Jun 27, 2011

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Xbox Live Summer Of Arcade 2011 Dates And Prices

Xbox Live Summer Of Arcade 2011 Dates And Prices

Xbox Live’s 4th annual Summer Of Arcade kicks off July 20 and today the prices and details have been released.  Below are the release dates as well as a brief description and price of each title.

Bastion

Release Date: July 20, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Supergiant Games
Publisher: WB Games Inc
Rating: E10+

Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move.  Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.  Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat.  Finish the main story to unlock New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!

From Dust

Release Date: July 27, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: UBISOFT MONTPELLIER
Publisher: UBISOFT
Rating: E10+

Discover a unique Modern God game where nature is the star: From Dust, the latest original concept by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Another World.  Behold the beauty of a primitive world pulsing with life and face the might of nature.  Beware the danger of a world that is constantly changing under your command.  Control the destiny of a tribe struggling to survive and help it recover its ancestors’ lost powers.  Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous.  A universe where Nature reclaims what is Hers; and you are your people’s only chance of survival.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Release Date: August 3, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: FuelCell/Gagne Int’l
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Rating: E

Save your star and home world from the shadow virus that has taken hold in this side-scrolling 2D action adventure.  Journey through unique environments and build an arsenal of tools and weapons along the way as you battle twisted creatures and use your cunning to unlock the mysteries of the enigmatic Shadow Planet!  Online/Offline co-op support for 2-4 players.

Fruit Ninja Kinect

Release Date: August 10, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Halfbrick
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Rating: E

The iOS hit is back now with Kinect support (and an inflated price.)  Use your arms to slice fruit in Zen mode, Classic, and the frenetic Arcade mode.  The four-player party mode adds tons of fun as does the all new challenge mode exclusive to the Kinect.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Release Date: August 17, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Signal Studios
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Rating: T

The Cold War is decided when ‘80s era action toys come alive and wage war!  Toy Soldiers: Cold War blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you’re scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends.  Battle in campaign, competitive, co-op modes or fight for the highest score in mini-games.

Special BONUS Offer

If you purchase all five of the above games, you will receive a free copy of Crimson Alliance, an action RPG game from industry-leading Certain Affinity.  This game lets you play with up to three friends and battle the sinister Cult of the Soul Siren.  You’ll receive three characters, each with a host of special abilities from the Assassin’s time-bending attacks, to the Wizards elemental mastery or the Mercenary’s sweeping whirlwind strikes.  Valued at 1200 pts, it’ll be available September 7.  Details here.

[Source: Major Nelson]