August’s Xbox Games with Gold freebies include Bayonetta and Trials Fusion

Microsoft has announced next month’s Games with Gold promo games for Xbox One and Xbox 360, and with Platinum’s cult-popular hair brawler Bayonetta and RedLynx’s zany bike-’em-up Trials Fusion on top of the lineup, it’s gonna be a big one for subscribers.

Monomi Park’s gelatinous indie life sim Slime Rancher launches on Xbox One on 1 August, and is available free for Goldies the whole month, with Trials Fusion dropping in from 16 August to 15 September.

Over on Xbox 360, you can download Bayonetta from 1 August until 15 August, and Volition’s Red Faction: Armageddon between 16 August and 31 August. Both games are, as usual, backwards compatible on Xbox One, so you don’t even have to swap consoles. Much convenience.

If you missed it, you’ve also got until next week to get July’s games, including Grow Home and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and the bizarre-o multiplayer chromatic racer Runbow is still up for grabs until 15 August.