Everything Announced At Today’s Xbox Partner Preview

Today’s Xbox Partner Preview showcased 14 games across 30 minutes, some brand new, some long lost, and others newly christened with release dates. Here’s a quick rundown of everything announced.

Unknown 9: Awakening – Summer 2024

First announced at Gamescom 2020, this supernatural third-person action game showed its first signs of life in over three years with its first gameplay trailer. It stars Haroona, a woman gifted with supernatural powers used to battle enemies across an Indian city. You can learn more here. 

Sleight of Hand – 2025

This third-person, stealth-focused noir deckbuilder is directly inspired by Metal Gear Solid. You can learn more here. 

The Alters – 2024

We learned that 11bit Studios’ body-duplicating sci-fi adventure, in which a miner must survive a hostile planet by creating multiple versions of himself, is coming to Game Pass when it arrives this year. It also got its first gameplay trailer. You can learn more here. 

Creatures of Ava – 2024

Co-written by famed scribe Rhianna Pratchett, the lead writer behind Tomb Raider/Rise of the Tomb Raider, among other tiles, Creatures of Ava is an empathy-driven action-adventure game about taming and protecting creatures to rescue a planet from a life-threatening infection. 

Roblox’s Griefville X Chucky Crossover – Available Now

The typically kid-friendly Roblox gets a dedicatedly mature update in the form of the horror-themed Griefville: Survive the Nightmare. Kicking off this new update is the murderous arrival of Chucky. 

The Sinking City 2 – 2025

Frogwares’ The Sinking City gets an encore next year. The Lovecraftian survival horror game takes place in a twisted version of Arkham in 1920s America. The Sinking City 2 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and Frogwares is launching a Kickstarter to further fund the Unreal Engine 5-developed project. 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Legends of the Zone Trilogy – Available Now

GSC Game World has remastered the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy for Xbox One (and Series X/S via backwards compatibility). The $39.99 collection includes Shadow of Chornobyl, Clear Sky, and Call of Prypiat. Each game can also be purchased individually for $19.99.

Monster Jam: Showdown – 2024

Monster truck fans have a new Monster Jam racing title to look forward to this year. Showdown boasts 66 official Monster Jam trucks at launch and 10 game modes, including freestyle and off-road racing alone or against others in online and local splitscreen. 

Persona 3 Reload Expansion Pass – 2024

Although many of us are likely still getting through Persona 3 Reload, our stay has been extended thanks to an expansion pass. Released in three waves throughout the year, the pass adds the fan-favorite epilogue of Persona 3 FES, dubbed Episode Aigis – The Answer (in September) along with new background music sets and a Velvet costume. You can learn more here. 

The First Berserker: Khazan

The upcoming single-player action game set in the Dungeons and Fighters universe got another impressive gameplay showing. Unfortunately, it still has no release window.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau – April 23

Ahead of its April 23 launch, Tales of Kenzera: Zau got an in-depth gameplay walkthrough showing off the side-scrolling action game’s mechanics. 

Frostpunk 2 – July 25

Frostpunk 2’s new trailer revealed the game is coming to PC Game Pass when it launches on July 25. The game is also coming to consoles (and Xbox Game Pass) at a later date. 

Final Fantasy XIV For Xbox – March 21

Final Fantasy XIV will fully launch on Xbox on March 21. The popular MMO is currently playable in beta on the platform, and the launch comes ahead of the summer release of the game’s next expansion, Dawntrail. You can learn more here. 

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess – 2024

First announced last summer, this colorful Capcom title blends stylish swordplay with real-time strategy elements. You’ll battle supernatural monsters, rescue villagers, and use resources to fortify a village and defend it from invading beasts at nightfall. You can learn more here. 

What was your favorite announcement from the Xbox Partner Preview? Let us know in the comments!

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