August’s Xbox Live Games for Gold Announced

Another month, another four free games for Xbox One owners! Xbox has announced August’s Games for Gold, Xbox’s free games service.

The games of the month are:

  • Warriors Orichi 3 Ultimate (Xbox One) from August 1st – 31st

  • WWE 2k16 (Xbox One) from August 16th – September 15th

  • Spelunky (Xbox 360) from August 1st – 15th

  • Beyond Good and Evil HD (Xbox 360) from August 16th – 31st

Xbox Wire described the games as:

On August 1st, cut loose and see your enemies driven before you on the battlefield with Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Blending the long-running and beloved Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate brings characters from both series together to defeat Orochi, the Serpent King. With over 120 playable characters and a free, open mix-and-match party system, you’ll be able to carve up your foes any way you please. Then on August 16, defy gravity and hop into the ring with WWE 2K16, the latest and most diverse installment of the prolific WWE video game series containing over 120 Superstars and Legends. Revel in the return of the story and MyCAREER modes, where your actions influence your personality and your alliances and rivalries can take you to the top of the WWE world. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility, start the month by diving underground in Spelunky. The hit indie platformer allows you to blast through rock to find your shortcuts and challenges you to avoid traps, find loot, and defeat your enemies. With each level being procedurally generated, the experience is new and different every time. Which begs the question, which way will you reach the end and find fantastic treasure? Last by not least, on August 16, get ready for the critically acclaimed, beloved Beyond Good & Evil HD. Play as Jade, an investigative reporter trying to uncover a sinister government conspiracy, armed with her camera, her wits, and a retractable battle staff. Get help from your uncle Pey’j, a pig, to save the planet!

Because of the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility, all of these games will be playable on the console.


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