Huzzah! This week, we aren’t going to be taking any losses to our beloved subscription platform. We are, however, getting 3 new titles to wrap our grubby gamer mitts around. Still a net loss over last week, but, hey. New games are new games. Let’s take a look at what’ll be changing this week on Xbox Game Pass.
Brütal Legend (Console, Oct. 8th)
Brütal Legend sits right in the middle of the surprisingly frequent Jack Black/Rock’n’Roll Venn diagram. The 2009 comedy-action-adventure hybrid follows the saga of a heavy metal roadie who gets sucked into an alternate dimension of demons and hellfire. Critics and fans agree that hacking and slashing your way through a Metallica album cover is fun as hell (pun 100% intended). Brütal Legend features cameos from metal and rock superstars, so fans of music will have to keep their eyes (and ears) peeled.
Check out Brütal Legend on the Microsoft Store.
Forza Motorsport 7 (Android, Console, & PC, Oct. 8th)
While the draw of Horizon’s open world was one of the main reasons I finally joined Game Pass, it’s always nice to have another racing sim. Forza Motorsport 7 is the 2017 entry to the storied auto racing simulation franchise. While Motorsport doesn’t have a chunk of Britain to explore like the following year’s Forza Horizon 4 (also on Game Pass); it is a stellar entry into the franchise. Critics and fans alike applauded the game for its driving mechanics and customization. Over 700 cars are available to be driven, customized, and tuned with tons of race modes to keep you occupied.
Check out Forza Motorsport 4 on the Microsoft Store.
IkenFell (Console & PC, Oct. 8th)
This week on Xbox Game Pass, we are gifted yet another bit of pixel-y indie goodness. And this one is brand-spanking new, too! Ikenfell is a turn-based tactical RPG set in a world not unlike that of a certain bespectacled wizard boy. A team of magic students sets out to explore the secrets of their alma mater. And kill a bunch of monsters and find priceless treasure, of course. Use time-based combat and a variety of spells to work your way through the halls of the school and uncover its dark mysteries.
Check out Ikenfell on the game’s official Kickstarter page.
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