Xbox One Summer Spotlight digital event begins today

xbox-one-logoMicrosoft is kicking off a special Xbox One digital game event of their own beginning this week. Dubbed the "Xbox One Summer Spotlight", there will be a selection of 25 new digital releases from today through August 31st.

The event will begin with World of Tanks, King's Quest, Squid Hero for Kinect and Magic Duels: Origins this week, and is expected to continue with Smite, The Swindle, Yasai Ninja and others over the coming weeks.

The rest of the release date is a bit of a secret right now, but here's what Microsoft has revealed so far (via Xbox Wire and Major Nelson).

Check out a teaser montage video below as well.

We know gamers want new games, so we are giving you what you want! We are excited to announce that, over the next five weeks, the Xbox Store will be bringing over 25 new digital games to Xbox One to play this summer. We will have some of the most anticipated titles of the summer, including King’s Quest and Smite. There will also be great indie titles to explore such as The Swindle and Yasai Ninja. Summer Spotlight will have a wide variety of titles and different genres for fans to explore on their Xbox One. From July 29 – August 31 we will be bringing you new games every week, so check back every Tuesday to discover new games to play!

Now for the best part: Enjoy these great games with the convenience of downloading them right from your living room to your Xbox One!

Here are the confirmed Summer Spotlight titles for this week:

28 July:
World of Tanks (pre-download)

29 July:
King’s Quest (pre-order King's Quest : The Complete Collection)
Squid Hero for Kinect (coming soon)

31 July:
Magic Duels: Origins (coming soon)

While we can’t quite share the full list of titles yet, you’ll be hearing more about them in the next few days and weeks. Be sure to follow Xbox’s Major Nelson on Twitter to get daily and weekly updates, or visit MajorNelson.com (we even tagged it Summer Spotlight to make it easy for you!) to get the latest news and information.

Enjoy the kick off of our Summer Spotlight this week, and be sure to come back to Xbox Wire over the next few weeks for in-depth looks at some of the biggest titles to play this summer!

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