This should probably be marked in your calendar.
After some wait, Microsoft has finally announced a release date for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft. It will hit the Xbox Live Arcade Store on May 10, as part of its “Arcade NEXT” series of games that will begin on April 19.
Other games include Trials Evolution, Bloodforge and Fable Heroes. Trials and Bloodforge will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, Fable Heroes will cost 800 Microsoft Points, while Minecraft will be the expensive one of the lot at 1600 Microsoft Points.
The descriptions for all games can be found below, as well as the gallery for Minecraft.
TRIALS EVOLUTION rated PG in Australia (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Ubisoft/RedLynx)
April 19 | 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. Customise 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 rated MA15+ in Australia (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Climax)
April 26 | 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 rated G in Australia (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Lionhead Studios)
May 3 | 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 rated PG in Australia (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: 4J Studios/Mojang)
May 10 | 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.