Microsoft briefly announced a handful of new titles to join the Xbox Game Pass, including Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, Double Fine Productions Headlander, and Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season Two.
The news was rolled out over on the Xbox News Wire, where the site briefly lists the availability of the games being added to the Xbox Game Pass, which is available for $9.99 a month.
This includes Headlander from Double Fine Productions, which is a side-scrolling 2.5D platformer where you take on the role of a head attempting to traverse through a strange society where you can swap your body by landing on it using your gravity-defying disembodied head. Headlander is available right now on the Xbox Game Pass along with Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which joined the roster on February 21st as well.
Epic Mickey 2 didn’t sell quite as well as the original, but the developers attempted to add more magical worlds based on Disney properties while allowing players to take advantage of the 3D platforming and unique world-painting mechanic.
The biggest game out of them all is definitely the remastered re-release of the Batman: Arkham games from Rocksteady Studios with Batman: Return to Arkham. They include both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, along with all of the DLC for both games. Sadly, Batman: Arkham Knight is not included, so you don’t get to appreciate Harley Quinn like YouTuber Carroll Tu.
The package allows you to play through the game as Batman, Nightwing, Catwoman, Joker, and others in the main story mode and in the challenge games and side-stories.
In addition to that there’s also Telltale Games’ Walking Dead: Season Two, which is actually one of the more poorly received entries in the series. But it doesn’t really matter since Telltale is now defunct anyway. You’ll be able to get your hands on the choice-driven drama starting February28th, along with Alien: Isolation.
Both games will round out the Xbox Game Pass offerings for the end of the month. I’m still no fan of digital subscription services given that companies can steal from you your ability to play games by either shutting down your account or letting the servers go bust, but some people don’t mind playing Russian roulette with their video game library.