Xbox Game Pass: July Rundown

Banjo-Kazooie join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Banjo-Kazooie join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo/Microsoft)

Xbox recently announced the new July 2021 selection of titles for Xbox Game Pass.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, Gang Beasts, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars and Limbo all became available on July 1. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will be available only for the Cloud, while the rest of the titles will be available for Cloud, Console and PC.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts focuses on creating vehicles that players use to complete certain challenges. This fifth installment in the series was developed by Rare and released for Xbox 360 in 2008. The game received somewhat favorable reviews, with Metacritic aggregating the scores to 79/100.

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is a roleplaying and adventure game. Although it may not be very well known, it was ranked the 11th best Switch game in 2020 by Metacritic and received an 85% aggregate score. This Moonsprout Games title was released for PC in 2019 and dropped for other platforms in 2020.

Gang Beasts is a fun, casual and lighthearted multiplayer brawler. Players can customize a character before attempting to throw other players off of a series of maps. Gang Beasts also features split-screen play, online play and crossplay between Xbox and PC.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a strategy game set in a world full of vampires. This game contains 12 unique missions, four different environments, three Vampire clans to command and card-game inspired elements. Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a product of Kalypso Media out of Germany.

Limbo is a 2d puzzle-platformer released back in 2010. Playdead Studios, who developed Inside, were the developers behind this title. Limbo received high praise from critics and fans. It was also heavily applauded for its unique art style. This title, although slightly dated, provides an adventure that you won’t want to pass up.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is set to release for Xbox Game Pass on July 27, while The Ascent will be available on July 29.

Unfortunately, the Xbox Game pass will also see the departure of certain IPs as July begins. The titles that were removed from the service include Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Mistover, Monster Hunter World, Out of the Park Baseball 21, Outer Wilds, Soulcalibur VI and The Messenger.

The new additions to Xbox Game Pass provide fun and adventurous additions to the already expansive library of games.


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