Here are the new games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass:

Mortal Kombat X (December 7)

Jump 25 years into the future as the epic Mortal Kombat saga continues. Mortal Kombat X introduces a new generation of fighters (including the return of some fan favorites), brilliant cinematic presentation, and the Character Variation system that allows players to pick from special moves, attacks, or weapons that impact both the strategy and fighting style of each character. Gather your best buds to battle it out in this fantastic fighting game.

Pro Evolution Soccer 19 (December 13)

PES 2019 recreates soccer by showcasing the power of football through authentic leagues and enhanced realism — and Xbox Game Pass members will have access to all the action! And now thanks to a recent game update that added new stadiums, team kits, and a new range of football boots and balls, the game is better than ever before. Xbox Game Pass members are invited to compete in the upcoming season of PES League, Konami’s official global esports competition, to find and award the best player of PES 2019.

Spintires: Mudrunner (December 13)

In the harsh wilds of Siberia, take control of mighty, off-road vehicles in Spintires: Mudrunner. Experience mud, torrential rivers, and other harsh obstacles powered by an impressive physics engine that simulates some of the toughest environments known to man. Drive 19 formidable vehicles, each with their own customizable attachments with nothing but your wits and navigational abilities, or with up to three friends at your side in multiplayer! Work together to haul lumber and unlock new vehicles and maps as you go.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (December 17)

From Ninja Theory, one of the creative development teams added to the Microsoft Studios family earlier this year, and the makers of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.

Ori and the Blind Forest (December 20)

Often described as exquisitely beautiful and heart-wrenchingly emotional, Ori and the Blind Forest earned critical acclaim – with over 30 industry awards to its name – and deeply passionate fans when it arrived on Xbox One. Moon Studios’ side-scrolling platformer combines incredible art, stirring music, challenging gameplay, and powerful narrative into a landmark game that shouldn’t be missed..

Shadow Warrior 2 (December 20)

The lovechild to one of the most frantic franchises in the world and developer Flying Wild Hog, comes the best FPS melee combat system ever made. Slice your enemies into sashimi with lethal blades or go out with a bang using staggering amount of firepower and archaic magic to purge the world of evil. With those elements combined you have the wackiest, weirdest, and bloodiest looter-shooter ever made. Jump into the shoes of Lo Wang, your friendly, neighborhood ninja slash assassin, slash hitman, slash, slash, slash… Defeat unending waves of monsters on your way to solve the mystery of a girl magically locked in your head.

During The Game Awards, we also announced these three titles were coming to Xbox Game Pass:

Ashen (December 7)

An open world co-op action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. As you adventure through the realm of Ashen, you’ll occasionally encounter other players in a passive, co-operative multiplayer open world. It’s up to you to decide how to deal with them – fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.

Kingdom Two Crowns (December 11)

Work with other players in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build a kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!

Below (December 14)

A procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery, and death. Test your adventurer mettle against The Isle’s subterranean labyrinths. Explore a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, deadly traps and stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths and unearth what lies below… or die trying.

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With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

Product Info:
Developer: Aurora44
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Website: Ashen
Twitter: @A44games / @A_i

Product Info:
Developer: The Bearded Ladies
Publisher: Funcom
Website: Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden
Twitter: @TheBeardedLC / @funcom / @MYZRoadToEden

Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief, shares some details about new games coming to Xbox Game Pass. Read the full story at Xbox Wire.

Hello, Xbox Game Pass members!

If the 16 games we announced at X018 were not enough, we are adding three more to the Xbox Game Pass catalog over the coming week, starting with The Gardens Between on November 29, Mutant Year Zero on December 4, and Strange Brigade on December 6.

And don’t forget, if you have a mobile telephone, you can download the Xbox Game Pass app for iOS and Android. Through this app you can remotely install Xbox Game Pass games to your Xbox One so they’re ready to play when you come home from school or work. We’ll also send you notifications to let you know when games are added.

The Gardens Between (November 29)

Follow two best friends Arina and Frendt who fall into a surreal world full of dreamlike garden islands. Together they’ll embark on a nostalgic journey through a world built around objects from their childhood, lighting constellations and illuminating threads from a time when friendship was the most important thing in the world. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and traverse each precious memory to reach the summit of each island in this single-player puzzle adventure.

Mutant Year Zero (December 4)

A tactical adventure game with turn-based combat and real-time exploration of a post-apocalyptic world, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden puts you in command of a unique squad of mutant soldiers as you scavenge through the remains of civilization to survive. From the creators of Hitman and PayDay, experience a mix of story, exploration, stealth, and strategy in the brutal environment of a decimated planet Earth as your band of heroes embark on a quest to discover the legend of Eden.

Strange Brigade (December 6)

Join an elite agency of extraordinary adventurers and investigate the darkest corners of Egypt, where mythological menaces manifest! Strange Brigade offers a rip-roaring, 1930s-style campaign full of peril, intrigue, and good old derring-do for one to four players as you tackle an army of mummified monsters! Solve mind-bending puzzles, defy dastardly traps, unearth incredible treasure in a mysterious, ancient landscape and use the most marvelous firearms known to man in thrilling third-person combat to defeat the witch queen Seteki and send her petrifying minions back to the afterlife.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and stay tuned to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

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Product Info:
Developer: The Voxel Agents
Publisher: The Voxel Agents
Website: The Gardens Between
Twitter: @TheVoxelAgents

Product Info:
Developer: Rival Games
Publisher: Rival Games
Website: Thief of Thieves: Season One
Twitter: @RivalGamesLtd 

 

The holidays are almost here, and Xbox is back this year with our biggest Black Friday sale ever. There will be loads of deals on Xbox consoles and accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, and must-have games, including the lowest price ever for Xbox One X at $399.99.* We’ve got all of these and more exciting offers for our fans around the world, so get ready to jump in!

