Microsoft’s Digital Downloads: Summer of Arcade So Far
Sorry for not posting these. But, it is the Summer of Arcade, the biggest promotion for Xbox Live Arcade. Sure, Ms. ‘Splosion Man and Guardian Heroes didn’t make the cut, but it is a fair trade that we have three original and creative titles being released so far. Bastion might be another action-RPG, but it comes with a reactive narrator who follows your every move. From Dust might be another god game, but it comes from Another World creator Eric Chahi and pushes nature as a danger to the tribe you are protecting. And then there’s this week’s Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, a gorgeous 2D action-adventure game from artist Michel Gagné and game vet Joe Olson.
If words fail, the launch trailers are below. And below that, three weeks’ worth of XBLA add-ons and Games on Demand titles. The Xbox Live Indie Games list returns next week.
Xbox Live Arcade
- Bastion (Supergiant Games/WB Games) – 1200 points (demo available)
- From Dust (Ubisoft) – 1200 points (demo available)
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (FuelCell/Gagne International/Microsoft Studios) – 1200 points (demo available)
- ‘Splosion Man – Prologue to Ms. ‘Splosion Man – free
Games On Demand
- R.U.S.E. (Ubisoft) – $39.99
- Shaun White Skateboarding (Ubisoft) – $29.99
- Prison Break – The Conspiracy (Deep Silver) – $19.99
- Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts) – $39.99
- Pure Futbol (Ubisoft) – $19.99