Xbox Summer of Arcade 2012 Line-Up Revealed

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Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -

Via Spike TV's pre-Microsoft conference coverage, Microsoft's Phil Spencer was on hand to reveal 2012's Summer of Arcade lineup. Here's the list of games headed to XBLA this summer as part of the promotion:

Dates/Prices forthcoming.

#1 Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -

Via Spike TV's pre-Microsoft conference coverage, Microsoft's Phil Spencer was on hand to reveal 2012's Summer of Arcade lineup. Here's the list of games headed to XBLA this summer as part of the promotion:

Dates/Prices forthcoming.

#2 Posted by CharAznable (795 posts) -

Fuck it, I'll give Tony Hawk another go.

#3 Posted by Mars (310 posts) -

I think I will too. Don't know anything about those other games though.

#4 Posted by Y2Ken (1281 posts) -

Could definitely be interesting.

#5 Posted by Tesla (1944 posts) -

Ouch...I guess I want Dust, but that's about it. Poor lineup.

#6 Posted by crsd36 (13 posts) -

Dust and Deadlight seem cool. Others seem...meh. Really wish Shadow Complex 2 would come out.

#7 Posted by Lukeweizer (2765 posts) -

Oh shit!!! A zombie apocalypse game?!? IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!

#8 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

That's a weak year.

Last year was just Bastion, some pretenders and Fruit Ninja. But hell, Bastion might be my favorite game of the last decade.

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#9 Posted by DerBonk (108 posts) -

Really poor lineup :/ Nothing that interests me. Maybe Tony Hawk for nostalgia, but not for more than 10 bucks.

#10 Posted by RichieJohn (527 posts) -

That's a good line up. If I got Gold I'd probably buy 4 of the 5.

#11 Posted by YoungBuck (207 posts) -

Tony Hawk and Dust look great.

#12 Posted by BigSocrates (406 posts) -

Definitely getting Tony Hawk. Really wish I had it right now. No game relaxes me more than just zoning out in TH, trying to figure out some new line or beat some high score.

The others might be good, who knows. I don't have high hopes for hybrid though. Do we really need another online only multiplayer shooter? When they're good, they're usually kind of bland and bleed into each other, and when they're bad they're terrible. Of course that's what I said about Gotham City Impostors, and I ended up enjoying that.

What I really want is a new shadow complex. Come on. It's been 3 years.

#13 Posted by Seeric (168 posts) -

Dust is about the only thing here which actually seems like a (probably) good enough game for their 'Summer of Arcade' thing. Tony Hawk HD is something I'm excited for, but a rerelease here even of a highly-desired game sends the message 'our downloadable game selection is running thin this year'.

#14 Posted by Wandrecanada (415 posts) -

This is going to be the weakest Summer of Arcade ever...

#15 Posted by Giantstalker (1726 posts) -

Hybrid looks great but the rest here aren't even worth a second look. Well, one out of five I suppose is better than none...

#16 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

@Giantstalker: Uhh... Tony Hawk?

#17 Posted by mrpandaman (872 posts) -

@RichieJohn said:

That's a good line up. If I got Gold I'd probably buy 4 of the 5.

I'm going to guess the one you wouldn't buy is "Wreckateer" right?

#18 Posted by wumbo3000 (1005 posts) -

FUCK YEAH DUST WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#19 Posted by ptc (622 posts) -

Wreckateer will be the sleeper hit of the summer.

#20 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -
@ptc

Wreckateer will be the sleeper hit of the summer.

I don't know, it's got the heady musk of Dave Lang all over it.
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#21 Posted by l4wd0g (2017 posts) -

Wreckateer!

#22 Posted by Ley_Lines (261 posts) -

Nah, there is only one game called wreckateer in my opinion. Also this will be the first summer of arcade that

I don't want a single one of these games; sad.

#23 Posted by VargasPrime (304 posts) -

@Ley_Lines said:

Nah, there is only one game called wreckateer in my opinion. Also this will be the first summer of arcade that

I don't want a single one of these games; sad.

That is kinda sad, if even Dust: An Elysian Tale doesn't pique your interest. That game looks crazy fun, and seeing how impressed the GB team was at PAX just enhanced my anticipation for it.

#24 Posted by m2cks (594 posts) -

Oh shit! I might seriously get everything! (Or at least the majority of 'em)

#25 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Dust looks incredible and I'm down for some classic Tony Hawking.

