July 8th 2013 9:00 am PT

Summer of Arcade Dates and Prices

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The annual Summer of Arcade starts August 7th, and I wanted to share the schedule and pricing details:

Brothers: a Tale of two Sons launches August 7th for 1,200 Points

Charlie Murder launches August 14th for 800 Points

Flashback launches August 21st for 800 Points

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows launches August 28th for 1,200 Points

As a bonus, buy any two of the above Summer of Arcade games and receive a Souls Pack for Ascend: Hand of Kul for free.

Here is the Summer of Arcade trailer we released last month at E3:

Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • PastPremonition

    Good to see they all aren’t priced at 1,200.

  • fundcappy

    meh

  • Dave Pfister

    Reeeeally looking forward (or is it back?) to Flashback. One of my favorite Gensis titles of all time.

  • Sledg

    What ever happened to World Series of Poker: Full House Pro?

  • BlinkFandango

    Looking forward to basically everything except Charlie Murder.

  • Flawless

    looking like the weakest SOA yet along with the fact it doesnt start til August this year is ridiculous.

  • roozbeh

    Last year was better

  • mcmax3000

    Nothing I’m really interested in this year. Might check out some of the demos still.

  • Colin Powers

    This looks great. Lots of Castle Crashers-style japes to be had, hopefully.

  • Chris White

    I will get Brothers for sure. Turtles looks…interesting. I love TMNT, so we’ll see how trial plays. The other two games hold no interest for me whatsoever. I won’t even bother with those trials. Oh man, but Brothers looks so good!!

  • Denverdood

    When is the first day of summer? I’ll pick June, for $200.00 Alex.

    • Does Not Equal

      Late June, but yes.

  • http://www.xboxer360.com/ theberrytastic

    “Flashback launches August 21st for 800 Points” Bravo MS and Xbox – I expected this to be 1,200-1,600 MS points!

  • http://twitter.com/Kenny_Stubbs Kenny Stubbs

    Nothing of interest for me. I’m suprised it’s starting so late this year as well.

  • dibils

    flashback reminds me of Shadow Complex, which i loved. i will be keeping a close eye on this

  • eugaet

    How many souls are in that Souls Pack?

    • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

      two and they are very dark

  • Marcus Thomas

    Flashback was one of my favorite games back in the day to play, but I’ve never beat. You better believe that I’ll be purchasing it when it gets released!
    I’ll need to play the trials for the other games before making a decision, though.

  • Daniel Garcia

    TMNT price drop for me

  • beardyman3218

    I was looking forward to this but im kind of disappointed by it if im honest nothing here that makes me go, WOW! xbox one cannot come soon enough.

    • roozbeh

      I feel the same way. But I dont want the xbox one just yet.

  • John

    3 out of 4 for me. The new turtles game somehow doesn’t inspire me.

  • http://upthetree.com/ FuntimeBen

    I wish these summer titles would also be playable on the Xbox One. I really don’t want to invest any more money in games for my 360 when the next-gen is around the corner and not compatible with current XBL games. :/

    That being said, looks like a fun series of games.

    • Jorge Garza

      You talk like if your Xbox 360 will explode as soon as the Xbox One release

      • http://upthetree.com/ FuntimeBen

        No, my 360 wont explode, but it certainly won’t be plugged in or getting used after I drop $500 on a new Xbox One. I will probably keep my 360 in a closet for the next 5 years until I either move or stick it in storage. That’s the truth.

        • Jorge Garza

          There is no need to do that, because Xbox One has HDMI in and out, and Major Nelson said that you can actually plug your Xbox 360 to the Xbox One and switch between the two immediately.

          Also, because it is connected through the Xbox One, you will be able to get Xbox One´s notifications even if you switch to the Xbox 360. It works like the TV stuff, so no need to keep the 360 on the closet because I guess we are going to get games that we want to play only on 360, for example, GTA 5.

          • http://upthetree.com/ FuntimeBen

            Good point. The biggest issue is not really tech, but space. I live in a small Manhattan apartment – I’m running out of roooooom! :)

            First World Problems.

          • Jorge Garza

            Always wanted to travel to New York, I´m dying to go on vacations. Hopefully next year! Can´t wait to visit Central Park with my girlfriend!

