New XBLA promotion next month; Trials, Minecraft dated/priced

Microsoft has announced Arcade Next, this spring’s Xbox Live Arcade promotion, which means we finally have solid dates for the likes of Trials Evolution and Minecraft.

Kicking off on next month, on April 18th, the new Trials (1200 MS Points) will be the first out of the gate. The following week, on the 25th,  it’ll be Bloodforge (1200 MS Points), and the week after that, on May 2nd, Fable Heroes will release.

The big finish will be the long-awaited 360 edition of Minecraft, and it’s the priciest of them all. Arriving on May 9th, the game will rob you of 1600 MS Points.

All the games will also have 400 points worth of Gamerscore to harvest.