Xbox Game Pass September update: Enhanced Halo: MCC headlines ten new additions

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In addition to getting full access to the base game, you can save on purchasing the game and/or any applicable DLC for Xbox Game Pass games.

The Xbox Game Pass September update sees a total of ten games being added, including the previously announced enhanced version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The games coming to Xbox Game Pass in September include:

  • Aven Colony
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • InnerSpace
  • Manual Samuel
  • ONRUSH (September 5)
  • Quantum Break
  • Shadow Warrior 1
  • Sky Force Reloaded
  • Snake Pass

As with any title in the program, you can play the full version of these games starting September 1st with the exception of ONRUSH which will be available on September 5th. As well, you can save on purchasing the full game and/or any applicable DLC for Xbox Game Pass games. In case you missed it, there’s still a couple days to play one of the seven games leaving the service next month.

Aven Colony

Build a new home for humanity with Aven Colony. Discover Aven Prime – an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity’s first extrasolar settlement, where you build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities while dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world.

Key Features:

  • COLONIZE AN ALIEN WORLD: Build a new home for humanity on a world with a low-oxygen atmosphere, extreme electrical storms, shard storms, dust devils, deadly toxic gas eruptions from geothermal vents, and days so long they have their own seasons. Explore a variety of biomes, from the lush wetlands environment to the much less habitable desert and arctic.
  • MEET THE LOCALS: Encounter a variety of alien life forms, including giant sandworms, deadly plague spores, and a vicious fungal infection known as “The Creep.”
  • SUPERVISE YOUR COLONISTS: Settling a new world can be stressful. As a new Colony Governor, you’ll need to work overtime to help your colonists deal with their new environment. Using the 12 distinct “”overlay”” modes, you can mange your colony’s Crops, Citizens, Happiness, Crime, Air, Electricity, Employment, Resources, Commute, Structures, Drones, and Water. Earn the respect of your colonists, and rise in rank from Colony Governor to Expedition President!
  • DISCOVER THE PAST: The world of Aven Prime holds many secrets. Play through a full single-player campaign and participate in a story that reveals some of the many secrets of this brave new world.
  • BUILD THE FUTURE: Use construction drones to build dozens of types of structures to house your colonists, establish trading routes, welcome immigrants and much more! Enhance your existing buildings through several upgrade tiers to push your colony to new heights!
  • EXPEDITION SYSTEM: Deploy your crack team of pioneers to explore alien ruins, recover artifacts, repair crashed vessels and rescue lost explorers. Get ready to take on plague and creep spore nests whilst fending off splinter groups, rebels and Aven Prime’s remaining robot guardians which threaten your new civilisation. P
  • REPARE FOR WINTER: A fully functional day/night and seasonal cycle. During the winter Aven Prime freezes over – farms will not grow food and solar panels will generate far less electricity. Take measures to survive this harsh climate!

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses.

Key Features

  • Blaze through 33 levels including a brand new Rise of the Owlverlord adventure.
  • Each level transforms between two contrasting dreamworlds!
  • Easy and hard difficulty modes for all levels and bosses.
  • Intuitive controls and smooth game flow; master the tight controls and defeat the devious trials ahead.
  • Full HD 1080p with a smooth framerate: Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your very eyes.
  • Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy.
  • Rich extras: Halloween- and Christmas-themed levels accessible from the start.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Now you can experience the Master Chief’s epic journey over four Halo games, collected in a single integrated experience that leverages the power of the Xbox One. This includes the remastered classic Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary with new audio and high-definition visuals, the groundbreaking Halo 3, and the start of the Chief’s new journey in Halo 4. Using the integrated interface you can play any of over 100 multiplayer maps, take advantage of our curated cross-game campaign playlists , strive to complete hundreds of new Achievements, or test your skill against the Halo community in score attack and speedrunning leaderboards.

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InnerSpace

In the final days of the Inverse, you must help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories before they are lost forever. Fly through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where entire civilizations have died, yet their gods still wander. InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets where gravity pulls outward instead of in. InnerSpace began as a project among college friends and evolved into a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. After years of development, PolyKnight is proud to welcome you to the Inverse. Your greatest journey is within.

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Manual Samuel

Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. From breathing and blinking to driving and working, all these tasks will fall to you. It won’t be easy, with Death himself tagging along for the ride, you might be in some very deep feces!

