2009 Summer Of Arcade: What’s Out When

2009 Summer Of Arcade: What’s Out When

Five major Xbox Live Arcade titles make up Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade lineup, and now we know exactly when each is coming out, from Turtles in Time to Shadow Complex.

We’re getting one big release per week starting July 22nd and running through August 19th, when the Summer of Arcade promotion delivers its last quality title and we revert back to plain old, unexciting Xbox Live Arcade releases.

Festivities kick off on July 22, with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled, the remake of what many consider to be the best TMNT title. (1200 Microsoft Points)

On July 29 we get another remake, though I’m not sure if Marvel VS Capcom 2 counts as a remake. The HD health bars are certainly nice, but I suppose re-release is more appropriate in this case. (1200 Microsoft Points)

August comes in with a bang with the release on the 5th of Twisted Pixel Games’ Splosion Man, revisiting old-school platforming goodness with an exploding hero for a new age. (800 Microsoft Points)

Trials HD races onto Live Arcade on August 12, a physics-based motorcycle racer that lets players create and share tracks via the magic of Xbox Live. (1200 Microsoft Points)

Last, but not least, Chair Entertainment returns to Xbox Live Arcade with Shadow Complex, a 2D shooter created using the Unreal Engine 3, set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Empire. (1200 Microsoft Points)

Definitely an impressive lineup this summer. I might end up collecting the whole set.

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