ICYMI: April’s ID@Xbox Showcase on Twitch

We did a thing (again).

Today, we hosted our April edition of the ID@Xbox Showcase on Twitch – revealing new games coming to Xbox, sharing updates from independent developers and a special interview with the Vampire Survivors team.  

If you missed it, you can catch the full showcase on demand here: Xbox – Twitch

Check out each of the games listed below for more details on some of the games highlighted during April’s edition of the ID@Xbox Showcase on Twitch and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more great ID@Xbox content. 

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Cassette Beasts (Bytten Studio / Raw Fury) 

Embark on a thrilling monster-collecting open-world adventure as you find your way home from the island of New Wirral. In this trailer Kayleigh, one of the companions you’ll meet and team up with, explains how to transform into monster form and how to capture and record new monster forms! With Cassette Beasts’ Fusion system you can combine any two monsters into powerful new ones! 

Cassette Beasts launches April 26 with PC Game pass on Day One and Microsoft Store, and later this spring to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass on Day One. 

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Closer the Distance (Osmotic Studios, Skybound Games) 

A deeply moving slice-of-life sim that tells a story about the connections between family and friends in the face of tragedy. Following a fatal car accident, players take on the role of Angela, a young girl from the town of Yesterby, who finds herself watching over her loved ones as they navigate the grieving process. Using her ethereal ability to influence the townspeople she once knew, Angela’s choices will ultimately determine the fate of Yesterby. 

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (Toge Productions / Chorus Worldwide Games) 

Open the coffee shop doors once again in present-day, fantastical Seattle where memorable humans, quirky orcs, business-oriented succubi, and other mythological denizens coexist. In Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, Be the best barista you can be as you serve warm and comforting drinks, and lend a much-needed ear, to a whole array of customers. Encounter familiar faces and a few new ones too as you improve their moods with your wonderful concoctions and delightful latte art… all to the sound of chilled lo-fi beats. 

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The Explorator (Remnant Games Studio) 

The Explorator is a game inspired by oldschool FPS with a cell shading visual style, as an explorer you take your courage in both hands to set foot on the most dangerous island of the known world, Ospolis. 

Legends say that the legendary city of Atlantis lies beneath this island, which has been suddenly overrun by goblins and monsters that have emerged from the bowels of the underground tunnels drilled by unwary explorers confident of finding this famous city. 

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Homestead Arcana (Serenity Forge, Skybound Games) 

In Homestead Arcana you become a farming Witch and pioneer the range that has been mysteriously corrupted with deathly Miasma. In order to discover the secret behind its appearance, you will grow plants to power up your spells, craft new gear, and use nature’s magic to ultimately heal the land. Throughout all this you will be aided on your journey by your trusted familiar Huckleberry, voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, who will be presenting this gameplay walkthrough of Homestead Arcana.  

Coming to Game Pass on day one, fans can pre-order or pre-install Homestead Arcana today! 

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Kabaret (Persona Theory Games) 

Kabaret is a visual novel about a boy cursed into a monster. Talk to monsters, perform tea ceremonies, play minigames and learn the dwellers’ stories. It’s a unique journey to unravel the narrative through patience and immersion in the world of fantastic characters and their experiences. Out now on Xbox. 

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The Karters 2: Turbo Charged (Pixel Edge Games) 

Get ready to rev up your engines for The Karters 2: Turbo Charged – the ultimate kart racing game coming to Xbox this year! Featuring an exciting array of power-ups, challenging tracks, and a big variety of game modes for both local and online play, this game will take your racing skills to the next level. Race to the finish line and compete with friends and players from all corners of the globe. Sharpen your racing instincts and battle it out for the top spot in this adrenaline-fueled action-packed kart racer. 

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The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Plot Twist / Rogue Games) 

Today’s gameplay of the highly anticipated The Last Case of Benedict Fox features developer commentary and demonstrates how Benedict and his Demon Companion will fight their way through different factions and encounter the deepest part of the otherworldly Limbo! In this Burton-esque metroidvania, combat is just one of the ways you will progress deeper into the game. See for yourself how one of the most anticipated games on Xbox looks! 

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Lil’ Guardsman (Hilltop Studios) 

In this deduction adventure, you play as Lil – an unlikely 12-year-old hero – covering your dad’s shift at the guard shed and are tasked with deciding the fate of over 100 unique characters. Sending visitors to jail, inadvertently zapping them to smithereens, or letting them go on their merry way are all part of the job. But be careful: who you let through the castle gates will determine the kingdom’s fate.  

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Omega Strikers (Odyssey Interactive) 

Join the footbrawl when Omega Strikers officially launches on Xbox on April 27th, 2023! Smash opponents off the arena and score goals in this lightning-fast 3v3 free-to-play game. Squad up with friends and choose from a growing cast of colorful Strikers to sling slimes, toss tofu, and rocket boost to victory. 

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Vampire Survivors: Tides of Foscari (Poncle) 

Vampire Survivors: Tides of Foscari is the second DLC for Vampire Survivors, and takes players to the rolling hills and wooded lands of Western Europe. During today’s showcase, viewers got a sneak peek at it before it’s launch on April 13. Heavily influenced by fairy tales and folklore, which whisper warnings to not step too close to foreboding woods which is home to all manner of magical beasts, spellcasters, demi-humans, spirits, demons, angels, and more. Vampire Survivors: Tides of Foscari brings with it eight new characters, 13 new weapons, one stage, seven music tracks and 20 new achievements.