When Microsoft announced Xbox LIVE Arcade’s House Party promotion
back in January, we couldn’t help but wonder why some games, like Trials Evolution, weren’t included. The reason, as we now know, is that the Redmond software giant was holding them back for Arcade NEXT.
Arcade NEXT will feature another set of four fantastic games, comprised of Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, Fable: Heroes, and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Trials Evolution (1200MSP) is the sequel to the amazingly addicting Trials HD; Bloodforge (1200MSP) is a dark, brutal fighting game; Fable: Heroes (800MSP) takes the hit franchise in a more fun, lighthearted direction; and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (1200MSP) brings the PC-hit to the console, complete with both four-player split-screen and Xbox LIVE multiplayer.
The fun starts on April 18th and will run up through May 9th. These four titles will also be the first to take advantage of Microsoft’s increased Gamerscore policy, serving up 400 Gamerscore and up to 30 different achievements.