Today’s a big day for Xbox Game Pass subscribers with four new titles coming to Microsoft’s video game subscription service.
NHL 22 is now available to play for Xbox Game Pass users via EA Play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X console generations. Here’s its official game description:
Powered by Frostbite, EA SPORTS NHL 22 gets the superstar treatment. For the first time ever, experience EA SPORTS NHL on one of the industry’s most powerful game engines bringing unrivaled visual detail to every hit, deke and shot. Superstar X-Factors lets you feel the personality and power of NHL superstars with an all-new ability system that unlocks the unique skills of the league’s most elite players. Authentic to real player skill and style, the stars of the NHL truly come to life in EA SPORTS NHL 22 making their time on ice more influential than ever . From HUT to World of Chel, Superstar X-Factors brings new class based strategy to every game mode. EA SPORTS NHL 22 is an all new game for a new generation, giving you more ways to play and compete than ever before. This is breakthrough hockey.
The second game is Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. This game actually launches today and is playable for Game Pass Subscribers on Xbox One and Xbox Series X console generations, Windows PCs, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process.
As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements. There will be some perks for players that link the game with Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
Also now available on Xbox consoles, Windows PCs, and Xbox Cloud Gaming is Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition. This game, which also launches today, is a 10th anniversary re-release of the original Danganronpa 2 game for modern platforms.
Deadly Island Vibes: Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!
The fourth and final game coming to Xbox Game Pass today is This War of Mine: Final Cut, yet another Day One launch for Game Pass subscribers. This rather serious game is available on Windows PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and the modern Xbox Series X generation of Xbox consoles.
The Remastered Final Cut version for Xbox Series X|S is finally here! In This War Of Mine, you do not play as an elite soldier, rather as a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with a lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. During the day you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge for items that will help you stay alive. Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
It’s not all good news though. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: The Definitive Edition is leaving Xbox Game Pass today so those that want to continue playing it will need to buy it now.