Xbox Game Pass: four new additions and one surprising return

By Sean Carey,
Following on from the EA Play/Xbox Game Pass surprise yesterday, it seems Microsoft isn't done with the good Game Pass news. Five games are coming to Xbox Game Pass today, with three being unannounced. Hotshot Racing joins the service along with Stranger Things 3: The Game, Disgaea 4 Complete+, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics and, surprisingly, Black Desert which has returned to Xbox Game Pass for console despite leaving in May.

Disgaea 4 Complete+ isn't showing in the Xbox PC app just yet, but it should be available soon. We'll also get the third chapter to Tell Me Why later today.

Hotshot Racing - console only

Hotshot Racing: Demo ~ SuperHeroArt

Description: Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.
Size: 4.2GB
Hotshot Racing is a new arcade-style racer that has you drifting around bends at blisteringly fast speeds. The game features a total of 16 tracks and several game modes such as Grand Prix, Time Trial, Drive or Explode (where you explode if you don't drive quickly enough) and Cops and Robbers.

Hotshot Racing
Hotshot Racing

Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.



Black Desert - returns to Xbox Game Pass for console

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Description: Black Desert is a revolutionary MMORPG that delivers intense, fast-paced combat, profitable life skills and an expansive open world. Slay monsters, abominations and gods, or engage in relaxing life skills like crafting, fishing and cooking. Become your true self in this truly open, open-world MMORPG.
Size: 42.1GB
Black Desert has seemingly returned to Xbox Game Pass for console after being removed from the service back in May. We aren't too sure why the MMORPG has suddenly reappeared as we can't seem to find anything official. If you didn't manage to unlock all of the game's achievements before its departure, you can now jump back into the high fantasy world and carry on with your progress.

Black Desert
Black Desert

Black Desert is a revolutionary MMORPG that delivers intense, fast-paced combat, profitable life skills and an expansive open world. Slay monsters, abominations and gods, or engage in relaxing life skills like crafting, fishing and cooking. Become your true self in this truly open, open world MMORPG.



Stranger Things 3: The Game - added to Xbox Game Pass for console

Stranger Things 3: The Game Achievements

Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series! Play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets! This adventure game blends a distinctively retro art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist. Just like in the show, teamwork is at the heart of Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans can team up in two-player local co-op to explore the world of Hawkins, solve puzzles, and battle the emerging evils of The Upside Down as one of twelve beloved characters from the show.
Stranger Things 3: The Game was added to Xbox Game Pass for PC back in April, but it did not support achievements. Now the TV series tie-in is available to play in the console service with achievements. You'll play through all the familiar events from the third series of Stranger Things, interact with characters from the show and uncover new quests to tackle while exploring the world of Hawkins.

Stranger Things 3: The Game
Stranger Things 3: The Game

Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series! Play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets! This adventure game blends a distinctively retro art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist. Just like in the show, teamwork is at the heart of Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans can team up in two player local co-op to explore the world of Hawkins, solve puzzles, and battle the emerging evils of The Upside Down as one of twelve beloved characters from the show.



The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics - console and PC

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Achievements

Description: In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you will lead a fledgeling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksis, across more than 50 unique turn-based tactics RPG battles.
Size: 5.1GB
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is another unannounced game that's been added to both Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. In this turn-based tactics RPG, you command a small resistance group of Gelfling in a war against their tyrannical dictators. The game features over 50 unique turn-based battles with over 14 playable characters.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you will lead a fledgling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksis, across more than 50 unique turn-based tactics RPG battles.



Disgaea 4 Complete+ - PC only

Disgaea 4 Complete+ ~ HeroArt

Description:When the ruling powers of Hades are revealed to be corrupt, Valvatorez must spark a rebellion to bring them down! Armed to the teeth with dynamic, over-the-top gameplay and a horde of special features, this is the ultimate Disgaea!
Disgaea 4 Complete+ will be available at some point later today in Xbox Game Pass for PC. The Complete+ edition features over 30 unlockable characters, some new story missions and a bunch of other features. We are yet to pick up an achievement list for this one, so it's possible that achievements might not be supported in the tactical RPG.

Disgaea 4 Complete+
Disgaea 4 Complete+

The ultimate Disgaea has arrived! Hell-raising action and a horde of special features await you in this tale of fiery revolution.

Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.