#IDARB and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons lead Xbox Games with Gold for February

Xbox One owners will receive an unreleased multiplayer game called #IDARB, while Xbox 360 owners can get two acclaimed releases, as part of next month's Games with Gold promotion.


Microsoft has outlined the Games with Gold lineup for the month of February. As has been the case for several months, the free offerings will include one Xbox One game and staggered Xbox 360 games.

Xbox One owners will receive #IDARB from developer Other Ocean. Some may be wondering, "What exactly is an #IDARB?" As described by the game's website, #IDARB is "a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman and Smash Bros. as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit." The game features minimalist pixel graphics, built out from a simple red box. The Games with Gold promotion will also double as the game's debut and will be available for the full month of February. Those that would still like an idea as to what exactly this game is can check out the trailer below.

Meanwhile, Xbox 360 owners can pick up the acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. This is the heartwarming tale of a pair of brothers looking to save their ailing father by wandering across a whimsical fantasy world. They're also set to receive Sniper Elite V2, the second game that sees ultra-badass American sniper Karl Fairburne continue his fight against the Axis powers. Brothers will be available from February 1-15, while the shoot-tastic Sniper Elite V2 will go from February 15-28.

As is always the case, you'll have to be an Xbox Live Gold member to pick these games up.

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