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Microsoft has wrapped up its three-hour-long [email protected] Showcase, which featured more than 60 games coming in the near future and extensive talks with some of the developers behind those games. The event brought a great opportunity to put the spotlight on some games players may not be as familiar with.

For example, Coatsink Software and Bunnyhug’s Moonglow Bay will send players on a journey through a fishing RPG with deep, emotional gameplay when it comes to consoles in 2021. Another highlight came with the appearance of Nobody Saves the World, an interesting PC and console game from Guacamelee! developer Drinkbox Studios that’s set to release this year. Plus, we got to see more from the star-studded PC and console game Twelve Minutes, which will tell the story of a man caught in a traumatic time loop when it launches from Annapurna Interactive and Luis Antonio this year.

Some more announcements were made too, as we found out that co-op dinosaur shooter Second Extinction will launch on Game Pass on April 28, 2021. JRPG Astria Ascending was also officially revealed today and comes from a group of Final Fantasy, Bravely Default, and Vagrant Story veterans at Artisan Studios.

Xbox Wire posted a flashy sizzle reel along with a list of games highlighted during today’s [email protected] Showcase:

  • Adios (Mischief)
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield (Headup Games)
  • Airport for Aliens Run By Dogs (Strange Scaffold)
  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure (Plug In Digital, ustwo games)
  • Alchemic Cutie (PM Studios, Viridian Software, Vakio)
  • Among Us (Innersloth)
  • Art of Rally (Funselektor)
  • Astria Ascending (Dear Villagers, Artisan Studio)
  • Atrio: The Dark Wild (Isto)
  • Blaster Master Zero (IntiCreates)
  • Chivalry 2 (Koch Media, Tripwire Interactive, Torn Banner Studios)
  • Cloud Gardens (Noio Games)
  • Clouzy! (TinyMoon)
  • Craftopia (Pocketpair )
  • Dark Alliance (Wizards of the Coast, Tuque Games, ForwardXP)
  • Death’s Door (Devolver Digital, Acid Nerve)
  • Demon Turf (Fabraz)
  • Despelote (solimporta)
  • Echo Generation (Cococucumber)
  • Enlisted (Gaijin Distribution, Darkflow Software)
  • Exo One (Future Friends Games, Exbleative)
  • Exomecha (TwistedRed, Nail AKINCI)
  • Griftlands (Klei Entertainment, Skymap Games)
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (tinyBuild)
  • Iron Corbo: Kung Fu Janitor (2DOS Games )
  • Knight Squad 2 (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Lake (Whitethorn, Gamious)
  • Last Oasis (Snail Games, Donkey Crew)
  • Lawn Mowing Sim (Curve Digital)
  • Little Witch in the Woods (SKT, Sunny Side Up)
  • Loot River (straka.studio)
  • Lost Eidolons (Ocean Drive Studio)
  • Mad Streets (Craftshop Arts)
  • Moonglow Bay (Coatsink Software, Bunnyhug)
  • Narita Boy (Team17, Studio Koba)
  • Nobody Saves the World (Drinkbox Studios)
  • Omno (Studio Inkyfox)
  • Onsen Master (Whitethorn, WakingOni)
  • Princess Farmer (Whitethorn, Samobee Games)
  • Rust (Double11, Facepunch Studios)
  • Second Extinction (Systemic Reaction)
  • Song of Iron (Escape)
  • Soup Pot (Chikon Club, Chryse)
  • Spaceline Crew (Coffeenauts)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (GSC Gameworld)
  • Super Space Club (GrahamOfLegend)
  • The Ascent (Curve Digital, Neon Giant)
  • The Big Con (Skybound Games, Mighty Yell Studios)
  • The Forest Cathedral (Whitethorn, Wakefield Interactive)
  • The Last Stop (Annapurna Interactive, Variable State)
  • The Riftbreaker (Exor Studios)
  • The Wild at Heart (Humble Bundle, Moonlight Kids)
  • Twelve Minutes (Annapurna Interactive, Luis Antonio)
  • Voidtrain (HypeTrain Digital, Nearga)
  • We Are the Caretakers (Heart Shaped Games)

Of course, many of the games we got to see during the [email protected] Showcase will be coming to Game Pass on day one. Xbox Wire has a list for that, too, which includes highlights like S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, Nobody Saves the World, Hello Neighbor 2, Art of Rally, and many more. As Microsoft continues to invest in Game Pass, expect its list of offerings to only keep growing.

Michael Cripe
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