My, how time flies: it’s already the second half of October, so Microsoft is here with another set of titles for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
“In this edition of Coming Soon to Game Pass, we’re bringing you a variety of games to look forward to,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes. “Seeking an epic fighting game experience? Want to explore space from your couch? Looking for a real-time-strategy game with deep roots in the history of PC gaming coming day one with Game Pass for PC? We’ve got you covered on all the above and much more. It’s going to be a great month.”
Here’s what’s coming. (Descriptions are from Microsoft.)
Into the Pit (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected]. Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: A fast-paced retro-FPS roguelite! As a member of a family of lore-hunting mystics, you are summoned to a cursed village, drawn by rumors of a demonic portal. Dark magics have overwhelmed the village, and it’s up to you to rescue the survivors, grow your powers, and journey forth into the pit.
Outriders (PC). Outriders is available today with Xbox Game Pass for PC! Developed by People Can Fly, veterans of the shooter genre, Outriders presents a journey of survival across a savage planet, which can be tackled in both single player and 1-3 player co-op. Learn more about the game here on Xbox Wire.
Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud and Console). Unleash the ultimate power from within in Dragon Ball FighterZ! Experience epic fights, destructible stages, and famous events ripped from the Dragon Ball anime. Create your team from a huge cast of your favorite characters and battle it out in epic 3v3 fights! This is the fighting extravaganza born from what makes the series so loved and famous.
Echo Generation (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Spooky mysteries abound as you lead your ragtag gang to take on monsters and mechs to save your hometown. Unlock unique skills for your party through comic books and prepare for active turn-based battles and boss fights that will keep you on your toes! By the developers of Riverbond, dive into another stunning voxel adventure and face off with the extraterrestrials to find the true meaning of home in Echo Generation.
Everspace 2 (Game Preview) (PC) [email protected] Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, single-player spaceship shooter featuring meaningful exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Follow its predecessor’s events and experience the continuation of a thoughtful sci-fi story set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils!
Age of Empires IV (PC). Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console and PC). In this standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower, and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping off point for new players!
Backbone (Console) [email protected] Raccoon detective Howard Lotor is not a hero. He can barely make rent. And yet he has stumbled across something so massive that it will shake the very fabric of society. Stunning visuals, an evocative soundtrack, and a daring narrative bring a dystopian Vancouver, BC inhabited by animals to life in this highly anticipated, post-noir adventure. Get to it, detective.
Bassmaster Fishing 2022 (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass: Experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022! Compete as 10 Elite Series anglers, such as cover star Scott Martin, back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion Hank Cherry, or create your own angler to achieve angling immortality by winning the coveted Bassmaster Classic.
Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC). A nihilistic action platformer roguelike. Obscure in both gameplay and theme, Nongunz is a riddle that demands sacrifice. Each run sees you parting from a black and white graveyard into an ever-changing gothic dungeon full of nightmares fleshed out of human viscera. Surviving not only requires skill but style.
The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console, and PC). Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colorful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery.