One more gift is on the way for Xbox fans this holiday, and that’s the announcement of the first batch of free Games with Gold for January of next year. Start clearing out your hard drive in an early spring clean, because you might need the space!
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of January. Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition ($39.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from January 16th to February 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, January 1st, The Cave ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through January 15th. Then on January 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Rayman Origins ($14.99 ERP) for free through January 31st.
The addition of Killer Instinct Season 2 is a great one, as Season 1 was previously offered earlier in the year. That will help bolster the roster somewhat for players who enjoyed playing with the first 8 characters. I’ll be topping up my roster in January anyway.
Last December, we got a Van Helsing title for free in its launch month, and it looks like it’s another December of Van Helsing, although this ‘Deathtrap’ title is actually a tower defence game, like Plants vs Zombies or Defense Grid, so it’s something different.
Rayman Origins is a good pick for platforming fans, while The Cave should be a good adventure for many. Bear in mind that all Xbox 360 Games with Gold are backwards compatible on Xbox One