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Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Deathloop, Slime Rancher 2, Valheim, Grounded’s Full Release, and More

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Xbox Game Pass - Wave 2

We’re back to bring you a bunch of games to close out your September. In case you missed the Tokyo Game Show, we even dropped a few games you can play right now! Let’s look at the games coming soon and updates you can check out right now.


Available Today


Deathloop (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)
In the critically acclaimed Deathloop, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle, try new approaches, and do whatever it takes to break the timeloop. Enjoy a slew of features like photomode, accessibility options, and the Goldenloop Update with a new weapon and ability, cross-play matchmaking, an extended ending, and more. Put an end to eternity today on Xbox One consoles with cloud gaming!

Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S)
Available now with PC Game Pass and coming to Cloud Gaming and Xbox Series X|S today! Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve, and slice a variety of derelict spaceships at will in zero-g to recover valuable materials. Be careful with your tools: you don’t want to trigger an explosive chain reaction that could be deadly, or worse – costly! Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts to pay your debt to Lynx Corporation through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges.


Coming Soon


SpiderHeck (Console and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass: SpiderHeck is a fast-paced couch co-op brawler. Duel to the death against your friends and catch delight as they pull off the ultimate parkour feat, before catapulting themselves face-first into the lava. Or join forces and show those pesky insects who are the real heck masters here!

Beacon Pines (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass: Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy storybook adventure where you use charms to rewrite fate. Something strange is happening and Luka and his friends are the only ones taking notice! Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate.

Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass: Continue the adventures of ace slime rancher Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys to Rainbow Island, a prismatic paradise brimming with ancient technology, unknown natural resources, and an avalanche of wiggling, jiggling, new slimes to wrangle. A mysterious, new world is waiting for you to explore however you choose!

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Moonscars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
Available on day one with Game Pass: Unravel the mystery of your existence in this challenging, yet rewarding, souls-like 2D platform slasher! As the fierce clayborne warrior Grey Irma, you must push your combat skills to the limit and master new abilities to progress through this stunning yet unforgiving world. Facing off against relentless enemies and the cruel mistress the Moon, you will discover your past and finally find the peace you so desperately desire.

Grounded – Full Release (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
The full release of Grounded is coming on September 27! Experience the full story while you and up to three of your friends explore the entire backyard. Discover how you were shrunk down to the size of an ant and why you were put into the backyard while finding a way to get big again.

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Let’s Build A Zoo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 29
Let out your wild side with this cute management sim! Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and deal with plenty of weird and wonderful events. Then try your hand at DNA Splicing, and stitch together over 300,000 different types of animals!

Valheim (Game Preview) (PC) – September 29
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!

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PAW Patrol Grand Prix (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 30
Available on day one with Game Pass: No track is too big, no racer too small! The PAW Patrol are on their fastest mission yet – To win the Pup Cup! Race around iconic locations including Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort and The Jungle in this 4-player-championship to find out who will be crowned the winner.


In Case You Missed It


Amazing Cultivation Simulator (PC) – Available now
Rise up in a search for immortality in this strategy sim and management game based on Chinese mythology. Rebuild your sect and train new disciples through the path of cultivation. Research magic and gather mystical artifacts, face ancient dangers and other sects in your path to spiritual ascension.


DLC / Updates


Xbox App on PC Updates
It’s time to update your Xbox app on PC! We’ve made improvements to the app making it faster to launch and partnered with HowLongToBeat so you can view estimates for how long it will take you to complete a game in the game details pages for most PC Game Pass games. Check out all the details here, and thank you for all the continued feedback!

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Showcase four stunning new prehistoric species in your parks with Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack. Inspired by the fascinating Late Cretaceous period, this pack includes four captivating species that roamed the land, sea, and air over 65 million years ago. Learn more here!

Sea of Thieves: The Sirens’ Prize – Available until September 29
The stakes are high: time to delve deep and seek ways to bolster the strength of Belle and the Pirate Lord in battles yet to come. Descend to sunken Shrines and return with Ancient Treasures in The Sirens’ Prize, Sea of Thieves’ seventh time-limited Adventure is running now until September 29!

Sniper Elite 5: Concealed Target Weapon & Skin Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Enhance your armory with the Concealed Target weapon and skin pack, including new camouflage gear to up your stealth game. The free Survival Map, Amongst the Rubble is available now to all players as part of the latest update!

Try FIFA 23 for 10 hours with EA Play on September 27
It’s kick-off time! FIFA 23 brings The World’s Game to the pitch, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can try it for 10 hours via EA Play on September 27 – days before launch! Plus score a 10% discount on purchases of EA digital content, monthly member-only rewards, and more.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks


Deathloop: Hunting Pack – September 21
Roam Blackreef in style with the “Horizon” Colt skin and “Athleisure” Julianna skin. Don’t break a sweat with the “Ultralite” Rapier weapon! 

