Surprise! Another game has just dropped into Xbox Game Pass without prior warning, and this one is a bit special. Having received plaudits over on Steam since 2020, OMORI launches today on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation.

Despite this hand-drawn look to OMORI, it presents a very mature story. Dealing with themes such as anxiety, depression, trauma and psychological horror, it tells the story of Sunny and his alter-ego Omori. Sunny suffers from the phenomenon known as hikikomori; complete seclusion from society.

OMORI is a traditional JRPG at its core. You, as Sunny, and your band of friends travel this world searching for answers. It is viewed from a top-down perspective, harking back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s of JRPGs. The mood your party finds themselves in plays a big part in how they perform in battle eg. Angry party members have high attack, but lower defence and happy members have increased speed.

Your decisions matter in OMORI too. There are multiple endings to discover based on your actions throughout, with some providing better resolutions than others.

Available to download now, OMORI is on the Xbox Store priced at £24.99. Don’t forget, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play this as part of their subscription today, and it is available through Xbox Cloud Gaming as well. Critically acclaimed on PC, this is one game to keep on your radar. Our review will have a deep dive soon but let us know in the comments if you are picking this one up now.

Game description

Explore a strange world full of colorful friends and foes. Navigate through the vibrant and the mundane in order to uncover a forgotten past. When the time comes, the path you’ve chosen will determine your fate… and perhaps the fate of others as well. MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION The developers describe the content like this: This game contains depictions of depression, anxiety, and suicide, and may not be suitable for all audiences. It also contains bright flashing imagery that may cause discomfort and/or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

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