For whatever reason--and I'm leaning towards a weaker marketing push--Microsoft's 2010 Summer of Arcade doesn't seem to have the same kind of pre-release buzz that it had in 2009. But that doesn't mean there aren't some exciting games set to hit over the next few weeks. The other Brad gave you a tour during E3, and now you know when to expect each title, as Microsoft has tossed out release dates for the five titles being released under the Summer of Arcade umbrella.
- Limbo - July 21
- Hydro Thunder: Hurricane - July 28
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair - August 4
- Monday Night Combat - August 11
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - August 18
== TEASER ==Limbo and Monday Night Combat are definitely going to be my "must-sees" out of this selection. Oddly enough, the idea of saddling up as Lara Croft yet again is also becoming increasingly pleasant to my cortex. I feel like I should probably go to a doctor and check for damage.
Just like last year, you'll get a deal if you buy all these titles. You'll receive 1200 Microsoft Space Bucks if you purchase all five games, or 400 if you get at least three.
While we're on the subject of XBLA, two more games are releasing today: Blacklight: Tango Down and Monkey Island Special Edition 2: LeChuck's Revenge. A bunch of deals are happening too, if you're interested.
So, Summer of Arcade. It's a thing that will be happening. Are you going to grab them all?