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March 22, 2012

Microsoft Announces “Arcade Next”

We just finished up with an amazing lineup of Arcade titles in this year’s Arcade House Party, and now Microsoft has announced another great series of arcade games to be released starting next month. Details of these titles are below.  The first game, which I am very excited for, is the followup to Trials HD, RedLynx’ new Trials Evolution. I am really anticipating this title and quite happy to see that it take top billing in Arcade Next.  Included here is also a new title set in the Fable universe, Fable Heroes, and the month is topped off with the much beloved XBLA version of Minecraft.  Having never actually played Minecraft, I am quite anxious to get my hands on this and give it a try.  What do you think of this lineup leading into the summer?

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 will include up to 400 Gamerscore, with up to 30 Achievements available to unlock.

TRIALS EVOLUTION

(Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Ubisoft/RedLynx)
April 18 | 1200 Microsoft Points | E-10
“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!

BLOODFORGE

(Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Climax)
April 25 | 1200 Microsoft Points | M17+
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

(Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Lionhead Studios)
May 2 | 800 Microsoft Points | E-10
“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

(Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: 4J Studios/Mojang)
May 9 | 1600 Microsoft Points | Teen
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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Sean

Sean is an avid gamer and lover of all thing tech. He is a dedicated husband and the father to three beautiful daughters. In addition to taking his love of gaming to a new level with this site, Sean is also host of our podcasts: The OMG! Hour, Lost Treasures of Gaming, and Primetime as well as the bi-weekly podcast mashup show, Gamers Unscripted. Follow Sean on Twitter as @Xiantayne and this blog as @OMGnexus.






 
 

 

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