Microsoft revealed the lineup for Xbox Games With Gold for the month of October 2019. Conveniently for the upcoming Halloween, Friday the 13th is one of the games on the list. There are also Ninja Gaiden 3 and two games in the first half of the month.
Xbox Games With Gold didn't miss out on a Halloween reference for October as one of the featured games is Friday the 13th which contains one of the all-time most popular slashers, Jason Vorhees. In case you weren't acquainted with the game earlier but would like to try it at the end of October, it is an asymmetrical multiplayer title where seven players are the Camp Crystal Lake counsellors while one is chasing them down as Jason himself.
There are several maps, based on locations from various movies in the series as well as nine different versions of Jason for the solo player that's hunting their friends or random strangers down. Each Jason has his strengths and weaknesses which coupled with the different maps provide a lot of replayability. The game will become available for claims on 16 October 2019.
Ninja Gaiden 3 is the last-gen offering. It's not like no one dresses as a ninja during Halloween, so it kind of plays into the Halloween theme as well, albeit only tangentially. It came out in 2012 for Xbox 360 but it shouldn't encounter any problems running on Xbox One due to backwards compatibility.
This is the third Ninja Gaiden game where players will assume the role of Ryu Hayabusa in a 3D setting as opposed to the good sidescrolling days of NES. Just like Jason's murder spree adventures, Ryu's ninja adventures will become available on 16th.
The remaining two titles from October's offerings are Tembo the Badass Elephant and Disney Bolt. These two games will be available from the start of the month and the claim period will end with 15 October 2019.