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Microsoft reveal Arcade NEXT line up

On March 22, 2012 by Aaron Meehan

Microsoft has revealed the line up for “Arcade NEXT”. The line up consists of spring’s most anticipated XBLA games which includes Fable Heroes and Minecraft.

Arcade Next will consist of four XBLA games with the first game been released on April 18 and the last been released on May 9. The four games are Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, Fable Heroes and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

The information below comes from the Microsoft press release regarding Arcade NEXT.

trials_evolution_020TRIALS EVOLUTION (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Ubisoft/RedLynx)

Release date: April 18
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Age: 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!

bf_boxart_offwhitelogoBLOODFORGE (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Climax)

Release date: April 25
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Age: 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.

fableheroes_ss04FABLE HEROES (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Lionhead Studios)

Release date: May 2
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Age: 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.

screenshot1MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: 4J Studios/Mojang)

Release date: May 9
Price: 1600 Microsoft Points
Age: 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.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.

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