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So with the strong Summer of Arcade that Microsoft put up for us last year with the likes of Battlefield 1943, Splosion Man and Trials. I think its fair to say that they have a lot of hype to live up to.

Anyway today Microsoft have announced the line-up for the 2010 Summer Of Arcade and from what I can see it kind of looks a bit drab with the fact there's no Comic Jumper or some of the other great looking arcade games coming out.

The list can be found below and let us know what you think of them, and remember the summer of arcade starts the first week in July

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light
Limbo
Monday Night Combat
 

Comments
WAFL Neo
Member
9 years ago
I love how you said Comic Jumper there instead of the Sonic 4, Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, The Incredible Machine, Duke Nukem (Should be considered a summer title there) etc, I do understand though that Hydro & Monday Night Combat are the business though so we might see some unexpected hits here.

Last years was amazing with Trials HD but I thought Splosion Man was a utter letdown, I sware that Battlefield didnt come out for the last summer list either :s
mattyb89
Member
9 years ago
There's only Lara Croft there that I would buy, bring on Hydrophobia!
Z4M0
Member
9 years ago
Hydro Thunder Hurricane & Monday Night Combat FTW.

That alone will shove 2400 points and it's next month so I better not waste so much on the E3 arcade sales.

Limbo and Castlevania are the ones surprised me. The list might look weak but remember Breach and blacklight tango down are also showing this summer.

BTW did anyone noticed how quick do recent arcade releases got discounted several times ? Looks like 4 months after their launch ( Xmas ) they will be 33% off...
I mentioned comic jumper because at the time it was the only thing that came into my head lol, but with seeing as how alot of people are looking forward to it i mentioned it plus the fact that i didnt want to list loads of games so i just used that as an example.

Battlefield did come out in the summer arcade 09 aswell if i remember correcrtly it was the very last game alongside
TMNT: Reshelled (Week one)
Splosion Man (Week Two)
Trials HD (Week Three)

I might check out two of the games from this years line up but ill also have to check out how much cash i have plus the fact of what ZM40 said new games get discounted mega early now and normally discounted a few times a year
0pticalstatic
Member
9 years ago
The summer of Arcade line up really isn't to impressive for me. I am really looking forward to Comic Jumper and Sonic 4 though... Can't wait!
Z4M0
Member
9 years ago
Comic jumper looks sweet and twisted pixel games have always been 800 points at launch plus got that special charm they put in all they do.

SUPER MEAT BOY (N+ clone) looks pretty good too.

EDIT: Maybe the only insta-buy arcades right now are the ones that will have strong online features (so you start at the same time that others do) like BLACKLIGHT TANGO DOWN, MONDAY NIGHT COMBAT and BREACH.