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Game Pass’ first drop for November includes Return To Monkey Island, Ghost Song, Pentiment, Somerville, and More

In a surprise, the new Return to Monkey Island title was announced not only for Xbox but as a day one port into game pass. The November drop includes in total:

  • The Legend of Tianding (Cloud, Console, and PC)Today, November 1st, 2022
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – The Complete Season (PC)Today, November 1st, 2022
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne – The Complete Season (PC)Today, November 1st, 2022
  • Ghost Song (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 3
  • Football Manager 2023 (PC) – November 8
  • Football Manager 2023 Console (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 8
  • Return to Monkey Island (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 8
  • Vampire Survivors (Console) – November 10
  • Pentiment (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 15
  • Somerville (Console and PC) – November 15

An impressive start to the month of November though there is also the usual list of titles leaving the service. These are:

Leaving November 8

  • Football Manager 2022 (PC)
  • Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Leaving November 15

  • Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Fae Tactics (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Next Space Rebel (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • One Step from Eden (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Supraland (Cloud, Console, and PC)

The full blog post from the Xbox Wire is copied below


Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Pentiment, Football Manager 2023, Somerville, and More

by Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass • Nov 1, 2022 @ 6:00am

If you have ever wanted to solve a mystery in Bavaria centuries ago, mix it up with some aliens, or manage some football clubs – you have some really eclectic hobbies, and we have some games for you. With plenty of games available today, games coming soon, and updates to some of the games you might have already downloaded, we’ve got lots to cover. Let’s jump in!


Available Today


The Legend of Tianding (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Available on day one with Game Pass: It is the early 20th century, and Taiwan is under the control of Imperial Japan. Play as the legendary outlaw and folk hero Liao Tianding, as you kung-fu fight your way through the colorful streets of Taipei in this sidescrolling beat-em-up.

The Legend of Tianding

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – The Complete Season (PC)
As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.

The Walking Dead: Michonne – The Complete Season (PC)
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books. Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne’s absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book.


Coming Soon


Ghost Song (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 3
Available on day one with Game Pass: On the desolate moon of Lorian, a long-dormant Deadsuit awakens from slumber. Journey beneath the surface on an atmospheric 2D adventure of self-discovery, ancient mysteries, and cosmic terror. Explore winding caverns and acquire new abilities to unearth this alien world’s long-buried secrets.

Football Manager 2023 (PC) – November 8
Available on day one with PC Game Pass: Football Manager 2023 brings you closer to the beautiful game, from the supporters that live and breathe every match to your board, scouts, players and opposition managers. Earn the backing of the fans by outsmarting your rivals and delivering success on the pitch.

Football Manager 2023

Football Manager 2023 Console (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 8
Available on day one with Game Pass: Become the best in Football Manager 2023 Console, newly renamed for this season. Formerly titled the Xbox edition, this tailored version of Football Manager zones in on football’s most important areas – the transfer market, the tactics board, and the pitch. 

Return to Monkey Island (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 8
Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

Return to Monkey Island

Vampire Survivors (Console) – November 10
Vampire Survivors is coming soon to Xbox consoles and you can play the full release today with PC Game Pass! Jump straight into the action, mow down thousands of night creatures, and survive until dawn! The gothic-horror world of Vampire Survivors will throw relentless hordes of monsters at you: make the right choices, or rely on your skills and favorite weapons to turn the tide and quickly snowball against your enemies.

Vampire Survivors

Pentiment (Cloud, Console, and PC) – November 15
Available on day one with Game Pass: From Obsidian and Xbox Game Studios, step into a living illustrated world inspired by illuminated manuscripts and printed woodcuts in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps. Choose your backgroundsimpact a changing world, and see the consequences of your decisions in this narrative adventure.

Pentiment

Somerville (Console and PC) – November 15
Available on day one with Game Pass: In the wake of an otherworldly invasion that’s left the world in catastrophe, you must find the means to make your family whole again. Explore a rich and atmospheric world, along with the intimate repercussions of large scale conflict, in a hand-crafted sci-fi narrative experience set across a perilous rural landscape. 

Somerville

DLC / Game Updates


Sniper Elite 5: Up Close & Personal Pack and Free Map – Available now
Game Pass members can save 10% off the Sniper Elite 5 Up Close & Personal weapon and skin pack! Plus, check out the free multiplayer map – Kraken’s Lair! Prepare for close confrontation with a new character look and bolstered artillery of heavy fire weapons.

Sea of Thieves: Return of the Damned – November 3 to November 17
The Sea of Thieves faces a tipping point: a ritual that will either banish Captain Flameheart’s spirit or restore him to the world! Take sides and strive to turn entire Sea Forts to your cause in ‘Return of the Damned’, Sea of Thieves’ ninth time-limited Adventure running from November 3-17. 

Halo Infinite: Winter Update – November 8
The Winter Update offers players fresh multiplayer content like two new arena maps, two themed events, a new mode, and a free 30-tier Battle Pass. The update also brings a variety of quality-of-life improvements such as Match XP; a faster way of progressing your Battle Passes.  

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition – November 11
From light planes and wide body jets to gliders and helicopters, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition, available to Game Pass members at no additional cost. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. The sky is calling!


Leaving Soon


The following games will be leaving the Game Pass library soon, so there’s no better time than now to cross these off your play list. With the arrival of Football Manager 2023 on its way, Football Manager 2022 will be leaving the Game Pass library and delisted from the Xbox Store. Don’t forget to use your membership discount to save up to 20% on the remaining games you wish to keep in your library!

Leaving November 8

  • Football Manager 2022 (PC)
  • Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Leaving November 15

  • Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Fae Tactics (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Next Space Rebel (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • One Step from Eden (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Supraland (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Grab your phone, download the Xbox Game Pass app, and make sure you’ve pre-installed the games coming soon you just added to your backlog! My pro-tip to you, for those times you want to be productive, but you don’t want to leave the couch. You’re welcome! We’ll see you back here for some more coming soon announcements with Xbox Game Pass. Cheers!

Jesse 'Doncabesa' Norris

Proud father of two, lucky to have a wife far too good for me. I write a ton of reviews, am a host on the You Had Me At Halo podcast, and help fill out anywhere I can for our site.

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Discussion:

  1. Bangers all day every day.

  2. Avatar for Jeans Jeans says:

    Great month for indies. I’m looking forward to a lot of them, especially Pentiment. Definetely trying that.

  3. SOMERVILLE!!! Yes baby!

  4. Agreed. One of the stronger months in a long while. There’s at least two games I suspect will have a shot at personal GotY, with one more probably at least cracking the top 10. Those games being Monkey Island, Pentiment, and Somerville.

    I’ve now also got my eye on Ghost Song…

    Whatever happens when expectation meets reality, I definitely know I haven’t been this excited about a Game Pass announcement for a long time.

  5. Just in time for the big holiday push.

  6. None of the game are for me. But most months there normally 4 to 5 game I try out. Might try out Pentiment though.

  7. I’ll probably try out Pentiment and Somerville. The rest probably not.

  8. If you’re into Metroidvania’s at all Ghost Song looks great.

  9. Alright, i’ll add that to the November play list too :wink:

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