I guess with the July 4th Holiday being this week the folks at Xbox and the major game development studios knew not to release any big named games. Or I should say, they knew gamer’s beloveds would be dragging them away from their consoles to go on a vacation. The only semi-big –I guess,  Xbox 360 release this week is Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. Don’t worry though, there are a few XBLA games releasing too.  Definitely check on Friday for my Xbox LIVE Indie Game Spotlight.


On Xbox 360

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Release Date: July 3

Detailed physics underpin a huge variety of challenges set throughout the history of this landmark automotive brand. Painstakingly detailed cars and tracks reflect visceral damage as racers wear on, an acute sense of speed communicates the power of these highly tuned vehicles, as advanced AI challenges even the most experience driver. Multiple event types Extensive online competition Single & multiplayer gaming 39 circuit variations Over 50 stunning detailed cars Campaign mode


Xbox LIVE Arcade

Bellator: MMA Onslaught Release Date: July 4 Price: 1200 Microsoft Points ($15)

Nominated for ‘Best Sports Game’ and ‘Best Fighting Game’ at E3 by Neoseeker. This game is based on Bellator Fighting Championships, a single elimination Mixed Martial Arts tournament. It is a first of its kind, a fast paced arcade style MMA fighting game with easy to understand controls that enable players to quickly master the clinch and ground game. Design your own fighter and compete both online or locally against other players’ creations and the best fighters Bellator has to offer to level your fighter, master MMA techniques, unlock moves, earn belts and climb to the top of the world rankings.

Spelunky! Release Date: July 4 Price: 1200 Microsoft Points ($15)

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game’s many secrets.


 DLC (Download Content)

Max Payne 3: Local Justice Map Pack Release Date: July 3

Forza Motorsports 4 July Car Pack Release Date: July 3 Price: 560 Microsoft Points ($7)