At E3 this year, Microsoft finally gave us the rundown on what titles would be included in this year’s Summer of Arcade. Today on Major Nelson’s official blog, we got a run down of when they’ll be released and how much all of the titles will cost. For those few people willing to purchase all of the titles, you’ll get a cool 400 Microsoft points when you purchase all five of the games featured.
First of all, Neversoft’s classic skating classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will be released for 1200 Microsoft points which equates to $15. Featuring levels from the 1999 and 2000 games, Pro Skater 1 & 2, the remake will feature classic music tracks and will bring in new ones to give a proper revitalization of the franchise. Coming out on July 18th, fans will not be disappointed from the previews for this high-def remake.
Second, Wreckateer is being developed by a little known developer named Iron Galaxy. While they haven’t released an original title of their own, this Kinect game looks to bring a Boom Blox like experience over to the Xbox 360. Releasing on July 25th, Wreckateer will be available for 800 Microsoft points.
The first release of August is Deadlight. Another unknown developer, Tequila Works is putting out an apocalyptic 2D physics based platformer. Based in 1986, a mysterious disease has wiped out mankind and a lone survivor is left to defend himself in a world full of what the developer calls 'killer automatons'. With limited supplies in a Fallout-like world, Deadlight will be bringing a thrilling experience on August 1st for 1200 Microsoft points.
Known for the Nintendo DS title Scribblenauts, 5th Cell is releasing Hybrid on August 8th for 1200 Microsoft points. This third person shooter resembles a mix of Monday Night Combat & Vanquish visual styles with some Tribes gameplay in a hardcore multiplayer title. If you are looking for a title to frag people online, this will be your choice from the five titles from the Summer of Arcade.
Wrapping up the Summer of Arcade, Dust: An Elysian Tail will be released on August 15th for 1200 Microsoft points. Released originally on the Indie Channel, Dust was picked by Microsoft for the Microsoft Dream.Build.Play Challenge in 2009, winning a contract to be released as a full Xbox Live Arcade title. The title is a Japanese-influenced side-scrolling hack-n-slash. Gamers who have seen the trailer have compared it’s likeness to Castlevania so those interested in the title should watch the trailer below.
Souce: Major Nelson's Blog