Xbox Live Summer of Arcade schedule, pricing revealed

Microsoft confirms annual promotion will begin August 7 with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for $15.

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Microsoft today revealed specific schedule and pricing information for this year's Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion.

The promotion will kick off August 7 with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for $15.

Developed by Starbreeze Studios (The Darkness, The Chronicles of Riddick, Syndicate) in conjunction with filmmaker Josef Fares, A Tale of Two Sons tells the story of two sons journeying to find the Water of Life, the only cure for their dying father's disease.

Following will be Charlie Murder (August 14) for $10, Flashback (August 21) for $10, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (August 28) for $15.

Gamers who buy any two Summer of Arcade titles will receive a Souls Pack for upcoming free-to-play game Ascend: Hand of Kul.

Discussion

110 comments
skiggy29
skiggy29

XBLA has had some awesome games come out recently and it doesnt look like its gonna let up.  I cant wait for this Ninja Turtles game...  It looks awesome...

chatphon
chatphon

great XBLA games but i'll go with summer sales first , else can wait.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

Their kick off game is an Arcade title for $15 ...Oh when great Gabe N. going to save us... Half Life 3 confirmed for Steam summer sale 2013!!!

Igal-Ze
Igal-Ze

Yes, you made 6 films, we ALL GET IT.... 

MetalDogGear
MetalDogGear

Two brothers looks like Fable without Molyneux's bullshit.



Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

Wait, no point discount this year?

Well I won't feel guilty about only buying maybe one of these for once.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

MS used to give points for buying their overpriced games at launch, now they give crappy DLC for a free game. Meanwhile Sony is giving these games for July:

  • Battlefield 3 (PS3)
  • Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
  • Jet Set Radio (PS3)
  • Dokuro (PS Vita)
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

navyguy21
navyguy21

"Brothers" looks really good. Cant wait to play it. Ninja Turtles looks fun, hope it isnt shallow. Others are meh

xhawk27
xhawk27

And PSN has what great arcade games this year? 


thequickshooter
thequickshooter

"summer of arcade" my ass 

more like summer of shit 


Vambran
Vambran

I would advise against buying anymore XBLA games on the 360. They will not transfer over to Xbox One.


geezer1916
geezer1916

@Master_Turismo  duck tales has enough hype. I think MS uses summer of arcade for games that aren't getting the attention they need to make sales.

hahamanin
hahamanin

@Accuracy158 summer of arcade aint a sale.....its for new games only lol at people bashing ms at every chance they get

EpicGilgamesh
EpicGilgamesh

@Meta-Gnostic Yeah most of us have known that Sony has the better online program-it's just too late in the game for me to switch now. I am however gonna be eyeing that PS4 a year from now...

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

@Meta-Gnostic Sony is not 'giving' you anything, they are putting these games up 'available for rent'.  

There's a difference.  Microsoft is actually 'giving' you free games, free to play forever, with or without a subscription.  


iBuzz7S
iBuzz7S

@Meta-Gnostic And once your PS+ subscription ends, you can say goodbye to those games.

Isn't that lovely?

implosion
implosion

@Meta-Gnostic I have both PS+ and XBL G and would say that the game offerings on PS+ are better. I've been playing Uncharted 3 for the last few days.

I like the organization of the XB layout better even if it's somewhat cluttered. I love the clean layout of the PS3 UI but it lacks the sorting options on the XB UI.

I wish I could have the best of both!


AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@Meta-Gnostic MS are giving away games now also. I believe ACIIand Halo 3 will be on offer soon.

stanknuggetz12
stanknuggetz12

These are brand new arcade games. Not some old games.

Go spread your propaganda else where.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@Meta-Gnostic sony should still give me the option to disable in-game voice chat 

it's a simple feature and i wonder why they can't do that in an update 

depman1972
depman1972

@Vambran or you could just do the intelligent thing of keeping your 360 with the games installed on them, you dont have to transfer to another system do you really...

NetGod
NetGod

@Vambran 

Unless you plug the XB360 HDMI into the XB1, then ALL your XB360 games will play on the XB1.

thefinalzapkeet
thefinalzapkeet

@Vambran Does that mean I shouldn't get The Last of Us either?  Since I can't play it on the PS4?

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

@MaximumPorkchop @Meta-Gnostic You give MS money you get free dlc, you give Sony money you get tons of recently released games. And both of them require you to pay for the console's subscription programs.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

@Landsharkk @Meta-Gnostic Hmm that's true is it actually confirmed that you can keep you're games or have wee just not scene the small print?   That's cool if you can, but I'm still not that interested in 6 year old AAA games that everyone already owns or have owned.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

@implosion @Meta-Gnostic What are the sorting options on the xbox dashboard?  ...Maybe a newb question I don't use my 360 that much.

I know you can ad folder to PS3's XMB, but in game XMB is sluggish in a lot of games. 

MetalDogGear
MetalDogGear

@AyatollaofRnR 


Any halo fan will have already beaten Halo 3.


Same with Ass 2.


Why not give us halo reach at least.

smylexx
smylexx

@stanknuggetz12 can they still be called 'arcade games' if they've never actually appeared in an arcade? 


Vambran
Vambran

@depman1972 @Vambran 

Do you keep all your old PC's stacked next to your desk? 

Do you have 3 or more last gen consoles hooked up to your TV?

stanknuggetz12
stanknuggetz12

That's what I'm talking about. Backwards compatibility +

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

@dman123_1 @Meta-Gnostic @stanknuggetz12 Battlefield 3 came out end of 2011. Meanwhile MS gives you Halo 3, which came out near the end of 2007. Or Ass Creed 2 in 2009.

The other 4 games Sony gave you came out at the end of 2012 except Metal Slug XX, which came out in 2010.

dman123_1
dman123_1

@Meta-Gnostic @stanknuggetz12 I'm sure I played some version of Battlefield 3 for a while, what version they putting out that is new? ANd that's a new Oddworld game, the title sure does look like the one that was on the original Xbox...

MaximumPorkchop
MaximumPorkchop

@smylexx @stanknuggetz12 Microsoft's (sort-of) indie-game distribution service is call Xbox Live Arcade. Hence, games released on XBLA are known as "arcade games". Make sense?