Summer of Arcade games and release dates detailed

Microsoft has announced the details of the annual Summer of Arcade line-up. The weekly releases will start on July 21st, and the games will be available for 1200 Microsoft points ($15 US) a piece. Buying three of the game will net a $5 rebate, while buying all five will result in a $15 rebate. This promotion has offered some great games in the past years, including the hit Shadow Complex last year, and there looks to be at least a couple high quality offerings this time around as well. 

The games and release dates are:

Limbo (July 21st)

Limbo is a dark and highly stylized, indie-developed side scrolling platformer featuring a young boy on a journey to find his sister. 

Hydro Thunder Hurricane (July 28th)

This follow-up to the classic boat racing arcade game will feature and HD graphical upgrade, and both single and mulltiplayer modes.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (August 4th)

People have been clamoring for a classic 2D Castlevania featuring HD graphics, and Harmony of Despair is set deliver. Multiplayer will also be present this time around.

Monday Night Combat (August 11th)

Monday Night Combat is a class-based multiplayer shooter set as a future sport.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (August 18th)

A whole new gameplay approach has Lara Croft fighting enemies and solving puzzles from an isometric, Diablo-inspired point of view.

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