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One of the best Nintendo Switch games is coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Xbox Game Pass has received yet another shot in the arm, as one of the best Nintendo Switch games is heading to the service on March 25.

Square Enix’s acclaimed Octopath Traveler, which launched on Switch in 2018, will be available on console and PC for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, Microsoft announced.

It’s surprising that so little fanfare has been made of Octopath Traveler’s arrival, however, considering that its release has caught a lot of people completely off guard. The game has been available on PC since June 2019, but there were no signs that the turn-based JRPG would make its way to Xbox consoles.

Of course, Octopath Traveler isn’t the only game making its way to Xbox Game Pass, which recently added 20 Bethesda games to celebrate it’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of its parent company, ZeniMax Media.

Subscribers can also look forward to another game from Square Enix: the upcoming looter shooter Outriders. The game will release on April 1 on Xbox Game Pass, and will be playable on console and via the cloud on Android phones and tablets.

Here’s a list of the other 10 titles subscribers can expect to see throughout the rest of March:

  • Undertale (Cloud, Console and PC - available today
  • Empire of Sin (Cloud, Consoles and PC) - March 18
  • Nier: Automata (PC) - March 18
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Console) - March 18
  • Torchlight 3 (PC) - March 18
  • Genesis Noir (Console and PC) - March 25
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition (PC) - March 25
  • Supraland (PC) - March 25
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Cloud, Console and PC) - March 25
  • Narita Boy (Cloud, Console and PC) - March 30

It’s already been a bumper week for Xbox news, with Microsoft adding FPS Boost - a feature that can double and sometimes quadruple a game’s framerate on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S - to Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, Dishonored: Definite Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

These games originally ran at 30fps on Xbox One, but will now be able to hit 60fps to provide a smoother, more responsive experience overall.

Microsoft also released the Xbox Wireless Headset. We were extremely impressed by Microsoft's gaming headphones, and found them to be worthy of our coveted Editor's Choice award.

Adam Vjestica

Adam is a Senior Gaming Writer at TechRadar. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites, and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. (He’s still recovering to this day.)