Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 to 25

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!


Xbox Live

Immortals of Aveum™

Electronic Arts

107

Immortals of Aveum – August 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A single-player first-person magic shooter that tells the story of Jak as he joins an elite order of battlemages to save a world on the edge of abyss. With legions of soldiers on both sides of the Everwar, he must uncover the mysteries of Aveum’s troubled past, if there’s any hope for saving its future. Master three forces of magic and unleash spells with deadly skill in a game that defies FPS conventions.


Xbox Live

No Place Like Home

Merge Games

22
$24.99 $9.99

No Place Like Home – August 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Play as Ellen Newland, a girl who decides to visit her grandfather on Earth for the very last time before she moves to Mars. However, she soon discovers that her grandpa is missing and that his farm was recently destroyed. Now it’s up to you to clean the world, destroy mountains of trash, vacuum all the rubbish, and recycle resources to build your very own dream farm.


Xbox Live

Smurfs Kart

Microids

6
$29.99

Smurfs Kart – August 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Who will be the fastest Smurf in town? That is the question you will need to answer in this dynamic kart racing game in the world of Smurfs! The whole family can choose one Smurf, its kart and special power, then you’re ready to go on wild races! Make the best start, find shortcuts, and use the right items at the right time to pass your opponents!


Xbox Live

WrestleQuest

Skybound Games

51
$29.99

WrestleQuest – August 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Powerbomb and piledrive your way through a massive pixel art universe where professional wrestling and RPG fantasy collide. Upgrade from aspiring rookie to world champ by training, learning, glamming, and slamming to the top of the pro wrestling food chain. Draw inspiration from wrestling icons like Jake the Snake Roberts, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and even André the Giant by exploring worlds based on their lofty careers.


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Chess Royal

Silesia Games Sp. z o.o.

30
$2.99

Chess Royal – August 23
Xbox Play Anywhere

If you’re looking for a chess game to play with your friends, a player looking for a decent (and adjustable) challenge, or you’re in need of a fun, stress-free way to learn how to play chess – you’ve come to the right place.


Xbox Live

Mirrored Souls

Short N Sweet

$14.99

Mirrored Souls – August 23
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A puzzle platformer that tells the story of Ravi and Daru, two completely different celestial beings connected to each other but separated in a mirrored universe. Following a thoughtful narrative, you will control both characters simultaneously and solve puzzles that explore the possibilities of the mirrored mechanics in fun and challenging ways. Discover beautifully illustrated scenarios that complement the duality of both characters and develop your cognitive skills and spatial vision as you cross portals to bring them together.


Xbox Live

Virgo Versus The Zodiac

Serenity Forge

4
$19.99

Virgo Versus The Zodiac – August 23

A sci-fi/fantasy RPG with a focus on memorable characters and unique combat mechanics in which you play as an obsessed villain. Featuring traditional turn-based combat with real-time execution of moves: blocking, countering, and timing your attacks carefully as well as predicting your foes’ moves is essential to succeed in Virgo’s twisted and unforgiving cosmic quest to bring back the Golden Age, a period of peace, symmetry, and balance… or so she thinks.


Xbox Live

Blasphemous 2

Team17

160
$29.99 $17.99

Blasphemous 2 – August 24
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

The second scripture in the Blasphemous series portends the return of The Penitent One, with a story that continues from the free Wounds of Eventide DLC. Taking them down won’t be easy, but with Blasphemous 2 offering more chances to customize and improve your skill set, along with several new unique weapons to wield with righteous zeal and unending fury, victory might just be within grasp.


Xbox Live

Heavenly Bodies

2pt Interactive

29
$20.49

Heavenly Bodies – August 24

Discover the ever-changing nuances of weightless motion in this challenging physics game. Wrangle control of your cosmonaut’s arms with the left and right thumbsticks to push, pull, and clamber through fully physically simulated scenarios aboard a scientific research station.


