Xbox Game Pass: The Witcher 3 and Bloodstained among the games leaving the catalog in March

Xbox Game Pass: The Witcher 3 and Bloodstained among the games leaving the catalog in March

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Like every month, here is a new list of games is preparing to leave the Xbox Game Pass catalog. Although the blog of the gaming on demand service has not yet been updated on this subject, the Leaving Soon section of the app has already reported the names of the titles that will soon be no longer available to subscribers.

Among the games that will abandon Xbox Game Pass in March, we have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the famous role-playing title from CD Projekt RED, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual sequel to Castlevania Symphony of the Night directed by Koji Igarashi. Kona, Alvastia Chronicles, and Astrologaster will do the same.

Geralt of Rivia's latest adventure landed on Game Pass in December 2019, while Bloodstained Ritual of the Night joined the service two months earlier. in September of the same year. Although Microsoft has not yet disclosed precise dates and times regarding their removal, the advice is to hurry up to complete the tasks that you may still have suspended within The Witcher 3 or Bloodstained.

The official Xbox Game Pass blog will be updated shortly with all the news regarding both the incoming and outgoing titles of the catalog. So we just have to wait a little longer before knowing all the news about it. Meanwhile, on February 25th, the service welcomed the arrival of four new video games including the recent DiRT 5 and Elite Dangerous.






Xbox Game Pass loses The Witcher 3, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night, and more soon

The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass casualties has been announced via the Xbox Game Pass app. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Kona, Alvastia Chronicles, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and the easy completion Atrologaster (Win 10) are all set to leave Xbox Game Pass on March 16th.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Description: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.Size: 40GB

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt joined Xbox Game Pass just over a year ago, back in late 2019, and it seems Geralt and the crew's stay within the service is up. The base achievement list contains 52 achievements and will take you between 120 and 150 hours to complete, according to estimates — it's a beast of a game, and if you haven't started it yet, you better get cracking before it drops out of Game Pass in two weeks. The Walked the Path achievement, which asks you to complete the game on the Death March difficulty level, is challenging, especially if you haven't already completed the game and you're not using the New Game + option that lets you roll over your items. Should you need it, we have a fantastic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt walkthrough.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Description: Igavania Returns!Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse, which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity and herself in the process, she must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will leave both Game Pass for console and PC shortly. However, the Windows 10 version doesn't support achievements, so you don't need to worry about that one too much. According to estimates, the Metroidvania will take between 40 and 50 hours to complete, which isn't too bad when compared to the likes of The Witcher 3. Unfortunately, we don't have a full achievement walkthrough for this one, but there are plenty of individual achievement guides that should be able to help if you find yourself at a loss.Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Igavania Returns!


Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity, and herself in the process, she must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel.

Alvastia Chronicles

Description: RPG with over 100 companions?! Set out on an adventure in a retro-styled world!

Alvastia Chronicles is an Xbox Play Anywhere title leaving Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC on the 16th. The Windows 10 version requires an Xbox controller to play, so bear that in mind before downloading this one to your PC. The RPG shouldn't take you too long to unlock all of its achievements. Estimates suggest that a completion will take 15 to 20 hours, but you might be able to finish it even quicker if you're following our Alvastia Chronicles walkthrough, which should lower the completion time to between 8 and 12 hours.Alvastia Chronicles

RPG with over 100 companions?! Set out on an adventure in a retro-styled world!

Kona

Description: Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. The first instalment in a series of four games, Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.Size: 3.8GB

Atmospheric detective adventure Kona will drop out of Xbox Game Pass in two weeks. The achievement list is made up of 35 achievements, with most being flagged as missable. For that reason, it's definitely worth following our Kona walkthrough, so you don't miss any on your first playthrough. The good news here is that Kona only takes between 8 and 10 hours to complete. The toughest achievement looks to be Onwards on Foot, which asks you to complete the game without using vehicles past the store. Although it sounds challenging, this excellent achievement guide should see you right.Kona

Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. The first installment in a series of four games, Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.

Astrologaster

Description: Astrologaster is a comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Play as 'Doctor' Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology. A story-driven adventure based on a truly ridiculous story.

Now, who wants 1,000G you can earn in an hour? The majority of you? Good, okay. Astrologaster is only available in Xbox Game Pass for PC, and it's a ridiculously straightforward completion if you're following the Astrologaster walkthrough we have on TA. The visual novel simply asks you to select the right answers and even lets you skip all the dialogue, making for a speedy playthrough. And while it is easy to disregard this one and quickly nab the achievements from it, there's actually a pretty decent, funny, and interesting story told throughout Astrologaster, so it might be worth taking your time and seeing what it has to offer.Astrologaster

Astrologaster is a comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Play as 'Doctor' Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology. A story-driven adventure based on a truly ridiculous story.


These five games will all leave Xbox Game Pass on March 16th, which gives you exactly two weeks to grab any achievements from these before they drop out of the service.

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