Slim Rancher 2 and more added to Xbox Game Pass today

Brad Stephenson

Slime Rancher 2 video game on Xbox and Windows

Three new video games launched today on Xbox consoles and Windows PC. All three are also now available to play for free via Xbox Game Pass on each platform for those with an active subscription. Each title also has support for Xbox Cloud Play.

Slime Rancher 2 launches today on Windows PC and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X family of consoles in Game Preview. Game Preview is essentially an open beta testing version of the game that’s playable though not as complete as most would like.

Slime Rancher 2 is a sequel to the award-winning, smash-hit original that has been enjoyed by over 10 million fans worldwide. Continue the adventures of Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys to Rainbow Island, a mysterious land brimming with ancient technology, unknown natural resources, and an avalanche of wiggling, jiggling, new slimes to discover. As Beatrix attempts to unravel the island’s secrets and uncover its true purpose, she’ll build, ranch, and farm within a beautiful conservatory, whose sparkling glass walls give her full view of the prismatic paradise she now calls home.

Beacon Pines is now live on Windows PC and both Xbox One and Xbox Series X console families. It’s an action adventure title targeted at kids and families.

Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka.

  • UNCOVER THE TRUTH: Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!
  • REWRITE PAST EVENTS WITH CHARMS: While helping Luka investigate the strange goings-on in Beacon Pines, you’ll collect special golden charms, each with a word engraved on it. These charms can be used at certain turning points in the story to fill in a blank word and drastically change everything that follows.
  • DISCOVER NEW STORY PATHS: As the book’s reader, you’ll navigate the story’s turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.

SpiderHeck also launched on Windows PC and both current and last gen Xbox consoles today. SpiderHeck is a platform brawler with support for up to four players.

Spiders With Laser Swords! SpiderHeck is a fast-paced couch co-op brawler where spiders dance to the death in the grip of chaotic battles using laser swords, grenades and even rocket launchers to defeat their foes.

Challenge yourself by fighting wave after wave of vicious enemies in endless hours of single-player fun, or let the mayhem begin in a dazzling fight against your friends taking on the enemies in PvE; stab, sling, and scramble your way to victory in this silly spider showdown.

In other Xbox Game Pass news, yesterday say the announcement of the Logitech G CLOUD, a handheld device for playing video games purely via the cloud with support for Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Slime Rancher 2
Slime Rancher 2
Developer: Monomi Park
Price: Free
Beacon Pines
Beacon Pines
Developer: Fellow Traveller
Price: $19.99
Developer: tinyBuild
Price: Free