As we bid a tearful Games with Gold goodbye to Dungeon Defenders on this last day of March, Microsoft has announced the two titles that will be stepping up in April. The good news is that both are more recent releases than we’ve seen in past months.

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download Square Enix’s Hitman Absolution. The most recent installment in the long-running series gives players more flexibility than in past entries. It also includes a mission creator, so you can design your own assassination scenarios.

In the second half of the month, Tequila Works’ side-scrolling zombie game, Deadlight will rotate in. That title got mixed reviews, but we spoke favorably of it in our review.

[Source: Major Nelson]


Our Take
This is a step in the right direction for Games with Gold. Recent months have featured older titles, but bringing two from 2012 might restore some confidence in the program.