The list of games to keep from Xbox Games with Gold for October 2021 has been officially announced. The two biggest titles that will be featured are Resident Evil Code: Veronica X and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Fitting for the spooky month of October. Also featured will be Aaero and Hover.
The version of Resident Evil Code: Veronica X being made available is the HD remaster of Resident Evil Code: Veronica for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. Resident Evil Code: Veronica was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast way back in 2000 and was missed by many until its re-release and has remained accessible on Xbox consoles thanks to backwards compatibility on the Xbox platform.
Despite not being marked as one of the numbered entries in the franchise, Code: Veronica is a crucial part of the Resident Evil canon and was originally developed as the true follow-up to Resident Evil 2. Midway into development the title of Resident Evil 3 was given to a spin-off in development that we now know as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair becomes the fifth Castlevania to be featured on Games With Gold, the last one being Symphony of the Night, which was offered way back in 2019. While it received mixed reception on release, Harmony of Despair has its devotees, thanks to its co-op multiplayer feature.
Aaero is a rhythm action rail shooter developed by Mad Fellows. Hover is a futuristic open world parkour game in which players perform tricks and combos while fighting against the security forces of an “anti-leisure tyranny.” Both games were released in 2017.
Here’s the full calendar for all the Xbox Games with Gold coming this October:
Aaero: Available October 1 to 31
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair: Available October 1 to 15
Hover: Available October 16 to November 15
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X: Available October 16 to 31
Meanwhile, players can still pick up Warhammer: Chaosbane and Samurai Shodown II for free until the end of this month as part of Xbox Games with Gold’s September 2021 lineup. Mulaka will remain available until October 15.