January's Xbox Game Pass stunners include Danganronpa, Rainbow Six Extraction, Hitman Trilogy


What a month

The Xbox Game Pass January additions look pretty crazy, with one new AAA game, one trilogy of AAA games, and several indie hits.

As we knowDanganronpa is arriving on the service, which is one of the most Game Pass-ready games in ages. Not that it’s “only worth playing” on it: far from that! But so many people are probably turned off by the covers of the game (I’ve seen this many times), and maybe have never even heard of it. But if it’s available for free, that’s more eyes on a series that’s been putting in work for a long time.

The other big piece of news is Rainbow Six Extraction, which is reconfirmed as a day-one Game Pass game. It’s the kind of thing that’s also a good Game Pass pick, as it’ll be easier to squad up if more people “own” it. The Hitman Trilogy, another addition we knew about, rounds things out as a pretty packed month of AAA Game Pass offerings, on top of Rainbow Six Siege: Deluxe Edition.

On the other side of the coin, you have the great Nobody Saves the World from Drinkbox, on top of Death’s Door and Windjammers 2. It’s one of the best months for Game Pass on record!

Xbox Game Pass January additions:

Week of January 17: 

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocJanuary 18 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Nobody Saves the World, January 18 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Death’s Door, January 20 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Hitman Trilogy, January 20 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Pupperazzi, January 20 (Console and PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, January 20 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Deluxe Edition, January 20 (PC)
  • Windjammers 2, January 20 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Week of January 24:

  • Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master, January 27 (Console and PC)