The Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup for April is looking fantastic. An image is floating around from the German Xbox Live page showing off everything available for free next month, and Ryse: Son of Rome leads the charge in what is going to be a very bloody, sneaky month.
So on the Xbox One side of things, we're looking at Ryse: Son of Rome and The Walking Dead Season Two. Two fantastic games that should keep you occupied for much longer than a month. I have a feeling that many of you are about to find your favorite new action game in Ryse, and if The Walking Dead Season Two is your introduction to Telltale Games and what they do... You're in for a huge and shocking treat. Season One has been free multiple times on various platforms, so you may want to check your library on Xbox or Steam to see if you have it laying around somewhere.
As usual, we're also getting to Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Your free 360 games this month will be Darksiders and Assassin's Creed Revelations. Again, either one of these would have made for a fantastic month, but the fact that you get both of them for free is incredible. Darksiders is an action game spectacle which has spawned multiple remasters and a sequel, and Assassin's Creed Revelations sees the conclusion of Ezio's story in the Assassin's Creed canon. It's wonderful, beautiful game.
More on the star of the show - Ryse: Son of Rome:
“Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, Marius must become a leader of men and defender of the Empire on his quest to exact vengeance – a destiny he soon discovers can only be fulfilled much closer to home..."
Have fun, everyone! We'll update this story with the official English Games with Gold trailer as soon as it's released, so stay tuned.