Seven more games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC

By Heidi Nicholas,
Microsoft has just announced another wave of October offerings soon to arrive for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Heave Ho, The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10), ScourgeBringer, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Cricket 19, and Katana ZERO are all arriving for the Xbox Game Pass services over the next few weeks, and first up is a whole bundle of games arriving on October 15th.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC) – October 15th

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10)

We had already heard Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition would be coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC, but this is a big one. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition brings back all of its original strategy brilliance, along with two new civilisations — the Swedes and Inca — two new game modes, 4K Ultra HD graphics, and a remastered soundtrack. Expect to lose most of the rest of 2020 to this when it arrives on October 15th.

Katana Zero (Console & PC) – October 15th

Katana Zero

Katana Zero is described as "a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat," in which you will "slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display." Each level allows for a number of different ways to complete it, and you can "defeat foes creatively, using spontaneous approaches to eliminate your enemy as you see fit." Katana Zero arrives for both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC on October 15th.

Heave Ho (PC) – October 15th

Heave Ho

All you have to do in Heave Ho is not fall to your death. What makes this so much harder is that you need to get all the other players to safety with you. Up to four players have to grip hands and hurl themselves across levels, making sure not to drop each other or to let anyone crash into obstacles. It seems Heave Ho will ask the same dangerous question as Overcooked and countless others: do you trust your friends enough to win the game?

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Console & PC) – October 15th

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an RPG set in the world of Terca Lumireis, where the people rely on an ancient technology called blastia, setting off a power struggle with the Empire. The Definitive Edition adds Patty Fleur, a young pirate girl, and Flynn Scifo, the best friend of protagonist Yuri Lowell, as two playable characters, along with updated graphics, new music, and more content. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition arrives for both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC on October 15th.

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse (PC) – October 15th

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse is a reimagined expansion of the original Swords of Ditto game. It's an action RPG with both solo and co-op gameplay available, in which you're tasked with defeating Mormo and her armies using swords, bows, magic golf clubs, and more. You'll be heading into dungeons, exploring the village, and upgrading your character as you fight to rid the island of Mormo's evil.

ScourgeBringer (Console) – October 21st

ScourgeBringer (demo) ~ TitledHeroArt

ScourgeBringer is a post-apocalyptic roguelite platformer described as "a crossbreed between Dead Cells and Celeste," which can only be a good thing. You'll play as Kyhra, fighting against enemies and bosses in a trek to discover the secrets of the Scourge, "and maybe the redemption of humanity." So, you know. No pressure. ScourgeBringer arrives on October 21st.

Cricket 19 (Console) – October 22nd

Cricket 19

Lastly, there's Cricket 19 arriving on October 22nd. It's the "official game of the 2019 Ashes Championship" and offers historical scenarios, a 50-over one day mode, or the option to build a career. Either way, there's a whole lot of cricket involved when Cricket 19 arrives next week.

Don't forget, Supraland joins Xbox Game Pass later this month, also on October 22nd. It's described as a "first-person open-world action-puzzle platformer" — a lot to fit into any game — and puts you on a quest to save the red stick figure village.

That's everything announced today, bringing seven more games to Xbox Game Pass along with the five new additions announced earlier in the month. Which do you think you will be playing first? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!