Phil Spencer, in his pre-E3 interview on GTTV, has confirmed the titles to be included in the Xbox Live Marketplace’s Summer of Arcade promotion. This promotion is a lucrative one with many XBLA developers vying to get their titles included. In previous years it has included Braid and Shadow Complex.
This year’s batch looks like this:
- Bastion – an action RPG with a narrator that reacts to the things you do in game.
- From Dust – Eric Chahi’s fascinating-looking sandbox physics game in which you can alter the geography and influence tribe’s.
- Fruit Ninja Kinect – Er, a ninja that slices up fruit. On Kinect.
- Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Follow up to one of the best little strategy games on XBLA.
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – An interesting title that is reminiscent of PixelJunk Shooter and Limbo. Weirdly.