news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Xbox Live 'Summer of Arcade' makes a glorious return!


Microsoft's yearly event where the best of the best of XBLA games get released is back, and looks to be better than ever!

Kicking off the Summer of Arcade 2011 is Bastion from Supergiant Games, which stars The Kid in an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization’s last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move. The goal of the game is to construct a safe haven in the wake of a Calamity, a cataclysmic event that shattered the world into a series of floating islands. As players journey into the wild unknown in search of survivors and supplies, they will confront strange beasts, forge an array of customizable weapons, and gain new powers from specially-brewed spirits. The entire play experience of Bastion is dynamically narrated, gradually revealing a rich backstory as the narrator reacts to the player’s action in real time.

It is available now on XBLA for 1200MSP so make sure you pick it up! (Spoiler: It's pretty awesome)

In the upcoming weeks you can also look forward to:

-From Dust (7/27)

-Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (8/3)

-Fruit Ninja Kinect (8/10)

-Toy Soldiers: Cold War (8/17)

And a reminder to those that plan to devote their wallets to every single game on the Summer of Arcade lineup will get Crimson Alliance, which is an isometric action RPG in the veins of Diablo, for the great price of nothing!

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