Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT), we'll be playing Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo. Arslan is an epic action-RPG with huge-scale battles and a gripping story. We're also giving out more than 30 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Steam! Read on for quick impressions and contest details.

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

Based on the Japanese anime and manga The Heroic Legend of Arslan (illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa of Fullmetal Alchemist fame), Koei Tecmo's latest takes places in a medieval fantasy setting.

The narrative follows Arslan, a prince who finds himself in constant danger when a neighboring kingdom overthrows his country's government and captures his parents. Arslan will have to rely on his few surviving friends as they work to build an army and take back their kingdom.

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend features the Warriors/Musou series' traditional large-scale battles, with hundreds of enemies filling the screen. Playing as Arslan and his friends, players will hack and slash through hordes of enemies. New mechanics make Arslan stand out from other Warriors games, such as the Rush system in which the heroes' army charges on horseback at opposing forces.

A compelling, RPG-like story featuring a cast of endearing characters, anime-style cel-shaded visuals, and full Japanese voice acting, and two-player online co-op round out Arslan's arsenal of features. Fans of the Warriors/Musou series, role-playing games, and anime and manga will love this epic adventure.

Koei Tecmo's Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Steam. Watch us play for a detailed look at this grand adventure!

The Contest

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

We streamed Arslan: The Warriors of Legend for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 40 game codes:

  • 20 for Xbox One
  • 10 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
  • 5 for PlayStation 3 (North American accounts only)
  • 5 for Steam

See the contest winners at the end of this story.

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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

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Future streams

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Saturday, May 7: Neverwinter. See the new Maze Engine expansion and win a premium mount!
  • Saturday, May 14: Octodad: Deadiest Catch with special guest cohost, Philip Tibitoski from developer Young Horses!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.


Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

These winners are legendary!

Xbox One

  • Lola8562
  • Kufeifei
  • Shihtzuonyou
  • Johans90
  • Filthymike420
  • Cgriffiths86
  • Sekcbrown
  • Oblivion_275
  • Schattenschmerz
  • Mtaraylz
  • Ajhkl
  • Bubbaliam
  • Souza_rs
  • Darksixx
  • Kingvantq
  • Sejdaniel2
  • iccyAsd
  • WestX
  • Unmaskedbandit

PlayStation 4

  • Mudpacker
  • Fastfoodamazon
  • Cmuchippewa
  • Jurassicworld
  • Ghoultechnology
  • Richlando
  • Paper_airplanez99
  • Lightspeedhalo
  • Bria5544
  • Brownmeister

PlayStation 3

  • graxiplon_
  • Babi2222
  • Rann7878
  • Link1207
  • Xero_on_twitch


  • Shawnsig
  • Rogannn
  • Pantera_ftw
  • Earthbound29
  • Nosyrbllewe

Tonight's prizes generously provided by Koei Tecmo. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!