Microsoft Unveils the Summer of Arcade Lineup

Microsoft has unveiled it’s much heralded Summer of Arcade lineup to the world, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

First off, we have Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons. A platforming game, Xbox.com tells us that Brothers will let us “Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick.    This is one journey you will never forget.” I certainly hope we wont’ forget it. Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons releases August 7th on Xbox Live Arcade.

Next up, Charlie Murder. Charlie Murder looks like a punk-rock version of everyones favorite – Castle Crashers. Xbox.com says “It’s a punk rock apocalypse! Team up with your friends to lead embattled punk rock band Charlie Murder in their epic quest to save the world from rival death metalers Gore Quaffer and their legions of evil.  RPG it up as you hoard insane loot to buff your character (and look excellent), earn fans to unlock powerful finishers and teamup moves, get tattoos to channel your “Anar-Chi,” and uncover mysterious relics of modern myth!” Charlie Murder releases August 15th on Xbox Live Arcade.

Third on the lineup is Ubisoft’s Flashback, Flashback looks like one of the best in the Summer of Arcade lineup this year, a sidescrolling platformer where you “Take on the role of Conrad B. Hart of the G.B.I. and uncover a vast and deadly alien conspiracy that threatens everything it means to be human. But before you can save the human race you must rediscover who you are, as you desperately search for the missing data files containing your memory to piece the puzzle together. 20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the best adventure-action games ever created. It’s Flashback re-imagined by its creators.” Flashback hits the Xbox Live Arcade on August 21st.

Fourth and finally we have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows takes you back to how it all began.  Be the four Turtles Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael in the fight to save New York City from mutants, the Foot and Shredder.  With seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op, along with team combo moves and relentless combat, this is the game fans have been waiting for.”

All-in-all, this years summer of arcade sounds like one of the best, and I’d bet most people are just itching to get their hands on them all.

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