Next Week on Xbox, Upcoming Games: February 20 – 26

Next Week on Xbox Hero

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best games coming soon to Xbox One. Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox!

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Halo Wars 2 – February 21

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever. Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

Vaccine – February 21

Find a vaccine for your infected friend before time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you’ll have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all!?

Zombie Vikings – February 22

Embark on a dead-funny adventure with the Zombie Vikings. From the creators of hit indie game Stick It to The Man!, comes a new co-op stab-you-in-the-gut-a-thon for one to four players. Players will take control of a putrid posse sent on a mission through the most epic of worlds to retrieve Odin’s lost eye.

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Shift Happens – February 22

Play as two lovable jelly creatures, Bismo and Plom, merged due to a comical yet dramatic accident. Enjoy a totally unique gameplay experience which can also be enjoyed together on a couch. In over 40 levels, separated into four different worlds, Shift Happens offers everything a true jump-n-run fan will ever need.

Riptide GP: Renegade – February 24

Experience the future of illicit hydro jet racing, where armored riders kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, dodge cops through public waterways, and boost at breakneck speeds across surging waves.

We Are the Dwarves – February 24

The Dwarven stars are slowly dying, putting the race at the edge of extinction. Deliverance is poised upon three Dwarven astronauts who are sent on an expedition to find a new star in the depths of the Endless Stone.

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Bokosuka Wars II – February 24

More than 30 years ago, Bokosuka Wars captured the minds of 80s game enthusiasts across the globe. Now, an official sequel is finally here for Xbox One! It has the style and flair of the original, and an added range of great new features including dynamic stages, a third warring nation, a new character hero, and a co-op mode. This is the definitive sequel to the original classic!

Chime Sharp – February 24

Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is a sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board, the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design.

Forma.8 – February 24

If you’re looking for a new take on the tried and true formula of Metroidvania games, Forma.8 may be just what you need to scratch that itch. With a unique and striking visual style matched with a huge world to explore, this may be a game that warrants some attention for classic platformer fans.

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A Pixel Story – February 24

In a world hidden deep inside your computer, an unlikely hero is about to appear. A tale of platforms and perils; of magical teleporting hats and sarcastic software; of thieving seagulls and maniacal operators. It’s no fairy tale… it’s a pixel story!

Warhammer Quest – February 24

Based on the classic tabletop game, Warhammer Quest is an addictive mix of role-playing and strategy. Lead your group of brave adventurers through the perilous dungeons of the Warhammer World in the search for wealth and glory! Level up your party of heroes. Loot weapons, armor and mysterious artifacts from fallen enemies.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine – February 24

In a world of steampunk and magic you take the role of Gladia, a monster huntress set on a quest to find a cure to the disease that is spreading across Tripudia. Trulon combines adventure RPG elements with a unique card combat system.