            After the short offtopic, I guess you also have your point, space might be a problem for some people. Still a good feature that we can actually plug the 360 to the One. ;)

          • http://upthetree.com/ FuntimeBen

            Yeah, NYC is amazing. Even being born here it still surprises me daily. The only big draw back – space. :)

          • Riddick Snipes

            Must b a real small place u have there.

          • AfricanJedi

            SO instead of plugging in one console I have to have 2 plugged in?

            and one with a kinect I wont use…mmm

          • Jorge Garza

            You don’t “have” to.

          • ryder4life22187

            But the downside to that is why waste electric by using both systems power just so you can play your 360. Makes more sense to have them in their own connection.

          • Jorge Garza

            Well, I think that people who can get a Xbox One and Xbox 360 won´t have money issues, specially because a Xbox use so little energy. Even if you don´t use your consoles, you would save just a few bucks per month.

            I mean, whoever can get a 500$ bucks console can also pay their bills. If not, then they shouldn´t get a 500$ console in the first place.

          • ryder4life22187

            A few bucks a month can be different depending on where you live for electric. My electric isn’t cheap they always raise the rates every year due to claiming the cost of operating and so forth. Doesn’t have to do with affording something or not. I just don’t see the point of wasting money by using two machines to play the one just doesn’t make sense.

          • Jorge Garza

            Well, I get your point, but we are not sure yet how exactly is going to work. As I said in a previous post, maybe you can plug your 360 to the One, and whenever you want to play on 360, maybe you can still play without having to turn on the One using the low energy mode. In that case, you would have both consoles ready to use, but you wouldnt have to turn on both.

          • Dylan

            Which is an incredible waste of power

          • Jorge Garza

            You don´t have to do that, it is not required.

          • Dylan

            What I’m implying is that using the HDMI in to use the 360, is simply a bad solution.

            Since both need to be close to each other, and need to be turned on, why not just plug the 360 into the TV and change the HDMI channel

          • Jorge Garza

            It is not a solution, it is a feature.

            You can always plug your 360 and your XO separately if you want, using a different HDMI port if your TV has multiple HDMI ports, if not, you can always switch cables.

            But, if you choose to plug your XO to the TV and then your 360 to the XO, you can play 360 while still getting Xbox Live party invites from your friends on the Xbox One, and still getting game invites to play XO´s games. And you can switch between the two inmediately.

            However, we don´t know how exactly this is going to work in terms of energy, because maybe we are going to be able to use this feature with the XO´s low energy mode, maybe not. We will see.

          • bigevilworldwide

            Which again as most people are pointing out IT’S INCREDIBLY STUPID…..That isn’t even a feature, unless your a Micro$haft robot then I guess to you burning the power running 2 machines to either watch TV or play the 360 for NO ADDED BENEFIT is retarded…Aside from the fact it’s a MS console so having the bone next to the 360 will probably fry both from the heat they will both produce

          • Jorge Garza

            Maybe I don´t want to switch cables. I know, that sounds lazy, but I´m not. The way I have my setup makes difficult to me to switch cables. What if I want to play GTA 5, only avaliable on previous generation consoles, while I´m waiting to my friend to go online on the XO to play some FIFA on the XO.

            Or maybe some of my friends on the 360 won´t get XO on release date (or at all), I can still be on party chat with them while playing Ryse on the Xbox One.

            ¿No added benefit? It has benefits for me.

            For me it is not stupid, if you don´t find it useful, well, as I said, it is not required.

            Also, retarded is an awful word. You shouldn´t use that word because you don´t know how difficult life is to people with learning disabilities.

          • paul rolland

            So I could chat to my Xbox live friends while playing my PS4~

          • Jorge Garza

            You would have to plug both separately since PS4 doesn’t have HDMI in, only out.

      • bigevilworldwide

        No BUT in true Micro$haft fashion they will drop most support for the 360 the minute the bone is released just like they did with the original xbox the minute the 360 was released

  • junj03

    I was looking forward for TMNT but not anymore at that price range…

    • michael mashburn

      really 1200 points is a great deal your loss

      • junj03

        9 people agree with me so i guess its all of our loss

      • usrev

        I bought borderlands 2 yesterday brand new for $12, I don’t know how people spend $15 on cheap arcade games.

