Rivals of Aether and Earth Defense Force 2017 Now Available with Games with Gold

By Rebecca Smith, 29 days ago
As usual for the middle of the month, the Games with Gold offerings have changed. In case you missed the switchover this weekend while you were recovering from the chaos of E3, here are the two new games that are available for Xbox LIVE Gold members to download in the second batch of Games with Gold in June.

Games with Gold June 2019

Rivals of Aether

On the Xbox One, Rivals of Aether is available to download for free until July 15th.

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Rivals of Aether is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players locally or up to two players online.

Earth Defense Force 2017

On both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Gold members can download Earth Defense Force 2017 from now until June 30th.

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2013 AD: A radio transmission is intercepted from an unknown extraterrestrial source 2014 AD: Attempts are made to establish contact with the source, but to no avail. 2015 AD: A technologically advanced international army, the EDF, is established. 2017 AD: A large fleet of alien spaceships, dubbed the Ravagers, arrives on Earth and begins indiscriminately attacking humans... "Earth Defense Force" is a shooting action game and follow-up to "THE Earth Defense Force" and "THE Earth Defense Force 2", released in Japan. In this game, the player becomes a soldier of an international army, the EDF, trying to defeat an alien army that suddenly arrives on Earth.

NHL 19

Finally, NHL 19 continues to be available to download for free until June 30th.

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In NHL™ 19, hockey returns to its roots by taking the game to the great outdoors. Play on outdoor rinks and journey from the pond to the pros in new and returning modes. Compete with and against over 200 of the greatest hockey Alumni, including Wayne Gretzky, all powered by the cutting-edge gameplay technology Real Player Motion Tech. RPM Tech delivers explosive-edge skating with faster acceleration, and more responsiveness. A new collision physics system also adds bigger, jaw-dropping hits.

Introducing World of CHEL, a brand new game hub of new and returning Create-A-Character modes united under a single reward system. Design your character and progress to earn custom gear, equipment and over 900 new apparel customization options, including lifestyle clothing like hoodies, jackets, winter knits and more. Express yourself with a unique look and personalize your game with brand new player classes and unique player traits that give you the freedom to look, feel and play the way you want.
Will you be downloading any of the new Games with Gold titles?

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.