Lumines Live on XBLA this week?

Source: Speculation based on the appearance of an achievements list for the game at www.achieve360points.com. The official story: We have not made any announcements at this time. --A Microsoft rep. What we heard: A list of achievements for the eagerly anticipated Xbox Live Arcade game Lumines Live...

Source: Speculation based on the appearance of an achievements list for the game at www.achieve360points.com.

The official story: We have not made any announcements at this time. --A Microsoft rep.

What we heard: A list of achievements for the eagerly anticipated Xbox Live Arcade game Lumines Live recently hit the unofficial Achieve360points.com site, prompting some fans of the musically inclined puzzle series to speculate that it would be this Wednesday's Live Arcade release.

When the game was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May, it was only slated for release "later this year." There's still plenty of 2006 left for Lumines Live to slide onto Marketplace, but there's no reason it couldn't be this week. A presumably final version of the game was already reviewed in print months ago, and Microsoft needs to get on the ball with releasing Live Arcade games. Even at the rate of one new game per week, Microsoft will fall short of its stated goal of 50 Xbox Live Arcade games available by the end of the 2006 holidays.

Unfortunately, there's nothing concrete to suggest it will happen this week, only a slew of circumstantial evidence that suggests a release is imminent.

Bogus or not bogus?: An obligatory bogus, but it has to be released one of these weeks, right? Right? Is this thing on? (Taps microphone.)

[UPDATE 10/17] This one's now officially not bogus, as Microsoft today announced that Lumines Live will hit Xbox Live Arcade at 1 a.m. PDT Wednesday morning.

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THEmassacre325
THEmassacre325

Yes the rummors are true it is coming out tomorrow check out the teamxbox website i can't wait.

pacerfan1231
pacerfan1231

PICK UP A MS ZUNE EVERYONE. LET IT BE UR MEDIA PLAYER!

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

God please hurry up if i gotta watch my girl play one more freaking round of Zuma i'm going to puke. Just release any puzzler i don't care which, the....zuma music.........won't....get out of...........my skull............

smiley17O
smiley17O

i played it last friday at the digital life show

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

well, i hope it's true, but... there better be just ONE version to buy. Multiple purchases to make one FULL game, is just wrong. It's not like we buy Xbox game discs by the 1/4th....

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

Strangely, GameSpot said nothing about the developers saying it would be released in the middle of THIS month. What date is it again...?

shasam712
shasam712

Hopefully it will come this week. If so, I will own those achievements! :P

jakaloper
jakaloper

SqueekyC1ean said : they should release worms for live arcade. This is so true!!! I need Worms !!! :)

chineolee
chineolee

Xbox europe newsletter said its already out, but since live is currently down for 'scehduled maintenance' theres no way to check.

keinuveye
keinuveye

geometry wars is all the arcade i need

Peter_Panda
Peter_Panda

My bet is that it's going to be Contra. Besides Lumines, it's the only game listed on xbox.com that is not yet released.

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

hate to burst your bubble army vet, but they dont shut down XBL just to put a game up.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Can't u ppl stop speculating 4 a single day!? Jeez, just wait and see. It's friggin' 2morrow, not any later.

kraY-Z-Gamer
kraY-Z-Gamer

Waiting for this......it better be released this week!

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

I think they are adding new servers

humanchild
humanchild

Well before we all get too excited lets remember those stupid burger king games have had their achievements listed on the same site for about a week before Lumines popped up. Heck, Marvel UA has had its achievements up there for about 2 to 3 weeks now and it doesn't launch till next week.

SqueekyC1ean
SqueekyC1ean

they should release worms for live arcade :D

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

would love this to be in the update this week.

dnathug
dnathug

I think I'm going to have to download the demo first, never played this game before but looks fun.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Might be on tomorrow, I'm not sure what the point of taking down Live is if you don't add anything to it.

