Xbox Live Summer Of Arcade 2012 Details + Games On Demand Sale With 75% Off

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed the release dates and prices of the games that will be featured in this years ‘Summer Of Arcade’ promotion. The details are below, along with a quick description of each title:

July 18th: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – 1200 MS Points

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.

July 25th: Wreckateer – 800 MS Points

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.

August 1st: Deadlight – 1200 MS Points

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.

August 8th: Hybrid – 1200 MS Points

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.

August 15th: Dust: An Elysian Tail – 1200 MS Points

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.

Alongside this promotion, Microsoft have also announced that 20 titles under its ‘Games On Demand’ section will be getting a 75% price cut up until June 25th. Sadly, most of the 20 titles on offer are either a) really old, b) really crap or c) not worth even £5. Still, if you like the sound of the offer, the 20 games on offer are listed below:

  • Alone in the Dark
  • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
  • Bolt
  • Bomberman Act: Zero
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Conan
  • Dark Void
  • FaceBreaker
  • Kameo
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • Open Season
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Rockstar Table Tennis
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis
  • Surf’s Up
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Tornado Outbreak
  • Virtua Tennis 2009
  • Viva Piñata Party Animals
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