Major Nelson has announced Games With Gold for January! Very nice early Christmas present and announcement.
January 1 to 31 – World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
Description from xbox.com – Let us take you beyond the veil of the gothic-noir world of the Van Helsing games, straight into the timeless depths of the twisted otherworld. There is a chain of strongholds in the mists that were once built to keep the horrors of the void at bay. And now these monsters are returning to conquer and kill: only you can stop them before they break through to the everyday world of Borgovia. Choose your hero and defend the Silent Forts: use, rebuild and improve those ancient traps and magical machines. Main features – A truly unique mixture of tower defense games and action-RPGs. – You and your traps against the whole otherworld: defeat the hordes in an incredible single player campaign! You are on your own, so it’s a good thing that you have deadly devices and powerful spells. – Team up with other heroes and save the world together: cooperative campaign with specially designed maps. – Or you can just show your friends your true personality: players can set against each other in this game mode, where the defender prepares traps and defensive tactics, while the attacker has the ability to possess and control directly any creature in his or her army and employs skills to weaken the opponent or boost the invaders. – Knee-deep in blood: in the goriest tower defense game ever you can finally teach those monsters a savage lesson.
January 16 to February 15 – Killer Instinct: Season 2 Ultra Edition
Description from xbox.com – This Add-On is included in the Season 2 Ultra Edition. You must purchase Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition to access.The Ultimate KI Season 2 pack. 8 new fighters (starting with TJ Combo & Maya), 8 costumes, 16 premium accessory packs — all released as the season progresses. Plus the KI2 Classic game (ESRB:Mature). Fight On!
Xbox 360 (Now BC on Xbox One)
January 1 to 15 – The Cave
Description from xbox.com – “The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.”
January 16 to 31 – Rayman Origins
Description from xbox.com – Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil® and the Raving Rabbids® returns to his roots to bring us Rayman® Origins: a new 4-player co-op comic adventure set in a lush, 2D world, teeming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies.When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, it is up to Rayman and his buddies Globox and the Teensies to save the day. Their challenge, restore peace to the Glade or witness their beloved home vanish like a bad dream…A Massive Universe to Explore: Over 100 characters, 12 unique worlds and 60+ levels filled with countless secrets.Crazy Moves & Gameplay: Unleash wild moves as you jump, punch, fly and slap your way through an adventure filled with action, platforming beat-’em-up gameplay and slapstick comedy.Epic Boss Fights: Take on a giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes… A possessed, mountainous golem… An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant…more! 4-Player, Jump-In/Jump-Out, Co-op Gameplay
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