Instead of filling us in on this weekâ€™s new Xbox Live Arcade releases, Microsoft has announced that a price drop is scheduled to go into effect for a handful of XBLA games beginning this Wednesday. It seems the Labor Day XBLA price reduction was a success after all.
Starting this Wednesday (12 a.m. GMT) and running through Tuesday the 2nd of October (11:59 p.m. GMT), three Xbox Live Arcade titles will be going down in price:
Bankshot Billiards 2 â€“ 900 Microsoft Points (normally 1200 Microsoft Points)
“Bankshot Billiards 2″ improves upon the original with nine different game styles: classic 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat, Euro 8-Ball, 14.1 Continuous, 3-Ball, Trick Shots, Time Trial, and Golf.
Frogger â€“ 300 Microsoft Points (normally 400 Microsoft Points)
With enhanced artwork building on the original title’s style, modernized sound and music, and all new play modes, you won’t want to miss out on “Frogger” on Xbox LIVE Arcade!
Hardwood Spades â€“ 300 Microsoft Points (normally 400 Microsoft Points)
The game where a trick IS a treat, “Hardwood Spades” is multiplayer card game that offers customizable backgrounds, card faces, card backs and tables.
Also coming out this Wednesday is the Bomberman Live! Bomb-Up Pack 2 which, as fans are no doubt aware, was supposed to become available two weeks ago.
With Halo 3 already waiting on store shelves to be snatched up by millions of frenzied gamers, it might be slightly risky for publishers to release any new games for the XBLA this week. As such, youâ€™d be best advised to not hold your breath.