Release date: July 20 (Worldwide)
Platforms: Xbox Live Arcade
Bastion kicks off this year's Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live Arcade. This action role-playing game features a hand-painted art style and destroyed world formed of fragmented pathways. It also offers a reactive narrator that describes and adjusts the story based on your actions. Once done with the main campaign, users can take their upgraded equipment and play again with a New Game Plus option.
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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Release date: July 19 (North America), July 22 (Europe)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
This third Call Of Juarez game sees the Wild West series move to the present day, taking players on a journey from Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico. Publisher Ubisoft claims it'll have a "very gritty and relevant plot" and "wide variety" of gameplay options.
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Cars 2: The Video Game
Release date: June 21 (North America), July 22 (Europe)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS
Set after the events of the motion picture, Cars 2: The Video Game takes place in CHROME (Command Headquarters of Recon Operations and Motorised Espionage), a training facility designed for spy cars. It features a variety of multiplayer options, including local four-player split screen across all of its modes.
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Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon
Release date: July 5 (North America), July 22 (Europe)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon is the follow-up to 2007's Earth Defence Force 2017, a cult favourite that launched early on in the Xbox 360's lifespan. The Earth Defence Force games are arcade third-person shooters where players face off against waves of giant insect creatures and robot enemies.
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