Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has finally got a date and price; at long last we know when this game and various other highly anticipated Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) games will be hitting the virtual shelves for you t have fun with.
The hugely successful indie game, Minecraft, is but one in a series of titles to be part of Microsoft’s Arcade Next promotion. Beginning April 18 with Trials Evolution, a new downloadable title will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade from Microsoft Studios every Wednesday, ending on May the 9th with Minecraft. What we think could be a glorious finish.
Here’s the full list of titles out and their dates and prices:
Trials Evolution, 18th April, 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. Customise 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, 25th April, 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.
Fable Heroes, 2nd May, 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.
Minecraft, 9th May, 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.