It's Game Pass day! We've got four more games entering the service today, with the highlights being the highly-anticipated addition of Marvel's Avengers as well as some surprise announcements this morning, including Scarlet Nexus! In addition, we've also got two extra games launching day one with Xbox Game Pass as well.
Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today:
AI: The Somnium Files : Console (Release Time TBD)
In a near-future Tokyo, detective Kaname Date is on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues. From the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by the Yusuke Kozaki (NO MORE HEROES, Fire Emblem series), a thrilling neo-noir detective adventure is about to unfold
Astria Ascending: Console, PC, Cloud (11AM ET, 4PM BST)
As one of the Fated Eight, explore the world of Orcanon where twelve ancient beasts dwell, and fight against your destiny to save the world in this hand-drawn, turn-based RPG.
Marvel's Avengers: Console, PC, Cloud (Release Time TBD)
Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay.
Mighty Goose: Console (Release Time TBD)
Mighty Goose is a fast paced run & gun shooter starring a bounty hunter Goose. Use epic weapons and devastating warmachines to battle against screen filling bosses and hordes of enemies! Apart from that solid arcade formula, the game has a ton of crazy weapons, companions, upgrades and secrets for you to discover.
Scarlet Nexus: Console, PC, Cloud (Release Time TBD)
Choose between Yuito and Kasane, elite psionics each armed with a talent in psychokinesis and their own reason to fight. Complete both of their stories to unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities.
Unsighted: Console, PC (12PM ET, 5PM BST)
It's up to you, Alma, to find a way to recover your memories and save your friends from becoming UNSIGHTED. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using every tool you can find. They need you, Alma. Every decision you make affects their fate! But remember, the clock is ticking in this unique RPG by Studio Pixel Punk!
Interested in any of these new Xbox Game Pass titles? Let us know in the comments.
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Scarlet Nexus!? That's a surprise
Scarlet Nexus is a really great game, do not skip on this one if you like great action with some RPG elements!! Own it and it is a blast! Even more so after being patched a few times! Astria Ascending looks so beautiful.
@FriendlyOctopus @Deadcow They announced Scarlet Nexus coming to Game Pass at Tokyo Game Show. AI: The Somnium Files will also be added to Game Pass soon.
@LtSarge They're still announcing more! Will update this over the next 30 minutes.
@LtSarge That's awesome! I just watched a bit of the stream, it looks like it has a lot to offer Japanese customers 😊 Today is a decent game pass day. Just gotta wait for them to release haha, I was hoping to stick Scarlet on download before afternoon. Might wait till tomorrow but still, very excited
@FriendlyOctopus Download it with the Xbox mobile app now so it'll be ready to go later 👍
Same method as this:
@FraserG thank you 😀😁 will do this NOW hah
Astria Ascending and Scarlet Nexus, here I come!
Excellent batch of games !
Time to play, I guess !!
Oh, and please, guys : try Avengers. Really. Forget about all the bad buzz and everything. This was a game MEANT for gamepass. Now that you can access it for free (sort of), please give it a try.
It really has a good story, gameplay is fun (I'm so in love with the ability to play an actual IRON MAN, with flying and everything !), and graphics are really cool. Maybe you won't play hundred of hours, and will let it go after the main story's ending, and that's fine. But it deserves a play, really. Just my two cents.
@Bobobiwan I'm looking forward to giving Avengers a try however there was one criticism that I wanted to get your thoughts about.
A few reviews suggested that the heroes felt underpowered and that their skill trees didn't open up until the Endgame (sic) which was disappointing. Is this something you found?
Also MIGHTY GOOSE looked like a LOT of fun. Check it out!
Definitely gonna play Scarlet Nexus, I tried the demo and it was great. Might try a few of the others but not Avengers, I played the Beta and it was boring frankly
@themightyant Honestly, I don't know very much about that, as I'm an actual casual player.
All I wanted with this game was to play an Avenger in a good story mode, and that's what I found.
