Microsoft Announces ‘Arcade NEXT’, Features Minecraft, Fable Heroes and More

Microsoft has announced that it is grouping some fairly well-known Xbox Live Arcade titles for a promotion they are calling ‘Arcade NEXT’.

Beginning April 18, a new downloadable title will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade from Microsoft Studios every Wednesday till May 9.

The first game to arrive will be Trials Evolution (1200 Microsoft Points), followed by Bloodforge on April 25 (1200 MSPs). In May we’ll be witnessing Lionhead Studios’ Fable Heroes on May 2 (800 MSPs) and ultimately Mojang’s very widly known Minecraft on May 9 (1600 MSPs).

Microsoft has also reminded that the new Gamerscore and Achievement system will be implemented in April.

Initially a rumor, it was confirmed recently that the limit on XBLA Gamescore will be increased to 400 and the unlockable achievements will increase to 30.