Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade kicks off on 18 July

It’s that time again: a five week stretch during which Microsoft obliterates your squirreled mass of MS Points with another Summer of Arcade promotion. Mr. Xbox LIVE himself, Major Nelson, recently provided a list of titles, dates and prices for this year’s offerings.

Kicking things off on 18 July is the re-mastered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD for 1200 MS Points. A week later on 25 July, the Kinect-only Wreckateer lets you destroy castles with a ballista for 800 MS Points. Following that, on 01 August, we get the atmospheric puzzle-platformer Deadlight (which we’ve had our eyes on for quite some time) for 1200 MS Points. A week later, on 08 August, 5th Cell’s multiplayer shooter Hybrid releases for 1200 MS Points (Gold account required, obviously). Finally, on 15 August for 1200 MS Points we get Dust: An Elysian Tale, which is a hand-painted action RPG.

As always, if you buy a certain amount of these games during the promotion, then you’ll get a bunch of MS Points back. This time you’ll need to purchase at least three of these titles to receive 400 MS Points back.

Source: Major Nelson

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