Microsoft Reveals January’s Games with Gold Early

Posted on December 20, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox with 4 Comments

We’ve got almost two weeks to go before January, but Microsoft has already revealed its next Games for Gold titles.

“In January on Xbox One, sneak and plunder as a goblin thief in the fantasy stealth game Styx: Shards of Darkness and then don the cape and cowl to become the Dark Knight in Batman: The Telltale Series,” Microsoft’s Dean Shimabukuro writes, presumably before jetting off for the rest of the month. “On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, enter the King of the Iron Fist Tournament in Tekken 6 then play through an epic Star Wars saga in the classic puzzle adventure title LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.”

Here’s a complete breakdown:

Styx: Shards of Darkness (Normally $19.99): Available January 1 to 31 on Xbox One. “Infiltrate the impregnable city of the Dark Elves in Styx: Shards of Darkness. Alone or with a friend, sneak past your enemies and embark on a stealthy adventure as the goblin thief, Styx. Deceive your enemies, craft deadly traps and utilize unparalleled freedom of movement to accomplish the robbery of a lifetime.”

Batman: The Telltale Series (Normally $14.99): Available January 16 to February 15 on Xbox One. “Put on the cape and cowl and defend Gotham in Batman: The Telltale Series. Featuring all 5 complete episodes, step into the fractured psyche of billionaire Bruce Wayne and his dark persona, the Batman. Featuring a noteworthy rogues gallery, your actions will determine the fate of the Dark Knight in this gritty and violent tale.”

Tekken 6 (Normally $14.99): Available January 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. “Test your reflexes against the best fighters in the world in Tekken 6. In the sixth version of the King of the Iron Fist Tournament, choose from a wide field of combatants, each with their own brand of deadly techniques and combinations. Featuring fast-paced action and deep character customization, discover why this series is among the top of its genre.”

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy(Normally $14.99): Available January 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. “Return to the epic saga from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away in LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. Play through all three of the original Star Wars films in the tongue-in-cheek LEGO style and humor. You’ll enjoy endless hours brick-building your way to adventure with over 50 of your favorite Star Wars characters.”

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Microsoft Reveals January’s Games with Gold Early”

  1. rockymcvey

    Not saying these are bad games, they aren't at all, but what happened to our AAA games with Gold.

  2. onyourmarko

    Loved the older Lego games, but BOO, Microsoft. The Complete Saga was one of the 360 Games with Gold in May 2017. If they wanted to do a Star Wars game to align with the release of the movie, the original Battlefront (2004) would have been a great choice. They've given away Battlefront II, but not the first one.

  3. IanYates82

    The batman telltale game was great.