Much the same as the Microsoft Store deal last week, those who use the store to purchase this week's Summer of Arcade entry, From Dust, will also receive The Maw for free. That's not surprising. What is surprising, is that Microsoft Store purchase of From Dust can be redeemed right now, the day before it officially arrives on Xbox Live Arcade.

Even though we already own The Maw, we decided to give it a try -- so deep is our love for you -- and, sure enough, we successfully redeemed a code for From Dust. Those wishing to hop on the XBLA God-simulator bandwagon a little early can do so right here.

Update: Reader Tom pointed out that Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and Fruit Ninja Kinect are also available early from the MS Store, and also come with free copies of The Maw. Want proof? Here you go: ITSP, Fruit Ninja Kinect. We're going to look really foolish when Microsoft takes those down, but they both work as of right now.

Update 2: Microsoft has pulled both Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and Fruit Ninja Kinect from the Microsoft Store.

[Thanks, Andy K.]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.