Microsoft Announces ‘Arcade NEXT’ For XBLA
As we touched on in our Xbox Spring Showcase Highlights, four new titles are headed for Xbox Live Arcade this Spring with Arcade NEXT on Xbox Live.
Similar to the Xbox Live House Party that Microsoft holds every year, Arcade NEXT will see a new game each week for four weeks starting April 18th right through until May 9th.
According to the new rules on Xbox Live Arcade, each game will have up to 400 gamerscore and up to 3o achievements each, up from the old 200 gamerscore and 20 achievements.
Here’s the full list fresh from Microsofts’ PR department.
- Release dateApril 18, 2012
“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!
- Release dateApril 25, 2012
It is an ancient world of myth and legend. Powerful gods rule and vicious tribes swear allegiance to them. One warrior stands free: Crom. He has given up battle in favor of his family. The gods brutally decide to drag him back in to their fight, leaving Crom with only one option: Revenge.
- Release dateMay 2, 2012
“Fable Heroes” is an action-packed hack-and-slash adventure set in the “Fable” universe and will launch this spring on Xbox LIVE Arcade. It offers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise, taking playful competition to the next level with four player co-op, time trials and leaderboards on Xbox LIVE. In “Fable Heroes” players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with each other to collect gold coins, which will level up their character and unlock unique items in “Fable: The Journey” when it launches later this year.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
- Release dateMay 9, 2012
The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade on May 9, 2012, “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” will bring 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.