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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Destroy All Humans lead June’s Xbox Games with Gold

As June prepares to fling open its door and usher in the steamy summer months, a fresh batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles are waiting in the wings for those with Live Gold subscriptions – this time including Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Destroy All Humans on Xbox, and more.

Shantae and the Pirates’s Curse, which is available to download from 1st June to 30th June, is the third entry in developer WayForward’s much-loved side-scrolling platform series, and sees the titular half-genie embarks on a seafaring quest across multiple islands.

While it ditches the transformation abilities and completely interconnected level design closely associated with previous games, there’s enough of the Metroidvania DNA remaining to make for an enjoyable, and gorgeously presented, adventure.

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