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Each year, Microsoft have their Summer of Arcade programme in an effort to keep us away from that horrible thing called sun and firmly fixed to our Xbox 360s. This year is no exception and kicks off with the wonderfully eerie Limbo on July 21st. If early hands-on impressions are to be believed, the puzzling platformer is a great start to the Summer which ends with another sought after title; Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on August 18th. In between is Castlevania: Harmony of Despair concentrating on multiplayer gameplay over solo vampiric destruction. There’ll be five games in total making up a release list that looks something like this:
Limbo 21st July
Hydro Thunder Hurricane 28th July
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair 4th August
Monday Night Combat 11th August
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 18th August
All are priced at 1200 MS Points (£10.28/€14.40/$15) but if you buy three out of the five, then a 400 MS Point voucher code (£3.43/€4.80/$5) is your reward. While I always welcome another Castlevania game, I’m not sure if this new venture is one I’ll pick up straight away but since Limbo and Lara are definitely getting a download, I may be suckered into this 400 point redemption scheme.