I only played Iron Man, except when I had to play others for the sake of the story, and I still have not maxed his skill tree. But It's probably because I did stop playing just after the end credits (I didn't dive into the endgame - multiplayer play).
So, my take is : if you consider this game just for its solo mode, it is a good game. Not too short, not too long, a good superhero tale with really cool sequences (The Stark Mansion, for exemple). But for the endgame, I don't know. And I guess that's where all the criticisms are found.
But I'm planning to play the game again, now, for the Wakanda expansion which seems very fun. And maybe a little multiplayer, who knows ? With gamepass, maybe it will suddenly be filled with plenty of players !
@Bobobiwan Thanks, that's appreciated.
Looking forward to giving it a go.
Gamepass is the gift that keep giving! Pay so little for so much! Insane amount of great games this week and many on Game Pass! Wohoo!
Yeah, this will be a Scarlet Nexus kinda weekend!
AI: The Somnium Files and Astria Ascending for me.
I can't wait to let loose my inner goose.
I'm looking forward to trying but it'll take a lot to improve on Lego Marvel Superheroes
Wow! I am shocked by the Scarlet Nexus and AI: the Somnium Files! Already having them downloaded and will be firing them up soon! Thank you Xbox!!! 💚💚💚
Gamepass is killing it lately..
Well, f***. I was about to start up Tales of Arise, but if Scarlet Nexus is on GP, that might get priority. Tales will be there.
@themightyant I need some mighty goose in my life
@John117 Not even close mate. Xbox is getting more JRPG's than ever before for certain which is great to see but Playstation is still the go to place for them, it's leagues ahead.
@GhanaViking Haha it looks GOOD right!
Excellent new additions, keep em coming!
I pre-installed Avengers. Went to play it today, said I don’t have the rights and to insert disc. Uninstalled. Now cannot find Avengers on Game Pass anywhere. I’m in the UK, anyone else?
@c14nhl In the same boat. Game Pass have tweeted about the game so fingers crossed they'll push the button on it soon
@John117 Hah, fair point. Well you've got a good bunch to choose from right now on Game Pass. There's a nice range of stuff to go at on there.
@c14nhl If still not working, restart your Xbox - seems it needs a reboot then check for updates, there should be a 112MB update for Microsoft Store.
Once that's updated (it installed it 3 times for me - each time starting the game failed and the store updated again), finally start the game and it should work - mine now does
This is so weird.
I had the whole 130gb download. Then trying to troubleshoot I’ve deleted it and cannot see Avengers on Game Pass at all?
October’s lookin like money so far
@Shigurui I miss when PS was the home of JRPGs, but honestly, it feels like Switch gets that credit now. Even if the Falcom games run like trash on it.
Honestly other than Persona, Falcom games, and PS2 stuff, and they "not really Japanese anymore western AAA JRPGS", I can't think of much that's on PS that's not on Switch or Xbox or both. The really really anime/"offensive" stuff was censored off the platform already.
@Bobobiwan I'm looking forward to playing the Avengers solo campaign as i heard it's actually great. Its all I'm interested in so really don't care if the end game is a grind and lacking. Just need to find time to play it
@NEStalgia You're probably right there. I honestly wouldn't know about Switch tbh, it's a system I forget even exists at times as I pay no attention to it whatsoever.
Wow, almost bought AI in the sony japan sale.
My interest in those games varies but will give them all a go.
Great additions! #ForThePlayers
Yea switch is great in that regard, my only real gripe with the system is performance & the sometimes shocking low res. (handheld & docked.) I find it really jarring to go from mostly 60fps to not solid 30fps. Really hope they will offer something a bit stronger in the future.
Phoenix Point is also now available to download. It doesn’t appear in the Game Pass section, but if you search in the MS Store, it’s there. Also Avengers - 125GB! That’s bigger than Flight Sim!
I’ll probably download scarlet nexus and astria ascending. I would download ai the somnium files if I didn’t already buy it for switch.
I started the Avengers this morning and fair does, the campaign has been very good so far. Well worth a go if you like a good campaign.
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