Thursday, March 22, 2012

Introducing 'Arcade Next:' Minecraft, Trials Evolution, more dated for XBLA

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Microsoft has today revealed a new Xbox LIVE initiative called ‘Arcade Next,’ a celebration of new and exciting Xbox LIVE Arcade games created and produced in partnership with Microsoft Studios.

Arcade Next will begin on April 18th with the release of Trials Evolution and will see a new game released every Wednesday until May 9th. What XBLA games are included in Arcade Next? When will they be out and how much will they cost?

This is gonna’ be swell:

Trials Evolution

  • Release Date: April 18th
  • Price: 1200 MS Points

Read El33tonline’s coverage.

“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!


  • Release Date: April 25th
  • Price: 1200 MS Points

Read El33tonline’s coverage.

“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.”

Fable Heroes

  • Release Date: May 2nd
  • Price: 800 MS Points

Read El33tonline’s coverage.

“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.”

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

  • Release Date: May 9th
  • Price: 1600 MS 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.”


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