On Xbox Live: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Dragon’s Lair Kinect

You can now play these 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: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points (that’s US$15 / €14.40 / £10.20 / CAN$18.60 / AU$19.80)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved side kick and fan-favorite villains! Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form an alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Now joined by Tails, race across four new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to put an end to this dastardly duo’s plans! Experience the Sonic 4 saga as never before with the addition of a brand new engine; bringing you gameplay with updated physics and zones in stunning HD graphics! Also new to Episode II is the addition of online/local collaborative play where players can team up with a friend to take control of Sonic and Tails as they battle against Dr. Eggman! BONUS! Owners of both Episode I & Episode II will unlock Episode Metal! Play as Sonic’s greatest rival in this exclusive zone and experience the untold story behind Metal Sonic’s revival!

Content: Jam Live Music Arcade
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: Jam Live Music Arcade is a robust musical experience of creative freedom. Through your guitar peripheral or controller, take control of all aspects of a song: guitar, bass, drums, vocals, synth and more. Featuring music from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Atmosphere and much more, JAM has over 30 tracks from Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and techno. Be the DJ, producer and band leader in the live music sandbox or take on the arcade challenge.

Content: Dragon’s Lair (Kinect compatible)
Release: Friday, May 18th
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: Dragon’s Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you’ve come to enjoy, and even full Kinect support so you can really show how well you wield Dirk’s sword. Included with this ultimate edition are bonus Avatar items, Gamerpics and even a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth’s stunning animation.

In Dragon’s Lair, you play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon! Find your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles.

New Game Add-ons:

* Max Payne 3 Season Pass — 2400 Microsoft Points
* Zumba Fitness Rush Bollywood Style Pack — 480 Microsoft Points
* Tiger Woods 13 Emerald Dragon Fantasy Course — 400 Microsoft Points
* Tiger Woods 13 Wolf Creek Gold Club — 400 Microsoft Points
* Tiger Woods 13 TPC Blue Monster at Doral — 400 Microsoft Points

New Games on Demand are:

* Saints Row The Third — $59.99
* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — $59.99
* Wipeout 2 — $49.99
* Let’s Cheer — $29.99

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 21st.

* Microsoft Studios Publisher Sale
* Fruit Ninja Kinect — 560 Microsoft Points
* Hole in The Wall — 400 Microsoft Points
* Leedmees — 400 Microsoft Points
* Double Fine Happy Action Theater — 400 Microsoft Points
* Rhythm Party — 400 Microsoft Points
* Haunt — 400 Microsoft Points

New Avatars are:

* Halo Universe Update
* Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
* Zumba Fitness Rush

What will you be downloading this week?