Microsoft announced today its new Play to Earn program for Xbox Live Rewards, MyPunchcard, scheduled to launch April 1.
Throughout April, Xbox Live users who play arcade titles and add to their game collection will earn rewards. By blacking out all three Arcade Punchcards, users will be guaranteed a spot in upcoming VIP exclusives.
There are three ways to earn rewards over the coming month:
Play 20 hours of any combination of arcade games, receive a free avatar item
Purchase any four arcade games for 400 Microsoft Points or more from Xbox LIVE, receive a one month Xbox LIVE Gold membership
Spend 3200 Microsoft Points on arcade games, receive 800 Microsoft Points in return.
This April will see the launch of six new arcade titles: BattleBlock Theater, Double Dragon II, Motocross...
The third of four character classes for Sacred Citadel, Deep Silver's side-scrolling brawler, was revealed during a trailer posted today.
The Ancarian Ranger is a long-range attacker who fights primarily with a bow and traps to ensnare different enemies. Previously revealed classes include the warrior and shaman. Check out the trailer above to watch the Ancarian Ranger in action.
Sacred Citadel is set within the same universe as action role-playing series Sacred. The brawler acts as a prologue to Sacred 3, which is scheduled for release in 2013.
Sacred Citadel is expected to release later this year for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam for Windows PC.