XBLA Summer of Arcade release dates revealed


Microsoft already announced its Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade lineup earlier this month, but now the company is revealing release dates for each specific game.

Kicking things off is Bastion, an action RPG that has received extensive coverage from Giant Bomb in a series called "Building the Bastion." The title will be available on July 20 for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).

From Dust, a god game described by Ubisoft as the spritual successor to Populous, is the next game in the Summer of Arcade lineup. The sandbox title has a release date of July 27 and will also cost 1200 MSP.

Following that will be Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, which comes out on August 3 for 1200 MSP. Then Kinect gets the spotlight for a week when Fruit Ninja Kinect is released on August 10 for 800 MSP. Closing things out is Toy Soldiers: Cold War, which will be available on August 17 for 1200 MSP.

Taking a cue from previous years, Microsoft will offer a bonus for those who purchase all five Summer of Arcade titles. Those individuals will receive a free copy of Crimson Alliance when it is released on September 7.

[Major Nelson]


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