Most people have associated gaming in 2022 with the epic February we just had. The thing is, March is looking to be, dare I say, just as good (if not better)! To celebrate all the amazing new content coming to Xbox this spring, our team has curated our new releases into the Spring Games Spotlight. We’re excited to bring you a ton of new digital games every week for five weeks. Our team will be releasing 40+ titles between March 8 and April 11. The Microsoft Rewards promotion we bring each year for Summer Spotlight is so popular we are bringing it back for the Spring Games Spotlight. Spend $50 on eligible titles and you will receive 5,000 Microsoft Rewards points. Here are a couple Spring Games Spotlight titles either currently available or coming soon to get you pumped for a fantastic season of gaming.
- Tunic – Tunic was an E3 standout announcement way back in 2018 and has since released a couple demos that have the game landing on most indie fans list of most anticipated games of 2022. Tunic is an action adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Explore the wilderness, discover spooky ruins, and fight terrible creatures from long ago. Tunic is a console launch exclusive and releases on March 16.
- Shredders – Another E3 standout, Shredders is the ultimate snowboarding game created for riders, by riders. Break into the snowboarding event of the year to pull off one of the most insane tricks imaginable, all in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails, and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding. Shredders is a console launch exclusive and available day one with Xbox Game Pass, releasing on March 17.
- MLB The Show 2022 – MLB The Show landed on Xbox last year and was an immediate hit with Xbox fans. MLB The Show 2022 takes last year’s title even further. Create and use multiple ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized baseball RPG experience and customize your ballplayers how you want to aid in your progression. Face your friends with cross-platform and cross progression play. Stepping up to the plate for the first time? Tailor your experience with gameplay styles and two new difficulty settings to help you get the hang of the basics. MLB The Show 2022 is available day one with Xbox Game Pass, releasing on April 5.
- RPG Time: The Legend of Wright – Sticking with our theme of E3 announced titles releasing this month, RPG Time is making its way to Xbox from a wonderful team based out of Japan. The game puts you in the shoes of a boy who dreams of becoming a game creator. While the game’s title contains the term “RPG,” players will soon find themselves playing games other than the hand-drawn RPG on a notebook: a world made from cardboard and stationary strewn across a desk will also have players play action, adventure, side-scrolling shooters, and even command battle games! RPG Time is a passion project that took nine years to develop and is a console launch exclusive releasing on March 10.
- Young Souls – Young Souls is a gorgeous 2D brawler that meets story-rich action RPG. Fight hordes of belligerent goblins, level up with hundreds of weapons and accessories, explore, and journey between worlds, as rebellious twins battle their way to save their foster father. Young Souls is available day one with Xbox Game Pass, releasing on March 10.
This is just a small taste of all the great games releasing this spring. There will be new games every week so be sure to check the Xbox Store every Thursday to discover all the new games to play.
We will be streaming the latest Spring Games Spotlight titles on our Xbox Twitch Channel every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. PST. Tune in for a chance to win a code of whatever game we are playing that week. And be sure to follow Major Nelson on Twitter to get weekly updates and find out about special giveaways! See the full list of games at Xbox.com.