As part of a quieter line-up of Xbox Game Pass titles for this first half of this month, Backbone has entered the service and is now available with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

In a unique twist, Backbone is a post-noir detective thriller where you control a detective racoon - you heard that right. It looks very reminiscent of another game known as Blacksad: Under the Skin, but instead has adopted a pixel art style. In classic point-and-click fashion, you'll solve puzzles, find clues, and solve the central mystery.

Backbone is a post-noir roleplaying detective adventure, in which you step into the shoes of raccoon private investigator, Howard Lotor, and explore dystopian Vancouver, BC, beautifully rendered in high resolution pixel art.

After years of small-time cases, lonely evenings, and just barely scraping by, Howard Lotor is swept into a job quite unlike any other before it. What starts as a menial case slowly unravels into something much darker, pitting Howard against the oppressive, systemic power hierarchies of the City itself.

On June 10, Xbox Game Pass members will also see Darkest Dungeon head into the service across console and PC, marking the last known entry for the first half of the month. We're expecting a big drop during E3, maybe with some notable announcements for later in the year as well. It certainly feels like the calm before the storm.

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