Wreckateer looked embarrassingly bad. Not sure about the other two.

#26 Posted by CookieMonster (2448 posts) -

Weak line up this year. Only thing that vaguely interests me is the back story to Dust.

#27 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2403 posts) -

Totally getting Tony Hawk HD and Dust

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#28 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

Definitely getting Tony Hawk and Dust.

#29 Posted by Zacagawea (1613 posts) -

Buying Tony Hawk and Dust for sure.

#30 Posted by Tikicobra (415 posts) -

Four of these look mediocre at best and Tony Hawk, as good as it may be, is just an HD makeover.

#31 Posted by SockemJetpack (412 posts) -

Dust is what I want. One guy made everything but the music so I'm in.

#32 Edited by blueinferno (458 posts) -

Oh wow, I feel stupid ha ha. For some reason I mistook Dust for From Dust....wow. Um, but yeah. Tony Hawk for me.

#33 Posted by megalowho (978 posts) -

Summer of Lang confirmed

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#34 Posted by jakkblades (401 posts) -

@Tikicobra said:

Four of these look mediocre at best and Tony Hawk, as good as it may be, is just an HD makeover.

Your wrongness smells from here.

#35 Posted by BoringK (264 posts) -

I'm excited about Dust and Hybrid, wary about Tony Hawk HD (because I love the old games), and I don't care about Wreckateer. Wait, what's Deadlight?

zombie plague

Oh, fuck off.

#36 Posted by SpaceJamLunchbox (127 posts) -

That's great news for Dust!

#37 Posted by TheMartino (136 posts) -

Where the fuck is Retro City Rampage?

#38 Posted by TheMartino (136 posts) -

Side note: aware that it's non exclusive so it can't be summer of arcade. Still. Where is it.

#39 Posted by Coolarman (838 posts) -

Dust and Tony Hawk. Everything else is irrelevant

#40 Posted by spankingaddict (2737 posts) -

Deadlight and Dust look great . 2 out of 5 is good enough for me ...

#41 Posted by SpydrMrphy (87 posts) -

Dust and Deadlight seem to be amazing and Tony Hawk actually looks interesting, all in all a interesting showing for Summer of Arcade. Seriously Dust and Deadlight are the highlights. Anyone who got to play them at PAX East can attest to that.

Everyone who is complaining about this list, clearly didn't make it to PAX East or play the games if they where there, because if you did you would know how wrong you are.

#42 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Dust and Deadlight look like they could be interesting.

#43 Posted by Sammo21 (3538 posts) -

Hybrid...i don't know...no single player and me not thinking the mp will last long = crap purchase possibly.

#44 Posted by Winsord (1301 posts) -

Not really interested in any of these, except for maybe Tony Hawk.

#45 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Cool, I'll definitely buy Tony Hawk and I'm interested to see how Dust and Deadlight turn out.

#46 Posted by Miacosa (13 posts) -

Dust and Deadlight seem good, there others are a no go

#47 Posted by MeatBomb (4 posts) -

Whelp, I guess Spelunky is never coming out.

#48 Posted by Fearbeard (834 posts) -

Looking forward to Dust.

Hybrid looked interesting from what I saw of the beta. I'll give it a try.

Don't know anything about Deadlight.

Tony Hawk HD doesn't do much for me, but I'll try the demo because every once in a blue moon I like a skateboarding game.

I'll check out Wreckateer if I've bothered to unbox my Kinect by the time it comes out. I bought it on sale last fall, but nothing has excited me enough to bother reorganizing my gaming setup to make it usable.

#49 Posted by Twinsun (494 posts) -

@SpydrMrphy said:

Dust and Deadlight seem to be amazing and Tony Hawk actually looks interesting, all in all a interesting showing for Summer of Arcade. Seriously Dust and Deadlight are the highlights. Anyone who got to play them at PAX East can attest to that.

Everyone who is complaining about this list, clearly didn't make it to PAX East or play the games if they where there, because if you did you would know how wrong you are.

Because as we know everyone has the same tastes.

#50 Posted by JesterPC238 (345 posts) -

Aside from Wreckateer, all of these games look quite good in my opinion. Absolutely cannot wait for Dust (oddly, two of my most anticipated games of the year have the word "dust" in the title), Tony Hawk looks great, Deadlight looks interesting, and the Hybrid beta was a lot of fun. Looks like a good summer for XBLA, especially hot on the heels of Minecraft, Fez, and Trials Evo.

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