Xbox have announced via Xbox Wire September lineup of games coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC in September.
Coming up for console is Dead Cells, Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3, Creature in the Well, Gears 5, Enter the Gungeon and Gonner Blueberry Edition. Aside from Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3, these are all coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC, along with Bad North: Jotuun Edition and Shadow Warrior 2.
The Xbox Wire Game Pass articles and the Microsoft Store give more details about the games. The Game Pass article also gives the dates for when these will arrive for console, whilst the Game Pass for PC article only advises players to keep up-to-date with their Game Pass for PC Twitter to find out when each title will be available to play. For consoles, the games will release as follows:
September 5thDead 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." It's a roguelite game which takes the player across this Cursed Island and all the enemies that come with it — with the added catch of permadeath. "No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again." You will, however, get to keep some of your progress for later runs.
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 has players rescuing the US President in Metal Gear Solid 2 HD Edition, before going back to "the origin of the series starting in 1964 at the height of the Cold War", where the "fate of the world hangs in the balance".
September 6thCreature in the Well has the player taking on the role of the last BOT-C unit. Creature in the Well is "a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler" featuring 8 "hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes". Players must "venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate creature" and "free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm."
Gears 5 probably needs no introduction, what with the amount of interest focused on it ahead of its release next week. Gears 5's campaign focuses on Kait Diaz and her search to understand her strange necklace, and the bizarre things happening to her. Gears 5 also features 4 other modes; Escape, Versus, Horde and Map Builder.
September 12Enter the Gungeon is a colorful "gunfight dungeon crawler" including over 400 different guns and items. It follows "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 Blueberry Edition "is a tough, procedurally generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, hidden secrets, multiple endings, and challenging bosses". Players take on the role of "the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk", who is "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." Intrigued?
This lineup of games to be added means that we'll be seeing some titles leave Xbox Game Pass for Console, which will be leaving as follows:
September 6thLEGO Batman 2
Joy Ride Turbo
September 30thLEGO Indiana Jones
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Ninja Gaiden Black
theHunter: Call of the Wild
Which games will you be playing in September? Which are you sad to see leave? Let us know in the comments!
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