Microsoft announced today that those who purchase all five Summer of Arcade 2 titles will get $10 back at the end of the campaign. I would say that it's buy five get one for free but most of the games in the promotion cost 1200 points. Of course you could say that you're getting the excellent 'Splosion Man
for free but you are putting out quite a bit of money and won't see the benefit until the end of the promotion.
Gamerscore News has made a new post: The 2nd Annual Summer of Arcade is too hot to handle! Stay Cool and play in the shade with an additional 800 Microsoft Points! .
Its summer time and Xbox LIVE Arcade is starting to heat up. In an effort to cool down, we’re shedding points…800 points to be exact. All you have to do is purchase all five Summer of Arcade titles below between July 22 and August 31 and you’ll receive 800 Microsoft Points on us! It’s that easy…
Purchase your games prior to 11:59 pm ET on August 31, and 800 Microsoft Points will be added back into your account. To participate in the Microsoft Points giveaway, you must be a resident of the U.S. For the full Terms and Conditions, please visit www.xbox.com/summerofarcade.
Last year, Xbox LIVE Arcade marked a new era of quality downloadable games during the first annual Summer of Arcade program. This year Xbox LIVE Arcade is at it again! Play original Xbox 360 exclusives like the award-winning “Shadow Complex,” fresh and fun games like “Splosion Man,” remade classics like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled” and get your heart racing with “Trials HD,” nominated for GameSpy’s Best Downloadable Game of E3 award.
July 22: Splosion Man™ | 800 Microsoft Points
(Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft): Fools they were, to tread where knowledge should stay forbidden. For what emerged was not a man - it was a Splosion Man. "And all who saw him were sploded, for he was the fire and they were but meat." Able to splode himself at will, the Splosion Man launches his way through levels as an uncontainable force. From Twisted Pixel Games, developer of the award winning The Maw™, Splosion Man will keep you on your toes as you play through more than 50 single-player levels and 50 multiplayer levels. Nominated by GameSpy, Gamespot, IGN, and 411mania, this meat-riddled splosion-fest took several Best of E3 awards including Best Platformer and Best Downloadable Game. Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB.
July 29: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 | 1200 Microsoft Points
(Backbone Entertainment/Capcom): One of the most popular fighting games of all time, “Marvel vs. Capcom 2,” arrives worldwide on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Choose from 56 legendary characters from Marvel Comics and Capcom history, including Ryu and Wolverine. With online multiplayer over Xbox LIVE and enhanced HD graphics, decide your own dream team in the ultimate tag-team fighting experience. Rated T for Teen by the ESRB
August 5: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Turtles in Time Re-shelled | 1200 Microsoft Points
(Ubisoft Singapore®/Ubisoft®): Cowabunga dude! Marking the franchise’s 25 anniversary, everyone's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is back with a brand new look in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.” The arcade classic has been revamped with all new 3D graphics, but the same classic beat 'em up gameplay. Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB
August 12: Trials HD | 1200 Microsoft Points
(RedLynx/Microsoft): Nominated for GameSpy’s Best Downloadable Game of E3 award, “Trials HD” is guaranteed to get our heart racing.” Put on your helmet, and rev your way through “Trials HD,” a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing platformer in stunning HD graphics. Tear up more than 50 tracks and test your metal in two unique game modes: Race and Skill. Create, share and download an unlimited number of free tracks with the level editor, and customize your rider to fit your personality. Rated T for Teen by the ESRB
August 19: Shadow Complex | 1200 Microsoft Points
(Chair Entertainment and Epic Games/Microsoft): Winner of numerous Best of E3 awards including Best Downloadable Game from 1UP, IGN, GameTrailers and G4TV, “Shadow Complex” is the next evolution in downloadable games. “Shadow Complex” marries the quality and depth of a full retail title with the stunning visuals of Epic Games’ industry-leading Unreal Engine 3, and a classic side-scroller. Set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, “Empire,” Shadow Complex provides more than 10 hours of in-depth gameplay and introduces a compelling universe in which you collect items and power-ups, and evolve your character into a force of destruction.” Rated T for Teen by the ESRB
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Turtles in Time Re-shelled” is available worldwide, excluding Japan and Korea. All other games will be available worldwide. More detailed information about Summer of Arcade can be found by visiting: www.xbox.com/summerofarcade
*This is the current release schedule. As with everything game release related, dates are subject to change.