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What's new and leaving Xbox Game Pass in June 2021

Summer may be approaching, but Xbox is offering plenty of reasons to stay inside for Game Pass subscribers.

As four new games come to Game Pass, there are only two weeks left to play five great selections leaving the service.

Here’s everything new on Game Pass in June, and everything that’s leaving

Coming to Game Pass

The Wild at Heart

(June 1, Cloud)

In The Wild at Heart, you’ll use Pikmin-esque Spritelings to solve puzzles in a beautiful storybook forest as runaway kids Kirby and Wake.

For Honor

(June 3, Cloud/Console)

For Honor mashes up warriors from across history — from knights to samurai — for intense multiplayer melee combat with precise sword controls.

Backbone

(June 8, PC)

This gorgeously animated adventure game follows a depressed, hard-boiled detective who just happens to be a raccoon. Despite its fluffy protagonist, Backbone leans hard into its mature, noir-inspired themes.

Darkest Dungeon

(June 8, PC)

This gorgeously animated adventure game follows a depressed, hard-boiled detective who just happens to be a raccoon. Despite its fluffy protagonist, Backbone leans hard into its mature, noir-inspired themes.

Leaving Game Pass

June 15

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

(June 10, Cloud/Console/PC)

Darkest Dungeon is an extremely punishing dungeon-delving RPG where the stress of fighting monsters is as likely to kill your characters as a well-placed crossbow bolt.

Night Call

(Cloud/Console/PC)

What’s the best way to catch a serial killer? Chatting with passengers in a cab, of course. In Night Call, you’ll gather clues to identify a killer from the people you shuttle around Paris in your taxi.

Observation

(Cloud/Console/PC)

This puzzle game casts you as a space station’s AI with the goal of helping a stranded astronaut find her missing crew, sort of like HAL 9000’s non-evil twin.

West of Dead

(Cloud/Console/PC)

West of Dead is a tough, stylish roguelike that stands out thanks to its twangy Western soundtrack and the considerable voice-acting chops of Ron Perlman.

Wizard of Legend

(Cloud/Console/PC)

Rather than studying musty tomes in their towers, the wizards in this frantic roguelike know the best way to perfect their arcane arts: by competing to see who can kick the most ass with fireballs and chain lightning.

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