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One Of The Year’s Best Games Just Surprise Dropped On Xbox Game Pass

From the ashes, indeed.

Surprise! The okay soulslike, Remnant: From the Ashes, as well as its excellent sequel, Remnant II, have surprised dropped onto Xbox Game Pass today. Subscribers to Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate now have the opportunity to play one of this year’s most underrated titles, and one that will hopefully find a new audience thanks to this sudden addition.

You can add them to your library right here:

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This drop has yet to be officially acknowledged after appearing a few hours ago, so it’s hard to say why it happened or if it was a mistakenly early buzz in, but it happens to come as the game is nominated for Best Action Game in this year’s The Game Awards (while unfortunately also being in the midst of its publisher’s parent company, Embracer Group, continuing to shed staff and studios).

Remnant II also recently got a meaty DLC expansion, called The Awakened King, which is available for just $14.95 and contains the following:

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New Storyline, Dungeons, and Area in the World of Losomn: Delve deeper into the mysterious realm of Losomn, and uncover the harrowing narrative of the One True King, whose mind has been tainted by the Root’s corruption, driving him to seek revenge against those who oppose him.

Introducing The Ritualist Archetype: This new character archetype excels at utilizing status effects to torment their foes. Further details about this enigmatic figure will be unveiled as the DLC’s launch date draws near.

A Wealth of Items and Powerful Weapons: Equip your survivor with a wide array of new weapons, modifications, amulets, and rings, essential for survival in the perilous, redesigned Losomn.

New Bosses, Characters, and Fearsome Creatures: The ocean depths yield mysterious threats and survivors of unknown origin, adding new layers of challenge for players as they traverse the chaos-ridden streets.