This Wednesday, March 16th, Microsoft will have the opportunity to introduce a host of independent games. At the ID@Xbox Spring Showcase, we were shown several gameplay videos and also announced some release dates. Below is a summary of all announcements from the evening.
Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass
We no longer feature Tunic, this Zelda-like one with a charming art direction. Introduced to the Xbox public at E3 2018, the game is coming to a great conclusion after so many years of development. Indeed, today it will appear in Xbox Game Pass!
Tunic is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Immortality is a new game from Sam Barlow, to whom we owe Her Story. It will be an adventure in the form of an interactive movie. You can lead the investigation by manipulating footage from a trilogy of never-released films whose lead actress, Marissa Marcel, has gone missing. It will be available upon release on Xbox Game Pass scheduled for summer 2022 and playable on Xbox Series X|S.
Trek to Yomi
Trek to Yomi is clearly speeding up its communication. After announcing a release window earlier this month, the game returns with a trailer showing combat. At the very least, we can say that the atmosphere of feudal Japan seems to be rendered quite well.
The game will be available this spring on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. It will be available on launch day on Xbox Game Pass.
Crusader Kings III
Released on PC over a year ago, Crusader Kings III is about to invade our consoles. Some fear controller gameplay, but rest assured this new trailer can convince you as you can easily expand your empire from the comfort of your couch. Made like a king, American rapper T-Pain has taken it upon himself to introduce the game with the two videos available below.
Crusaders Kings will be available March 29 on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch day.
Chinatown Detective Agency
It’s a pixel art game that lets you play Detective Ameera Darma, a former police officer who set up her own agency to handle various investigations. The action will take place in 2037, in the middle of the futuristic city of Singapore, promising chaos. The game is slated for release on Day 1 on Xbox Game Pass and will be playable on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S through the backwards compatibility program.
A little desire to make an Escape Game, but your friends are not motivated? This is not a problem as this is exactly what Escape Academy offers. The first-person game promises that you’ll be scratching your head off the couch alone or in co-op.
Escape Academy will release in 2022 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. It will be included on the day of its release in Xbox Game Pass.
Here is a game that winter sports fans will love. The Shredder has reappeared in the trailer to remind you that he will be available tomorrow!
It will be playable on March 17 on Xbox Series X|S and PC, and will also be included in Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Flintlock: Siege of Dawn
As soon as announced, already back! Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn has once again released an announcement trailer and confirms its upcoming arrival on Xbox Game Pass. Its game director Derek Bradley also spoke during the conference to discuss the development of the game, expected on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).
In Floppy Knights, you play as Phoebe and Carlton, a brilliant young inventor and her robotic arm, who interact in turn-based battles. A small original feature, the game also wants to be the size of card decks. So choose your knights, improve your game and apply your strategy to win this tactic!
The game will be available on Xbox One and PC. It will be available on release day on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.
4 games featured by Fellow Traveler
Publisher Fellow Traveler showed off four games that will arrive on the day of release on Xbox Game Pass.
- Paradise Killer (Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S): Available now. This is a first-person open world where you have to solve riddles.
- Kraken Academy!! (Xbox One): Available March 22, you’ll have to make friends and form a band to save the world.
- Citizen Sleeper (Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S): RPG set in the ruins of interplanetary capitalism.
- Beacon Pines (Xbox One): How about a cute and spooky adventure?
Other Featured Games
The tactical role-playing game like Fire Emblem has shown itself again through a fast-paced gameplay cutscene with battles set in the Middle Ages. We now know that it will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and is scheduled to release in the third quarter of 2022. Lost Eidolons was announced just over a year ago.
Curse for golf
Do you like rogue lite as well as golf? That’s good, Chuhai Labs is developing Cursed to Golf, a game where every stroke counts! You will have to escape golf purgatory to become a golf legend. Crazy obstacles will be fine, but supernatural upgrades will help you to cope with the title’s huge replay value.
Clash: Artifact of Chaos
We told you about it last July, Clash: Artifacts of Chaos showed itself again through a gameplay video, allowing us to appreciate the strange world in which our character Nickname will develop. The art direction with its unique style will allow you to encounter a variety of bestiaries. Clash: Artifacts of Chaos will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC via Steam in November 2022.
Whalefall is under development and is calling on players via Kicskstarter to see the light of day. His concept? Explore the world of Osfeld and over 30 locations in the world where flying whales are at the center of conflict between multiple factions. To support the project and hope that one day it will be released on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, you can go to the page dedicated to this cause.
A year after its announcement on consoles, Voidtrain reappears to present its atypical universe. The game invites you to explore non-existence alone or in cooperation to customize your train, as well as face the numerous threats of the universe.
Voidtrain will be available in 2022 on Xbox Series X|S.
No Light is a game where you have to fight your way through a sinister underworld. In this action-adventure RPG, you’ll have to brutally slay hordes of enemies, fight dangerous bosses, and explore the world however you see fit.
The game will release in 2022 on Xbox.
We clearly cannot say that wrestling games are legion. Luckily for us, WrestleQuest brings a bit of freshness with their pixels and wrestling legends. Whether it’s Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant or Bret Hart, everyone will help you rise to fame outside the ring.
WrestleQuest is coming soon to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.