Connect with us


The Xbox Winter of Arcade brings games and gift card rewards

The ID@Xbox – Winter of Arcade comes to Xbox One. It’s like the Summer of Arcade, but in Winter.



Xbox Winter of Arcade

The ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade comes to Xbox One. It’s like the Summer of Arcade, but in Winter.

The ID@Xbox Winter of Arcade brings together nine new games, and some customer loyalty rewards, to Xbox One this December.

Following in the footsteps of the Xbox 360’s much-missed Summer of Arcade promotions, the Winter of Arcade includes a selection of nine new indie games, plus gift card rewards for every purchase.


The first three games – Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomMutant Year Zero, and Subtautica – are available now, and will be followed by titles including Desert ChildDonut County, and Capy’s long-awaited roguelikeBelow.

Customers will receive a $5 gift card for each one of the listed games purchased during the promotion, up to a total of $40.

ID@Xbox – Winter of Arcade games

  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – Out now
  • Mutant Year Zero – Out now
  • Subnautica – Out now
  • Ashen – Dec. 7
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek – Dec. 7
  • Kingdom Two Crowns – Dec. 11
  • Desert Child – Dec. 12
  • Below – Dec. 14
  • Donut County – Dec. 18

Winter of Arcade games can be purchased through the Microsoft Store Online, or Xbox Digital Games Store. In addition, Below, Ashen, Mutant Year Zero, and Kingdom Two Crowns will be included day-and-date with Xbox Game Pass

Winter is coming to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The promotion runs until December 21, 2018.

We hate to ask, but...

Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.


Latest from Thumbsticks

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News1 hour ago

New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021

The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...

WarioWare: Get It Together! WarioWare: Get It Together!
Reviews21 hours ago

WarioWare: Get It Together! review

WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?

Thatcher's Techbase Thatcher's Techbase
News1 day ago

This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell

In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"

Deltarune logo Deltarune logo
News2 days ago

Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox

Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.

Tux and Fanny video game Tux and Fanny video game
Features2 days ago

Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game

In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...

Battlefield 2042 key art Battlefield 2042 key art
News2 days ago

Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...

Age of Empires IV key art Age of Empires IV key art
News3 days ago

The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend

After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...

Playstation Store Double Discounts Sale Playstation Store Double Discounts Sale
News3 days ago

The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns

PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.