The details of this year's Summer of Arcade is officially announced!

Summertime! Yep, it's here! What does that mean to you when you hear that word? No school? Trips to the beach? Grilling delicious and fattening cheeseburgers on that charcoal grill? Those are great things about summer but Xbox Live wants you to remember another thing, great deals on their hit games on Xbox Live Arcade!

Just recently announced, Microsoft is kicking off the Summer of Arcade on July 20, 2011. And they will be starting that with the Action-RPG game Bastion selling for only 1200 Microsoft Points.

Following that, on July 27th Another World creator Eric Chahi's God game From Dust, will be only 1200 Microsoft points.

Following week on August 3rd, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will bring its 2Dside-scrolling action adventure action for only 1200 Microsoft points.

Kinect will be getting some summer love as in the following week, Fruit Ninja Kinect will be available onAugust 10 for 800 Microsoft Points. So there's something for you Kinect fans to do during those hot summer days!

Afterwards, for only 1200 Microsoft points you can get your hands on Toy Soldiers: Cold War on August 17.

And finally, as a bonus, if you pay all 5600 points (that's about $70) on all five games, you get a free co-op copy of Crimson Alliance (on it's own, 1200 Microsoft points) on September 7th.

So in the end, if you are looking for great deals on arcade games for Xbox Live, then this is the best time to get in on the action!