Summer of Arcade prices and dates announced

Microsoft's annual Summer of Arcade promotion is typically a raucous success, offering forth some of the best, most varied downloadable games that have ever appeared on Xbox Live Arcade. This year looks to be no different as a number of high profile, highly anticipated titles are included.

Today we found out a little bit more about the upcoming promotion as Microsoft announced the dates and prices for this set of games. As usual they'll be launching one after the other, one-per-week starting July 18 and proceeding through August 15.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD - 1200 MSP - July 18
Wreckateer - 800 MSP - July 25
Deadlight - 1200 MSP - August 1
Hybrid - 1200 MSP - August 8
Dust: An Elysian Tale - August 15

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is undoubtedly the most well-known of the five titles, but we're also very much looking forward to having a go at Dust, the utterly gorgeous 2D action title from one-man studio Humble Hearts.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.