The Summer of Arcade may only be a four or five week program but the actual summer is made up of three awesome months of releases. Not all of them are winners but who can deny the greatness of Monkey Island remakes or Shadow Complex which re-imagined Super Metroid. Here is Gameplay Today's 10 Xbox Live Arcade game that we want most this summer.
Battle Block Theater
Behemoth's third game is a collection of different mini-game types. A lot is still under wraps on this title but we do know Battle Block Theater will feature a most colored blocks game, king of the hill, and a recreation of soccer among other modes. One of of the more interesting modes is a trap mode where you need to lure your opponent into hazards on the stage.
The remake of the Saturn classic Guardian Heroes sounds fantastic. It includes an improved mode and the original game. It also features a 2 player co-operative story mode, and a versus mode that can hold up to 12 players online at once with 45 selectable characters to use. The sequel released on the Game Boy Advance lost the charm the original had, and it's finally time to show those smart enough not to buy a Saturn what they missed out on.
Retro City Rampage
This game is my childhood. Featuring enough references from NES titles to make any child of the 80s and early 90s drool at the mouth. The turtle van is a drivable vehicle in this game, the bionic arm is useable and the entire dam level from the original TMNT game is present. Retro City Rampage may not impress the younger crowd but the older games will eat this one up.
This game has been in development since at least 2008 that we know of. The game uses similar mechanics used in Echochrome and Super Paper Mario. The concept revolves around a platformer where the world changes shape and dimensions as the 2D plane revolves around at a touch of your button press. Fez was scheduled for a Summer 2010 release and the only news since was that it was coming this year. It could hit this summer and if it does will be one of the more looked at titles in the digital heat.
If you remember Populous for the PC many years ago, From Dust may look familiar. Ubisoft's game has you mold the world to protect a civilization. As a godlike figure you have the power to move sand, water, vegetation, and lava to protect the people from natural disasters. From Dust looks to be able to modernize the Populous game play and do it well.