Microsoft has just unveiled a brand new promotion it will be running on its Xbox Live online service, in the form of Arcade Next. The company’s Game Studios will publish four impressive downloadable titles exclusively for the Xbox 360, in the form of Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, Fable Heroes, and Minecraft.
The Xbox Live service is a great success for Microsoft due, in no small part, to the array of promotions ran by the company, from the House Party to the Summer of Arcade or Indie Uprising ones.
Now, a new offer has been announced, with Microsoft kicking off Xbox Live Arcade Next in April and continuing it through May.
During this promotion, four downloadable games are going to appear, including long awaited titles like Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, Fable Heroes, and Minecraft.
Arcade Next kicks off on April 18, with Trials Evolution, and continues until May 9, when Xbox 360 owners finally get to experience their own version of Minecraft, the hit independent game from Mojang.
Check out the full details about each game below.
TRIALS EVOLUTION, April 18 for 1200 Microsoft Points “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!
BLOODFORGE, April 25 for 1200 Microsoft Points 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.
FABLE HEROES, May 2 for 800 Microsoft Points “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.
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.
Check out the four upcoming games in action through the video below.