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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 – 24

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new 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. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change).

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Xbox One X Enhanced - With online play and couch co-op support, as well as a large roster full of characters each with their own unique style of play, Brawlout looks to effectively blend platform and traditional fighting gameplay into a stylish, aerobatic game the whole family can enjoy, but is a deep enough challenge for veterans of the genre.

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Shenmue I & II

Two classics return in a classic tale of revenge and mystery with Shenmue I & II featuring an updated interface, control options, and Japanese audio – a first for a global audience. Become immersed in a fully interactive world of 1980s Japan and Hong Kong, China as you track down the man who killed Ryo Hazuki’s father.

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All-Star Fruit Racing

Drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in this colorful racer. Pick your favorite character and battle across a series of championships as you race nine other racers. Features online racing as well as support for up to four-player local split-screen action.

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Tyler: Model 005

Take on the role of Tyler, a spunky miniature robot who after many years of powering down has accidentally come back online in the midst of a thunderstorm – and to find his creator missing. Navigate your surroundings, collect objects, and solve puzzles along the way in this platforming adventure.

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Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier

In this narrative-focused adventure game, pick a side in the growing conflict between man and ape. Based on the recent films in this fabled sci-fi series, Last Frontier aims to deliver a tale of conquest, betrayal, and survival that will send you either towards establishing a fragile peace or a bloody war.

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Spectrum describes itself as taking place in a stunning, abstract world where players can jump, dive, and flow through 80 levels of unique shapes and colors. Combined with an atmospheric soundtrack, Spectrum aims to create an immersive, zen-like platforming experience.

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F1 2018

Xbox One X Enhanced - Become immersed in the world of Formula 1 racing by building your reputation on and off the track as you navigate not only racing at lightning speed, but with time-pressured interviews that will influence your driver’s career path. Featuring more classic F1 cars than ever before, as well as the series most accurate simulation model to date.

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Inspired by “The Thing,” a helicopter crash has left a group of explorers stranded near an arctic base. Not only do they need to find ways to survive but also find out how to combat a terrifying force that aims to suck the life from their bodies. It’s up to you to guide these survivors through a randomly-generated base and overcome the deadly climate and a mysterious force.

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Haunted: Halloween '86 (The Curse of Possum Hollow)

This side-scrolling, platforming, beat 'em up sequel to Haunted: Halloween '85 comes with a completely overhauled combat system with new attack, defensive, and evasive moves as well as improved graphics that feature split-screen side scrolling and animated backgrounds, aiming to be an incredibly faithful 8-bit gaming experience in 2018.

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Don’t Sink

Capture islands, sink ships, defend your towns, and discover an exciting world full of adventure in this sandbox adventure pirate RPG that lets you explore a massive world full of unique islands, colorful landscapes, and the open sea while keeping your crew alive (and your ship afloat).


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Phantom Doctrine

A turn-based strategy game set during the Cold War, Phantom Doctrine looks to draw its inspiration from classic spy films and novels as you carry out secret missions, investigate classified intel, and interrogate your enemies in this spy vs spy thriller told across an epic 40-hour single-player campaign.