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Mad Riders hitting download services on May 30

Ubisoft sent out word that Mad Riders will hit PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 30. The game comes from Dead Island developer Techland.

It will be available for 800 Microsoft points, or $9.99 on PlayStation Network and PC.

The game offers racing and stunts across 45 tracks. You can use boosts, hidden shortcuts, and more. It also features multiplayer for up to 12 players, and has support for leaderboards, and drop-in and out gameplay.

Below is the new trailer. Check it out.

Trials Evolution sells half a million in three weeks

trials_evo_frontpage_largeThe highly addictive Xbox Live Arcade hit, Trials Evolution has sold over a half million units in three weeks. This comes from Ubisoft’s 2011 financial results, which also states that the game sold more than 100,000 copies on its first day.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that RedLynx, the studio behind the game, has “great multiplatform potential,” hinting at the game’s release on PSN.

The publisher also noted impressive figures for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (7.2 million), Driver: San Francisco and Rayman Origins (2 million each).

Minecraft sells over a million copies on Xbox 360

Yes, over one million gamers have bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, proving once and for all just how popular the game truly is. This, too, only within a week of release on Xbox Live Arcade, making it one of the –if not THE – fastest selling games on the service.

That’s not all: more than 5.2 million total online hours have been spent mining, over 2.4 million multiplayer hours have been logged, and 4 million total multiplayer sessions played. Those are, without doubt, staggering figures rivaled only by the likes of Call of Duty and Halo.

Downloadable Virtua Fighter game, character customization packs announced

SEGA (yes, it’s all caps!) today announced Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, a stand-alone downloadable game for release on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade. It’s going to cost $15 (or 1200 Microsoft points) and is due out on June 5 on PSN and June 6 on XBLA.

The game’s going to be accompanied by character customization packs for its 19 fighters. They are going to cost $5 (400 points) each and will contain anywhere from 600 to 950 customization items. Attached below is an introduction video.

Castle Crashers Goes Gold

Long in development title Castle Crashers has finally gone gold according to this post on the company’s blog. The game has completed production and is currently awaiting certification at Microsoft.

In development since 2006, the hack-and-slash title for the Xbox Live Arcade still does not have a release date seeing how unpredictably time consuming the certification process is at Microsoft. However, with core development completed, the game will surely come out this Summer.

XBLA GoldenEye Almost Done, Killed for Money

There’s more to the story than it seems when it comes to the silent death of the Xbox Live Arcade version of GoldenEye 007, a Nintendo 64 shooter created by Rare. According to 1UP, the XBLA version would feature the same graphics and sound as the original, but would include online multiplayer via Xbox Live. In fact, the game was only two months away from completion, but was killed due to the fact that Nintendo and Microsoft could not make up their minds when it came to financial matters.

The site makes a logical suggestion: if you want to see the game on Xbox Live Arcade, make it known to both Microsoft and Nintendo.

Mad Tracks Bravo Expansion Live

D3Publisher sends word that it has released the Bravo expansion pack for Mad Tracks on Xbox Live Arcade for the console. The third part of the Mad Tracks trilogy, Bravo offers seven races and eight original mini-games. Environments include Antarctica, German Dance Hall and a French Museum. The expansion is going for 350 points.

Additionally, they have also released a Xbox 360 theme based off the game. Dubbed Crazy Cars, the theme pack goes for 150 points.

Wing Commander Arena on XBLA

EA today revealed that Wing Commander Arena, a 2D space shooter from Gaia Industries, will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday. It is a spin-off of the original Wing Commander franchise and will offer eight maps supporting three styles of play: team, free for all, and dueling. There will also be a single-player mode.

Wing Commander Arena will be sold at 800 Microsoft points.