Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade Line-Up Revealed
Microsoft are gearing up for the hot weather in their usual manner – with the Xbox LIVE Arcade Summer of Arcade. Taking place over the summer holidays every year, the Summer of Arcade brings together some of the biggest Xbox LIVE Arcade releases of the year into one promotion.
This year there will be five titles taking part in the offer,including the Hi-Def remake of the first Tony Hawk Skating game, and Kinect-based destruction game Wreckateer. Also, once again it has been revealed that if you buy three of the games featured, you will receive 400 Microsoft Points back as a bonus.
The fifth annual Summer of Arcade consists of:
“Deadlight” (Tequila Works/Microsoft Studios). “Deadlight” is a puzzle platformer, where the player must take advantage of the main character’s agility to solve obstacles, and dodge zombies, manipulating the many interactive elements of the scenery. With more walking corpses than bullets, the feeling of danger is constant.o
“Dust: An Elysian Tail” (Humble Hearts/Microsoft Studios). As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past in a gorgeous hand-painted world.
“Hybrid” (5TH Cell/5TH Cell). “Hybrid” is a pioneering third person shooter set in the near future, where global conflict exists between a species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction known as the Paladins. 5TH Cell strives to give players a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre.
“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD” (Robomodo/Activision). “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD” takes the best elements of the classic “THPS” games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans’ muscle memories, and combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.
“Wreckateer” (Iron Galaxy/Microsoft Studios). “Wreckateer” uses Kinect to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy 60 castles using six magical projectiles, and explore the infinite ways you can wreak havoc with “Wreckateer’s” fully-dynamic destruction
Check out the trailer below for all of the games in action:
No date has been confirmed for the Summer of Arcade yet, so stay tuned.