June 19th 2012 9:00 am PT

Summer of Arcade dates and prices

Our annual Summer of Arcade kicks off on July 18th with the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

Here is the complete schedule and prices 

Date Title Price (MS Points)
July 18 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD 1200
July 25 Wreckateer 800
August 1 Deadlight 1200
August 8 Hybrid 1200
August 15 Dust: An Elysian Tail 1200

Plus, when you purchase any three of the above titles, you’ll get 400 points back.

Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/thefakemikey InsertBlueCheckHere

    Really excited for Tony Hawk!

  • http://twitter.com/thefakemikey InsertBlueCheckHere

    Tony Hawk! Excited for that one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

    1200 is the new 800

    • Nerdgazm85

      HA! I totally agree!

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Waiting three to five months for big XBLA games to go on sale is the new buying big XBLA games at launch.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

        Amen brother

      • http://www.facebook.com/kuulamiles Kuula Miles

        When do you think Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will be on sale?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

          I’d wager sometime around September it might take a dip in price.

      • anigmha

        That’s what I did for at least 95% of my 40+ XBLA games. I just wait on those Deals of the Week and what not.

        • http://twitter.com/alicegamer85 Alice green

          LOL the way the deal of the weeks are going you could be waiting awhile…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

          i said goddamn thats alot of waiting

    • mcmax3000

      If the quality has gone up to reflect the price increase, is that really a big deal?

    • http://twitter.com/alicegamer85 Alice green

      So true so true…. :(

  • http://twitter.com/Deathwing666 Ricardo Bohmke


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

    Sweet. Less than a month to Tony hawk!

  • http://twitter.com/adriano_banano Banano

    I think they are a little expensive, if they were 800 MPs I would definitely buy them all!!!

    • EvanTheGamer

      Usually the non-Kinect games are 1200msp, and they’ve always been set that high(Summer of Arcade games anyways), and the one Kinect game is always set at 800msp.

    • QuixoticRocket

      You get 400 back after buying 3… so you could look at it like 2 cost 800 and the rest cost 1200. At least you don’t need to buy them all to get the reward this time around.

  • Jose Manuel Sanchez

    One month to go…. and the big Q? Where’s Jet Set Radio?

    • http://twitter.com/GaussBb Bradley

      27th June. Well, according to a leak anyway.

      • Jose Manuel Sanchez

        Thanks!! xD

      • blueflameblue

        oh man, i hope that’s true.

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf


    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      Just admit, we all adored Jet Set Radio for it’s soundtrack :)

  • http://twitter.com/Darth_Logo Steven Wilson

    But when is Rock Band Blitz coming out? I was quite surprised when it wasn’t part of the Summer of Arcade, but I am even more surprised that a release date has still not been given.

    • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

      yet we have all the dlc clogging up the dash….. smh

      • http://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

        Completely agree about DLC. The Rock Band DLC(and all games with multiple DLC releases) should just be listed as one icon, which you could then click on the expand. As it stands now, it’s akin to spam. And to make matters worse, Rock Band lists their DLC twice(trial & full).

        Looking forward to Rock Band Blitz as well.

        • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

          100% agree!!! (apart from looking forward to rock band blitz lol)

        • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

          Funny thing is back on Blades we had exactly that! It would list the games that had new DLC available and you’d click on the game for a list of said DLC.

          All very neat and tidy, but now we have individual add-ons listed in no particular order and have done for some time while feedback has clearly fallen on deaf ears. Game Library and Game Marketplace have gotten worse with EVERY. DASHBOARD. UPDATE.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Ramsgate/1826021235 Randy Ramsgate

            please dont mention the old blade dash cause ill start crying. damn i loved that thing feedback for this does seem to fall on deaf ears but what amazes me is the people behind the thing actually created it , then made everyone use it. is it possible for even 1 second that anybody at all to do with creating the new dash thinks it is actually easier to navigate something like say, i dont know, arcade games. i recently purchased my 103rd xbla arcade title and my god what a nightmare it is to navigate them. i really dont think it could be made more difficult than it is. honestly.

    • Hugoku

      Definitely excited for RBB too, but still no firm date.

  • ChinoM

    Dust and Deadlight for me. :))

    • WWFMankind

      …same here.

    • http://radonski.wordpress.com/ Jesse R.

      Same here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/EddoWilson Ed Wilson

    Deadlight is like Flashback with zombies and amazing environments. I’m so there.

  • cave_bo

    Tony Hawk, baby!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

    yet more overpriced sh!t!!! APPLAUSE!!!

  • McWetty

    Sorry Microsoft, not going to be picking up anymore XBLA games until you’re at least competitive with PSN+. I hate to say it, but they are beating you at your own game.

    • Russell Gorall

      If there is a game to be had, Microsoft wants nothing to do with it!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    Looking forward to Tony Hawk and introducing my son to it.

  • http://twitter.com/sNsKid Mario DC Pendleton

    Deadlight and Dust: An Elysian Tail are the only games I’m interested in. Tony Hawk is irrelevant.

