May brings new additions to Xbox Game Pass

by Ash
April 30, 2019

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Eight more games are headed to Xbox Game Pass this May, meaning that the service’s already hefty lineup is getting a boost.

The first of the new additions is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, heading to Game Pass on May 2nd.

Wolfenstein II is set in an alternate universe where the Nazis won the Second World War. You play as war veteran BJ Blazkowicz and it’s up to you to find resistance fighters, fight your way across Nazi-occupied America, and destroy Frau Engel.

There’s also beheadings, space travel, and atomic bombs. You know, the usual.

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Next up is Wargroove, also joining Game Pass on May 2nd.

Wargroove is a turn-based tactics video game developed and published by Chucklefish. Taking place on the continent of Aurania, young Queen Mercia is forced to leave her home and build up an army that will allow her to defeat the big bad and reclaim her rightful throne.

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Joining the subscription service on May 9th is Surviving Mars.

Much like the name implies, your objective is to colonise Mars without dying along the way. It’s a sci-fi city builder that’s all about colonisation and survival. To quote the Steam page, all you need are supplies, oxygen, decades of training, experience with sandstorms, and a can-do attitude to discover the purpose of those weird black cubes that appeared out of nowhere.

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May 9th also brings Tacoma. It’s a sci-fi narrative adventure from the people who also made Gone Home, which is also an excellent narrative adventure.

Tacoma puts you aboard a high-tech space station in the distance future (the year 2088, to be precise). The ship’s surveillance system has 3D captures of certain moments during the crew’s time on board, and it’s not as simple as you think.

It’s up to you to find out who these people were, how they lived, and what happened to them.

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May 9th is apparently a very good day, as it also brings Black Desert to Xbox Game Pass.

Black Desert is an open world MMORPG in a high fantasy setting. The game revolves around a conflict between two rival nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia.

It’s up to you and your companion, a mysterious Black Spirit, to find out just what’s up with the Black Stones in the Black Desert (there’s an ongoing theme here). You can also just chill and go fishing or farming or trading. Your choice.

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May 10th brings For the King, a strategic RPG that mixes tabletop and roguelike elements to create something entirely new. However – Xbox Game Pass members actually receive this game three days before its official release, meaning For the King technically comes out on May 7th.

In For the King, the eponymous King has been murdered by an unknown assailant and, as is the case with most regicides, the kingdom has been thrown into turmoil. The Queen puts out a plea for help – and that’s where you come in.

You can play in either single player or online co-op mode and set off on an epic quest to fix your kingdom. Remember to stay on your toes at all time, or else you might face the same fate that befell your beloved King.

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A bit later in the month, on May 16th, The Surge is set to join Xbox Game Pass.

You’re knocked out on your first day of your new job (the first day is always the hardest, isn’t it?) and wake up to find that everything’s either been destroyed or gone rogue. There’s out of control robots, glitching augmented co-workers, and AI that now exists only to watch you die. Lovely!

In order to earn your well-deserved paycheck, you need to equip a heavy-grade exoskeleton and battle your way through enraged enemies and big bad bosses in order to quell the chaos. You know, all in a day’s work.

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Last, but most definitely not least, LEGO Batman 3 also joins Xbox Game Pass on May 16th.

LEGO Batman 3, also known as LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, sees everyone’s favourite bat-based superhero fight the evil villain Brainiac. Brainiac is set on shrinking worlds to add to his collection of miniature cities which, although quaint, isn’t the best hobby to have.

Both superheroes and villains must unite and make their way to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before he shrinks, well, everything.

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While that’s it for the new additions to the lineup, Xbox Game Pass members can now also get the Xbox Customization Pack in Rocket League. The pack will be a Game Pass exclusive until July 15th, when all Xbox players will be able to download it.

At just £7.99 or $9.99 a month, Xbox Game Pass is honestly one of the best subscription services out there. Join today and get your first 3 months for just $1!

Source: Xbox Wire.

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