Limbo, Trials HD, and Splosion Man compiled for brick-and-mortar distribution on Xbox 360 next month.
While most Xbox Live Arcade titles are strictly digital in their distribution, from time to time, a few downloadable games find their way into stores. Games like Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Peggle, and Pac-Man Championship Edition have all found their way into retail compilations of XBLA games, and they're apparently set to be joined by three more of the service's breakout hits.
Amazon.com has put up a product listing for an Xbox Live Arcade three-pack featuring Limbo, Trials HD, and Splosion Man. With an expected release date of April 12, the bundle is commanding a $30 preorder price point. When purchased digitally, the three titles add up to $40.
One of the developers of the games lent the listing some credibility in a post on Twitter. Michael Wilford, CEO and cofounder of Splosion Man creator Twisted Pixel Games, linked to the Amazon page and said the bundle would be coming to North America.
All three of the games listed in the bundle debuted as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotions. The side-scrolling platformer Splosion Man and motorcycle obstacle courses of Trials HD were part of the 2009 Summer of Arcade, while the adventure puzzle game Limbo was the breakout hit of last year's promotion.
[UPDATE]: Microsoft has since confirmed details of the bundle for GameSpot. A representative said it will launch April 19, and include 160 Microsoft points and a 48-hour trial membership for Xbox Live Gold.
Limbo is the Best Arcade game ever, Trials HD is very tough though, Haven't played Splosion Man, Well It's definitely worth it All games are Super Awesome
LOL, I got a point loss for saying some random fanboy re***d (That good enough gamespot?) thumbed down eveyone. I can think of worse things. It makes me laugh how fanboys get away with starting arguments but I get modded for a single word. What a joke. Truth is I am right, stupid threads like this are littered with fanboy idiots.
@rockafella06 I completely agree, XBLA games cost more than they're worth...I mean, I paid $15 for Castle Crashers when it was first released and enjoyed it while it lasted, but I probably only got around 10-15 hrs of gameplay out of the title...and at the same time, games of the same quality are half as much on the PC! MS needs to "roll-back" the price of XBLA games if they want them to thrive in the market place.
Maybe MS should just use offers like any 3 for $30, or buy 2 get 1 free on the 360 marketplace. I have 2 of those games but I would like others (Limbo,Super Meat Boy) but for the amount of time I'll spend playing each one its just not worth my while at there current prices
Nice! I was planning on getting both Limbo and Splosion Man eventually anyway. Both of them look great, and almost make this worth it themselves. I haven't heard of Trials HD specifically, though I have played a bunch of similar flash games. While not my favorite kind of game, they can be fun, so if they designed the levels well enough, it should be worth the remaining money for the collection. The addition of points and XBL Gold is good, even if they are small amounts of each (which is understandable). The $160 included is pretty much only good for cheap DLC, or to help give you some extra points in case you're a bit short for something else you want. Unfortunately, the DLC I'd really want to get for the games I have cost more than 320 points (I have 160 points left over), so I may save those points for later, unless I find something else I want to get. Anyway, can't wait to check this out. :D
All 3 of these games are B-E-A-Utilful! Limbo is my 2nd favourite Arcade game of all time, Trials HD is just stunning and Splosion Man is just non-stop fun. Whoever grabs this will be getting a bargain
singhellotaku Posted Mar 10, 2011 12:21 am ET Trials was great, the others were alright but not worth $15 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- only person i've heard say those other 2 games were not worth the money. the ONLY one. I've wanted all these games for quite some time, I'm definitely looking forward to this package.
Already have trails, limbo looks good though (might buy that eventually), might just spend $5 on the indie games, you can find some good ones on the indie section (though you have to look through some not so good ones to find them)
Microsoft is really on top right now. They are giving players what they want and LISTENING to what they say. Kudos to Microsoft for not sitting on it's laurels.
i haven't bought any of these titles although i was planning to do so until my x360 died a year and a half ago , a very good deal indeed.
i think it would rock if sometime in the year or something they did do a summer of arcade xbox live disc. i woulda loved to see them have a summer of arcade 09 with what, splosion man, trials, mvc2 and shadow complex... that was the best summer of online distribution EVER on that console. @icehearted, many people still game without their console hooked up to the internet, so this goes both ways.
if you dont have ALL 3 of those games already then you have been missing out on some of the best games ever, and probably dont play many XBLA games at all. I used to think XBLA games were dumb and a waste of money, then I actually bought one. Now I am hooked. There a ton of GREAT xbla games. these 3 included.
This is exactly digital distribution is a bad idea. Online, they can fix the prices to whatever suits them, out in retail they have less control on pricing, which amounts to fairer pricing for the consumer. Even Epic once talked about how map packs that were intended to be free were being sold for MS Points because Microsoft essentially bullied them into it. Had there been any way other than Microsoft's anti-competitive XBL to distribute this DLC it would have been free, not unlike Epic's previous efforts with older games for the PC in the past.
Hmmm, so are these games on disc or is it a bundle of codes to redeem? Its ridiculous to me that these games sell for less on a disc (if they are on disc) than they do digitally. What does that say about Microsoft's pricing of items in its XBLA?
This is great for me considering I've been wanting all three of these excellent games for some time.
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