This year’s Summer of Arcade line-up is a bit more impressive than 2010’s, and the event kicks off in a few weeks with the release of adorable-looking action RPG Bastion, from Supergiant Games and Warner Bros.

Microsoft has finally given all five of the upcoming XBLA games firm dates, below, and announced that as per usual, there’s a Summer of Arcade promotion if you obtain all of the titles. Spend the combined total of 5, 600 Microsoft Points, and you’ll be gifted a free copy of Certain Affinity’s recently unveiled Crimson Alliance, set to launch exclusively on XBLA in early September. It will retail for 1, 200 MSP on its own.

Here’s the full rundown of Summer of Arcade dates:

July 20: Bastion, 1, 200 MSP
July 27: From Dust, 1, 200 MSP
August 3: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, 1, 200 MSP
August 10: Fruit Ninja Kinect, 800 MSP
August 17: Toy Soldiers: Cold War, 1, 200 MSP

60 Hits