| Monday, March 26, 2012
This past week, Microsoft unveiled its major spring lineup for the Xbox Live Arcade. The series of four games (all published by Microsoft Studios), scheduled to be released weekly, starting April 18th, are part of Microsoft’s Arcade NEXT spring promotion. Along with the announcement comes news that all new Xbox Live Arcade games released as of April will include up to 400 Gamerscore points, within a total of 30 Achievements. The four games are:
Trials Evolution – 1200 MP – The latest installment in the Trials franchise, launching April 18th, takes things outdoors, with day and night levels, “curved driving lines” (whatever that means), and spectacular scenery.
Bloodforge – 1200 MP – Coming April 25th , this new third-person adventure features a deep combat system and story that pits you against hordes of demonic soldiers, and the gods themselves.
Fable Hereos – 800 MP – A more youthful take on the Fable franchise, Fable Heroes, launching May 2nd, is a multiplayer-capable hack ‘n slash adventure title that allows up to four players to cooperate in beating up baddies whilst collecting gold coins and leveling up.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – 1600 MP– Coming May 2nd, it’s Minecraft! You build stuff! Tutorial mode and split-screen in house and online multiplayer included.