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

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Posted by patrickklepek (5581 posts) -
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.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (5581 posts) -
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.

--

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.

#2 Posted by Morningstar (2189 posts) -

Lots of stuff.

#3 Edited by Mopsical (26 posts) -

Very cool

#4 Posted by rjayb89 (7726 posts) -

I WANT TRIALS EVOLUTION ALL OVER MY FACE

#6 Posted by thellama042 (110 posts) -

If Fable Heroes is actually 800 MS Points, then it's $10.

#7 Posted by transience (111 posts) -

if memory serves, there was a Watchmen game that was $20 a few years ago.

#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

Puzzle Quest Galactrix and Sam & Max, and I think maybe one other XBLA game was priced at 1600 before.

#9 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Naming conventions are on a new low.

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#10 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

I feel it should be formatted thusly: arcade NEXT!

#11 Posted by YOUNGLINK (552 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

I WANT TRIALS EVOLUTION ALL OVER MY FACE

I NEED TRIALS ALL OVER MY FACE!

#12 Posted by Goldanas (546 posts) -

@thellama042 said:

If Fable Heroes is actually 800 MS Points, then it's $10.

It's Microsoft's funny-money points system at play, throwing the consumer off. The demeaning and insulting system has scored a point today against Patrick.

#13 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -

I will definitely buy Trials Evolution. Loved Trials HD. I even got gold medal on all the Extreme tracks.

#14 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (338 posts) -

NEED TRIALS!

#15 Posted by okand (74 posts) -

The Penny-Arcade game was 1600 points I believe.

#16 Posted by YOUNGLINK (552 posts) -

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

This is a beautiful idea. GB, plz make it happen!

#17 Posted by MormonWarrior (2617 posts) -
#18 Edited by damswedon (3196 posts) -

Bloodforge.

BLOOD-FORGE

That is like the name of a fake table top RPG in Dethklok.

#19 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

I feel it should be formatted thusly: arcade NEXT!

Yeah, I've either played these or have no interest in them. NEXT!

I hope for their sake they have the sense to go into the indiecade and pull all of the Minecraft clones that are available for a dollar or something, it makes the $20 asking price absolutely ridiculous, especially for a sandbox game with no actual campaign or goal.

#20 Posted by RecallBerserk (142 posts) -

Lol at first ever 1600 point game when google alone shows you otherwise. News at its finest...

#21 Posted by Scodiac (474 posts) -

I'm gonna get Trials. That multitplayer looks like some serious fun.

#22 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -

Trials Evolution will be day-one purchase

#23 Posted by zombie2011 (4982 posts) -

These all look pretty great. However i have no interest in Minecraft so i'll skip that one.

#24 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

I'm kind of pumped for Minecraft on Xbox, I don't know why. I could've played it on the PC, but never did. Now I'll just play it this way.

Also, Trials.

Also, 400 points a game. That's kinda cool.

#25 Posted by Autechresaint (56 posts) -

$20 for Minecraft on the Xbox seems a little too much..

#26 Posted by Pabba (374 posts) -

Was looking forward to Minecraft, but $20 is probably too high a price. Will wait and see how it pans out.

#27 Posted by Dethfish (3686 posts) -

APRIL 18TH!!!! Bring it!

#28 Posted by ShuaReborn (77 posts) -

I got a chance to play Trials at GDC this year and damn was it fun. Felt great like the last one, and the local multi-player is crazing fun. Blowing up your bike to launch yourself into first place at the finish line, netting the win is fun that just wasn't getting old.

#29 Posted by MildMolasses (3224 posts) -

I believe the actual first game to go for $20/1600msp was the first Penny Arcade game

#30 Posted by mrsmiley (1125 posts) -

Minecraft on Xbox is $10 cheaper than the PC version. I don't see how that's not fair.

#31 Posted by iAmJohn (6128 posts) -
#32 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Trials: Breaking Brad edition please.

#33 Posted by xyzygy (10030 posts) -

Bloodforge looks extremely promising. I've been following it ever since it's reveal and I love the concept of it - hopefully it'll turn out good.

#34 Posted by mcmax3000 (287 posts) -

@okand said:

The Penny-Arcade game was 1600 points I believe.

Yeah, the first one was. The second episode dropped down to 1,200.

#35 Posted by mcmax3000 (287 posts) -

@mrsmiley said:

Minecraft on Xbox is $10 cheaper than the PC version. I don't see how that's not fair.

Thank you. I'm glad somebody else said it.

#36 Posted by mbr2 (567 posts) -

@xobballox said:

Trials: Breaking Brad edition please.

YES

#37 Posted by DarthB (254 posts) -

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

Yes!! 8 hour live marathon!!

#38 Posted by Cybexx (1195 posts) -

Every XBLA release is a special event! And when everything is special, everything is special!

#39 Posted by MeatSim (10895 posts) -

The only thing that's got my attention here is Trials Evolution.

#40 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

A ton of people, including myself, have been debunking the apparently very common misconception that Minecraft is the first 1600 msp game on the service. One would think that if you had to type something like, "unless I'm mistaken," into a news article you'd go ahead and spend 3 minutes with google to fact check yourself.

#41 Edited by Peanut (954 posts) -

Why exactly is the name terrible? Seems like your typical promotional name? It's fitting, at least. These are the next Arcade games to be released. Do we really need to complain about something as small as the name of a promotion now? Get SOME kind of dig in on everything? Is knowing we've got some neat games coming down the pipeline not enough? Could I use any more question marks? The answer is yes?

Also, I think the Sam & Max seasons are 1,600 points.

#42 Posted by Cloneslayer (1635 posts) -

i spy a typo!

#43 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

Patrick it takes no effort to look up something if you're not sure about it. Makes you look super lazy. Read over these articles before you put them up too Jesus.

#44 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I wonder if there will be a Minecraft-edition Xbox on which I can play Minecraft: Xbox Edition. I'll just leave this here.

#45 Posted by Winsord (1248 posts) -

1600 is definitely worth it for Minecraft if it's your kind of game, but I think I'm contempt with my PC version.

#46 Posted by spankingaddict (2705 posts) -

@YOUNGLINK said:

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

This is a beautiful idea. GB, plz make it happen!

Brad wants this too happen . We can quote him on this :D

#47 Posted by ThePilgrums (428 posts) -

@Autechresaint said:

$20 for Minecraft on the Xbox seems a little too much..

You're aware it's $30 on PC/Mac now, right?

#48 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

That Fable game looks pretty questionable.

#49 Posted by dvorak (1497 posts) -

If you are constantly running a promotion, is it really a promotion?

#50 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3376 posts) -

I cannot believe they are not doing promotion for Skullgirls...

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