Boyfriend Dungeon surprise launches on Xbox Game Pass

Boyfriend Dungeon
Boyfriend Dungeon (Image credit: Kitfox Games)

What you need to know

  • Boyfriend Dungeon surprise launched on Xbox Game Pass today.
  • This unique dating simulator balances romance with dungeon-crawling.
  • In Boyfriend Dungeon, you work to win the love of different swords who become people.

Boyfriend Dungeon is a video game where you take swords out for romantic dinners. Combining elements of classic dungeon crawlers with modern dating sims, this is sure to be an experience unlike anything you've played before. If you're like me and morbidly curious about what this game even is, you can play it right now thanks to a surprise release on Xbox Game Pass.

The game was originally revealed during a successful 2018 Kickstarter, and many players have been eager to see more of this game in action after its captivating and slightly confusing reveal. During today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, we were treated to some fresh gameplay as well as a shadow drop for this dungeon-crawling dating sim. What many of us weren't expecting, however, was a day-one release on Xbox Game Pass.

As of writing this post, Boyfriend Dungeon isn't currently listed on the Xbox Game Pass app for console or mobile, but a quick search in the Microsoft Store should reveal the surprise. Normally retailing for $19.99, Xbox Game Pass subscribers get the opportunity to immerse themselves into this wild world at no additional cost. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to turn a cutlass into a shirtless ripped dude with flowing locks.

Boyfriend Dungeon is available now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S through Xbox Game Pass, PC through Steam, or Nintendo Switch for $19.99. If off-the-wall dating simulators aren't your thing, be sure to check out our list of the best games on Xbox Game Pass.

Miles Dompier

Miles Dompier is a Freelance Video Producer for Windows Central, focusing on video content for Windows Central Gaming. In addition to writing or producing news, reviews, and gaming guides, Miles delivers fun, community-focused videos for the Windows Central Gaming YouTube channel. Miles also hosts Xbox Chaturdays every Saturday, which serves as the Windows Central Gaming weekly podcast.

  • Uh, thanks but no thanks.
  • Usually I like romance in a game but the selection for this one is meh. One day Western devs will learn how to make proper otome and bishoujo games but not today it seems.
  • I can understand what you say. But I still feel it's good that these games are being made more and more. Also, these are indie efforts, so I think they should get more slack. Other than that, no idea if fans of these games can get their fun from this one particularly. Or the one with the pigeons for example.
  • How to put it...these types of games follow a formula. If it's geared towards a female audience, you usually have 5 or 6 guys to choose from and vice versa for a male audience. Well designed and appealing characters (which are limited on this game) are a must and bonus points for good voice acting. Western devs who try to dip their toes in this genre suffer from trying to do too much at once. In all honesty, this is one genre where trying to being inclusive can hurt a game.
  • Miles, this game is right up my alley. I played it for 8hrs and still not half done with my dating and dungeon crawling antics.
  • Want another free article, Miles? It's being hate-review bombed, for some reason. I saw it on Reddit.
  • Review bombing where? On Steam at least, the reviews are mostly positive and the negative ones are pretty specific about what they don't like without being rude.