea of what to expect

You can download the free app here 

Also, yesterday, we introduced the Xbox Companion for Windows Phone 7, which has even more features than the iOS app. You can see details and download that free app here.

GoldenEye ReloadedContent: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Play through all the iconic movie moments re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming standards. Experience stunning visuals, a unique blend of action and stealth, and upgraded multiplayer. In the new MI6 Ops, test your 00 mettle in various agent skill challenges. Refined. Recharged. Reloaded.


Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

The following is a letter from CVP of Xbox LIVE Marc Whitten that he wanted me to share directly with the Xbox LIVE community. 

Dear Xbox LIVE Members,

Today, we’re launching a new Xbox 360 experience that connects you with your favorite entertainment and games like never before and makes finding and enjoying entertainment as simple as it should be.

It’s a vision we shared at E3 and I’d like to thank you for all of your valuable feedback along this incredible ride and share a little more about what we have in store this holiday – from Beacons, cloud storage and Facebook sharing, to our latest entertainment offerings.

Building upon our great lineup of partners, we’ve teamed up with nearly 40 of the world’s leading TV & entertainment providers to bring you an array of live and on-demand TV, movies, games, sports and music experiences. The first wave of new partners rolls out today with experiences like EPIX and TODAY (MSNBC) in the US, LOVEFiLM in the UK, Sky Go in Germany, Premium Play by (MediaSet) in Italy and Telefonica España – Movistar Imagenio in Spain. And we’ll continue to roll out more entertainment content to Xbox LIVE in the coming months.

Beyond entertainment, you’ll find a number of features designed to make your Xbox experience more personal, social and effortless. The dashboard has an entirely new look and feel and a completely reimagined interface that makes your entertainment accessible through simple voice commands. Now, using voice search with Bing on Xbox, you can find and play the programming you want across multiple entertainment providers without having to search for a remote control. In the mood for ‘The Office?’ Just say “Xbox, Bing, ‘The Office,’” and Xbox will display all episodes available from various entertainment apps across the console.

We’re also bringing you Beacons and Facebook sharing, further integrating social into your Xbox experience. Before jumping into an episode of ‘The Office,’ you can activate a Beacon to let your friends know that you want to play, say, “Gears of War 3.” Then, sit back and relax with the Dunder Mifflin crew. The Beacon will let you know when a LIVE friend is available for a round of Horde in Gears. After the game, use Facebook Sharing to tout your achievements and showcase your in-game accomplishments through direct posts.

While we’re proud of our capability to connect you remotely to the global community of more than 35 million Xbox LIVE members, sometimes there’s nothing like being with your friends and family. And so we’ve added cloud storage so you can access game saves and your LIVE profile, including achievements, from your friends’ consoles as well.

Lastly, with the ever-expanding library of content available, we realize Xbox is enjoyed by all members of the family. Rest assured that our parental controls have improved in parallel with this new content. Parents can manage their child’s console activity, sharing on social networking sites as well as regulate access to games, movies, television, and music. Additionally, the update brings enhanced navigation to Xbox 360 Family Settings to better integrate with Kinect.

We strive to continually innovate and bring meaningful experiences to each and every member of the Xbox LIVE community. Currently, our community is already enjoying 2.1 billion hours of entertainment each month. We imagine this number will only continue to grow as you discover enhanced entertainment on Xbox this holiday that is instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways. We hope you enjoy this new chapter in the evolution of Xbox and continue to push us to write the next.

See you on LIVE,

Marc Whitten

Gamertag – Notwen