Halo 3 is next free Xbox Live Gold game

Microsoft has revealed Halo 3 as the second of October’s entries in the Games with Gold program. Announced at E3 in June, the promotion provides every Xbox Live Gold member access to two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month until December 31.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, which normally costs £9.99 / $15, is currently free to download until October 15. It will be replaced by 2007 release Halo 3, which usually costs £14.99 / $14.99, on October 16 until the end of the month.

Games with Gold kicked off in June with Fable 3, which was followed by Defense Grid: The Awakening and Assassin's Creed 2 in July. August’s free games were Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and DR2 prologue Case Zero, while September's offerings were Magic 2013 and Rainbow Six Vegas.