Not to keep us gamers in any suspense, Xbox has announced the Jan. 2017 Games with Gold. The usual format applies, Xbox Live Gold Members are able to access four free titles each month. Two are on Xbox One and the other two are 360 games. Their addition to the Games with Gold list also means backwards compatibility.
On the One the games are World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap which is available all throughout Jan. and Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition which will be available Jan. 16 to Feb. 15. On the 360, the free games are The Cave, available from the first to Jan. 15, and Rayman Origins which can be downloaded between Jan. 16 and Jan. 31.
The first on the list, Deathtrap, is a tower- defense "hybrid" that was released on Feb. 4, 2015. It is a part of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Anthology. Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition is a DLC for Killer Instinct, which was a Game with Gold earlier this year. The additional content includes eight new characters as well as new stages.
The Cave was originally released in 2013 by Sega, and is a puzzle-platformer with an adventure story. Rayman Origins, was released in 2011. The platformer has a BAFTA Games Award for Artistic Achievement under its belt.
Games with Gold for Dec. were Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Outlast and Outland.