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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 4 – 8

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

Make Way

Secret Mode

15
$14.99

Make Way – December 4
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Speed around loops, dart through train crossings, drift around helter skelters, and unleash wacky weaponry in this modern take on classic top-down multiplayer racing games. The twist? You build the track.


Xbox Live

Born Of Bread

Dear Villagers

11
$29.99

Born of Bread – December 5
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Beings from another age are causing havoc across the land! And with their mischief comes a great threat to everyone. The unlikeliest hero, a golem born of bread, will find himself and his newfound buddies in the middle of a drama that’s thousands of years in the making. Born of Bread takes on turn-based combat tropes with a new interaction system that puts your reflex skills to the test.


Xbox Live

Chessarama

Minimol Games

5
$14.99

Chessarama – December 5

A collection of original puzzle and strategy games inspired by Chess. It reimagines chess rules and tactics using many different themes. Each game has its own set of rules, visual theme, and original handcrafted challenges for you to play!


Xbox Live

Laika: Aged Through Blood

Headup Publishing

20
$19.99

Laika: Aged Through Blood – December 5
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Laika: Aged Through Blood is a western-inspired motorvania set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It is the story about a tribe oppressed by occupant forces, and the personal story of a mother coyote warrior who descends on an endless path of vengeance to take back what her people lost.


Xbox Live

Parkitect: Deluxe Edition

BlitWorks

Parkitect: Deluxe Edition – December 5
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A modern take on the classic park tycoons where you build and manage the theme parks of your dreams. Construct your own coasters, design an efficiently operating park that fully immerses your guests in its theming, and play through the campaign.


Xbox Live

While the Iron's Hot

Humble Games

223
$19.99 $17.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

While the Iron’s Hot – December 5
Game Pass / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Available on day one with Game Pass! Step into the boots of a journeyman blacksmith on a quest to become a master and restore a ruined village along the way. This crafty adventure game sends players to the mysterious isle of Ellian, where the world’s finest artisans dwell. While you might forge a few weapons on your journey, this isn’t the kind of game where you wield them – the island’s troubles can all be solved with your wits and crafting moxie. Playable on Cloud, Console, and PC.


Xbox Live

Battle Stations Blockade

Eastasiasoft Limited

3
$9.99

Battle Stations Blockade – December 6
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An intense 3D rail shooter presented in voxel style. Receive orders and then set out on treacherous waters as you control a pair of gun turrets, shooting down aircraft, destroying boats and battleships, clearing mines, taking out paratroopers and more.


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Forklift Extreme: Deluxe Edition

Last Man Gaming

7
$14.99

Forklift Extreme: Deluxe Edition – December 6
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Play Anywhere

This unique forklift simulator puts you in the driver’s seat, with highly detailed physics that mimic the movement and handling of real machines. Master a variety of vehicles with unique handling characteristics and tackle a wide range of challenges. Pick up and move cargo, navigate tight corners and narrow aisles, and complete challenging missions that will put your operator skills to the test.


Xbox Live

AVATAR: FRONTIERS OF PANDORA™

UBISOFT

627

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – December 7

A first-person, action-adventure game built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, bringing to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open world experience. In this new, standalone story, play as a Na’vi and embark on a journey across the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen part of Pandora.


Xbox Live

Clockwork Aquario

ININ GAMES

3
$9.99

Clockwork Aquario – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Play as Huck Rondo, Elle Moon, or robot Gush through the stages of this mystical world to stop Dr. Hangyo from taking over! In this jump ‘n’ run, pick up and throw your enemies, rack up multipliers to boost your high score and play with friends in a dedicated two-player local coop. Will you collaborate to take down Dr. Hangyo or try to sabotage each other to get the high score?


Xbox Live

Cotton 100%

ININ GAMES

11
$9.99

Cotton 100% – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Once again, the world has fallen into darkness and the fairy, Silk, sets out to look for help. She crosses paths with the young witch, Nata de Cotton, who seems rather uninterested in helping her… That is until Silk tells her that giant Willows, a magical candy that Cotton is addicted to, are waiting for her along the way! So, the two set out to destroy the evil that is causing the darkness… and to eat Willows!


