Need for Speed Unbound, F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch, The Bookwalker, and More Arrive on Xbox Game Pass

Need for Speed Unbound (EA Play), F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch, The Bookwalker, and More Arrive on Game Pass

Microsoft has announced that over the next two weeks, the Game Pass catalog will expand with seven new games, including Need for Speed Unbound, which arrives via EA Play. Also notable are the additions of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch and The Bookwalker. On the other hand, we have titles like Road 96 and DJMax Respect V departing from the service.

Leading the list of Game Pass additions is Need for Speed Unbound, the latest installment in the veteran racing game franchise, which, judging by the reviews, seems to have fallen short of expectations. Despite the lukewarm reception, Electronic Arts and developer Criterion Games have continued to support the title with updates, and on June 22, it will have a new opportunity with its debut on the EA Play catalog, a service included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass.

For those who prefer a new indie release, they can look forward to The Bookwalker on June 22, a narrative adventure starring Etienne Quist, a writer with the ability to enter books and travel between reality and fiction. After being convicted of a crime, Quist seeks to regain his status and contacts a criminal boss who offers him a deal. In exchange, he must use his ability to steal certain objects from books, embarking on an adventure that takes him through different worlds, each with its own rules and challenges.

The diesel-punk-themed metroidvania game F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch has been available for a while on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Finally, it is coming to Xbox Series via Game Pass on June 27. This title follows the story of Rayton, a rabbit ex-soldier who returns to action after his friend is arrested by the Robotic Legion. Rayton fights armed with a huge metal fist that hides three weapons. In addition to combat, the game features exploration and platforming elements.

The games arriving on Game Pass starting June 22, 2023, are:

  • Need for Speed Unbound (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series) via EA Play – June 22
  • The Bookwalker (Console and PC) – June 22
  • Bramble: The Mountain King (Cloud, Console, and PC) – June 27
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series) – June 22
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Console and PC) – June 29
  • Arcade Paradise (Console and PC) – July 3
  • Sword and Fairy: Together Forever (Console and PC) – July 5

The games leaving Game Pass on June 30, 2023, are:

  • DJMax Respect V (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Empire of Sin (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Matchpoint – Tennis Championships (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Olija (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Omori (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Road 96 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Game Pass subscribers can look forward to an array of exciting new games while bidding farewell to some standout titles leaving the service. Get ready for a gaming experience filled with fun and discoveries on Xbox Game Pass!

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