We’re offering a $100 discount on select Xbox One devices, allowing you to choose between Xbox One X, the most powerful console with immersive true 4K gaming, or Xbox One S, the best value in games and entertainment. Can’t decide what gift to get the gamer in your life this holiday? With Xbox Game Pass, you can now give the ultimate gift of over 100 great games, including new Xbox Exclusives the same day they launch. This holiday season, you can join Xbox Game Pass for just $1.**

This holiday is the perfect time to jump in, whether you already have an Xbox or are buying one for the first time. Be sure to visit the Microsoft Store, whether shopping online, in a physical store, or through an Xbox or Windows 10 device, for deals on the hottest games this holiday season.

What’s more, Black Friday kicks off even earlier for Gold members, with great deals on Xbox digital games, with Early Access beginning on Nov. 15.

NOTE: I will post the Black Friday Xbox Digital game sales in a separate post when they are live.

See below for more details on what Xbox will be offering this Black Friday.

Enjoy the Freedom to play over 100 great games by joining the must-have gaming membership: Xbox Game Pass. Join the greatest community of gamers with Xbox Live Gold

Get the ultimate value in gaming at an even lower price with our Xbox Game Pass deals this Black Friday. Score your first month of Xbox Game Pass for just $1 between 11/10 and 1/3 – that’s more than 100 games for just $1! But the savings don’t stop there.

Because gaming is better together, join Xbox Live Gold, the world’s most advanced online multiplayer community, at a discounted rate this holiday season. Get one month for just $1 between 11/15 and 11/30*** or save 40% on three-month subscriptions from 11/22 through 11/26.

Step Up Your Hardware with Big Discounts on Xbox One Devices

Games play best on Xbox, so we’ll be offering a $100 discount on select Xbox One consoles from 11/18 through 11/26. Get the Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, at its lowest price ever, or the Xbox One S, the best value in games and entertainment.

With a $100 discount on the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle and a $70 discount on other bundles that pair must-have games like Forza Horizon 4 with a console, Xbox is giving you even more ways to save. Additionally, when you buy an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Xbox Wireless controller at participating retailers you receive a digital token for Gears of War 4 free ($39.99 MSRP value).

Already have an Xbox One console? Up your game with a new Xbox Wireless Controller at a $10 discount on select controllers including Xbox Design Lab from 11/22 through 11/26.

Explore Hot New Titles with Deals on Must-Have Games

From zombie survival adventures to scenic joyrides through a shared world with dynamic seasons, Xbox is offering discounts on the season’s hottest games this Black Friday. In addition to the titles below, our partners will be offering plenty of noteworthy discounts on must-have games, so be sure to check out the Microsoft Store this holiday season.

From 11/22 through 11/30, you can get:

  • Forza Horizon 4 for up to 35% off
  • Forza Motorsport 7 for up to 50% off
  • State of Decay 2 for 35% off
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for 35% off
  • Sea of Thieves for 50% off
  • Super Lucky’s Tale for 35% off
  • Disneyland Adventures for 35% off
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure for 35% off
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection for 35% off

At Xbox, we’re committed to making gaming a fun, inclusive and safe experience for everyone. To achieve this, family settings on Xbox empower parents and caregivers to set screen time limits, filter content by the age of their child, set purchase limits, and more to ensure every member of the family enjoys rewarding and positive gaming. Family settings make Xbox the best place for families to game together this holiday season – visit our new family hub, Xbox.com/family, to learn more about how these tools can be customized to meet your family’s needs.

Visit xbox.comMicrosoft Store and participating retailers globally for more details on availability and pricing as deals will vary between regions and retailers. Xbox has something for everyone on your holiday list year, so take advantage of these details before they expire.

*Limited-time offers only at participating retailers while supplies last. Dates and prices may vary. Exclusions apply. See retailer for details.  Xbox Game Pass game catalog varies over time.  Some games require Xbox Live Gold to play on Xbox (subscription sold separately).

** Offer valid only for new subscribers or users who canceled their subscription before Oct. 1, 2018.  Limit: 1 offer per account; credit card required.  Only valid through Microsoft Store online or in-console store in all Xbox Game Pass markets excluding Quebec.  After first month, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular monthly price (subject to change), unless cancelled.  Plus applicable taxes.  Xbox Game Pass game catalog varies over time.  Some games require Xbox Live Gold to play on Xbox (subscription sold separately).

*** Not valid for existing subscribers. After promotional period, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular monthly price (subject to change), unless cancelled. Plus applicable taxes. Limit: 1 offer per account. Only valid through Microsoft Store online or in-console, in all Xbox Live markets excluding Quebec. Credit card required. 

NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 02/14/2019 – 9:00 PM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).

Product Info:
Developer: Sumo Digital
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Crackdown 3
Twitter: @SumoDigitalLtd / @crackdown