On Xbox Live: Fable Heroes, SSX DLC, Skyrim Kinect Voice Commands

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: Fable Heroes
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: “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.

Content: Awesomenauts
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: It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies. Expect new items and Awesomenauts to be added regularly! You like Awesomenauts? Also check out TNT Racers and Crazy Machines Elements.

The latest Xbox Live Marketplace demos are:

* DiRT Showdown Demo – Xbox Live Gold Members Exclusive for 1 week

New Game Add-ons:

* Saints Row: The Third – Steelport Gangs Pack – 240 Microsoft Points

* Forza Motorsport 4 – May Top Gear Car Pack – 560 Microsoft Points

* SSX – Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle – 640 Microsoft Points
* SSX – Classic Characters Pack – 480 Microsoft Points
* SSX – Mt. Eddie Pack – 480 Microsoft Points

* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Kinect Voice Commands Support – Free
Note: The next time you sign into Xbox LIVE while playing Skyrim, you’ll be prompted for a mandatory title update. This title update brings Kinect support to Skyim.

* PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer – April 2012 Data Pack – Free

New Games on Demand are:

* Kinect Adventures! – $19.99
* PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer – $29.99
* Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai – $29.99
* Puss in Boots – $39.99

The Deal of the Week is:

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save Microsoft Points on an assortment of select Marketplace items. The 50% special pricing will be available until May 7th.

* Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand DLC – includes maps, vehicles and weapons from Battlefield 2

New Avatars are:

* Reebok Classics
* Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Collection Update
* Wolfenstein

Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games are:

* 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 will you be downloading this week?