A a number of gems are heading to Xbox Game Pass this month, including the tactical RPG The Ascent, the dark fairy tale RPG Cris Tales, and more.
Xbox Game Pass Adds The Ascent, Cris Tales, And More In July
Microsoft has announced that a new title will arrive on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC for the month of July, also adding other titles arriving in late July, including Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Lethal League Blaze, Project Wingman, and more. Previously, it was announced that RPGs The Ascent, along with Cris Tales, would also be available on the subscription service this month on the first day of launch.
Action-RPG title The Ascent made it to our Top 5 Upcoming RPGs for July 2021. Offering both solo and co-op action, Neon Giant’s cyberpunk game brings classic RPG mechanics to life, allowing players to create their own characters. Immerse yourself in a world full of verticality, exploring a giant skyscraper while freely roaming the dilapidated world. The combat is described as fast with many enemies to take down.
July is also bringing DLC content for Minecraft Dungeons with the Echoing Void adding new enemies, legendary weapons, as well as a maze-like mission and more with the free content update arriving with the DLC on the 28th. July.
You can check out the full list with their release dates below:
■ Available today
- Battlefield V (Cloud) EA Play – Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series returns to its roots with an all-new portrayal of WWII. Lead your team to victory in all-new multiplayer experiences like the Grand Multi-Map Operations. Fight across the world in the single player War Stories campaign. Gather your company of soldiers, weapons, and custom vehicles, then take them on an expanding journey through Tides of War. It is the most intense, immersive and innovative battlefield to date. You will never be the same again.
- Crystals (Cloud, Console & PC) – Embark on a journey through a dark fairytale world with the newly awakened time mage Crisbell and his companions on Day One with Xbox Game Pass. To succeed in this Colombian love letter to classic JRPGs, you will need to learn from the past, act in the present, and rewrite the future.
22nd of July
- Atomicrops (Cloud, console and PC) ID @ Xbox – Atomicrops is an action packed, roguelite hell game where you must defend and cultivate the last farm in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Tend to mutant cultures (be careful, some have teeth), marry townspeople (ooh la la), collect cats (because who wouldn’t ?!) and kill any mutant creatures that try to invade! This is no ordinary farming simulator.
- Raji: an ancient epic (Cloud, console and PC) ID @ Xbox – Play as Raji, a god-blessed maiden to defend the human realm from an onslaught of demonic beings who seek to destroy her world. Brother and sister, Raji and Golu, separated by attacking demonic hordes, now find themselves in the midst of a great war. Raji took it upon herself to find her brother and put an end to this reckless conflict.
- Last stop (Cloud, console and PC) ID @ Xbox – Developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning software Virginia, and available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Last stop is a third-person, single-player adventure set in today’s London, where you play as three distinct characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis.
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Cloud and console) – Come to Xbox Game Pass to celebrate 20 years of Xbox, Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool and intelligent character set in wild and twisted worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a classic four-dimensional gaming experience.
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Cloud and console) – Celebrating 20 years of Xbox, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gun diplomacy and sinister intrigue, pilot mighty planes against infamous hijackers and giant war zeppelins.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X | S) – From Xbox Game Studios, available with Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release for Xbox Series X | S! From light aircraft to wide-body aircraft, fly highly detailed and precise aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X | S. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Heaven is calling!
- Deadly Flame of the League (Cloud, Console & PC) ID @ Xbox – An intense, high speed ball game with unique characters, out of sight sounds and none of that. In Shine City, anti-gravity ball play has long been illegal. The group that continued to play was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews vie for challenge and respect.
- omno (Cloud, Console and PC) ID @ Xbox – Available with Xbox Game Pass from day one! A solo journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders, created by solo developer Jonas Manke. Full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilization will transport you through forests, deserts and tundra – even to the clouds.
- Project winger (PC) ID @ Xbox – In an immersive flight experience, you’ll fight, strike, and fly to conquer the skies. Take a seat in the cockpit of more than 20 unique planes and become a real ace Project winger.
- Ascension (Cloud, console and PC) ID @ Xbox – Available with Xbox Game Pass on Day 1, Ascension is a single-player, cooperative action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega-business that you and everyone else owns, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?
■ Downloadable content / Game updates
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Taego update (Available now) Enter the new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds map, Taego. This eastern-themed eight-by-eight map has all the exciting battlefield moments you’d expect, plus a few twists and turns. New features like the BR Comeback and Self-Resuscitate will provide a whole new gameplay. Enter to become the sole survivor of Taego. Learn more about Xbox Wire.
- Minecraft: Minions Downloadable content (Available Now) – Xbox Game Pass Members Save 10%! Do you have what it takes to become a supervillain? Take yours Minions Adventure Map and live your evil dreams as you face Vicious 6 in an exciting Adventure mode. Explore familiar places and cause maximum damage with Gru and the Minions of Illumination in Minecraft.
- Minecraft dungeons Echoing Void DLC and Free Gantlet of Gales Mission (July 28) – Xbox Game Pass members save 10%! Live the end with “Echoing Void” DLC. Face off against new enemies, collect gear, and fight your way through challenging new missions to end this fight once and for all. Plus, take on the free “Gauntlet of Gales”, a unique maze-like mission that puts your skills to the test through challenging trials and puzzling puzzles!
- ■ Touch controls
Ultimate members can experience Xbox touch controls along with 14 other cloud-enabled games starting today. That’s a total of over 80 games if you count! Touch games are also available on Apple phones and tablets and Windows 10 PCs. Go to Xbox.com and discover a new way to play, without a controller.
- Cities: horizons
- Darkest Dungeon
- Fable anniversary
- Fable II
- Fable III
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Joy Ride Turbo
- Survive 2
- Tale of the Bard ARPG
- The Tale of the Bard IV
- The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
- The savage at heart
■ Ultimate Benefits of Xbox Game Pass
After a good start to the month with exclusive access to Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game in Perks we have even more available now and in the future. Don’t forget to claim them in the Benefits gallery on your Xbox console, the Xbox app for Windows 10 PC, and the Xbox Game Pass mobile app for iOS and Android.
- Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis: Monthly Member Bonus for July (Available Now) – Get a head start in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis with this special monthly member bonus pack. Obtain your N-Half Scape dolls (x5) to help revive yourself in intense combat, and photon pieces (x50) to strengthen weapons and units.
- Hit X Strange things Start-up pass (Available Now) – Unlock the Gods for the Battle Pass and more with the Hit X Strange things Start-up pass!
- Spell breaking: Chapter 3 Pass (July 22) – Improve your Chapter progress with 50 levels of exclusive rewards, gold, quests and cosmetics with Chapter 3: The Guardians Pass!
And don’t forget, your last chance to claim the NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Bundle is coming August 4. Don’t miss it!
■ Xbox Game Pass Quests
We continue to celebrate 20 years of Xbox with bonus points for completing quests built around certain games in our history. Remember to complete your July quests and return them by August 2 on your Xbox console or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.
July quests you can complete today:
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Ultimate – 50 points): Play the game.
- Rice: Son of Rome (50 points): Get 35 Total Kills.
- Based (225 points): Achieve an achievement.
■ Departure on July 31
- He’s hiding underneath (Console and PC)
- The tourist (Cloud, console and PC)
- Undermine (Cloud, console and PC)
If you’re looking for more awesome titles coming out in July, be sure to check out our Top 5 Upcoming RPGs for July 2021.
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