Summer of Arcade 2010 scheduled for July

Microsoft has announced and detailed this year’s Summer of Arcade program.

Taking place next month, the line-up includes five games: Castlevania Harmony of Despair, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light, Limbo and Monday Night Combat.

Past games that have participated in such promotions have ended up among the best-selling on the service — Battlefield 1943, Braid and Shadow Complex among them — with the latest promotion itself, this year’s Block Party, even breaking the service’s own records; Xbox Live Arcade’s revenue for the month of March 2010 reportedly topped $10 million for the first time.