Announcing ‘Arcade Next’

Spring’s most anticipated Xbox LIVE Arcade games are headed to your living room with “Arcade NEXT” from Microsoft Studios and Xbox LIVE. Beginning April 18, a new downloadable title will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade from Microsoft Studios every Wednesday, through May 9. Also, starting in April, all new Xbox LIVE Arcade games (like these) will include up to 400 Gamerscore, with up to 30 Achievements available to unlock.

 
TRIALS EVOLUTION, April 18 for 1200 Microsoft Points

“Trials Evolution” is on every front, the next dimension of the smash-hit, award-winning “Trials HD.” Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines, and spectacular scenery. Multiplayer comes alive in your living room or on Xbox LIVE. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download those of any other player from the new Track Central. Customize your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy innovative skill games, try ghost racing, beat your friends’ scores and more! Don’t miss the madness!

Download the free trial

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BLOODFORGE,  April 25 for 1200 Microsoft Points
With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, “Bloodforge” empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.

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FABLE HEROES, May 2 for 800 Microsoft Points

“Fable Heroes” is an action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure built for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It delivers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or using Xbox LIVE, up to four players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with one another to collect gold coins and level up. Precious gold collected in Fable Heroes can be imported into the forthcoming Kinect title, Fable: The Journey, providing players with a valuable head start from day one.

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MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION, May 9 for 1600 Microsoft Points 
The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, a full Tutorial mode to teach the basics and for the first time in “Minecraft,” split-screen multiplayer as well as over Xbox LIVE.

Update: Here is the official Arcade Next trailer:

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/RealMadrid8997 Anthony

    Why does minecraft have to come so late 

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  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    Nice.

    Your(MGS) choice to focus on small-form games may just pay off, but please don’t forget to still try at expanding beyond Halo, Fable and Forza & Kinect titles for our retail offerings.

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  • Anonymous

    I love how so many people complain about 1600 ms points… I mean seriously its just 20$, 1600 ms points is not bad at all honestly, I mean what would you expect for a game that’s highly demanded on a console. Besides if Microsoft really wanted to troll they could have priced at 2400

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  • aStrangeDisease

    Yeah baby! I can’t wait for new Trials!

    Also sweet is Minecraft for only $20. That’s cheaper than the PC version!

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  • Ryan Lovatt

    Trials is going to be great! Not fussed at all about the rest, minecraft is old news.

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  • Avikumar Patel

    Why the hate for the 1600 price for minecraft??  It costs nearly $10 more on the pc.  

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    • http://twitter.com/cukins09 Hardijs

      Because there are no mods (probably).

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  • http://twitter.com/Byyys Byyys

    My comments have to be approved first  ….. dafug?!

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  • Anonymous

    Trials Evolution is a definite buy, despite the prior release being incredibly rage-worthy, it still looks like so much fun. I’ll trial the rest.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/whalesgomoo Hannah Louise Rogers

    Looking forward to minecraft.. doubt it’ll be as good as pc though. Better live up to the price. :3

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  • Anonymous

    Will we be seeing all of these titles on a disc based media? The price does add up to a convenient $60 ;) 

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  • Anonymous

    Another thing, I would have been more satisfied with the boost in price for Minecraft if they would have simply labeled it as a “on demand” title and gave us 1000 gamerscore just like Resident Evil 4, go big or go home.

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    • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

      Why would an extra 600 potential gamerscore convince you to buy a game? 

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      • Anonymous

        …cause there’s people that actually care about gamerscore. Being it the reason why arcades will have 400G. To BOOST sales (pun intended?).

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  • Anonymous

    Bloodforge kind of reminds me of God of War from the PS3. Might be interesting to try out.

    I’ve never played Minecraft before, I guess now’s a good time to try.

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  • Zacchary Townsend

    Why May 9th?! First off Diablo is comming out less than a week after that and also the game is already done and ready launch already on the Xbox. (is what 
    Mojang said) Now we are just waiting on XBLA to release and they pick the worst and longest possible waiting time. >_> Not cool.

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  • Anonymous

    me wants MUNCH ODYSEE / ODDWORLD STRANGERS @ XBOX marketplace.

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  • http://twitter.com/Kyle_Groulx311 Kyle Groulx

    Is there any incentive to purchase all four games ?

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