Hello, fellow gamers! Welcome to your November Xbox Game Pass update.
We’re adding seven more games to the Xbox Game Pass catalog! In addition to over 100 great games already included in your membership, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, Resident Evil HD and more will be ready to play starting November 1. Plus, don’t forget to tune into Mixer on November 1 and watch some our favorite streamers get hands-on with the latest additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog.
Before we dive into November’s games, we have some exciting updates we want to share.
On October 16, the new Fall update became available for Xbox One, bringing new features and a redesigned dashboard that puts you in the center of all your Xbox experiences. As part of the update, the Xbox One Home screen can be personalized with blocks that most matter to you. Xbox Game Pass members can pin the Xbox Game Pass block to the Xbox One Home screen, making access to over 100 great games even faster.
Our Holiday console line up was released earlier this month as well, including the Xbox One S Starter Bundle that’s perfect for those who want to dive into the very best of Xbox One. Xbox fans get instant access to a growing catalog of over 100 great games with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass and can play with friends from around the world with 3 months of Xbox Live Gold. There’s never been a better time to start playing on Xbox One.
Most recently we revealed the addition of Original Xbox games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library. To celebrate the launch, we’re adding the Original Xbox Ninja Gaiden Black to the Xbox Game Pass catalog, for members to enjoy for free as part of their membership, and is available to play right now – go check it out.
Now let’s learn more about the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in November:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
We’re excited to announce Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is joining Xbox Game Pass for the next three months. If you haven’t played Konami’s critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning latest installment to the legendary Metal Gear franchise, wait no longer.
In The Phantom Pain’s single-player campaign, you must stealthily guide Snake through an open world full of countless, dangerous enemies, while navigating the rugged terrain of Afghanistan to take down the evil Patriots organization. Once you finish with the campaign, gather your Xbox Game Pass comrades and jump into The Phantom Pain’s base-building multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online. There’s so much to do, so don’t miss out on all the fun and intensity Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain can offer while it’s in the Xbox Game Pass catalog from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. And, if you love Metal Gear Solid V, get ready for next chapter, Metal Gear Survive, which is set to release on Xbox One February 20, 2018.
Halo Wars Definitive Edition
November signals a return to the Halo universe with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. Halo Wars is an incredibly exciting top-down real-time strategy experience, which requires you to master everything from tactical troop deployments to base building to resource management. Play though the Campaign as you lead the UNSC’s Spirit of Fire against the Covenant forces in this epic adventure. At 1080p, 60fps, and paired with a dynamic soundtrack, now’s the best time to experience this RTS classic.
Resident Evil HD
There’s no better time to bring Resident Evil HD to Xbox Game Pass than during Halloween. As a franchise, Resident Evil is a cornerstone of today’s thriving survival-horror genre within gaming. Dark, ominous, and sure to elicit an involuntary response or two, Resident Evil HD takes you back to 1998, where you take on the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, members of the STARS special forces team sent to investigate a series of very unusual murders. Cornered and sheltered inside a seriously spooky old mansion, you’ll find that your health is precious, and your ammo even more so. Can you survive the dangers of the night and uncover the evil intentions of the Umbrella corporation?
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
The hits keep coming in November with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, an iconic 2D platformer that deftly strikes a perfect balance between Oddworld nostalgia and next-gen polish. In New ‘n’ Tasty, you control the lovable Mudokon, Abe, who is thrust into the position of hero-to-be once he realizes the meat processing plant where he works is about to get into the Mudokon-processing business. Not keen to become meat snacks, Abe sets out on a quest to escape the guards, Sligs, Scrabs, and other creepy creatures inhabiting the meat factory. Help Abe sneak his way to survival!
The World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
For the action RPG and tower defense fans out there, our friends at Neocore have a treat for you: World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. Jump back into the gothic realm of Incredible Adventures and protect the Silent Forts from the hordes of monsters seeking to destroy Borgovia. Build, protect, and defend solo or cooperatively, and even battle online against your friends and fellow Xbox Game Pass members. We love this Indie gem and we hope you do too!
Mega Man 9
More Mega Man, they said. More Mega Man, we bring. Our blue buddy returns to Xbox Game Pass with more to explore in Mega Man 9. For the uninitiated, Mega Man is a legendary 2D platforming shooter delivering hours of fun battling a wide array of bosses, from Hornet Man to Splash Woman and many more in between.
Sky Force Anniversary
If flying and shooting is your thing, then you better make time in November for Sky Force Anniversary. Brought to you by developer Infinite Dreams, Sky Force Anniversary is an exceptionally fun and fluid vertical scrolling shooter, demanding laser focus, nimble thumbs, and a deft trigger finger. With a deceptively simple but engaging progression system, collect as many stars as you can to strategically build out your weaponry, fortify your defenses, and achieve all four objectives for each stage. Beat all nine levels at each difficulty level and defeat the evil General Madness to unlock a bonus! Having trouble completing your missions as a squadron of one? Pull a friend onto the couch for some local co-op and take down General Madness together!
With over 100 great games, for just $9.99 a month, plus new games added every month, Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play. Thanks for reading November’s Xbox Game Pass update and don’t forget: if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can play free for 14 days. For all the latest Xbox news, keep it locked to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!