Xbox Summer Of Arcade Titles, Dates, And Prices

by Matt Akers on Jul 08, 2013 at 08:14 AM

Major Nelson announced details for Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade this morning, which included a list of titles with their prices and release dates. Summer of Arcade is an annual XBLA promotion that typically marks the release of four or five new games.  

Those who purchase at least two Summer of Arcade 2013 titles will receive a free in-game Soul Pack for Ascend: Hand of Kul

The full lineup with details is below:

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – August 7 – 1,200 MS points ($15)

Charlie Murder – August 14 – 800 MS points ($10)

Flashback – August 21 – 800 MS points ($10)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – August 28 – 1,200 MS points ($15)

Take a look at the Summer of Arcade trailer released last month during E3 here.


Our Take
This is Microsoft’s sixth consecutive year holding its Summer of Arcade promotion (known as Winter of Arcade in the southern hemisphere). It kicks off nearly a month later than last year. In terms of highly anticipated titles, this lineup isn't quite as strong as we've seen in the past.

The Summer of Arcade promotion has typically come with a discount for purchasing multiple games in the form of returned MS points. The fact that this year’s bonus comes in the form of an in-game item pack is somewhat exclusionary for those who don’t own or want to play Ascend: Hand of Kul.  

[Source: Major Nelson]