January 2020 Games with Gold include Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II

The Games with Gold program is returning in 2020 with another batch of games, with Microsoft today announcing what experiences will be heading the way of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in January.

Even in the new year, the usual freebie formula of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games will remain a constant. The Xbox 360 games will also be Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles, letting users play them natively on the latest console.

See below for the newly announced four Games with Gold titles and their promotion dates:

Styx: Shards of Darkness (Xbox One: January 1 - 31)

Hired for a critical mission, explore and master huge open environments as Styx, alone or in coop with a friend. Assassinate or sneak past enemies – Humans, Elves and Dwarfs – but also much more fearsome, colossal creatures, and experiment with the new array of lethal abilities and weapons in your goblin assassin's arsenal.

Batman: The Telltale Series (Xbox One: January 16 - February 15)

Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.

Tekken 6 (Xbox 360 and Xbox One: January 1 - 15)

A large roster of unique characters, fast-paced action, a deep level of strategy, and the rich background story have all helped make the TEKKEN series the top in its genre.TEKKEN 6 has the largest character roster to date, Online VS Battle, and other new content created for the home version. Use the improved, more in-depth character customization options to customize your favorite characters and face off against rivals online!

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Xbox 360 and Xbox One: January 16 - 31)

LEGO® Star Wars® II: The Original Trilogy reunites the fun and endless creativity of LEGO with the epic story, heroic characters, and exciting action of the Star Wars universe. In this highly anticipated follow-up game, follow the tongue-in-cheek, brick-based action through all three epic films of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

This is a rather early announcement compared to previous months, so there's plenty of time left to grab the still active Games with Gold offerings from December 2019. Insane Robots and Jurassic World Evolution are available for Xbox One owners, while Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD can be claimed by Xbox 360 owners.

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