Xbox Game Pass February line up of games gets two additions
February has already proven to be a pretty exciting month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. So far, both Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Crackdown 3 - both the third game in their respective franchises - have been made available for download on the service. Now, we've gotten word that two more big names are coming later this month that are sure to get fans of all sorts of game genres pretty excited. [H/T NerdMuch]
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As was previously announced, Batman: Return to Arkham - which includes remastered editions of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City - will be made available tomorrow (February 21). That title will now be joined by Headlander, a Metroidvania-style platformer from Double Fine Studios, and Epic Mickey 2, a backwards compatible title with Xbox 360 (and a highly underrated one, at that).
Earlier in February, The Walking Dead: Season One was added to the list of games. Now, its follow-up, Season Two (imagine that), comes around the following week, on February 28th. In keeping with the "scary things trying to kill you" theme, Alien: Isolation is also added to the list - which is awesome because that game is great.
For the unfamiliar - and for those who haven't figured it out by now - Game Pass is Microsoft's "Netflix-for-games" style subscription service. For $9.99 a month, subscribers get access to over 100 different games to play as often as they want, whenever they want. The only limitation is the amount of free space on your Xbox One's hard drive - instead of streaming, all the games are downloaded and played locally (you still, however, will need an Internet connection to play them to verify your subscription - this is Microsoft, after all.)
On top of the wide selection of previously released games, Microsoft releases all of their first party exclusives on the service on day one - meaning, for example, that Crackdown 3 was playable for subscribers to same day it was released. Other multi-system games, such as Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, are sometimes added on release day, as well, but it's rare.