Xbox Game Pass Unveils New September Games

Xbox has officially announced a new set of video games joining the Xbox Game Pass subscription service this month. As usual, a few of these — death loop and Hardspace: Shipbreaker — are actually available starting today, September 20. The new titles will be available on PC, console and via the cloud, depending on the specific title itself.

On top of death loop and Hardspace: Shipbreakernew Xbox Game Pass titles for September 2022 include SpiderHeck, Beacon Pines, Slime Rancher 2, Moonscars, the full release of Grounded, let’s build a zoo, Valheim, and PAW Patrol Grand Prix. Of this, Valheim and Slime Rancher 2 are specifically listed as game previews, which essentially means they are still in development despite their addition to the subscription service.

Here’s the new list of upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles in release order, as well as their descriptions, straight from Xbox:

Sep 22:

  • SpiderHeck (console and PC)
  • Description: “SpiderHeck is a fast-paced couch co-op brawler. Duel to the death against your friends and enjoy the ultimate parkour feat, before catapulting themselves face to face into the lava. Or join forces and show those pesky insects that are the real masters here!”
  • Beacon Pines (Cloud, console and PC)
  • Description: “Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy storybook adventure where you use charms to rewrite destiny. Something strange is going on and Luka and his friends are the only ones who notice! Go out late, make new friends, discover hidden truths and collect words that will change the course of fate.”
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC and Xbox Series X|S)
  • Description: “Continue the adventures of ace slime farmer Beatrix LeBeau as she travels to Rainbow Island, a prismatic paradise filled with ancient technology, unknown natural resources and an avalanche of wiggle, wiggle, new slime to argue with. A mysterious, new world is waiting for you to explore however you want!”

Sep 27:

  • moonscars (Cloud, console and PC)
  • Description: “Unravel the mystery of your existence in this challenging, yet rewarding, soul-like 2D platform slasher! As the fierce, clay-borne warrior Gray Irma, you’ll need to push your combat skills to the limit and master new abilities to progress through this stunning yet ruthless world. Faced with ruthless enemies and the cruel mistress the Moon, you will discover your past and finally find the peace you so desperately desire.”
  • grounded (Cloud, console and PC)
  • Description: “The full release of grounded coming on September 27! Experience the full story as you and up to three of your friends explore the entire backyard. Find out how you were shrunk to the size of an ant and why you were put in the backyard while you found a way to grow up again.”

Sept 29:

  • Let’s build a zoo (Cloud, console and PC)
  • Description: “Unleash your wild side with this adorable management sim! Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and arrange lots of weird and wonderful events. Then try DNA Splicing and stitch more than 300,000 different kinds of animals!”
  • Valheim (Game example) (PC)
  • Description: “Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players in a procedurally generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, build longhouses, and defeat mighty enemies to prove yourself to Odin!”

September 30th:

  • PAW Patrol Grand Prix (Cloud, console and PC)
  • Description: “No track is too big, no racer too small! The PAW Patrol is on their fastest mission yet – to win the Pup Cup! Race around iconic locations such as Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort and The Jungle in this 4 player championship to find out who will be crowned the winner.”

Generally, the Xbox Game Pass subscription service comes in a variety of tiers, but the base console version is available for $9.99 per month — just like the PC version. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is slightly more expensive at $14.99 per month. You can check out all of our previous coverage of Xbox Game Pass here.

Are you excited about any of the new Xbox Game Pass games coming this month? What do you think of the latest acquisitions? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and reach me directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!

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