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Cast out into the unknown with a surprise new Game Pass addition


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Cast out with the latest Game Pass addition

We love Xbox, we love Game Pass and we love the creations of Expansive Worlds. So what happens when all three of those things come together? We get the surprise addition of a stunning new Game Pass title. 

Available to download and play on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One today is Expansive Worlds’ Call of the Wild: The Angler. And there are many reason why you should be excited to see this one surprise drop onto Game Pass. 

Cast out with Call of the Wild

Priced at £24.99, Call of the Wild: The Angler arrives on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with some huge anticipation. The fact that it also drops into Game Pass Day One for good measure, just ramps things up even more. 

See, theHunter: Call of the Wild took the hunting genre of games to the next level when it first released many years back. Since then it has continued to prove itself as the leader of the genre, with various editions helping push those thoughts further. We’re expecting Call of the Wild: The Angler on Game Pass and Xbox to do the same. 

From the creators of that hunting game, we get a new entry into the best fishing games list – one that is already fairly chockful. If you’re looking for a game in which you can kickback, relax and rewind, casting out into the great unknown, Call of the Wild: The Angler on Game Pass and Xbox is going to be for you. 

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The Angler is now on Game Pass

Of course, for any fishing game to succeed, the fish need to star. That is the case here with Call of the Wild: The Angler. Each species comes with its own unique behaviours. And there are inspired real-life locations giving the freedom for you to fish however you like. 

There are a ton of different sets of fishing equipment and gear included too. Reels, rods, hooks and more all present. And seeing as you can take in Call of the Wild: The Angler on Game Pass and Xbox alone or with friends, that gear may well come in super useful. 

Key features

  • Explore the great outdoors – Experience the freedom of fishing in a vast open world inspired by real-life locations. Travel through the varied and atmospheric environments by boat, off-road vehicle, or on foot, and discover hidden ponds, tranquil lakes, and local points of interest. Whatever you decide to do, every trip will have you coming back for more.
  • Fight and catch distinct fish species – Fishing in the open world is as fun as it is challenging. Each species has its own individual behaviors and traits, which influence what bait they’re attracted to, how they fight when hooked, and what actions they can perform to try to escape. Combined with a system that spawns fish relative to water depth, time of day, and temperature, every spot offers a unique challenge.
  • Become a master angler – Master different fishing techniques to land the most impressive catch. Purchase tackle and build custom fishing rigs using a wide selection of rods, reels, lures, hooks, floats, and jigheads. Create your angler and customize their look and attributes. Complete challenges to earn rewards and uncover the open world through meaningful story missions.
  • Play on your own or with friends – Relax at your favorite spot on your own or ride the open waters with friends in online co-op multiplayer for up to 12 players. Meet other anglers and create memories that will last a lifetime. You can also play offline for a peaceful solo experience.
  • A game that grows and evolves with you – The team will continue to work closely with the community to deliver engaging features, content and updates inspired directly by player feedback. Keep coming back for new and memorable fishing experiences!

Download the surprise new Game Pass game now!

If history looks to prove anything, we’re expecting Expansive Worlds to continue building Call of the Wild: The Angler going forward. theHunter: Call of the Wild was a game that gathered up a ton of extra content. And it feels right that the fishing genre should experience the same thing. We’ll let you know as new content arrives for Call of the Wild: The Angler on Xbox and Game Pass. 

For now, cast your eyes the way of the Xbox Store and grab a download. Call of the Wild: The Angler is available to play today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One (and PC) for £24.99. The Xbox Store page will sort you out.

It’s also coming to Game Pass today too. 

Keep an eye out for our full review of Call of the Wild: The Angler on Xbox and Game Pass. 

What’s next for Game Pass?

There are more games moving in and out of the Game Pass service shortly. The end of the month signals titles that shift out and August 31st sees the removal of many. Black Desert (Cloud and Console), Commandos 3 – HD Remaster (Cloud, Console, and PC), Immortality (Cloud, Console, and PC), Nuclear Throne (Cloud, Console, and PC), Surgeon Simulator 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) and Tinykin (Cloud, Console, and PC). But losing those games from the service does mean there is room for the biggy. Starfield enters the fray from September 6th.

Call of the Hunter: The Angler Game Description

From the creators of theHunter: Call of the Wild comes an open world fishing experience! Relax and unwind at your favorite spot or explore the beautiful great outdoors with friends as you embark on the journey to become a master angler.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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