If you’re already wondering what to do during the summer games drought, then Xbox LIVE have it covered. The Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade promotion launches this week to bring you a selection of top Xbox LIVE exclusives and timed exclusives over the next five weeks.
All Xbox LIVE games released as part of the Summer of Arcade will be priced at 1200 MS Points each, but the more games you buy, the better the deal. Purchase at least 3 Summer of Arcade titles & receive 400 Microsoft points back, or buy all 5 Summer of Arcade titles and receive 1200 Microsoft points back!
Limbo (21st July 2010)
LIMBO puts players in the role of a young boy travelling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (28th July 2010)
This all-new sequel to the legendary arcade hit features amazing dynamic water physics, transformable rocket-powered boats, gorgeous visuals and over-the-top interactive environments. Single player games include Race and Championship, and two brand new modes: Ring Master and the explosive Gauntlet. Combine local 4-player split-screen and online multiplayer games with 8 players over Xbox LIVE.
Castlevania Harmony of Despair (4th August 2010)
Step into the shadows of the hell house: Castlevania is back in all its pixel-powered 2D glory, this time in full 1080p! Call upon the series’ most hallowed heroes and vanquish your nemesis, Dracula! All-new multiplayer modes like 6-player Co-op and Survival have been whipped up for you, too…
Monday Night Combat (11th August 2010)
Monday Night Combat is a team based third person shooter that meets tower defense games, taking place in the sports arenas of the future. A future controlled by the spectacle of businesses and the actions and behavior that were formerly taboo in sports. MNC boasts unique features for the genre, such as: spectacular grapple moves, a unique skill system and action inducing fodder. In single player mode, gamers battle through a series of challenges unlocking new characters, challenges and product enhancements. In multiplayer, players test their skills online by playing in cooperative ‘Team Blitz’ mode or against each other in ‘Cross Fire’ mode. Multiplayer also boasts an extensive meta game that allows players to use their online experience to gain new powers and new ProTags to show off their accomplishments.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (18th August 2010)
Experience the first ever co-op action-adventure game featuring Lara Croft. Team up with a friend or go at it alone as you traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of undead enemies, and collect over 60 artifacts and relics. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offers fast-paced action and breathtaking visuals shown through an isometric view.
To claim your 400 or 1200 MS Points rebate, you must purchase the games from Xbox LIVE Arcade using your own Xbox LIVE account, by August 31, 2010 11:59 EST. The free Points will be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery â€“ on or around September 30, 2010. Offer available Worldwide in all Xbox LIVE countries except Korea.