Greetings, friends! We’re kicking off the first Xbox Game Publishing release since unveiling the roadmap in the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. Get ready to enjoy a variety of games in the next 12 months! In addition to chapters 1 and 2 of As Dusk Falls, this Game Drop includes cult classics, fan favorites, some sneakily revealed games from last week, and much more. Let’s dive into the games!
As Dusk Falls (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available on July 19th
Day One with Game Pass: As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama by Interior/Night that explores the intertwined lives of two families over thirty years. Starting in 1998 with a botched robbery in a small Arizona town, the decisions you make will have a profound impact on the characters’ lives in this uncompromising tale of betrayal, sacrifice, and resilience. Navigate the lives and relationships of multiple characters in a decades-long story told across two intense books.
If You Missed It
Garden Story (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – Now Available
Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor in this charming action RPG with Concord, the grape. As the newest Guardian of The Grove, it’s your duty to rebuild the village and uncover the story of its hidden past. Gather resources, combat the invasive Rot, and restore the community!
DLC / Game Updates
Age of Empires IV Season Two: Map Monsters – Now Available. Age of Empires IV is back with its second season: Map Monsters! The Season Two update brings several community-requested customization options, allowing players to tailor their matchmaking experiences, spend more time on their favorite maps with the Map Settings system, play with extensive Fully Remappable Hotkey options, and personalize in-game and minimap details with the Player Color Picker. Learn more.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Benefits
Minecraft: Swamp Dweller’s Bundle – July 26th
Feeling froggy? Check out this bundle, featuring the new Muddy Sweater and matching Muddy Waders, along with the Hoppin’ Emote! Once claimed, you can access these emotes through the dressing room!
Xbox Touch Controls Added to 12 More Games
For Ultimate members, 12 more games are available this month to play with Touch Controls via Xbox Cloud Gaming, including returning fan favorites like Yakuza and As Dusk Falls on day one! Dive into these games on xbox.com/play through the browser, the Xbox Game Pass app for Android, or the Xbox app for PC – no controller required!
- Citizen Sleeper
- Disc Room
- As Dusk Falls – Available from July 19th
Departing on July 31st
The following games will soon leave the Game Pass library, so dive back in and show them some love before they go. If you want to keep them in your library, remember to use your membership discount to save up to 20%!
- Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC)
That’s it for now, and as always, stay tuned on Twitter, Instagram, or the Xbox app for all updates on when you can play these games! Cheers!
Next week on Xbox: July 18th to 22nd. Join Milo the Dog as we play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and raise funds for SPCA International. Get more FIFA 22 with EA Play – now available on the playlist. [Image: Coming Soon]