Xbox Live

King of the Hat

Hat Games

4
$19.99

King of the Hat – August 24

A two-to-four player 2D party platformer where you fight with a hat! Throw your hat to attack, defend and bait opponents. But watch out — if someone jumps on your hat… you die!


Xbox Live

RIDE 5 – Special Edition – Pre-order

Milestone S.r.l.

56

Ride 5 – August 24
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Rev up your engine and get ready to hit the track with Ride 5. An adrenaline-filled gaming experience that is so authentic it will make you feel like you’re truly racing at break-neck speed. Race on over 35 tracks and collect more than 200 motorcycles from world-renowned manufacturers, each element is designed to feel like you’re riding a real bike.


Xbox Live

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate

Headbang Club

33
$12.49

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate – August 24

Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun. A unique strategy roguelike based on the timeless checkboard classic. You are the Black King but all your army has gone over to the white side, leaving you with nothing but your royal shotgun and your wounded pride. It’s time to teach those white pieces to fear the Shotgun King. Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is a unique turn-based strategy roguelike.


Xbox Live

Zombie Derby

Brinemedia

17
$4.99

Zombie Derby – August 24
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Do you have the drive to survive? Take control of your car to see how far you can get and how many zombies you can kill – and if you can escape with your brains intact. Ranging from the simple Redneck pick-up and the classy Hunter and to the tough Sledge and silly Harvester, you’ll enjoy throwing these jalopies at the lines of the undead.


Xbox Live

ARMORED CORE™ VI FIRES OF RUBICON™

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

357
$59.99

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon – August 25
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Combining FromSoftware’s longstanding expertise in mech games with their signature action gameplay, Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon brings a brand-new action experience to the series. Players will pilot their mech in fast-paced, omni-directional battles, taking advantage of massive stages and their mech’s mobility on land and in the air to ensure victory.


Xbox Live

Ashina: The Red Witch

Ratalaika Games S.L.

5
$9.99

Ashina: The Red Witch – August 25

Join Ash on the journey of an afterlife-time! Travel through a mysterious spirit world filled with strange creatures, interesting characters, and memorable moments! Ash must find her way back home and save her sister. Ashina: The Red Witch is an exploration-based, story-adventure game. Use items to solve puzzles as well as talk to many other characters to help dig into the story even further!     


Xbox Live

DPS Idle

Desert Water Games

201

DPS Idle – August 25

An idle card game where you kill monsters. From monsters, you get money to open chests. Each chest has its own deck of cards. Collect cards, upgrade cards, defeat monsters, join guilds and hire heroes. Raise your DPS!


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Overdriven Evolution

TOMAGameStudio

2
$14.99

Overdriven Evolution – August 25
Xbox Play Anywhere

Be ready for an action-packed experience by dodging thousands of bullets and complete quick puzzles with your powerful spaceship. Prepare for deadly challenges that require both good gear and mastery of controls. In each exciting run, you will face more enemies, more bullet patterns, and improved bosses, ensuring countless hours of thrilling gameplay.


Xbox Live

Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

New Blood Interactive, Apogee Entertainment, Nightdive Studios

50
$19.99
Xbox One X Enhanced

Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition – August 25
Xbox One X Enhanced

The definitive release of the cult classic FPS by original developer and publisher Apogee Entertainment, the maniacal minds at New Blood Interactive, and the gaming treasure hunters at Nightdive Studios, is now available on Xbox for the very first time.


Xbox Live

Tanky Tanks 2

EpiXR Games

3
$9.99

Tanky Tanks 2 – August 25

Play alone, together or against your friends, and show your navigation and reaction skills across six different game modes and countless levels. Defeat the enemy tanks while dodging their deadly bullets and improve your aim and maneuvering skills while war itself is trying to end your adventure.


Xbox Live

Truth

FMV Interactive

24
$12.99

Truth – August 25
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Step into the role of a discerning judge in a fictional game show. As players, you must determine which larger-than-life contestant is truly deserving of the million-dollar prize. Prepare to dive into a world of deceit, revelation, and unforgettable characters.