  • Nerdgazm85

    15 bucks for THPS HD I think that’s worth the price, not sure about the others since I don’t know a thing about them.

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Well that’s on you. Information about them isn’t hidden away or anything.

      Mind you it would be nice if Microsoft had some kind of on-dash information service. Some sort of “inside Xbox” programming.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

        genius, maybe even hosted by an xbox insider, someone who knows the ins and outs of gaming, plugging their new games.

    • Nerdgazm85

      It is on me, I don’t really care about those other games to be honest, thus why I haven’t or don’t care too look into them. THPS HD for 15 bucks isn’t a bad deal. If 15 dollars can give me hours of entertainment I’m okay with it. I loved THPS back on PSone when I was a kid and I would gladly pay that price now. The original games are classics. Worth every cent to me. I also don’t care what anyone else thinks.

      • http://twitter.com/Kailon791 Aaron Griffin

        Agreed, not sure why your comments are getting so many down ratings but I agree completely. The original THPS games were fantastic and if I can get that much enjoyment again for only 15 dollars, I’m sure to buy it. I could spend that much on a 2 hour movie, or a game that will entertain me for at least 5 times that long (probably more). Buying it day 1.

  • http://twitter.com/MrSchultz Schultz

    Deadlight, Walking Dead pt2, & Counterstrike:GO for me this summer on XBLA.

  • twisted_poke

    Yay. Overpriced games and 5 weeks of crappy (even more so then usual) dotw. Summer of arcade does absolutely nothing for me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamj922 Adam Johnson

    Where are the walking dead episode 2? One episode per month huh? Rip off

    • ChinoM

      Developers keep releasing new screens and videos, but still absolutely no news when Ep2 will actually come out. It’s been two months since we played Ep1, ugh. :(

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

        Episodic gaming, eh? it’s the future! ¬_¬

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

          wasn’t much skill to play it, just point to new dialogue and go from there. still entertaining, though. I thought they had these games made already and were just waiting to push them out. Silly me.

      • mcmax3000

        I thought I read that it was done & just going through certification with Microsoft & Sony, but I could be wrong

    • QuixoticRocket

      The normal procedure with Telltale is that they release episode 1 and then 2 months later they release episode 2 and each episode a month after that (not sure why the 2 month wait after the first?? Maybe testing the waters?). So I guess it’ll be coming up soon (hope).

  • Hugoku

    Tony Hawk! The long wait is over.
    Pass on the Kinect one, but there could be a sleeper among the other three.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.kelly.125 Jeff Kelly

    July 18…

    So I guess the “June 2012″ release window for Tony Hawk is just gone? I know that’s not your fault, but that’s pretty frustrating…

  • http://twitter.com/MacUser1986 Michael Dolcin

    I think Hybrid beta participants should get the game cheaper. Looking forward to Tony Hawk though.

    • http://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

      let me guess, you were in the beta

      • http://twitter.com/MacUser1986 Michael Dolcin

        Yup, why not a little discount for ones who helped? I’m not asking for a free game or anything.

        • Z4M0

          …cause people participating in betatesting never got a damn thing before ? lucky were the ones getting promo stuff (avatar stuff and the likes).

          The only people that get stuff (money indeed) for betatesting are the pro ones who basically work at studio and are hired as a whole team to do that.

          Sad news, that is.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zaira-Vicere/100003482240394 Zaira Vicere

          The trade-off was that you expected no payment but in exchange you got to play the game early and for free. Anything else they give you is generosity, and shouldn’t be expected.

    • Desert_Crawler

      Gamers have been paying full retail prices to beta test since the current console generation was introduced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

    I really enjoyed Wreckateer at PAX East and E3. It’s an even better Kinect game than Fruit Ninja.

  • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

    Soon I will have THPS in HD. Long have I waited for this day! :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zak-Hayer/100003608413267 Zak Hayer

      its not gunna be impressive HD like mass effect or current games, just so yah know. Unless that was a joke…lol

  • RedRooster29

    Deadlight looks great!

  • TheDoveOfPeace

    Tony Hawk in HD. Nuff said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Djshep David Shepherd

    Tony Hawk is being bought, easily worth it! (Especially since I found out that ‘You’ by Bad Religion is on the soundtrack!)

  • anigmha

    played the beta, Hybrid is definitely worth that 1200 points

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      You actually got into a game? Because my Hybrid beta experience was “searching for game…”

      That’s the inherent problem with shooters on XBLA. They all die incredibly quick, and that’s if they even get off the ground!

      • anigmha

        Yup, I got into plenty of games throughout the week of the beta. The game was so good that I stopped playing the Ghost Recon beta entirely. I do worry about the community just like you, but Monday Night Combat managed a lengthy staying power and I think Hybrid could do the same.

        • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

          Uber stabbing us in the back for the PC crowd saw to that though. “We’ve got your money, [REDACTED] off.”

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

    THPSHD, Deadlight and Dust for me. The Hybrid beta put me right off the game (it didn’t bloody work!) and, well, you all saw Wreckateer…

    Unsure on the prices, mind. Not that they’re not worth it, just it’s always a “stop and think” for me.

