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Sonic CD, Trine 2 Xbox Live Arcade release dates

Microsoft dates the rest of 2011's XBLA, DLC and deals.

Sega classic Sonic CD will be available to download from tomorrow on Xbox Live Arcade for the pocket money price of 400 Points, Microsoft has announced.

Sonic joins the previously PS3-exclusive Joe Danger, the diminutive racer whose Special Edition for XBLA includes extra gameplay modes and characters.

Fairy tale puzzle-platformer Trine 2 then rounds out the year's XBLA releases on 21st December.

Epic adds five new chapters to Gears of War 3 via prequel DLC Raam's Shadow, out today - Eurogamer's review just went live.

There's also new multiplayer characters and Achievements for Assassin's Creed: Revelations in Ubisoft's upcoming Ancestors pack, plus more content for XBLA tower defence title Orcs Must Die and Kinect puppeteer game The Gunstringer.

The full rundown of new content, as seen on Major Nelson's blog, lies below:

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Joe Danger Special Edition - 14th December, 1200 Points
  • Sonic CD - 14th December, 400 Points
  • Trine 2 - 21th December, 1200 Points


  • Gears of War 3 Raam's Shadow Expansion - 13th December, 1200 Points
  • Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand - 13th December, 1200 Points
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations Ancestors Character Pack - 13th December, 320 Points
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Bundle #1: Back in Shape: Lose it + Jump Rope: Survival Mode - 13th December, 560 Points
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 DLC 1: Back in Shape: Lose It - 13th December, 400 Points
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 DLC 2: Jump Rope: Survival Mode - 13th December, 320 Points
  • Duke Nukem Forever The Doctor Who Cloned Me - 13th December, 800 Points
  • Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 - 14th December, 240 Points
  • Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures - 14th December, 320 Points
  • The Gunstringer: Real Big Shootin' - 15th December, 240 Points


  • Japan's Finest: 13th December to 19th December (Bangai-O, 400 Points), Hard Corps Uprising (600 Points), Radiant Silvergun (600 Points), Guwange (400 Points)
  • Rock of Ages - 20th December to 26th December, 400 Points
  • Countdown to 2012 - 20th December to 2nd January

Games on Demand

  • Alice Madness Returns - 13th December
  • LA Noire - 20th December
  • UFC Personal Trainer - 20th December

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