What you need to know
- Stadia Pro will be adding Darksiders 3, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark, and DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of the New Riders on Jan. 1, 2022.
- The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is now available on the Stadia store starting today.
- PUBG: Battlegrounds will go free-to-play in January and Assassin's Creed Valhalla receives a new expansion in March.
Beginning on Jan. 1, Stadia Pro members can claim Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, action RPG Darksiders 3, platformer Shantae: Risky's Revenge, adventure game DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of the New Riders, and point-and-click adventure game Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. The last game will be receiving a free bonus case in an update on Dec. 24, and will get two more free cases in the future.
Google also announced that The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is now available in the Stadia store starting today. The pack includes five multiplayer games that require players use their own smartphones or web browser to play. Developer Jackbox Games has been slowly adding games in the franchise to the streaming platform with The Jackbox Party Pack 7 earlier this month and The Jackbox Party Pack 8 in November.
To round out this week in Stadia announcements, battle royale title PUBG: Battlegrounds will be going free on Jan. 12 and join the small list of free-to-play games available on Stadia including Destiny 2 and Crayta. Assassin's Creed Valhalla, one of the best Stadia games, will be receiving a new expansion called Dawn of Ragnarök on March 10. The expansion will cost $40, grants immediate access to The Twilight Pack gear, and is not part of the game's season pass.
Play and Watch with Google TV Package
Play and Watch with Google TV Package is the latest bundle that contains the Chromecast with Google TV and a Stadia controller to easily get into playing Stadia games on the television.
Thomas Meyer fell in love with video games starting in the mid '90s with a NES, Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf. He hasn't stopped and is not planning to anytime soon. Freelance for Android Central and Windows Central.
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