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Super Animal Royale: Season 5 Perks Pack – September 27
Boost your Super Animal apparel with the latest Perks cosmetic set. Fight foes in style with an all-new Umbrella, BCG, Outfit, and Sparrow Launcher! 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Kronos Pack – October 6
Time is of the essence when you put yourself at the service of Kronos. This pack contains a gear set, a mount, and a spear.


Xbox Touch Controls Coming To Nine More Games


Xbox Touch Controls

Ultimate members, more games are available now with touch controls via Xbox Cloud Gaming! Plus, you can play Grounded’s full release with Touch Controls on September 27. Jump into these games at xbox.com/play via browser, Xbox Game Pass app for Android, or Xbox app for PC – no controller required!

  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition
  • Grounded – Full Release (September 27)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Road 96
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • This War of Mine
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera

Leaving September 30


The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon. Be sure to jump back in to tie up any loose ends, and don’t forget to use your membership discount to save up to 20% to keep them in your library. Plus, you might have seen that Aragami 2 was listed as leaving soon in our previous announcement, but the good news is that Aragami 2 will remain available to members on Cloud, Console, and PC.

  • AI: The Somnium Files (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dandy Ace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dirt 4 (PC) EA Play
  • Dirt Rally (PC) EA Play
  • Going Under (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lemnis Gate (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Slime Rancher (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Procession to Calvary (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Unsighted (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Visage (Cloud, Console, and PC)

We’ll be back soon with more games as usual. Make sure to download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on your phone to make it even easier to install (or pre-install!) the games you want to play next. Catch you next time!



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Let’s Sing ABBA: When Karaoke Meets Disco

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Let's Sing ABBA: When Karaoke Meets Disco


Players have been asking us for years to include more ABBA in Let’s Sing. We listened and made a special edition that will satisfy all your wishes — but we didn’t stop at the songs.


When you think about pop music, there are a lot of artists that come to mind. Some are one-hit-wonders, others have one or two successful albums. And then there are the artists and bands that shaped the genre into what it is today with their songs being seared into collective consciousness. One of those bands is, without a doubt, ABBA.

So, if you think about, it really only made sense for us to honor one of the most successful and influential pop bands of all time with their own special entry into the Let’s Sing series. Everyone knows at least some of their songs, probably even by heart without even realizing it. And we have also been asked for years to include more ABBA into our games. So by popular demand, here it is: Let’s Sing ABBA!

Picking the songs for this edition was easy and hard at the same time, simply because there are just so many hits to choose from! A few were of course absolute no-brainers. From the first moment it was completely unthinkable not to include the likes of “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” or “Super Trouper” in the playlist. From there on out, it was more of a question of “What don’t we include?”

A testament to that is the fact that we broke our own rules, at least a little bit: Usually, the international version of a Let’s Sing game includes 30 songs. However, Let’s Sing ABBA includes 31 — because we wanted to add a song from their newest album Voyage, which they released in 2021. So our karaoke players get 30 classic hits that take you right back to the era of platform shoes, flared pants and disco balls and one new hit, “I Still Have Faith In You.”

But we knew that we couldn’t stop there. To let people experience Let’s Sing the ABBA way with more than just the songs, we overhauled the interface and also the avatars to look a little bit more like the band members. Play long enough and you will unlock iconic outfits that are sure to give your next performance an additional boost of confidence.

Other than that, Let’s Sing ABBA comes with single and multiplayer modes, leaving no excuses for people not to join in. I you want to get a head start and practice on your own? We’ve got you covered. Want to get into a singing competition for the ages with some friends? Done. You’re looking for a special challenge? Our mixtape mode is definitely for you — no two playlists in this dynamically generated mode are the same.

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We got a glimpse of the fact that we had made the right choice with Let’s Sing ABBA during gamescom: Even more people than we could have possibly hoped for stopped by to step into our karaoke box and belt out some disco tunes, also cramming more people in there than we thought possible. Needless to say, all of them were leaving with big smiles on their faces once they were done. Mission accomplished on our end. Thank you for the music so far and we can’t wait to see some great performances on social media!

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Let’s Sing ABBA

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After a 40-year break, ABBA is back! So why not perform some of the band’s biggest hits in your own living room to celebrate their triumphant return to the stage.
Travel back to the glory days with hits like “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Waterloo”. Get some friends together to party with “Dancing Queen”, the musical number “Mamma Mia” or rock out to “I Still Have Faith In You”, the lead track from their brand-new album.

Features
• A strong playlist with 31 songs: 30 popular classics from the 70s and a new hitsong from the new album Voyage
• Dress up your Avatars in iconic ABBA outfits
• Seven exciting game modes: Legend, Classic, Mix Tape 2.0, Jukebox, Feat., World Contest and Let’s Party
• Perform the ABBA classics with your friends! With fours mics and 4 smartphones, up to eight players can join in on the fun in the Let’s Party mode.

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