While people wait for the next The King of Fighters game, some will have a chance to return to an older entry for free to prepare for the latest entry in the series. Microsoft announced the Xbox Games with Gold freebies for January 2021, and The King of Fighters XIII is among them. It will even be available right when people get a chance to see the newest entry in the series.
You won’t have to wait to claim it. Little Nightmares and KOF XIII will both be available starting on January 1, 2021. The former will be available all month, while the latter can only be grabbed until January 16, 2021. On January 16, 2021, Dead Rising and Breakdown will both be added. The former will be available January 16, 2021 through February 15, 2021, while the latter will be available until January 31, 2021.
This is especially appropriate given the timing. KOF XIII will be a free Xbox Games with Gold title starting on January 1, 2021. The KOF XV reveal will be held on January 7, 2021. This means before people get a first look at the new game, subscribers will have a chance to prepare for it by playing the older entry.
The King of Fighters XIII is available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. King of Fighters XV is in development and will be revealed on January 7, 2021.