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Ghostwire: Tokyo is finally coming to Xbox and Game Pass

The supernatural action-adventure game from Tango Gameworks Ghostwire: Tokyo is coming to Xbox Series X and Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service on April 12, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced Wednesday. Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available for both Xbox and Windows PC via Game Pass.

Coinciding with Ghostwire: Tokyo‘s Xbox Series X release is a free update to the original game on PlayStation 5 and PC. The “Spider’s Thread” update, as Tango and Bethesda call it, adds new locations throughout Tokyo, including new missions and additional mysteries to solve. The game’s main storyline will also be updated with “extensive cutscenes, giving players a deeper understanding of the plot,” according to the developer.

The free update also includes the Spider’s Thread game mode, described as a “30-level gauntlet selected from over 120 handcrafted levels with one simple goal: reach the end.” In the vaguely roguelike-sounding mode, players unlock skills as they play and earn in-game currency to spend on upgrades. Spider’s Thread content is also coming to Xbox Series X Ghostwire: Tokyo at launch.

Ghostwire: Tokyo originally launched on PlayStation 5 and Windows PC on March 25, 2022. The game was a console exclusive for PS5, a deal made before Microsoft acquired publisher Bethesda Softworks in 2020. The other Bethesda game first released for PS5 as part of that deal was Arkane Studios Deathloopwhich appeared on Sony’s current generation console in September 2021. Deathloop made its way to Xbox Series X a year later, arriving as a Game Pass day one release and receiving an update similar to Ghostwire: Tokyo‘s.

In Polygon’s review of Ghostwire: Tokyo, critic Justin McElroy wrote positively of the game’s well-crafted world and charming distractions, but found the gameplay to be a slog. “Perhaps the kindest thing I can say Ghostwire: Tokyo is that it’s an endearing experience,’ we said. “A lot of care has gone into it, from the cultural details in the sweet side stories to the depiction of the rain-ravaged world itself. But whatever charm there is, it gets bogged down by frustrating design decisions and slow mechanics.”

Tango Gameworks followed Ghostwire: Tokyo with the surprise release of the rhythm action game Hi-Fi hurry in January.