Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Starts August 7


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With the Xbox Live summer sale behind us, Microsoft is giving Xbox 360 gamers only a few weeks to play their new games before this year's Summer of Arcade games begin showing up. The promotion will begin on August 7 and run until August 28.

As announced at E3, the titles for the Summer of Arcade will include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Charlie Murder, Flashback and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Brothers will be the first game to appear in the Xbox Live Arcade on August 7 for 1200 Microsoft Points. August 14 Charlie Murder will be released followed by Flashback on August 21, both for for 800 Microsoft Points. Out of the Shadows finished out the month on August 28 for 1200 Microsoft Points.

In addition to the games themselves, Microsoft is offering some free DLC for Ascend: Hand of Kul for those who buy at lease two of the Summer of Arcade titles.

Activision has been promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows with individual trailers for each of the turtles. The game is described by the publisher as a "third-person brawler" that features co-op play. It is the first of three upcoming Ninja Turtles games to be based on the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Nickelodeon.