This week’s lineup of new Xbox releases includes the long-awaited Weird West and the Xbox console release of Crusader Kings 3.
The game causing heads to turn and chairs to scrape back as it kicks in the saloon door this week is Weird West. Mechanically, it’s a C-RPG somewhere between Baldur’s Gate and Desperados, and thematically? It’s a C-RPG somewhere between Baldur’s Gate and Desperados, blending sheriffs and gunslingers with a dark fantasy setting.
Weird West releases on March 30, also available day one on console, cloud, and PC via Xbox Game Pass. It’s shaping up to be a bit special, this one.
The other “big” releases this week are the Xbox console release of the brilliant Crusader Kings 3 – already available on PC and causing all sorts of chaos – and the MVP Edition of MLB The Show 22, which we’re reliably informed is a game about American rounders? (American rounders fans who pre-order the MVP Edition can start playing on April 1; the Standard Edition of MLB The Show 22 launches, including on Xbox Game Pass, on April 5.)
On the indie front, Ikai looks like an interesting slice of psychological horror, but Western studios making “Asian” games don’t have a great track record for being sensitively handled of late.
Platformer Flat Kingdom makes the trip to Xbox after debuting on PC in 2016, while retro run-and-gunner Super Cyborg has been around since 2015, but they’re both solid games. Whisper Trip is also an interesting port, a fast-paced side-scrolling action game in the My Friend Pedro mould, but with the welcome addition of co-op play.
If this list changes, we’ll update it as the week goes on.
New Xbox releases: March 28-April 1, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
- Not a sausage
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
- Crusader Kings 3
- Vengeful Heart
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
- Agent Intercept
- Weird West
- Whisper Trip
Thursday, March 31, 2022
- Glam’s Incredible Run: Escape from Dukha
- Princess Farmer
- Real Heroes: Firefighter HD
Friday, April 1, 2022
- Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition
- MLB The Show 22 – MVP Edition
- Super Cyborg
Need more games? Catch up with the latest Xbox Game Pass titles.