September 2016’s Xbox Games With Gold have officially been announced through Major Nelson’s website. Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download the new Xbox One title Earthlock: Festival of Magic for free for the entirety of September while Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be available from September 15 through October 15. On the Xbox 360 side of things, Gold members will be able to download Forza Horizon September 1 through September 15 and Mirror’s Edge from September 16 to September 30. As always, both Xbox 360 titles are also backwards compatible with the Xbox One.
Earthlock: Festival of Magic’s stint as a Games With Gold title will coincide with the game’s release date of September 1. According to the game’s official website and Steam page, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a turn-based RPG featuring several customizable characters. Prior to Earthlock: Festival of Magic, developer Snowcastle created an interactive story for IOS devices called Hogworld: Gnart’s Adventure in 2011 which was received favorably.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China was originally released in April of 2015 and currently holds a 69% review score on review-aggregator Metacritic. Forza Horizon and Mirror’s Edge each hold an 85 and 79 Metascore, respectively.