Xbox Live Summer of Arcade dates and prices revealed

Microsoft has offered release dates and pricing details for this year’s Xbox Live Summer of Arcade titles. The annual digital games promotion kicks off on August 7 with the release of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (1200 MSP) from developer Starbreeze and publisher 505 Games. It will be followed by Charlie Murder (800 MSP) from Ska Studios and Microsoft on August 14, Flashback (800 MSP) from VectorCell and Ubisoft on August 21, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (1200 MSP) from Red Fly and Activision on August 28.

Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live, said players who buy any two of the above games will receive a Souls Pack for Ascend: Hand of Kul as a free bonus. Some of the biggest XBLA games to date have come out of Summer of Arcade, which has been running since 2008. They include but are not limited to Braid, Shadow Complex, Trials HD, Limbo and Bastion, creating a sort of summer movie blockbuster feel to the event during a typically quiet period for new retail releases. You can check out this year’s releases in this Summer of Arcade 2013 trailer.