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October Games with Gold include Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and more

With another month slowly winding down, Microsoft today announced what's next for its Games with Gold program in October 2021. As usual, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are gaining four bonus games for being subscribed. The titles will be split into two parts, with one wave arriving at the start of the month and one in the middle.

Both waves contain an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 game each, and thanks to backward compatibility support, all of them are playable on the Xbox One family and the latest generation Xbox Series X|S consoles as well.

Here are the announced titles and their available dates:

Aaero: Available October 1 to 31 (Xbox One)

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Speed through stunning, stylised environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy in the music. Battle strange enemies and fight epic boss battles all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack.

Hover: Available October 16 to November 15 (Xbox One)

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Experience the thrills of a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game. Join the Rebellion and deride the security forces of an anti-leisure tyranny. Rise up to the many challenges of a futuristic Open World. Assemble your team, enhance your gear and perform incredible tricks and combos.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair: Available October 1 to 15 (Xbox 360)

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Step into the shadows of the hell house: Castlevania is back in all its pixel-powered 2D glory, this time in full 1080p! Call upon the series' most hallowed heroes and vanquish your nemesis, Dracula! All-new multiplayer modes like 6-player Co-op and Survival have been whipped up for you, too... but enough talk. Have at it!

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X: Available October 16 to 31 (Xbox 360)

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It has been 3 months since the destruction of Raccoon City. Claire Redfield travels to Europe in search of her brother.Claire infiltrates the Paris laboratory of Umbrella Corporation, but is captured after a heated gun fight. The captured Claire is then sent to Rockfort Island, but shortly after her arrival the island is attacked!Amidst the chaos, a horde of zombies are released!Can Claire escape the horrors of the island?

As September still has a few days left, don't forget to grab the current lineup of Games with Gold which contain Warhammer Chaosbane, Mulaka, and Samurai Shodown II as freebies for
active Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to claim.

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