As part of this evening’s ID@Xbox indie offering, Microsoft has confirmed another batch of titles heading to Game Pass between now and some currently unspecified future points, including Stardew Valley and the management’s infamous sequel Evil Genius 2.
Stardew Valley developer Eric “ConcernedApe” pops Barron halfway through tonight’s show for a bit, confirming towards the end of the clip that his much-loved village life sim will be heading to Game Pass for PC and Xbox sometime this fall.
Still waiting for the arrival date of Game Pass, the adorable Pupperazzi is a first-person photography game that – as you might have already guessed from its title – tasks players with taking cute (and foreplay!) shots in a colorful holiday paradise. As with most of the Below, details about specific Game Pass platforms were not shared during the show, but I’ll update the story if there’s any imminent clarification.
Next up is Evil Genius 2, the developer-management sim sequel Rebellion, which was just announced for Xbox and PlayStation after debuting on PC earlier this year. This game follows a similar formula to its 2004 classic predecessor, mixing base building and real-time defense as players oversee the management of their evil lair to achieve world domination. Expect Evil Genius 2 on Game Pass in ‘Q4’ this year.
For those who prefer to put the fixed dates in their diary to obscure sides in the release windows, we can start with Rowena’s Library, a “library battle simulator” that sees players battle the “guests” library with a mixture of dice and cards in order to collect books containing their life stories. This person will be joining Game Pass today, August 10.
Concluding the newly announced Game Pass offers a hidden third-person sequel to Aragami 2, which is coming to the subscription service as a one-day add-on on September 17th.
As a final note, it has been confirmed that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous – a new cRPG from Owlcat Games, the studio that produced Pathfinder: Kingmaker – will be heading to Game Pass on March 1st next year during tonight’s live stream. However, Microsoft has Since the ad retreat, and says the Rage of the Righteous will not be coming to Game Pass “at this time”.