Xbox “just getting warmed up” with more games headed to Game Pass in January

Robert Collins

Xbox Game Pass

A week and a half into the new year, Xbox Game Pass has gotten 2023 off to a rolling start with a couple new additions to the games catalog. See what’s new below.

New Xbox Game Pass games available now

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition

This deep, award-winning action-RPG makes its return to Xbox Game Pass with “uncompromised 60fps gameplay, 4K resolution, and ultra high-quality textures” in this Enhanced Edition. 

Stranded Deep

Stranded Deep

Now Available with co-op multiplayer!

In the aftermath of a mysterious plane crash, you are stranded in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Alone, or with a friend, without any means to call for help, you must do what you can to survive.

Explore underwater and on land as you hunt for supplies to craft the tools, weapons, and shelter you’ll need to stay alive. Stay sharp: hunger, thirst, and exposure conspire against you as you brave treacherous elements and the dangerous creatures of the Pacific.
Live long enough, Stay Alive!

Valheim: Mistlands Biome Update (PC)

Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players set in a procedurally-generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, construct longhouses, and slay mighty foes to prove yourself to Odin!

Xbox Game Pass games leaving on January 15th

Unfortunately there are also some games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass mid-month. The upside is that these games will be available for purchase for at least a 20% discount over on the Xbox Store. Remember you will have to act before they are removed to get the discounted price. Below is the list of games leaving.

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Nobody Saves The World 
  • Pupperazzi 
  • The Anacrusis
  • We Happy Few
  • Windjammers 2 

More Xbox Game Pass games coming in January

Persona 3 Portable—January 19th

Persona 3 Portable

If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next… would you believe me? Master the power of the heart, Persona, and uncover the tragic truth of the Dark Hour. Experience the iconic, critically acclaimed RPG that reinvented the Persona series!

Persona 4 Golden—January 19th

Persona 4 Golden

Experience a coming-of-age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. The world-renowned Persona 4 Golden promises unforgettable adventures, meaningful bonds, and heartwarming experiences shared together with friends.

Monster Hunter Rise—January 20th

Monster Hunter Rise

The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns! Set in the Japanese folklore inspired land of Kamura, players will team up to battle fearsome monsters, craft a wide variety of gear, and prevent the world from falling into calamity. Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!

Wrap up

Xbox says “We’re just getting warmed up and we’ll be back soon with more games.” Which can only be good news for Xbox fans. No doubt 2023 is shaping up to be a landmark year not only for the Xbox brand, but Xbox Game Pass as well with several exciting AAA titles set for release later this year.