DLC for Lumines Live! dropping onto XBL

One skin, two content packs for puzzler coming to Xbox Live next week; Microsoft offering promotional prices for four weeks.

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Microsoft today announced the second round of downloadable content for its Xbox Live Arcade puzzle game, Lumines Live!. As part of next week's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays program, three new pieces of content will be released on January 24.

The Puzzle/Mission Pack adds 90 puzzles and 40 missions to the game's puzzle and mission modes, the Vs. CPU Pack adds an unspecified number of versus CPU levels, and the Heavenly Star Skin adds a new background and features the song from the musical group Genki Rockets "Heavenly Star."

Microsoft is trying a new pricing scheme for the content. The publisher will offer the Puzzle/Mission and Vs. CPU packs for 100 Microsoft Points ($1.25) each from January 24 to February 21. After that time period, the cost will move up to 300 Microsoft Points ($3.75). The Heavenly Star Skin will be available free for Xbox Live Gold Members through February 21. Microsoft did not say whether it will be downloadable after that time.

Discussion

63 comments
sirvampalot
sirvampalot

They should bring more good games out for a lower price

Incubus420
Incubus420

yeah its only a buck thats what the price should be its like an OC

ocdog45
ocdog45

until they bring hte price down, im don't care

Jimbokundesu
Jimbokundesu

does this mean a discount for the core game, as well? That would take me quite ABACK....maybe even cause me to celebrate with a SQUARE DANCE down by the ROUNDABOUT... Srsly, tho....MS has been working in the hole for a while on this, so it's nice to see the price (for the exrta content) slipping, if only for the moment. My generation demands a better pricing structure from this japanese form puzzler over XBLA, for those who don't own the PSP version, good for a holiday in summer, or when you take a dog outa walk or take a coffee for a moment... okay, I stop now....

axillia
axillia

At least they're dropping the price for a little while. I'll have to make sure to get these while they're still on the cheap.

Davideogamer
Davideogamer

Temporalily cheapened downloads? Sounds good, it's nice to know that they're actually listening to pricing complaints.

jakaloper
jakaloper

Fantastic! I was waiting for that! And the price is cool. Way to go, a super fun game for a super cheap price!

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

blueflamedino , obviously, it's merely you're opinion. I dropped the cash for Lumines Live since I don't own a PSP, and frankly, I find it fantastic on a console. A time waster it may be, but no more than any other game on Live Arcade. It's simple, it's fun, and more importantly, I didn't spend $60 for a disc in a store. Therefore, it makes sense to a puzzle fan like myself. To each his own.

bluemonkeyuk
bluemonkeyuk

blueflamedino it looks beautiful on a full TV, much better than on a handheld.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

i don't see the point of playing lumines on live, you must be a puzzle junkie or a true fan, its fun on a cell phone but playing it at home on your HDTV seems awkward, like playing tetris on a hdtv, just time wasters

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

I'm not good enough at this game to need to buy this.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

I'm still shocked that some of the initial Arcade releases haven't lowered in price. I guess it's better to start low as a promotion, rather than alienate the consumers who purchased the games as soon as they come out.

cobrax80
cobrax80

cool game, wish it was free

knives2
knives2

You're supposed to lower the price not raise it! :evil:

vaejas
vaejas

and shine... and shine... and shine... and shine... and shine... and shine...

Doolum
Doolum

Free.Give more free.

T1Panda
T1Panda

They should probably just make that introductory price the permanent one...

omega397
omega397

ooooohhh....I like that.

druggyjoe3000
druggyjoe3000

wow 90 puzzles and 40 missions and mission modes and a new song for only 1.25 that is amazing i thing that is a good dead and a star sking for free for gold members ( which i am ) for free until february 21 that is nice

Killian420
Killian420

cool, that sounds fair enough, makes the original dl more worthwhile.

Dmitheon
Dmitheon

I wonder if DLC will ever add achievements. It'd be a nice bonus.

omegacis
omegacis

$2.50 for all the new Lumines stuff? I'll definitely be looking to make the purchase next week. Keep up the great work Microsoft. =]

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

I bought this and loved the game. My wife and I still play it all the time. I was completely pissed, though, when I realized that I had purchased less than a full game. Now they are giving more content at a lower price, and that is fine. I would be more happy if they would drop the price of the content already available.

crippla87
crippla87

We still have to pay after all the other crap, LAME

kasack29
kasack29

what happened to the artist skin pack? did i miss something? weren't those supposed to come out this month?....i guess this'll do....

AwesomeIRL
AwesomeIRL

Yay, now we get to buy even more things for Lumines!

BigMoney09
BigMoney09

darn.... Lumines on PSP is fantastic, but playing it with a joystick is 10 times easier. After playing on the 360 and seeing the drastic score difference, I have to get this. I don't care how expensive it is, it's still cheaper than the $40 for Lumines II oh and ignore that BigMoney name

Javier
Javier

I still dont understand how the mibile version of Lumines is years light better that the Live! arcade version....if you havent played the mobile version I strongly suggest you to get it.

solidusScott
solidusScott

i think i will stick to my psp when it comes to lumines.

chaduma
chaduma

Ok, so they're trying "a new pricing scheme" because they know the should've released more content with the initial game and it's not selling as well as they hoped it would. So they're offereing a discount price on the "expansions" so the total game cost doesn't ramp up to quickly. I'm still not sure I'll get this game. But the extra $1 and price of "free" ain't 1/2 bad. At least I'm now considering it, as opposed to before when I was definately NEVER going to buy that $15 demo.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

This is cool and all, but that stuff should be free. There should also be a significant price drop for the game, since it's currently $15 plus a couple extra dollars for other various stuff you need for the game!

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

k.....this doesnt change the fact that Lumines live cost more then ts worth

BrodiMan
BrodiMan

Screw you MS, thank god i already have this game on my PSP. My god it rocks...

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

Man, I just had to buy it, Lumines is just soooo good!

king4theday
king4theday

This is alright news. At least it is only 100 points for the pack, and the skin is free. It's nice to see that they know they jacked people out of money, and this is a good way to get people to still buy content for the game.

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

Ha! Yes! I would have paid up to about 7.50 for each pack, and I know how many people think I'm an idiot for not demanding that they be free, but honestly, I don't agree that everything should just be handed to me. I think everything has a certain value to it. The people that make these games deserve to be paid for their time and work. The fact that I can buy each of them for a buck and change makes me VERY happy, though!

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

I can't believe I wasted so much money on that game, and it didn't even have the vs. CPU mode, which is like always the best part. I don't know about even getting the 800 MSP Lumines Live! pack, just because it's for the CPU.... that's terrible business... I should have known prior... the descriptions should really be more....well... descriptive...

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@nicktyler: I'm buying it... screw, I love Lumines!

slayerver1
slayerver1

It is probablty too late for this dlc to come out - it should of come out last year in December or somewhere around there. Wrong time to put it out especially with so many XBLA games announced already for release in the coming weeks.