  • Advent

    yeah none of those appeal to me wish they’d just have another sale like the one they just had

  • Alex Fiedler

    Waiting for Duck Tales HD and Farming Simulator myself, but I’ll definitely give these a shot.

  • Land007

    TMNT YESSSS… but I’ll wait for Christmas sale

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

    now those are some prices I can get behind! Here’s hoping there’s a buy multi get discount again.

  • DarkNightRJ

    Flashback looks great. Maybe I’ll get Brothers as well.

    Was originally looking forward to Charlie Murder but kinda bored with brawler games.

  • stamps79

    Brothers and Flashback look promising, lol I wish the new TMNT was a 2D side scrolling action title.

  • jordanariel

    Flashback was a GREAT game.

  • Just

    Not too interested in those game, but your Flashback link is screwed up.

    The beginning of the link is:
    http://marketplace.xbox.com

    so, just remove the / before .com and it would work.

    Not sure if I’ll pick any of these up though, Charlie Murder looks interesting though.

  • Glenn Urrea

    Flashback day one for me. I paid over $80 for this game when it initially released on the Genesis. In fact a lot of games were priced that much back in the days of the SNES and Genesis. I don’t want to hear any complaints about game prices. Lol. That said, kudos Microsoft for setting the price lower than expected.

    • http://twitter.com/xbudz Xbudz

      I was shocked by the $10 price point.

      • InfernoShade

        From what I’ve read it’s a reboot, not just a re-release of the old game. So you’re shocked by $10 for a new game, really? Wow.

        • http://twitter.com/xbudz Xbudz

          It’s a fairly high profile release that could have sold for more.
          Shocked they’re only selling it for $10.

          Is that more clear for ya dude?

          • InfernoShade

            Hehe, agreed, but you should be more explicit. :) So yeah that’s better. On this site and others there are plenty of people complaining that these games aren’t cheap enough, which blows my mind. It seemed that’s what you were saying.

          • http://twitter.com/xbudz Xbudz

            Generally games on the Marketplace aren’t cheap enough.

  • Jared

    Dishonored how much it well be on this week 15 or 9

  • consumedesign

    Blah… bring us just more deals.

  • Sean Mccoy

    http://www.dslreports. com/shownews/Xbox-One-Will-Watch-You-Watching-It-Features-Targeted-Ads-124892

    • Sean Mccoy

      bet if u use black tape it will stop working till it’s removed

    • mightywombat

      I hope Summer of Arcade continues on the Xbox One. I know games will stop being distinguished from retail or arcade, but this promotion should definitely continue.

    • Does Not Equal

      That’s not one of the games offered. Maybe in the fall.

  • Kazaam

    Brothers: a Tale of two Sons is to expensive!!!
    Flashback is bought. I loved it to play on the Amiga.

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      amiga rock =) lots of classic to dig from there

  • AfricanJedi

    So… what if you don’t play Ascend: Hand of Kul?

    Or the game not available in my region???

  • jose

    what is the release date for Ascend: Hand of Kul ?

  • jose

    charlie murder and flashback day 1 for me.

  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    I’d rather know more about Far Cry Classic and have it released ASAP. I hope it comes sometime this month.

    • DarkNightRJ

      Far Cry Classic? I’ll have to check that out.

    • ElektroDragon

      You mean Far Cry Instincts Predator, RIGHT?

  • StrikeSudden

    I must be about the only one who has not been excited about arcade games in a long time. They do even seem arcade style. They are more of an small developer indie style of a release.

  • SirMegalon

    Meh.

  • Beano

    Awesome, I think that SORRY, I WILL PASS ON ALL FOUR

    • Does Not Equal

      WE APPRECIATE THE HEADS-UP.

  • ElektroDragon

    Whatever happened to the buy 3 or 4 and get 800 points or 1200 point back promotions!? Those were way better than than buy 2 and get some DLC pack for a game that’s not even out yet! Fail.

    • Dylan

      Whatever happened to high quality summer of arcade games?

