Games with Gold lineup is usually announced at the end of the month but this time, Microsoft appears to have changed their stance and revealed the first game that should be available as free for Xbox Live Gold users next month.
Earthlock: Festival Of Magic is the first game to be confirmed for Games with Gold September 2016 and it will be available for the Xbox One. The game will be free to download starting September 1st till September 30th. You can check out the tweet by Major Nelson below, which also features a trailer of the game.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 19, 2016
Earthlock: Festival Of Magic is developed by indie developer Snow Castle Games. Judging from the trailer, it appears to be a classic turn-based RPG that is inspired from the Final Fantasy series. It has all the elements of the classic Final Fantasy games including an overhead map. The combat looks to be turn based and features the enemy lined up on a battlefield like in a Final Fantasy game.
This is the first Games with Gold game for September 2016 and we have yet to see the other Xbox One game, or the two Xbox 360 games that will be also Backwards Compatible with the Xbox One.
Microsoft will announce the full lineup for Games With Gold September 2016 sometime next week. For the month of August 2016, they released WWE 2K16 and Warrior Orochi 3 for the Xbox One.
Let us know what games you expect for the upcoming month in the comments below.