Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Aliens: Fireteam Elite – August 24 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the evolving Xenomorph threat.
King’s Bounty II is the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre.
RIMS Racing – August 24 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
The first motorcycling simulation that combines a realistic riding challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world’s most powerful bikes and optimize their performance by swapping out parts and analyzing data in real time.
Darker Skies – August 25 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
The War is over, but the effects linger. Take control of Jack, a survivor of the War of the Worlds trying to rebuild a working Heat Ray to blow his way to freedom and light the spark that will rebuild civilization.
An action-adventure game in a first-person view in which you are immersed in exploring the world full of magic and secrets.
Psychonauts 2 – August 25 (Console and PC) – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery ● Xbox Game Pass
Combining quirky missions and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a platform-adventure game with cinematic style and tons of customizable psychic powers. Psychonauts 2 serves up danger, excitement and laughs in equal measure as players guide Raz on a journey through the minds of friends and foes on a quest to defeat a murderous psychic villain.
Islanders – August 26
Islanders is the critically acclaimed minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere
Battle against massive bosses, jump and climb onto them to find their weakspots and blow them to kingdom come in this action-packed platforming boss rush, from the creator of the Gunman Clive series. When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers is still fighting for humanity’s independence. Join them and lead the charge against the mechanical menace.
Myst – August 26 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Xbox Game Pass
Welcome to Myst: the starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal.
Phoenotopia: Awakening – August 26 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great star ship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery.
Star Hunter DX – August 26 – Xbox Play Anywhere
Betrayed by her cut-throat crew, Luna Starr, former Space Pirate Captain turned bounty hunter, has a score to settle. As Luna, travel to five exotic planets to track down your mutinous mates, and face them in bullet hell dogfights to the death!
Baldo the Guardian Owls – August 27 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Journey through a magical land teeming with mysteries to unravel. Baldo: the Guardian Owls is full of challenging puzzles to solve and intricate dungeons to explore. Traverse this captivating open world as Baldo, and meet a host of quirky and unforgettable characters, as you decipher the cryptic prophecy, and thwart destiny.
A physics-based party game meshed with a brawler that feels like an evolution to the genre. With a deeper system that allows skilled players to direct their blows for face-crunching KO animations, that wouldn’t look out of place in MMA highlights, Mad Streets is the kind of game that makes you crack a smile while punching someone in the face.
One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party – August 27 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Upon finding the entrance to an apparently abandoned bunker, two friends become trapped inside and discover the place is inhabited by a family of hospitable cult members, who also happen to be skeletons. Together they must explore and talk to the skeleton family to discover clues, collect items, and try to unravel the tragedies that turned this simple bunker into a tomb.
Tanknarok – August 27 – Xbox One X Enhanced
A high speed, frenzied blastathon where 2 to 4 tanks go head-to-head in a wide range of arenas, filled to the brim with huge guns, powerful explosions, and dangerous hazards! Wholesome roughhousing with either your friends at home, or friendly folks online.
Infiltrate each space station and complete your objective before your escape ship is spotted by the enemy. Sprint your way to find the quickest path to the objective and Space Jump back to your escape ship.
Six players, all the sports and none of the rules. Create a mashed-up team of players from completely different sports. Pass, punt, and punch your way to sports victory in the sportsiest local multiplayer sports game ever!
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