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Game Pass Wave 1 for April Announced: Minecraft Legends, Ghostwire Tokyo, Loop Hero & More

The Xbox Wire has just announced the first wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass this month. Ghostwire Tokyo was already known, after its announcement last month. The full year of PlayStation console exclusivity is up and the game is arriving on April 12th with its new Spider’s Thread mode. The full list of editions is below, followed by the Xbox Wire Blog Post:

GameRelease Date
Loop HeroToday
Goat SimulatorToday
Iron BrigadeApril 6th, 2023
Ghostwire TokyoApril 12th, 2023
NHL 23April 13th, 2023
Minecraft LegendsApril 18th, 2023

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Minecraft Legends, Loop Hero, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and More

by Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass • Apr 4, 2023 @ 6:00am

Protect humanity, defeat Piglins, confront the supernatural, and take to the ice – all coming soon and playable from the comfort of your gaming setups! (And if you want to stay comfy in your gaming chair, just use the Game Pass mobile app to pre-install the games to your console or PC). Let’s get to the games!

Available Today

Loop Hero (Console and PC)
The Lich has thrown the world into a timeless loop and plunged its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to place enemies, buildings, and terrain along each unique expedition loop for the brave hero.

Loop Hero

Coming Soon

Iron Brigade (Cloud and Console) – April 6
Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Use a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to turn the tide of war in our favor.

Ghostwire: Tokyo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 12
Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces as a dangerous occultist causes the city’s population to vanish in an instant. Join forces with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance as you face the unknown in Ghostwire: Tokyo on April 12, including the new Spider’s Thread update.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

NHL 23 (Console) EA Play – April 13
Game Pass Ultimate members can experience breakthrough hockey on April 13 in EA Sports NHL 23 via EA Play. It’s time to grab your friends, hit the ice, and make history. Experience the most connected Chel yet with the addition of women’s players in Ultimate Team and cross-platform matchmaking.

Minecraft Legends (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 18
Available on day one with Game Pass: The piglins are threatening to consume the Overworld. Are you the hero this gentle land needs? Explore lush biomes to make alliances with new friends and familiar mobs, then face the piglins in epic battles. But be warned – they always fight back.

Minecraft Legends

In Case You Missed It

Goat Simulator (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available now
Making a return to the Game Pass library, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while headbutting a bucket through a window, and you’ll earn even more points!

DLC / Game Updates

EA Sports PGA Tour Early Access Trial with EA Play – Available now
Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members can now enjoy a VIP experience with EA Sports PGA Tour, featuring Pure Strike gameplay and ShotLink powered by CDW. Members can access a 10-hour early trial before the game’s launch, recurring in-game rewards, and a 10% discount on EA digital content. EA Sports PGA Tour is the only place to experience the world’s most exclusive golf courses and exclusive home to the Majors, such as the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open Championship.

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Feathered Species Pack – Available now
Game Pass members can save up to 10%! Expand your Jurassic World with the incredible Jurassic World Evolution 2: Feathered Species Pack. Featuring three land-dwelling dinosaurs and one flying reptile, these four new eye-catching prehistoric species all exhibit magnificent plumage, ranging from dense coverings to fine coats.

Everspace 2 – Full Release (PC) – April 6
Step into the pilot seat in this fast-paced single-player space shooter where brutal challenges stand between you and epic loot. Embark on a sci-fi adventure where massive, handcrafted areas are packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils! Level up, craft, and loot better gear to survive on the edge of space.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

2 Months of Peacock Premium Plus – Available now
Ultimate members can now claim their first two months of Peacock Premium Plus! Stream new movies from theaters, hit shows, buzzworthy originals, live sports, news, and more on Peacock. Offer valid for US members only. Terms and conditions apply.

Xbox Game Pass Quests

Save the day, save the world! April Game Pass Quests give you lots of opportunities to earn points by being the hero in this month’s theme. There are also a few Quests to celebrate Earth Day and the achievement Quest is now daily. Redeem your completed Quests for points on your console in the Game Pass section, PC, or on the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.

  • For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (250 points – Ultimate only): Get 3 Honorable Kill Count or 3 Kill Count
  • Marvel’s Avengers (5 points): Play
  • Earn an Achievement in any Game Pass Game (50 points)

Leaving April 15

The following games are leaving the library soon, so be sure to show them some love before they go! Remember to use your membership discount to save up to 20% if you would like to keep them in your library.

  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Moonglow Bay (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Panzer Corps II (PC)
  • Rainbow Six Extraction (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Long Dark (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Riftbreaker (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Keep tuned here for more games coming, or @XboxGamePassPC and @XboxGamePass for updates when you can play them right now! See you back here soon!

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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  1. Loop Hero rules.

  2. I’m sad to see The Riftbreaker go, great game.

  3. Interesting. Didn’t Iron Brigade got delisted on the 360 store some time ago?

  4. I was thinking about that too…is this a re-release? either way it’s cool to have the game available on GP!

    Also Ghostwire! can’t wait to play this! :philwins:

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