Drachman
Drachman

a resounding.....NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

gagan21
gagan21

Lumines on the 360 would be cool 8)

shizwill03
shizwill03

If I had a 360, I would be interested in knowing when. I played it on the PSP and liked it.

jakaloper
jakaloper

Knowing the acheivements means nothing. When you work for a developper you have access to PartnerNet, wich is the testing network that simulte xbox Live. With this network I knew the acheivements of Texas Hold'em 4 months before it came out. I was playing the game on my lunch break. I know Lumines is on that network right now, for testing purpose, it doesn't mean it's ready to ship. It could, i'm not saying it won't happen this wednesday, I just say it's no indication that it will, still could take months!

Xrm150
Xrm150

Its either Lumines or UMK3.

PeteDeeUK
PeteDeeUK

My xbox live newsletter says its out now so I think it'll definatly be out this week

Smoke0
Smoke0

Better look out on wedensday then.

tcampbell1976
tcampbell1976

It is probably NOT bogus... the Xbox marketing dept slipped up on their "pipeline" site they were testing last week and it shown DigDug and Lumines Live as the "new releases".

larsypoop
larsypoop

"I realy want this game but will NEVER BUY IT if they make me pay for portions of the full game. I hope we all do the same. This micropayment stuff is evil." If making a profit is evil.... you know most Arcade games are produced by non-Microsoft entities... That's like calling Starbucks evil for puttin a price on their coffee

huskerdupooh
huskerdupooh

i hope i hope i hope it comes out this week :)

djcodr
djcodr

Don't forget, Maj Nelson said everyone might like it, so what about contra. I'd rather have lumines though.

Kayotix
Kayotix

I NEED this game!! Been waitign for it since i sold my PSP a few months ago. I hope its out this week.

UnnDunn
UnnDunn

The whole point of these XBLA Wednesdays was so that we wouldn't be left guessing as to which new Arcade games would be out each week. I mean, what happened to the upcoming Arcade schedules that they put out when they first announced XBLA Wednesdays? They did that maybe twice, but now we're back to playing guessing games to figure out which game will come out next. :angry:

GTA420
GTA420

They dont need to shut down XBL just to add an arcade game. We might get it this week, but it has nothing to do with the scheduled maintainance. duh..

jtparsons54
jtparsons54

I am sick of waiting!!! GIVE ME LUMINES!!!

JDO
JDO

"K1LLSWITCH Lumines the most anticipated XBLA game on XBL possibly? Now thats interesting. " K1LLSWITCH, where'd you get the "most anticipated XBLA game on XBL" idea from? I even reread the article and all of the posts before yours. Have you been hanging out on the Sony side to much again?

rgsniper1
rgsniper1

I hope it's this or SOTN. So yeah, SOTN is a long shot but why not?

neo77
neo77

It won't be Contra, because the achievements haven't been revealed yet. The only arcade game to release without the achievements being revealed first was Doom, and even that was only b/c it was a big secret.

Korubi
Korubi

I can't wait! I hope it's true because I've been longing to play Lumines again ever since I sold my PSP.

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

On this weeks Major Nelson Blogcast, Larry said that this weeks game is going to make allot of people very happy.

MoreCowbell6924
MoreCowbell6924

If Lumines doesn't come out then I'm assuming Contra will and I want that game more so I'm hoping for Contra

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Let's hope so... tired of people whining about it on the forums.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

If Lumines doesn't come out this Wednesday another arcade game will, here's to hoping that it will be a good one, Lumines or not!

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

When this game hits Live Arcade, my PSP will officially become useless. I don't have a problem with paying upwards of $25 to $30 for the complete experience of this game. Lumines is one of my favortie games, and I couldn't be happier to play it on my HDTV.

neo77
neo77

Show me the achievements for any other arcade game that isn't out yet...good luck finding any, because none have been released, except Lumines Live. Look, they updated the marketplace page on xbox.com with a large Lumines ad. That place where that ad is, is the place they always have an ad for the next arcade game that comes out each week. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/?WT.svl=nav

caesarbites
caesarbites

I'm pretty sure I've seen achievement lists for games on achieve360points.com WEEKS in advance. I hope it comes out this week, but just because the achievements got posted on the a360p website means very little, if anything at all. There have been at least three or four instances where they have posted achievements lists and I've taken it as a hint the game's release was close, only to have to wait for another month or two.

eva360
eva360

I am in hot anticipation for this game. I love lumines on my cell phone!