Xbox Game Pass is all over the genre spectrum in October


Age of Empires III: Definitive is the headliner

As we move ever closer to the "next generation," Microsoft is gently reminding us that the transition will be a little smoother if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber.

This month you get a little bit of everything: strategy, action, JRPG, retro, puzzler and....sports? The first run, which kicks off on October 15, involves Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, which is a brand new game that's actually out on that same day (reminder: Microsoft is pushing brand new first-party releases as a part of the Game Pass program).

October 15 will also host Heave Ho, Katana Zero, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition and The Swords of Ditto. A week later, on October 21-22, ScourgeBringer, Cricket 19 and Supraland are out.

This drop might not seem exciting, but it's a sleeping giant of sorts. Tales of Vesperia is worth playing if you haven't experienced it before, and it feels right at home on the Xbox 360: a former bastion of JRPGs and the one to welcome Vesperia into the world originally. Katana Zero is also a great way to get sucked into an afternoon if you enjoyed Hotline Miami.

There's a lot to choose from! It's the calm before the November 10 Xbox Series X storm.

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC [Xbox Wire]

Week of October 12: 

  • Age of Empires III: Definitive EditionOctober 15 (PC) 
  • Heave HoOctober 15 (PC)
  • Katana ZeroOctober 15 (Android, Console, and PC)
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionOctober 15 (Console and PC)
  • The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's CurseOctober 15 (PC)

Week of October 19:

  • ScourgeBringer, October 21 (Console)
  • Cricket 19, October 22 (Console)
  • Supraland, October 22 (Console)

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