XBLM in March: Lara Croft deals, MvC3 and Dragon Age 2 DLC, free Gold weekend

Major Nelson has posted highlights from the Xbox Live Marketplace schedule for March. First up, the Dragon Age 2 "Black Emporium" DLC -- free to those who purchase new copies of the game -- will land on March 8 for 800 points ($10). Second, as promised, bonus characters Jill and Shuma Gorath will be available for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on March 15 for 400 points ($5) each.

In other XBLM happenings, March 7 kicks off a Lara Croft themed "Deal of the Week," which will see Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light knocked down to 600 points ($7.50). Lara Croft DLC will also be discounted by fifty percent. Also, the week of March 14 will see several St. Patrick's Day deals, notably some discounted Green Day DLC (green -- geddit?) and Social Distortion's "Bad Luck" for Rock Band.

Finally, Xbox Live Silver members can enjoy free Xbox Live Gold this weekend, beginning Friday, March 4 at 12PM ET through Monday, March 7 at 12PM ET. Head past the break for a more complete schedule of releases.

Deal of the Week

Week of March 7
  • Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light 1200 600 ($7.50)
  • Raziel & Kane Character Pack 400 200 ($2.50)
  • A Hazardous Reunion Challenge Pack 3 400 200 ($2.50)
  • All the Trappings Challenge Pack 1 400 200 ($2.50)
  • T-Rex Pet 240 120 ($1.50)
Week of March 14
  • Clover: A Curious Tale 400 200 ($2.50)
  • Rock Band - "Bad Luck" 160 80 ($1)
  • Rock Band - Green Day Pack 01 440 220 ($2.75)
  • Lips - "Some Guys Have All The Luck" 160 80 ($1)
  • Lips - "Chasing Cars" 160 80 ($1)
  • Green Avatar Tux 240 120 ($1.50)
  • Leprechaun Avatar Prop 240 120 ($1.50)
  • Green Shamrock Avatar Tee 80 40 ($0.50)
  • Red Dead Redemption Irish T-Shirt 80 40 ($0.50)
  • NBA2K11 Celtics Jersey 240 120 ($1.50)
Avatar Marketplace
  • March 3: Robots
  • March 10: Halo: Reach collection update
Downloadable content

March 8
  • Dragon Age 2 Exiled Prince 560 ($7)
  • Dragon Age 2 The Black Emporium 800 ($10)
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed 560 ($7)
  • (March 8-14) Your Shape: Fitness Evolved DLC Sale 50%-60% off
March 15
  • Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack 800 ($10)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Jill Character 400 ($5)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Shuma Character 400 ($5)
Xbox Live Arcade
  • March 9th: Torchlight 1200 ($15)
  • March 16th: Full House Poker 800 ($10)
Xbox 360 Games on Demand
  • March 8: Kane & Lynch 2
  • March 15: Halo: Reach

This article was originally published on Joystiq.