Microsoft Announces Summer of Arcade Schedule

It's that time of year again, when the Xbox Live Arcade is hit with some of its biggest releases.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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Today, Microsoft has announced the official lineup of games for the 2011 Xbox Live Summer of Arcade, a tradition that has been ongoing since 2008. Starting on July 20th and running until August 17th, Microsoft will be releasing some of the biggest upcoming downloadable games once a week on the Xbox Live Arcade service.  For those who purchase all five games, you’ll be rewarded a free copy of Crimson Alliance, a downloadable Arcade title valued at 1200 MS Points.

Below is the official listing of games, release dates and pricing for the Summer of Arcade promotion.

“Bastion” (Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Release Date: July 20
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

“From Dust” (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)
Release Date: July 27
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

“Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet”(Fuelcell/Microsoft Studios)
Release Date: August 3
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

“Fruit Ninja Kinect” (Halfbrick/Microsoft Studios)
Release Date: August 10
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

“Toy Soldiers: Cold War” (Signal Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Release Date: August 17
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points