Microsoft have sent word of their "Arcade NEXT" initiative, revealing a release schedule for four very promising titles due on the Xbox Live Arcade online service for the Xbox 360. Kicking off on April 19th, one game will land every Wednesday until May 9th. Here's the goods:
- April 19th: Trials Evolution @ 1200 MS 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.
- April 26th: Bloodforge @ 1200 MS 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.
- May 3rd: Fable Heroes @ 800 MS 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.
- May 9th: Mincraft: Xbox 360 Edition @ 1600 MS 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.
Click the name links for the latest trailers of each game.