Return to Arkham, Alien: Isolation Headline New Xbox Game Pass Additions

Published: February 20, 2019 6:36 PM /


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A second wave of Xbox Game Pass titles for February has been revealed by Microsoft, adding five new titles for the service. All five games will launch on the service before the end of the month. On Feb. 21, subscribers gain access to Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoHeadlander, and Batman: Return to Arkham. A week later, Microsoft will bring The Walking Dead: Season 2 and Alien: Isolation to the service.

Return to Arkham bundles the first two games in the acclaimed Batman action-adventure series. All post-launch DLC has been included for both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Both games tell fairly dark stories in the Batman mythos, featuring a burgeoning selection of his vast rogues' gallery. On the other hand, Epic Mickey 2 presents a magical co-op adventure through a wasteland. The game is spearheaded by the iconic mouse and a giant brush.

Headlander, which arrives on the same day as the aforementioned titles, comes courtesy of developer Double Fine and publisher Adult Swim. The game comes packed with as much humor as there is sci-fi. It puts players in control of a head in a jar. By taking over headless robot bodies, you'll solve puzzles and fight other robots in metroidvania fashion.

Toward the end of the month, we'll receive The Walking Dead: Season 2. Coming from the now-defunct Telltale Games, the five-episode game continues the story of Clementine. She learns to grow up quickly after the loss of her father figure, Lee, in the first season.

And finally, Alien: Isolation joins the roster of ever-growing Xbox Game Pass titles. The first-person sci-fi horror game continues the story of the Alien films. Players control Amanda, Ellen Ripley's daughter, as she finds herself trapped on a space station.

In other Game Pass news, Crackdown 3 recently made its debut as part of Microsoft's effort to launch exclusives on the service, and many users are taking advantage of it with Crackdown 3 being the third most played game on Xbox One last week. New subscribers can get two months of Game Pass for $2.

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