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AI: The Somnium Files and Scarlet Nexus Join Xbox Game Pass

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Scarlet Nexus Game Pass

Microsoft added some new value to Xbox Game Pass for fans of Japanese games in the form of Scarlet Nexus and AI: The Somnium Files. As announced during the Microsoft Xbox Tokyo Game Show 2021 live stream, both games have entered the service’s rotation as of September 30th, 2021. They’ll also be available for players in Japan when the service officially debuts there on October 1, 2021. Editor’s Note: The titles are also available outside Japan on Xbox Game Pass.

Trailers for both Scarlet Nexus and AI: The Somnium Files on the Xbox Game Pass service can be seen in the stream archive, at the 15-minute mark.

The Scarlet Nexus trailer also previewed some additional content coming to the game in the form of DLC pack 1. The pack teased new bonding episodes for the characters, as well as a new combat action, “Crush Vision.” New costumes and weapons designed by No More Heroes series character designer Yusuke Kozaki are also in the pack. The game’s free 1.04 update will add new content and a challenge mode. Neither the update nor DLC have a release date.

Scarlet Nexus and AI: The Somnium Files are available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with Scarlet Nexus having PS5 and Xbox Series X editions as well. Users subscribed to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download and play them for free. Xbox Game Pass expands to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico on October 1, 2021, extending those offerings to subscribers in those countries as well. Check out Siliconera’s review of Scarlet Nexus here.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.