2012's Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade In Video Form

The Tony Hawk HD remake and shadowy shooter Deadlight make up two of the five games comprosing this year's lineup of featured Xbox downloadable titles.

More details after the jump.

The five releases—Deadlight, Hybrid, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Wreckateer, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD are on their way for your enjoyment in a few weeks as Micorsoft spotlights five downloadable titles over five weeks for the fifth year running. Although pricing and release dates haven't been announced (expect them to run you the usual 1200 to 1600 MS points), if you pick up all five, you'll get a bonus 400 points from Microsoft.

Here are the synopses for this year's batch of summer titles:

Deadlight (Tequila Works/Microsoft Studios). “Deadlight” is a puzzle platformer, where the player must take advantage of the main character’s agility to solve obstacles, and dodge zombies, manipulating the many interactive elements of the scenery. With more walking corpses than bullets, the feeling of danger is constant.

Dust: An Elysian Tail (Humble Hearts/Microsoft Studios). As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past in a gorgeous hand-painted world.

Hybrid (5TH Cell/5TH Cell). “Hybrid” is a pioneering third person shooter set in the near future, where global conflict exists between a species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction known as the Paladins. 5TH Cell strives to give players a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (Robomodo/Activision). “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD” takes the best elements of the classic “THPS” games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans’ muscle memories, and combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.

Wreckateer (Iron Galaxy/Microsoft Studios). “Wreckateer” uses Kinect to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy 60 castles using six magical projectiles, and explore the infinite ways you can wreak havoc with “Wreckateer’s” fully-dynamic destruction.

[Sources: Major Nelson's Blog, PlayXBLA]

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