Xbox One Winter Of Arcade Promotion Gets You Rewards For Buying Multiple Games
Winter is the new summer.
Alongside The Game Awards, Microsoft announced that it's bringing back one of its more popular promotions, with a bit of a twist. The Xbox Live Summer of Arcade was the showcase for indies like Braid and Castle Crashers, and this year it's coming back as the Winter of Arcade.
Like the various Summer of Arcade promotions, Microsoft has hand-picked some standout indies that are launching soon. And just like those old promotions, you'll get a bonus for buying multiple games. Each one of the nine games you purchase after the first will net you a $5 gift card for the Xbox or Microsoft Store, up to $40 total. Some of the games have already started rolling out, and the rest will join throughout the month of December.
Already available as of December 4 are Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Mutant Year Zero, and Subnautica 1.0. Others coming throughout the month include Ashen, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Kingdom: Two Crowns, Desert Child, Below, and Donut County. Check below for the full listing of Winter of Arcade games with release dates. The promotion will last through December 21, so be sure to pick them up before then if you want your reward credit.
Note that if you happen to be a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass, four of the games will be available to you at no charge: Mutant Year Zero, Ashen, Kingdom Two Crowns, and Below.
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - December 4
- Mutant Year Zero - December 4 (included with Xbox Game Pass)
- Subnautica 1.0 - December 4
- Ashen - December 7 (included with Xbox Game Pass)
- Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek - December 7
- Kingdom Two Crowns - December 11 (included with Xbox Game Pass)
- Desert Child - December 12
- Below - December 14 (included with Xbox Game Pass)
- Donut County - December 18
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