Features:

  • A hilarious story of love, redemption and death with secrets to uncover along the way.
  • Unique, hand-drawn 2D art and animation bring the world of Manual Samuel to life.
  • Play solo or share control of Sam’s body with a friend for local co-op fun.
  • Master the brutal time-attack mode.
  • Scintilating soundtrack by Sondre Jensen and Ozan Drøsdal.
  • Over 600 lines of dialogue expertly executed by eloquent voice actors.

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ONRUSH

NOTE: ONRUSH hits the Xbox Game Pass service on September 5th.

ONRUSH heralds the return of all-action, gravity defying, arcade racing. A celebration of sensational speed, outright fun and over the top spectacle ONRUSH is a racing game where you are always in the heart of the action. ONRUSH is not about racing to the finish line. It’s not about car set up or tyre choice. It’s all about style, flair and the feeling of performing incredible takedowns, racing on the edge of control and risking everything in an effort to take the victory for your team. No arcade game would be complete without Boost, and ONRUSH takes this to the next level with RUSH – the ultimate racing power up. A devastating and exhilarating burst of energy and power, RUSH is a true game changer that can wreak havoc and destroy your competition.

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Quantum Break

In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience; one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live action show, featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene and Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William. Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.

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Shadow Warrior 1

Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness.

  • Shadow Warrior Reborn – A bold new vision of Shadow Warrior elegantly blends classic first-person shooter gameplay with thrilling action, inventive combat, and a contemporary retelling of the hilarious legend of Lo Wang. Elegant Swordplay
  • Unsheathe your legendary katana to slice enemies apart with precisely targeted swings or unleash fluid combos and special attacks to cut down hordes of enemies with one swift pass through the enraged hordes. Upgradeable Arsenal
  • Utilize every gun in your formidable armory – from stylish revolvers and quad barrel shotguns to explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and laser-guided rocket launchers. Each weapon offers several unique upgrades to increase power, speed, and add devastating alternative firing options.
  • Mystical Powers – Call upon mystical powers to protect yourself and paralyze your enemies or use their own severed heads and still-beating hearts to bring them to their knees.

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Sky Force Reloaded

The shoot ‘em up you were looking for! Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot ‘em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. New entry in the series will keep you entertained with all the things you’ve come to love in scrolling shooters. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.

Sky Force Reloaded is not your average scrolling shooter. It will draw you in with its beautiful environments and intense effects. It will keep you with its superb gameplay mechanics, progression system and in-game collectibles. It will leave you wishing for more, once it’s over. Fortunately, there’s a lot to do before that happens.

  • Master 15 beautiful and immersive stages with challenging missions to complete.
  • Battle enormous and intimidating bosses, laugh when they explode and cry when you explode.
  • Unlock new difficulty modes, all the way from Normal to Nightmare.
  • Put yourself in danger to rescue missing operatives from the battlefield.
  • Assemble and test 9 different aircrafts. Pick your favorite, with its unique features and play style.
  • Hunt down 30 elusive bonus cards to add even more depth to the gameplay. Some of them will grant permanent benefits, while others will boost your abilities only temporarily.
  • Install hundreds of upgrades to your weapons, shields and other equipment. Turn your plane into a flying tank.
  • Complete in-game objectives to unlock 8 assisting technicians. Choose one of them to help you with their special skill.
  • Spot the wrecks of your fallen friends and get rewards for picking them up.
  • Enter the Weekend Tournaments to challenge your friends on one of 5 specially crafted infinite stages.
  • Appreciate highly polished gameplay and well balanced difficulty curve, whether you consider yourself a casual gamer or a die-hard shmup fanatic.
  • Enjoy professional voiceover and incredible electronic soundtrack.
  • et the fun level to eleven by inviting your friends to play with you in local cooperative mode! Find the planes that best suit you both and challenge the hardest bosses, too fearsome to be faced alone. Welcome to your new favorite shoot ‘em up.

Welcome to Sky Force Reloaded!

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Snake Pass

THINK LIKE A SNAKE! When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must re-unite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power.

A unique, physics based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to ‘think like a snake’ as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital!

  • 15 brain bending, snake charming levels
  • Master Noodle’s one-of-a-kind abilities
  • A brand-new soundtrack from fan favourite composer David Wise
  • Unlock Time Trial mode and compete to be the slickest slitherer in the world
  • Includes the brand-new Arcade mode!

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Of course, these are just the base games that are being offered up but if you like it enough you can score 20% off the base game and 10% off DLC while the game is part of the Xbox Game Pass.

What do you think of the games coming to the Xbox Game Pass in September? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Xbox Wire
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