On September 8, Halo’s most powerful and accessible world, level and game creation suite arrives as a free download via the Windows Store on Windows 10 PCs. Halo 5: Forge lets map makers, creative visionaries, and Spartans of all kinds build, share and play new levels, maps, and experiences across Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. On the same day, the ninth free content release for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – Anvil’s Legacy – will deliver significant updates to Forge mode on console that complement the Windows release, as well as two new maps, new weapons, new weapon attachments, customization options and more.

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Here’s a quick refresher on Halo 5: Forge:

• Halo 5: Forge Comes to Windows 10 PC. First announced back in May, we’ve partnered with our friends at SkyBox Labs to bring the entire Forge level-creation experience from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10, with support for mouse and keyboard for highly refined object placement and manipulation, higher-resolution displays (including 4k) for stunning graphic fidelity, the ability to host and play custom matches for up to 16 players, and a new content browser that spans platforms. Creators will be able to download levels from the Forge community created on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, which they can then customize, or create their own from scratch. Halo 5: Forge opens the door to new possibilities in Halo 5: Guardians and beyond.

We can’t wait to see what the community will build with the added power of Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC.

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Additional details on new content coming in Anvil’s Legacy include:

• Content Browser that Spans Platforms. The Anvil’s Legacy content release brings the highly anticipated content browser to Forge mode in Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – a new, streamlined way to discover community-created Forge content, with support for custom maps, game modes and Forge Object Groups. Combined with Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC, the new content browser will let users browse, access and enjoy content from both PC and console Forgers, regardless of which system it was originally created on.

• New Arena and Warzone Maps – Mercy and Temple. With the addition of “Mercy”, a new battleground is open for competitive Arena players, while “Temple” brings the desert environment of Sanghelios to Warzone Assault modes.

• New Weapons, REQs, Customization Options and More. Anvil’s Legacy brings several new desirable REQ items including three new weapons, new Sound Dampener attachments, weapon and armor skins, and more.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and Halo Waypoint for more Halo news, including tomorrow for additional details on the brand new Halo app coming soon to Windows 10 PC!

For the month of September, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Earthlock: Festival of Magic ($29.99 ERP) for free during the month of September. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China ($9.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from September 16th to October 15th.

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On Xbox 360, starting Thursday, September 1st, Forza Horizon ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Mirror’s Edge ($14.99 ERP) for free through September 30th.

  

Read more about September Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last’s month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

 

Content: Valley
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Game Description: Valley is a First-Person adventure unlike any other. Hidden deep within a remote region of the Rocky Mountains, you find yourself bewildered within a secluded valley. With the power of a recently discovered L.E.A.F. suit (Leap Effortlessly though Air Functionality), run and jump your way through beautiful forests, dangerous ruins and vast environments; all the while utilizing the power to control life and death to uncover the startling secrets of the mysterious valley.

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Product Info:
Developer: Blue Isle Studios
Publisher: Blue Isle Studios
Website: Valley
Twitter: @BlueIsleStudio

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The new Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle (1TB) we announced back in July is now available today from Microsoft and select retailers. In partnership with EA SPORTS, we’re offering the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle for fans in the U.S. and Canada. Packed with everything a football fan needs to get ready for the season, the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle comes loaded with a 1TB hard drive to play all the biggest blockbusters in Xbox history. This bundle also features:

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To celebrate today’s launch of Madden NFL 17 and the upcoming start of the NFL regular season on Sept. 8, and teaming up with EA Sports and the NFL, we’re excited to announce the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Custom Console Sweepstakes. Read more over at Xbox Wire.

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The new Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle we announced back in July is now available today from Microsoft and select retailers, and is the ideal way to dive into the world of Xbox One and the iconic Halo universe. The Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle comes with a 500GB or 1TB Xbox One S, matching Xbox Wireless Controller and five games between Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It’s perfect for those looking to relive the Master Chief’s epic journey or battle on the biggest maps in franchise history in Warzone multiplayer.

Both the 500GB and 1TB hard drive options for the Xbox One Halo Collection Bundle will be available at participating retailers, including Microsoft Stores, in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand for $299 USD and $349 USD, respectively. Note that, in the U.S., the 1TB hard drive option will only be available in very limited quantities at select Microsoft Stores and microsoftstore.com.

The Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle includes:

  • 500GB Xbox One S console
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Halo 5: Guardians disc
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection full game download

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Content: The Turing Test
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (8/30/2016).

The Turing Test is a first person puzzler that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition. Take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), and progress through a narrated story of introspection and morality whilst uncovering the hidden mysteries of Europa. Delve into The Turing Test’s human interaction puzzles and arm yourself with logical and methodical thinking. Take on tests designed in such a way that only a human could solve them. In an evolving story based on mankind’s inherent need to explore, protect and survive; players search deeper into Europa’s ice crusted core and transcend the line between man and machine.

Content: Madden NFL 17
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Game Description: Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Arm your team for gridiron glory on both sides of the ball with innovative ball carrier feedback cues, defender fake out mechanics and a new, authentic defensive AI system.

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Product Info:
Developer: EA Tiburon
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Website: Madden NFL 17
Twitter: @EA / @EAMaddenNFL

Content: Armikrog
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Game Description: Armikrog is a unique stop motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive through exploration and puzzle solving! Features loveable characters designed by Doug TenNapel creator of the Earthworm Jim and developed by creators of The Neverhood, Ed Schofield and Mike Dietz.

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Product Info:
Developer: Versus Evil
Publisher: Versus Evil
Website: Armikrog
Twitter: @vs_evil / @Armikrog

Content: Worms W.M.D
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Game Description: Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever. Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield! Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!

Available until September 6th, this Edition of Worms W.M.D includes the Worms W.M.D All-Stars Pack, featuring an army of guest stars from some of the hottest games around!

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Product Info:
Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd.
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd.
Website: Worms W.M.D
Twitter: @Team17Ltd