Gears 5, More Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Console and PC

Posted on September 4, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10, Xbox One with 6 Comments

Today, Microsoft announced the games that we can expect to see on Xbox Game Pass on console and PC in early September.

“From now on, we’re going to announce new PC games separately from new console games, because we’ve heard that some people might be a bit confused about which games are coming to each platform,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr announced. “We hope this will make it much easier to understand which games are included for PC vs Console, but don’t forget that (as always) any game announced for either PC or Console will be included with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.”

Here’s what’s coming this month.

Xbox One

Dead Cells. Coming September 5, “Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.”

Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3. Coming September 5, Metal Gear Solid 2 HD Edition lets you “play as new FoxFound recruit Raiden and infiltrate Big Shell to rescue the US President who’s held hostage. Next, in Metal Gear Solid 3 HD Edition, discover the origin of the series starting in 1964 at the height of the Cold War. The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Snake must question the true meaning of loyalty as he embarks on a lone mission to kill his former mentor.”

Creature in the Well. Arriving September 6, “Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.”

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition. Arriving September 6 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, with Standard Edition coming September 10 for Xbox Game Pass members, this is the big one. “From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is back and bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. In addition to the epic campaign (with 3 player co-op), experience the all-new Escape multiplayer mode, compete online in Versus, team up with friends in Horde, and create custom maps with the new Map Builder. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get to play Gears 5 four days early.”

Enter the Gungeon. Coming September 12, “Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.”

Gonner Blüeberry Edition. Also arriving September 12, “Gonner is a tough, procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, hidden secrets, multiple endings, and challenging bosses. Play as the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world: a giant landbound whale named Sally. Search for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby on a journey to make one person happy even if it kills him—which it certainly will.”

PC

No release dates on PC, except for Gears 5.

Bad North: Jotuun Edition. “Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.”

Creature in the Well. “Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.”

Dead Cells. “Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.”

Enter the Gungeon. “Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.”

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition. “From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is back and bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. In addition to the epic campaign (with 3 player co-op), experience the all-new Escape multiplayer mode, compete online in Versus, team up with friends in Horde, and create custom maps with the new Map Builder.”

Gonner Blüeberry Edition. “Gonner is a tough, procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, hidden secrets, multiple endings, and challenging bosses. Play as the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world: a giant landbound whale named Sally. Search for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby on a journey to make one person happy even if it kills him—which it certainly will.”

Shadow Warrior 2. “The stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.”

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