XBLA Wednesday: May 2nd, 2012 [UPDATE]

By Mark Delaney,
Edit: Ronimo Games has confirmed that Awesomenauts will be released as planned on Wednesday. Panic over!

Original Story:

The third of four Arcade NEXT games comes out this week, and it's Lionhead Studios' new spin on the Fable series, Also expected out is Awesomenauts, but it should be noted that the game's release is up in the air as the publisher, dtp entertainment, has filed for insolvency. The studio and publisher are trying to work out a way to get the game on the download market on time. We'll certainly know more as we approach the release this Wednesday, so we'll up date this article as soon as more details emerge.

Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 800 MSP

Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to four players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360.

Recently released is this new gameplay trailer that should highlight how this Fable is unlike any other.

Developer: Ronimo Games
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Price: 800 MSP

It's the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies. Expect new items and Awesomenauts to be added regularly! You like Awesomenauts? Also check out TNT Racers and Crazy Machines Elements.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for GameSkinny, Gamesradar and the Official Xbox Magazine. He runs the family-oriented gaming site Game Together.