Summer of Arcade has previously been one of the best times of year for getting great smaller indie titles, with games like Limbo, Braid, Shadow Complex and Castle Crashers all releasing during previous years. This year seems to be bringing great titles as well, but I’m not quite as impressed as I hoped to be. The event will begin on August 7th and run through August 28th.
- Brothers: a Tale of two Sons launches August 7th for 1,200 Points ($15)
- Charlie Murder launches August 14th for 800 Points ($10)
- Flashback launches August 21st for 800 Points ($10)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows launches August 28th for 1,200 Points ($15)
By purchasing any two of these titles you will also receive a Souls Pack for Ascend: Hand of Kul, an upcoming arcade game.
This reporter’s opinion: This is easily the weakest lineup for the Summer of Arcade in years, possibly of all time. Only seeing four titles release is disappointing, but expected with the new consoles launching about three months afterwards. I really only see myself picking up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.
by, Bobby Marquardt