First Wave Of Xbox Game Pass April 2023 Titles Announced

April has Tokyo ghost-busting, tower defense, and Minecraft strategy to look forward to.


The first wave of games for Xbox Game Pass in April has been officially announced, and if you're in the mood for seeing the spookier side of Tokyo, tower defense, and complicated rogue-like action, then there's a lot to look forward to.

Loop Hero is now available on console and PC. A retro endless RPG that mixes deck-building with roguelike elements, Loop Hero is a tough but fascinating game as you battle to take down the dreaded Lich that has plunged the world into an endless loop of darkness.

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On April 6, Iron Brigade will roll onto Xbox consoles and cloud devices. As a member of the Mobile Trench Brigade, you'll need to take on the forces of the Monovision menace. Developed by Tim Schafer's Double Fine studio, you'll be able to wield a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to help you win battles.

After spending a year as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive, Ghostwire: Tokyo arrives on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and cloud on April 12. Set in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, you'll be wielding spells and talismans in your quest to reclaim your body and stop a supernatural menace from unleashing an afterlife of dangerous phantoms upon the world. As an added bonus, this version of Ghostwire: Tokyo includes the new Spider's Thread update.

Later, on April 13, you can hit the ice with NHL 23. Available on Xbox consoles for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, NHL 23 includes all the usual ice hockey action, new tweaks to the sporting action, and the addition of women's players in Ultimate Team. A free 10-hour trial of EA Sports PGA Tour is also available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, in case you'd prefer to hit the golf course instead of a burly ice hockey player's face.

Lastly, Minecraft Dungeons launches on April 18 for console, PC, and cloud, and is a new spin-off set in the popular worlds developed by Mojang. An action-strategy game, Minecraft Legends has lush biomes to explore, alliances to forge, and friends to make as you turn back the Piglin tide in big battles.

Xbox Game Pass April Wave 1 Releases

Now available

  • Loop Hero (Console and PC)

April 6

  • Iron Brigade (Cloud and Console)

April 12

  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (Cloud, Console, and PC)

April 13

  • NHL 23 (Console via EA Play)

April 18

  • Minecraft Legends (Cloud, Console, and PC)

As usual, several games will be leaving Xbox Game Pass to make space for all the new arrivals, so get ready to say goodbye to Rainbow Six Extraction, Life is Strange: True Colors, and several other games on April 15.

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