Two Classics Back Up Chariot in October’s Games with Gold

For October, Xbox One-owning Gold subscribers get a very special, completely free release of the all-new Chariot, an indie platformer with a colorful, spirited theme. Xbox 360 Gold subscribers, in turn, get the classic Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a first-person shooter chock-full of personality. To top it all off, Xbox 360’s Games with Gold offering also includes Darksiders II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Darksiders action-role-playing game. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program – so jump in!

* Chariot ($14.99 ERP): Available from October 1-31 on Xbox One

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available from October 1-15 on Xbox 360

Darksiders II ($39.99 ERP): Available from October 16-31 on Xbox 360

Chariot, the newest ID@Xbox game from Canadian developers Frima, is a couch co-op platformer that can be played alone or with a friend. Players take the role of the brave Princess or her faithful Fiancé as they maneuver the departed king’s coffin-on-wheels through 25 levels set in five vibrant underground environments, with his majesty’s ghost giving them a piece of his mind every step of the way. Filled to the brim with emergent physics-based gameplay, Chariot offers hours of exciting exploration, fast-paced ride sequences and mountains upon mountains of loot!

Battlefield: Bad Company 2, brings the award-winning Battlefield gameplay to the forefront of Xbox 360 console with best-in-class vehicular combat and unexpected “Battlefield moments.” Vehicles like the ATV and a transport helicopter allow for all-new multiplayer tactics on the Battlefield. You can compete in four-player teams in two squad-only game modes, fighting together to unlock exclusive awards and achievements. Battles are set across expansive maps, each with a different tactical focus. The game also sees the return of the B Company squad in a more mature single-player campaign.

Finally, Xbox 360 players get a chance to play one of the platform’s most underrated games: Darksiders II, which continues the series’ emphasis on huge environments, exploration, and a deep and rewarding story. Combine that with fantastic voice acting, impressive visuals, and a huge variety of procedurally generated loot (not to mention character-building options), and you’ll quickly find yourself enraptured by Darksiders II’s depth and top-notch game design. Did we mention you get to play as Death himself? Yeah.

October should be a banner month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, with plenty of gameplay variety to sink their teeth into. Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!

Games with Gold titles are available as free downloads for a limited time, for qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. See Major Nelson’s blog for additional details.