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Microsoft always saves some of its best downloadable games for the Summer of Arcade. See which games made the cut for 2011. Microsoft didn't talk about Xbox Live Arcade at its big press conference this morning. Lest anyone fear that the legacy of the great Summer of Arcade be lost, Microsoft followed up this evening with a press release announcing the lineup, which will begin the fourth annual run of games beginning on July 20th. Here is 2011's Summer of Arcade:BastionSupergiant's gorgeous action/RPG includes a narrator who constantly tells the story of the events unfolding onscreen. From DustUbisoft attempts to reinvent the god game with a new title from Eric Chahi, the creator of Another World. Alter the environment surrounding a tribe of struggling natives to help them survive and flourish. Fruit Ninja KinectKinect gets some love this year in Summer of Arcade, as the mobile game phenomenon comes to Live Arcade. Fruits. Ninja slicing. Kinect. You do the math. Insanely Twisted Shadow PlanetThis startling side-scrolling 2D game has players navigate dangerous corridors and solving puzzles to progress through a world of massive creatures and strange environments.Toy Soldiers: Cold WarThe sequel to Signal Studios' excellent tower defense/action hybrid scoots ahead from World War I-era toys to the heady days of 80s toys. Bigger and more explosive in every way, Cold War looks like a great new addition to the Live Arcade library. In addition, Live Arcade will also play host to both Ms. Splosion Man and Trenched in the coming weeks. Exciting stuff for anyone who is into the downloadable game scene.
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Sounds interesting, but I'd like to know more. Also, I tend to like my downloadable games best packaged in collections in physical form...
From Dust is number 1, then Bastion, that is really all I care about from that list.
Very nice lineup. If the narrator in Bastion is humorous and not very repetitive, it could be a fun play. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet has to be good with such a terrible title.
Bastion and From Dust are 1st day purchases for me...Good Times!
*** im gonna need a second mortgage for everything that i want
I'm stoked to play From Dust. That's really going to be something I've never played before.
Bastion should be incredible and ITSP seems neat.
Where the hell is BattleBlock Theater, Behemoth!?
So I'm assuming Minecraft should be coming on 11.11.11 when Notch said the game would be "complete." I'm right there with Notch though, Skyrim all the way. Sorry Minecraft. :(
I will definitely be getting Toy Soldiers: Cold War and Bastion, and I'll be checking out From Dust and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, but I'm gunna pass on Fruit Ninja Kinect.
All of those sound really cool... except for Fruit Ninja Kinect
Toy Soldiers was fun while it lasted, but I don't know if Cold War will be worth picking up. The gameplay grew stale after a while.
Bastion and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet sound like they'll be worth grabbing the demos for at least.
From Dust looks awesome, and I'm looking forward to seeing if it's as much fun as it sounds.
Ms. Splosion Man? Maybe worth a shot. Never did finish up Splosion Man though.