The ever-popular hit PC title Minecraft will headline Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade seasonal promotion, titled Arcade Next.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will debut on May 9, with a 1,600 Microsoft point price attached. Already a phenomenal success on the PC, Mojang's open-world construction game will add Kinect support via a postlaunch patch. Development of the port is being handled by 4J Studios, the outfit behind the Xbox 360 versions of Perfect Dark and the Banjo-Kazooie games.
The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will also introduce an in-game wiki--a tutorial mode that teaches players about the foundations of Minecraft--as well as improved navigation and crafting systems.
Also out this week is Starhawk, the spiritual successor to 2007's Warhawk. The game is a PS3-exclusive space-Western that features both single-player and multiplayer modes. Like Warhawk before it, Starhawk will support competitive multiplayer matches on large-scale maps that cater to three varieties of combat: on foot, in ground vehicles, and in flying machines.
To see what else is out this week, check the list below:
May 9, 2012
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
May 10, 2012