I just want to say thank you for hanging on with me. I know I have been sneaking off to play Minecraft throughout the week, but that is one addicting game. On to the point, here are this week’s new releases for the Xbox 360.

Just as a warning for the XBLA game. You will need an internet connection and a Gold Xbox LIVE membership to play it.

Xbox 360

Persona 4 Arena Release Date: August 7

Two months after the ending of the hit RPG Persona 4, a new threat has emerged in Persona 4 Arena! During Golden Week, a new rumor begins spreading through town about a mysterious TV program, the P-1 Grand Prix. Visible if you look into a turned-off TV on a rainy night, this fighting tournament broadcasts high school friends fighting one another to the bitter end. When Yu Narukami and the others test this rumor, they see their friend Teddie announcing the beginning of the show: “May the manliest of all men come on down!” With that, the participants are shown, one by one… The Investigation Team is horrified to see their own faces introduced with twisted nicknames. The members of the Investigation Team decide to dive into the TV once again to solve the case! What is behind the mysterious TV show? Jump into the next chapter of the story as Persona 4 enters a new genre in this 2D fighting game from the dream team of ATLUS and Arc System Works, made to be enjoyed by fighting game beginners and experts alike!

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Hybrid Release Date: August 8

Gold subscription and internet connection required for play. Hybrid is a multiplayer third person shooter in which two factions fight for world domination on a persistent world map. Take control of a soldier fighting for the Paladins or the Variants as they race to control the world’s most powerful resource; Dark Matter. Your victories on the battlefield directly affect the course of the war!