    Oh, hello… what do we have here? http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Sonic-Adventure-2/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258411202

    • Russell Gorall

      Oops of The Week?

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

        Haha, they’ve nipped it in the bud. it was an XBLA listing of Sonic Adventure 2, though we all knew it was coming anyway from Major’s post a few weeks back.

    • http://twitter.com/GaussBb Bradley

      Nice find. Looking forward to JSR and SA2

  • ryder4life22187

    didnt like the Hybrid beta demo looking at the other 4 though

  • ryder4life22187

    didnt like the Hybrid beta demo looking forward to the others though

  • benz145

    No BattleBlock theater? Why!?

  • Desert_Crawler

    Isn’t Hybrid an online only game? What is Tony Hawk doing in this list, is it so new? Dust looks gorgeous and Deadlight trailers got my attention. And just because I’m in a good mood: Microsoft, where are Diablo 3 and the “for a tight budget yet a lot of fun” Torchlight 2? Make them happen!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zak-Hayer/100003608413267 Zak Hayer

      more ppl play diablo 3 than xbox live in general, hmmm lets think here…..Not gunna happen

  • Russell Gorall

    Witness the Microsoft first party focus. Most of these are done by really terrible studios, or ones that were just created.

    *waits four months for price reduction

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zaira-Vicere/100003482240394 Zaira Vicere

    Great, I can get three for $40 instead of $45. I thought it was going to be $25 instead of $30, at least then I was tempted :/ are these ‘__ of Arcade’ promotions just a scheme to increase the pricepoints?

  • Z4M0

    I’ll skip TONY HAWK , it’s just not my cup of tea.

    WRECKATEER looks amazingly fun, dunno about DUST but looks gorgeous… DEADLIGHT is a solid one but HYBRID… can’t understand why they keep “wasting money” releasing multiplayer arcades. Noone plays them ever but battlefield 1943. Black light Tango down, breach, Cellfactor… every XBLA of this kind falls into oblibion so even if the game is awesome I wouldn’t be buying something I couldn’t play due to lack of community.

    1200+1200+800 = 3200 – 400 = 2800msp / 3 games = 933 msp per game.

    That’s like getting less than 33% off on two titles and having the third slighly overpriced. The promo is better than nothing, for sure but don’t count me in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stuart.cullinane Stuart Triibal Cullinane


  • http://www.facebook.com/stuart.cullinane Stuart Triibal Cullinane

    HURRY UP xbox360 web browser!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait to finally have a browser in my room on the big screen

  • Luis Francisco

    And Minecraft?… i hope soon.

  • Luis Francisco

    And Minecraft…. i hope soon…

  • consumedesign

    All on the expensive side but getting THPS regardless.

  • http://twitter.com/DomHadik Dom Hadik

    I wanted THPS HD at first, but I have Tony Hawk 2x for original xbox, and its backwards compatible (paid $4 for it used on amazon). If you don’t know what Tony Hawk 2x is, it’s Tony Hawk 2 with all the levels from THPS 1 and 2 in it. I was thinking well maybe the graphics will be enough to push me to buy it, but I don’t think so after seeing gameplay videos. it’ll be fun for a day, then I won’t touch it until next year. So I might get deadlight, and then CS:GO in august (not part of the summer of arcade, but that’s the one I’ve really been waiting for)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501983222 Matt Graham

    Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins’ Pro Skater HD. Deadlight and Dust, too, if they demo as awesome as they look.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    deadlight looks really great,TH must buy too

  • http://www.facebook.com/romy.weezer Weezer Romy


  • Russell Gorall

    The DOTW are completely screwed up on the Dashboard, Major. They have been all day. It is showing last week’s deals, which aren’t even still active, and giving a dummie box for Sonic as the DOTW that leads you to last week’s deals. Oh, which aren’t active, have I mentioned that.

    Take a break, Microsoft, you guys don’t have any actual games to oversee.

    Can someone wake MS up?

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      I would but I was going through their notes and it said Do Not Resuscitate.

    • Z4M0

      it actually happens every week… sometimes it takes a day to see things showing propperly. Feels like a dog sitting in front of a computer tapping random keys till it hits the right one to activate stuff. Can’t imagine a team of competent people taking the right decisions on DOTW promos or accurately updating the dash panels.

      Microsoft should put a little bit of effort into this.

  • http://twitter.com/ahleungtt Henry Leung

    When will their complete editions be released on PSN? Really looking forward to them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003976957614 Willy McBurgle

    That’s the COMPLETE schedule? err….wow.

  • QuixoticRocket

    Looking forward to reliving some classic Tony Hawks ^_^ anyone know if the soundtrack will be as awesome as it was in the original 2 games?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Brown/1452225913 Scott Brown

      Im glad getting the Good Classic Hawk. Activision ruined it. Just like everything else they try to milk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.trinidad.7 Chris Trinidad

    Deadlight looks good and Dust might be cool.

    Im really just waiting for: Spelunky
    Battleblock Theater
    Jet Set Radio
    Skulls of the Shogun
    Super Time Force

    • Z4M0