Another Year, Another Xbox ‘Summer of Arcade’
It’s not hard to tell when summer has arrived in Florida. Besides car tires melted like marshmallows, it’s tough to ignore the tremendous heat radiating from the sun when it moves within shouting distance of our state. But there’s an upside to this season in which I’m often ignited where I stand: Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade.
Beginning July 18th, Xbox owners will be bombarded by a slew of downloadable hits (“slew” meaning five in this instance). Here’s your official release schedule:
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD (July 18th/1200 MS)
- Wreckateer (July 25th/800 MS)
- Deadlight (August 1st/1200 MS)
- Hybrid (August 8th/1200 MS)
- Dust: An Elysian Tail (August 15th/1200 MS)
Mighty interesting selection this year. If you haven’t heard of a title listed, feel free to hit the link to view a trailer. I know I already have my Moon Points targeted on Tony Hawk and Deadlight. What’re you picking up this summer?
“You don’t seek the truth or save the world. Deadlight is about Randall’s feelings and his desires, his problems. Everything that we take for granted now, like crossing the street, in Deadlight is a true challenge.”
- Raul Rubio, CEO and creative director of Tequila Works, speaking to Joystiq.
I’m hard pressed to name any side-scrolling survival horror games. Probably because they don’t...
Still from the XBLA exclusive in the works, Deadlight.
Crafted by Tequila Works (featuring some of the creative forces behind the likes of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Diablo III), this puzzle platformer has you fending off the 1986 post-apocalypse. You do recall the post-apocalypse of the late ‘80’s, right?