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Microsoft Announces Future Xbox Live Games and DLC

Microsoft had an Xbox Press event today in San Francisco to announce details of upcoming games and future DLC.  Here is all that was announced:

Gears of War 3 will have a public multiplayer beta in mid-April that will give you the first chance to play the new game.  The beta will include three versus modes and four new maps.  The game is set to launch this September. 

New Halo: Reach map pack titled “Defiant.”  The map pack will be on sale March 15th for 800 Microsoft Points.  The map pack will contain three new maps called Condemned, Highlands, and Unearthed.

Fable 3 will get a new add-on titled “Traitor’s Keep.”  This DLC will be available March 1st for 560 Microsoft Points.  The game will feature three new levels along with brand new quests.  The DLC also has added achievements for a total of 250 points to acquire.

Crysis 2 will be playable in 3D on the Xbox and comes out March 22nd.

The Gunstringer is the new game from Twisted Pixel.  These are the same guys that brought you Splosion Man and Comic Jumper.  The Gunstringer is for Kinect exclusive where you play as an undead marionette.  No release date was announced for this game.

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is the next game in the Dishwasher series.  The Xbox Live exclusive game will have single player and co-op play, along with 50 challenge rooms and an endless challenge mode.  The game will also be playable in 3D.

It sounds like Microsoft has a lot of stuff planned with 3D, DLC, and downloadable Kinect games.  They also talked about Child of Eden and Once Upon a Monster, but nothing new to say about these games.


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