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Minecraft, Trials Evolution, Fable Heroes, And Bloodforge Have Dates, Prices

Not sure about calling this set round of games "Arcade Next," though.

Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.
Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.

Update: As pointed out by some others, there have been 1600 Microsoft Points priced games in the past, including Sam & Max episodes and that, uh, let's say questionable Watchmen game.

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Sans Alan Wake, Microsoft’s slate of Xbox Live Arcade releases for the recent House Party promotion were a bit underwhelming, but I’m already feeling better about the next one: Arcade Next.

Okay, so maybe the name’s terrible, but the games sounds pretty good: Trials Evolution, Minecraft, Fable Heroes, and Bloodforge.

There are a couple of firsts happening with Arcade Next, too. Minecraft, unless I’m mistaken, is the first game to charge $20 (1600 Microsoft Points) on Xbox Live Arcade, and all of them will allow you to earn up to 400 points. Yeah, buddy, 400.

  • Trials Evolution (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 18
  • Bloodforge (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 25
  • Fable Heroes (800 Microsoft Points / $10) -- May 2
  • Minecraft: Xbox Edition (1600 Microsoft Points / $20) -- May 9

One of the big selling points for Minecraft has been Kinect support, but that's coming in a patch after release.

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