Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon and more heading to Xbox Game Pass

Just when you thought Xbox Game Pass could not get any better this month, I mean, Gears 5 is heading there tomorrow for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, a new list of games get announced for the coming week. Here is what you can expect and it’s looking good:

Dead Cells – 5 September

Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.

Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 – 5 September

In Metal Gear Solid 2 HD Edition, play as new FoxFound recruit Raiden and infiltrate Big Shell to rescue the US President who’s held hostage. Next, in Metal Gear Solid 3 HD Edition, discover the origin of the series starting in 1964 at the height of the Cold War. The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Snake must question the true meaning of loyalty as he embarks on a lone mission to kill his former mentor.

Creature in the Well – 6 September

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition – 6 September for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members (Standard edition available September 10 for Xbox Game Pass members)

From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is back and bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. In addition to the epic campaign (with 3 player co-op), experience the all-new Escape multiplayer mode, compete online in Versus, team up with friends in Horde, and create custom maps with the new Map Builder. 

Enter the Gungeon – 12 September

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Gonner Blüeberry Edition – 12 September

Gonner is a tough, procedurally generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, hidden secrets, multiple endings, and challenging bosses. Play as the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world: a giant landbound whale named Sally. Search for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby on a journey to make one person happy even if it kills him—which it certainly will.

Several games will also be leaving the service, so make note of the below titles and dates, if you want to play it before it vanishes:

  • Onrush (September 4)
  • LEGO Batman 2 (September 6)
  • Joy Ride Turbo (September 6)
  • Splosion Man (September 6)
  • The Maw (September 6) – Don’t worry South Africa, you’ll have this game forever anyway.
  • LEGO Indiana Jones (September 30)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (September 30)
  • Split/Second (September 30)
  • Ninja Gaiden Black (September 30)
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild (September 30)
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