The month of May for Xbox Game Pass will bring a few notable classics into the fold, free to play with a subscription.
Most notably, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is set to arrive on May 2nd, along with Wargroove, a solid way to kick off the month.
Here is the full run down, courtesy of Xbox’s website:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(May 2)
Play as war-hero BJ Blazkowicz and lead the second American Revolution by recruiting a band of resistance fighters to hunt down the evil Frau Engel and dismantle her Nazi war machine. Armed with powerful weapons and dynamic combat abilities, fight your way across an American landscape twisted by Nazi occupation. Only you have the guns, guts, and gumption to liberate America.
Wargroove (May 2)
When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?
Surviving Mars (May 9)
You must construct a self-sustaining colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. This is no walk in the park thanks to the Red Planet’s hostile environment, limited access to resources, and lack of breathable air – all not exactly human friendly. To ensure your colony’s survival, you’ll need to balance everything from life support to resource management and more. But all is not lost! There are things you can do to help your budding colony along the way such as researching new technologies and uncovering the secrets of Mars to make sure your colonists are happy and healthy.
Tacoma (May 9)
The Venturis Corporation wants its AI back. That’s where you come in. At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle and reconstruct the multi-layered narrative.
Black Desert (May 9)
Experience fast-paced combat and an immersive story within an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Black Desert chronicles a conflict between two rival nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. During your action-packed journey you are accompanied by a Black Spirit – a companion whose destiny is intertwined with your own – as you discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects in this massive MMORPG on Xbox One.
For the King (May 10)
Embark on a perilous adventure in this strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging journey spanning the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally as you attempt to discover the mystery surrounding the King’s death and bring order back to the realms. And as an added member benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can play the game three days before its launch, starting on May 7!
The Surge (May 16)
Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! You’re knocked out by a catastrophic event during your first day on the job and wake up in a destroyed section of the complex. From robots gone haywire, out of control augmented co-workers, and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, you must defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Slice limbs off your foes to take advantage of the next-gen loot system, where you loot what you dismember and craft new weapons and armors from the spoils!
LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)
The Caped Crusader joins forces with the superheroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
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Oh, and did we mention that we have a present for you, since we love you so much (and you read down this far)? Soccer meets driving in Rocket League, an award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused mash-up! Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles and show off your Xbox fandom with the Xbox Customization Pack. This pack includes: Wheels, Boost, Octane Decal, and Player Banner and is free to all Xbox Game Pass members. The pack is available first to Xbox Game Pass members until July 15*, when it becomes available to all Xbox players.
And don’t sleep on these awesome free updates to games already available with Xbox Game Pass:
- Minecraft Village & Pillage update- Discover the most adventurous update yet! Defend against new threats, build with new blocks, and experience life in all-new villages.
- Sea of Thieves is celebrating a year of adventures! Now that’s a lot of gold and bananas. In their Anniversary Update, they’ll be introducing Tall Tales – Shores of Gold, The Arena, and The Hunter’s Call starting today! State of Decay 2 came out with their Create Your Own Apocalypse content update, expect to see deadlier zombies, a faster-acting blood plague, and hostile humans capable of scoring lethal headshots. Not the kind of dream we expected.
- Human: Fall Flat gets dark with their new Dark Level Update. It’s the biggest and most graphically stunning level yet! Play now with your friends.
You know, describing my dreams to you has been so helpful. Way more helpful than staring at inkblots and trying to guess if I see a butterfly or a goblin or something.
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Drops 10-Minute Story Trailer
Yakuza: Like a Dragon has a brand new trailer, with plenty of content and a familiar face, ready for your viewing pleasure.
Segas has dropped a new trailer, and while it’s all in Japanese, it still is entertaining and it brings back a familiar face as Kazuma Kiryu is featured in the 10-minute long trailer. Fans of the series will remember Kiryu as the main protagonist in the series since it’s inception, but it is unclear what specific role he will play.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set to arrive on January 12th in Japan, and will release in other regions throughout 2020.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trials Returns
Following the release of their brand new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward has re-enabled Trials mode which was initially introduced before the end of October but was taken down after Infinity Ward discovered a bug that prevented players from getting the XP that they earned when playing.
That bug has been resolved.
Trials are available only to players at Officer ranks, which a player can reach after clearing the initial 55 levels of progression. By reaching higher Officer ranks, the player will earn more tickets, with each ticket having the ability to unlock access to Trials, but with live targets.
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