Microsoft has announced August Games with Gold. August 2016 will see the Games with Gold roster take on four newcomers and four fantastic games, at that.
As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold. Xbox 360 gamers, of course, also get access to the latter two titles.
For Xbox One, August brings two fantastic titles to Games with Gold with the exciting Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and the blockbuster wrestling game WWE 2K16. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with the critically-acclaimed Spelunky, and then follow that with the classic Beyond Good & Evil HD.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so sign up now to get in on the action!
• Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate ($59.99): Available from August 1-31 on Xbox One
• WWE 2K16 ($39.99): Available from August 16-September 15 on Xbox One
• Spelunky ($19.99): Available from August 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
• Beyond Good & Evil HD ($9.99): Available from August 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
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!