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ID@Xbox Showcase March 2022: Game announcements, trailers, and everything you missed

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ID@Xbox Showcases present a myriad of upcoming and current titles from numerous indie developers self-publishing through Xbox's ID@Xbox program, with new announcements, gameplay trailers, updates, and more. These events are perfect for fans of more creative indie games, especially those preferring to play their games on an Xbox console.

The ID@Xbox Showcase March 2022 just wrapped up, and contained within was a score of anticipated indie titles, mostly releasing in 2022 or just beyond. Plenty of exciting games were displayed during the show, several of which may end up being some of the best Xbox games around. However, Xbox Game Pass subscribers, in particular, may have their interest peaked, with 12 games shown during the ID@Xbox Showcase heading to the subscription service.

The games presented during the March 2022 ID@Xbox Showcase can head to practically any modern gaming platform on their release, but the show (and its games), are primarily focused on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and even Xbox Cloud Gaming. Without further ado, here's every announcement and news from the ID@Xbox Showcase.

Every Xbox Game Pass announcement from the ID@Xbox Showcase

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As expected for an Xbox event, one of the most significant focuses of the ID@Xbox Showcase was Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. ID@Xbox and its featured developers showed off a lot of games during the show, with over half confirmed to be heading to the Xbox Game Pass family of subscription services. We saw 12 games coming to Xbox Game Pass day one, eight of which were new announcements, and two surprise launching during the event.

Tunic, a highly-anticipated puzzle-adventure game, launches today as an Xbox console exclusive, and arrives on Xbox Game Pass simultaneously. There has been rampant speculation among players eagerly awaiting Tunic's arrival, and now it has all been confirmed. Joining Tunic is Paradise Killer, another game slated for release today that is surprise dropping into Game Pass.

Here is every Xbox Game Pass confirmed title presented during the showcase:

  • Crusader Kings III (Xbox Series X|S & PC) — March 29, 2022
  • Tunic (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 16, 2022
  • IMMORTALITY (Xbox Series X|S) — Summer 2022
  • Trek to Yomi (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — Spring 2022
  • Escape Academy (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — 2022
  • Shredders (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 17, 2022
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — 2022
  • Floppy Knights (Unknown platforms) — 2022
  • Paradise Killer (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — March 16, 2022
  • Kraken Academy!! (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — March 22, 2022
  • Beacon Pines (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — Unknown
  • Citizen Sleeper (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — Unknown

Every announcement from the ID@Xbox Showcase

While many of the games from the ID@Xbox Showcase were confirmed to be arriving on Xbox or PC Game Pass, that's not all that was discussed. Here's every game announcement, trailer, and update from the March 2022 ID@Xbox Showcase:

Lost Eidolons gameplay trailer

Crusader Kings III Xbox Game Pass trailer

Tunic Xbox Game Pass trailer

IMMORTALITY Xbox Game Pass trailer

Chinatown Detective Agency character trailer

Cursed to Golf Xbox trailer

Trek to Yomi combat trailer

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos gameplay trailer

Escape Academy announcement trailer

Shredders gameplay trailer

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn cinematic trailer

Whalefall announcement trailer

Voidtrain Xbox trailer

There is No Light gameplay trailer

WrestleQuest announcement trailer

Floppy Knights Xbox Game Pass trailer

Xbox Game Pass & Fellow Travelers

Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

3 Comments
  • I'm excited about these games:
    Crusader Kings III
    Tunic
    Escape Academy
    Floppy Knights
    Kraken Academy!!
    Beacon Pines
    Citizen Sleeper
  • There are definitely some exciting games here. The first three you mentioned piqued my interest.
  • I already spent about 2 hours playing Tunic. It's pretty great. I really like that you're putting together the instruction manual as you go and most of the language is in "runes".