Batman and Sonic highlight a solid lineup of free Games with Gold coming our way in March. And, all of these games will be playable on Xbox Series X.
It’s been a rough start to 2020 for the Xbox Games with Gold library, but it seems like Microsoft is getting back on track in March. The four free games coming our way next month have been revealed and it looks like we’re not only going to don the cape and cowl once again, but also play a game that helped inspire one of the current hottest movies in theaters right now.
Kicking things off for Xbox One on March 1 is Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season. This is the sequel to Telltale’s Batman: The Telltale Series, which just so happened to be one of the free Games with Gold for January. The Enemy Within was actually viewed as an improvement over its predecessor with many critics praising the portrayal of the Joker.
Also free on Xbox One from March 16-April 15 is Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Admittedly, I am not at all familiar with this game but it looks like a fun 2D platformer with pretty visuals, so Im all about giving it a chance.
Over on Xbox 360, we’re getting Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for free from March 1-15. This is a sequel to 2010’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and follows a weakened Dracula on a quest to defeat Satan.
The highlight for me in March, however, is Sonic Generations, which will be available for free fro March 16-31. Perhaps its inclusion in the Games for Gold lineup is no coincidence as Sonic the Hedgehog is currently dominating the box office. The first feature film starring the blue blur has raced pass $200 million worldwide and now all those moviegoers can play as him in Sonic Generations.
The Sonic games had a bit of a rough patch, but this 2011 release received positive reviews and was a commercial success. It features gameplay that combines the “Classic” side-scrolling perspective of the original Sega Genesis Sonic games as well as the more-modern 3D levels to those found in Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors.
As per usual, both Xbox 360 games will be playable on Xbox One. And, as confirmed by Microsoft this week, they’ll also eventually be playable on Xbox Series X when it launches this holiday season.