      We used to get games like Limbo, Braid, Shadow Complex, Bastion…

      Another sign that the independents are less likely to bother with 360 versions of their games

      • ElektroDragon

        All those guys are probably working on PS4 exclusive games instead. :) I know the Braid and Bastion folks are.

        • roozbeh

          Jonathan blow (the guy who made braid) said the witness (the sequel to braid) has time exclusivity on the ps4. So its probably coming on the xbox one too.

          • Dylan

            “I don’t have good communication with anyone at Microsoft right now, but all our technical people like the PS4 specs a lot more than the leaked Durango specs, and we like the positioning of the PS4 (it’s about games) more than what we perceive Microsoft’s positioning is going to be.”

            -Jonathan Blow

            And this was in February, before Microsoft announced there will be NO self publishing.

          • roozbeh

            Go on wikipedia and look up on the witness. Its time exclusive on the ps4. Plus how was that a reply to my answer? He didnt say its exclusive.

          • Dylan

            Yes it is. And I’d say it is likely it won’t come to Xbox One.

            Simply because Jonathan Blow has a vendetta it seems against Microsoft.

          • roozbeh

            Jonathan blow has a vendetta against ms I know. But he still wants to make money.
            Lets wait and see.

          • InfernoShade

            Also him having a vendetta against MS, only hurts gamers. MS is not going to miss him. And ultimately gamers won’t care that much either as he’s an indie. Missing one game here or there, is not going to ruin a gamer’s life.

          • beardyman3218

            Judging from his speech he doesn’t have good communication with anyone.

          • InfernoShade

            “PS4 being more about games” is all marketing speak. It’s amazing that people can’t see that.

            The systems are practically the same, and just like last generation they’ll both have all non-exclusive games.

      • mightywombat

        So you’ve played all of these are can confidently say they are not high quality?

        I was thinking they would save State of Decay for the promotion, but obviously it didn’t need any promotions like this to break records. Just because there aren’t any high profile indie games that would have been released in this window doesn’t mean indie games are dead on Xbox. Ska Studios is like the poster boy of indie devs on Live, and promoting them with this is great.

        • Dylan

          Nope. Charlie Murder could be decent. Their previous game, “The Dishwasher” was pretty decent.

          None of these seem to match the high standards we were seeing a few years ago.

          I agree, State of Decay would have been perfect for this.

      • beardyman3218

        its because the install base is gonna drop once next-gen come out they are gonna be more focused on creating games in unity, i don’t know many people willing to plug their 360 in as well as xbox one, they got 3 months for their game to sell well, if they wait to release on xbox one they have years for their game to sell and what sells a game more than a new system. it seems like devs are rushing arcade games lately.

      • http://twitter.com/xbudz Xbudz

        Flashback > Shadow Complex

  • http://www.17bits.cl/ IronicSonic

    Where is Super Time Force?

  • Adam Pepe

    Lame

  • michael mashburn

    so buying tmnt great price will play it many times cant wait

  • Shawn Springer

    I would love it if you could get the OTHER TMNT game back online to download. It was on the Nintendo years ago.

  • David DeLella

    Not even remotely interested in any of those games or the bonus deal. They need more user pick deals, like BOGO or BTGO.

  • Justin Stewart

    I think it frigging sucks that I have to wait for August 28th, 2013 for TMNT Out Of The Shadows I frigging hate waiting!

  • Vonrikke

    Why is xbox live not working? Cannot invite or send msgs, just another reason why you are losing my business

    • Vonrikke

      Hug me PS4!

    • Does Not Equal

      Never in the history of commerce has anyone ever said a variant of the phrase, “You just lost a customer” and not looked like a whiny jerk.

      • Vonrikke

        Ya your right, I shouldnt care that I pay $60 a year for a service that doesnt work. I shouldnt pick a company that will treat me better and i shouldnt tell anyone about it for fear of sounding like a jerk to microsofts cu m dumpster fanboi’s

        • Does Not Equal

          It’s not that you decide to switch, it’s the fact that you declare it for everyone to see as though we actually care what system you own or don’t own.

          • Vonrikke

            I dont care that you dont care? I care that i care enough to speak out, have fun gagging yourself

          • Does Not Equal

            Still looks like whining to me.

