On Xbox Live: Fez! Free Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Prologue & Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack DLC

11 April 2012
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From today, at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play new games for Xbox Live Arcade and get other Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content for Xbox 360. Here’s an overview of what Microsoft announced worldwide.

Content: Fez
Release date: Friday the 13th!
Price: 800 Microsoft Points (that’s US$10 / €9.60 / £6.80 / CAN$12.40 / AU$13.20)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

Content: World Gone Sour
Price: 400 Microsoft Points (that’s US$5 / €4.80 / £6.80 / CAN$6.20 / AU$6.60)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Based on the popular Sour Then Sweet candy Sour Patch Kids®, World Gone Sour takes players on a journey from the perspective of a lost piece of candy finding its way to its ultimate destination – the human stomach. Gamers take on the role of a miniature Sour Patch Kid in a stylized human-sized world, guiding the hero through unique locations such as the sticky floors of a movie theatre and a concession stand counter. Joining forces with fellow lost Sour Patch Kids, players use a combination of jumps, twists and puzzle-solving to overcome larger than life obstacles.

Content: The Splatters
Price: 800 Microsoft Points (that’s US$10 / €9.60 / £6.80 / CAN$12.40 / AU$13.20)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: The Splatters are acrobatic masters with a unique death wish – to blow themselves up with style! In this award winning action-puzzler, you will unlock and master a variety of stunts and perform spectacular moves to clear out each stage in the most show-stopping way possible. With its fast-paced, splattery liquid physics engine you’ll never play the same way twice. And using Splatter TV, an in-game feature for sharing game clips, you’ll pick up a ton of new moves as you watch the world’s top players perform their jaw-dropping combos. It’s a messy, vibrant show of skill and splattery destruction. Life’s short. DIE WITH STYLE.

New Game Add-ons:

* Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City – Free Echo Six Prologue Mission – 0 Microsoft Points
Description: FREE additional campaign mission. Play as the elite US government Spec Ops. The government has been alerted to horrific events in Raccoon City and has dispatched the elite Echo Six Spec Ops squad to uncover the truth and protect what’s left of the civilian population. Fight against Umbrella’s deadly USS team, battle the Nemesis and encounter Jill for the first time in Raccoon City.

* Mass Effect 3 – Free Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion – 0 Microsoft Points
Description: Start your counterattack against the Reapers with the Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion to add two new maps: a hydroelectric dam and a moon base. In-game reinforcement packs now also offer three unique weapons, four pieces of equipment, and the chance to join the fight as a krogan battlemaster, asari justicar, batarian, or geth.

New Games on Demand are:

* Jurassic Park: The Game – $19.99
* Kinectimals – $29.99
* Air Conflicts: Secret Wars – $19.99

The latest Xbox Live Marketplace demos are:

* Sniper Elite V2 Demo

The Deal of the Week is:

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save Microsoft Points on an assortment of select Marketplace items. The special pricing will be available until April 16.
* Max Payne Sale (33% off)
* Activision Sale:
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package – 800 (33% off)
Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack – 800 (33% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle – 1200 (40% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops RC-XD – 160 (33% off)
Modern Warfare 3 Recon Drone – 160 (33% off)

New Avatars are:

* Adidas Performance 4 Update
* NHL Update
* Most Wanted

Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games are:

* 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!

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

Here’s the official Arcade Next trailer under which these games will be released:

What games will you be downloading this week?


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