Microsoft has announced Arcade Next, a four-week run of Xbox Live Arcade releases published by Microsoft Studios beginning next month.
First up is Trials Evolution, Finnish studio RedLynx's Trials HDfollowup with a heavy emphasis on user-generated content, with players using the same track editor its designers used. It arrives on April 18, for 1200 Microsoft Points.
The following Wednesday it's Bloodforge, a brutal hack-and-slasher from Silent Hill: Shattered Memories developer Climax, costing 1200 MSP. On May 2 another, decidedly cuter hack-and-slash title arrives in Lionhead's Fable Heroes, which supports fourplayer co-op and will cost 800 MSP.
Bringing the promotion to the close is arguably the biggest of the lot: 4J Studios' long-awaited XBLA port of Minecraft. Logically subtitled Xbox 360 Edition, it'll be released on May 9 for 1600 MSP.
Like all XBLA releases from April onwards, the above games will each have up to 30 Achievements, worth a total of 400 Gamerscore, to unlock.