          • Vonrikke

            Whats that? i cant understand what you are saying with microsoft’s dyck in your mouth

          • Does Not Equal

            “Oh, no, my expectations have been subverted! I must inform everyone of my decision to stop supporting one company and start supporting its closest competitor! I do this because I’m very sure they will care!”

          • Vonrikke

            Au contraire, microsoft has made it very clear they dont care what their customers think with their “deal with it” attitude. I do laugh when I think how upset the share holders will be with all the money they will lose over it

          • Does Not Equal

            Then I recommend you distance yourself from Microsoft and everything associated with it, including all websites.

          • Vonrikke

            i bet you do

          • Does Not Equal

            I just typed it, so yes.

          • Vonrikke

            Whats that? I cant understand what you are saying with microsoft in your mouth

          • Does Not Equal

            Aw, somebody got moderated.

          • Vonrikke

            Yah, wheird, almost like ms is patrolling all their forums for negative feedback. Kind of like how when you search xbox one on google the first auto complete is terrible, but when you search it on bing its “xbox one is amazing”. Somebodies rear hurts

          • Does Not Equal

            Or if, say, you reference sodomy.

          • Vonrikke

            hahaha i guess you dont know the definition of that word… but i will tell you, it has nothing to do with your mouth… go to your room

          • Does Not Equal

            It’s the thing you seem pretty obsessed with.

          • Vonrikke

            See comment above.

          • Does Not Equal

            I suggest checking a dictionary before trying to contradict me on that one.

          • Vonrikke

            Take your own advice, unless you are trying to say that sodomy is the only plausible reason someones rear may hurt? Perhaps you are the one obsessed with it?

          • Vonrikke

            You must be sooo bored patrolling all day, maybe you should think about expanding your vocabulary while you wait

          • Does Not Equal

            Checked and confirmed; I’ve used the word correctly.

          • Vonrikke

            But not your mind, obviously. For instance, a sore rear may be the result of letting the door hit your rear on the way out. Or perhaps a solid kick in the rear. Many possibilities other than sodomy. Especially funny coming from someone accusing others of obsession with the word

          • Does Not Equal

            That wasn’t the context in which you used the word and got moderated, which is what we were talking about.

          • Vonrikke

            Oh no? Lets see, sore rear, check, mention of phallus in rear? Negative.

          • Vonrikke

            Obsessed or uneducated? Maybe thats microsofts hallmark

          • Does Not Equal

            If you don’t even remember what you typed, then there’s nothing more I can do for you.

          • Vonrikke

            If you cant read something without your mind instantly jumping to sodomy, maybe you should check your orientation. Just because MS is putting things in your mouth, dont think you’ll be putting words in mine

          • Does Not Equal

            Your original comment was not at all ambiguous, even with the slight spelling adjustment you made to try to sneak it past the moderators. Trying to pretend it was harmless is just sloppy.

          • Vonrikke

            Again, phallus, and mouth, have nothing to do with sodomy. If you do work for ms, its no wonder they are getting shellacked

          • Does Not Equal

            I suppose you’re at least consistent in being mistaken.

          • Vonrikke

            I suppose at least you’re consistent in your assumption that an education on the internet is good ‘nough

          • Does Not Equal

            Far be it from me to stand in the way of your willful ignorance. Carry on.

          • John Doe

            Von, just stop it, you had a point and you should had left it at that. And you can’t fool anybody, you were using it in a sodomy context.

          • Vonrikke

            Oh, ok.

          • John Doe

            Von does have a point, people are paying $60 a year for what supposed to be quality (lulz) online service. While things do happen, you should not have these problems for such a company. Especially a problem that’s been an issue for about two hours.
            I don’t have any other contact with my online friend except for Xbox and out of all days for this to happen on, I have a very important question to ask them but I can’t because we can’t go in Party or send messages and tomorrow will be too late.

      • Lord Pexer

        Not sure why people disagree with you. :)

  • Vonrikke

    Oh ya have you guys seen xboxonevspsfour dot com? Sony mopping the floor with xbone

    • Does Not Equal

      So what?

    • Lucas Sanches Cestari

      wow dude that is so important that i’m going to play halo 4 on my xbox 360 right now, good luck pal

    • Lord Pexer

      Twice? Go post it somewhere where it actually IS relevant.

 

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