Age Of Empires 3 And More Out Now On Xbox Game Pass

A stylish neo-noir action game and a remastered JRPG are on the menu, but several other games will be leaving.


Microsoft recently revealed the second wave of games that will be added to Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox One in October, and several of those are available today, October 15. Chief among them is a brand-new release, as real-time strategy game Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition officially launches today and is available right out of the gate on Game Pass.

A remaster of the 2005 game, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition features a 4K resolution upgrade, a fully remastered soundtrack, two new game modes, all previously released expansions, and two new civilizations, the Swedes and Inca, to play as. It's a PC-only game, and it's also available on Steam for $20 if you'd prefer to buy it there.

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Other games also out now on Game Pass are the quirky Heave Ho, JRPG Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, compact action RPG The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse, and the stylish action-platformer Katana Zero on the same day. Also coming up this month, ScourgeBringer, Cricket 19, and Supraland will round out the new offerings. Here's the full rundown on the remaining confirmed Game Pass titles for October:

Coming to Xbox Game Pass from October 15

  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC) – October 15
  • Heave Ho (PC) ID@Xbox – October 15
  • Katana Zero (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – October 15
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Console & PC) – October 15
  • The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse (PC) – October 15
  • ScourgeBringer (Console) ID@Xbox – October 21
  • Cricket 19 (Console) – October 22
  • Supraland (Console) ID@Xbox – October 22

Several games have now left Xbox Game Pass, including Saints Row IV Re-Elected on PC and Metro 2033 Redux on PC and Xbox. More games are headed out later in the month, including After Party. If you want to keep any of these, Game Pass members receive a discount when buying the digital versions.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass On October 15

  • Felix the Reaper (Console & PC)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Console & PC)
  • Minit (Console & PC)
  • Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PC)
  • State of Mind (PC)

Leaving Xbox Game Pass On October 30

  • After Party (Console)
  • LEGO Star Wars 3 (Console)
  • Rise & Shine (Console)
  • Tacoma (Console & PC)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (Console & PC)
  • The Red Strings Club (PC)

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