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Critical darling Life is Strange: True Colors (Cloud, Console and PC) will be the notable Game Pass addition for many subscribers today. But if you have a PC, you may be distracted by a couple of newcomers to the service, in the form of Panzer Corps 2 (PC) and The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos (PC). 

Life is Strange: True Colors is the fifth Life is Strange game, but – technically – only the third in the main storyline, so it’s Life is Strange 3 in all but name. It follows Alexandra “Alex” Chen as she leaves her foster home to travel to Haven Springs, Colorado, where she hopes to reunite with her brother, Gabe. Alex is harbouring a secret, as she has that customary Life is Strange quirk: a super-power that she hopes to hide from everyone else. She can see other people’s emotions, displayed in a dazzling palette of colours (or ‘colors’).

We loved it here at TheXboxHub, giving it the ultimate award of 5/5, saying “(we) don’t think anyone can deny that the team behind it have progressed their art form and game-making skills in a positive direction with this latest addition to the franchise. Long may it continue”. If you’ve been dallying with whether to return to the franchise, now might be the time. 

In other news, PC Game Pass continues to receive a lot of attention, as Microsoft looks to create parity between console and PC offerings. That means we get The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk, which arrived on Game Pass for console in March. This is an extremely solid turn-based dungeon-crawler that we had a lot of time for, handing it a 4/5 and loving its tongue-in-beak approach to humour.

Also arriving on PC Game Pass is Panzer Corps 2. This strategy game released in 2020 to some fanfare, with strong reviews from outlets that loved its fully-featured, incredibly dense approach to WWII military management. It aimed to make you feel like a military general, with all the options and tension that comes with the position, and it seems like it achieved that goal. It won’t be for everyone, but armchair tacticians should love this one.

In terms of those leaving, Rain On Your Parade, MLB The Show 21, Pathway and The Long Dark are escaping the Game Pass service on April 15th, and F1 2019 will take the chequered flag on April 18th. 

Remember: these games are 20% for Game Pass subscribers until the day they leave the service, so now might be the time to pick them up. You’ll find them on the Xbox Store

Are you intending to rekindle your relationship with Life is Strange? Let us know in the comments below, or on our social media channels.

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