Xbox Live

Evil Nun: The Broken Mask

Feardemic

24
$19.99

Evil Nun: The Broken Mask – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

You have been selected to participate in a religious summer camp that promises to be the ideal place to make friends and spend the summer. As soon as you arrive at this place, you realize that it is a hoax. You are locked in a dilapidated school guarded by Sister Madeline, an evil nun who punishes children with her gigantic hammer.


Xbox Live

Irem Collection Volume 1

United Games Entertainment GmbH

2
$24.99

Irem Collection Volume 1 – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

If you’re a fan of retro gaming or looking for a new challenge, the Image Fight series and X-Multiply are must-play classic Shoot ‘Em Ups. Originally released during the golden age of arcade gaming in the late 1980s and early 1990s, these games have become cult classics among retro gaming enthusiasts.


Xbox Live

Panorama Cotton

ININ GAMES

4
$9.99

Panorama Cotton – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Play as Nata de Cotton, a chaotic witch with an unquenchable craving for a magical candy called Willow. Up in the land of fairies, eating burnt Willow causes Queen Velvet to act very strange… Someone has been burning Willow! Join Cotton and her fairy friend Silk, as they try to hunt down the menace responsible!


Xbox Live

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

ININ GAMES

9
$24.99

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A multi-directional scrolling shooter in the classic 16-bit style with improved graphics, sound, and fun! Gameplay takes place from a top-down perspective and features both single-player and cooperative modes. The adventures of Pocky and Rocky begin again!


Xbox Live

Ruinarch

Klabater

14
$24.99 $18.74

Ruinarch – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Choose from three overlord Archetypes – each one provides you with a different playstyle. Do you want to focus on sheer destruction or are you into a more subtle puppetmaster approach? You can experiment by combining destructive spells, slowly gain new powers, afflict villagers with flaws, and more.


Xbox Live

Ultracore

ININ GAMES

5
$9.99

Ultracore – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Ultracore is an authentic run ‘n’ gun game — a true love letter to classic 2D action games with elaborate stage design, tons of secrets to discover, and many mid- and end-bosses. Collect coins to acquire items and new weapons, delve into the original synthwave soundtrack and fall (back) in love with the retro pixel graphics.


Xbox Live

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Owlcat Games

182
$49.99

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader – December 7
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Made in a close partnership with Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is a story-rich classical RPG from Owlcat Games. Begin your adventure aboard your personal, giant voidship, traveling between the multitude of systems within the Koronus Expanse, a barely charted and incredibly perilous region of space.


Xbox Live

Adventure Tanks

EpiXR Games

2
$9.99

Adventure Tanks – December 8

Engage in fierce battles against rival tanks in a variety of arenas, each with its own unique style and matching enemies. Strategize your moves, dodge enemy fire, and search out your flag to finish the levels. Progress through the different arenas one by one, but beware, the path to victory is not easy.


Xbox Live

Aircraft Carrier Survival

Forever Entertainment S. A.

19
$19.99

Aircraft Carrier Survival – December 8

Take control of the aircraft carrier, its crew, officers and planes during WW2. Give an example of military prowess by choosing the right equipment, crew, and escort for the mission. Assign a crew and choose what your officers should focus on. Your ship has many stations to man, and proper management will be the key to executing your plan.


Xbox Live

Against the Storm

Hooded Horse

1
PC Game Pass

Against the Storm – December 8
Game Pass

A dark fantasy city builder where you must rebuild civilization in the face of apocalyptic rains. As the Queen’s Viceroy, lead humans, beavers, lizards, foxes, and harpies to reclaim the wilderness and secure a future for civilization’s last survivors.


Xbox Live

Bestial Reception

Desert Water Games

7
$4.99

Beastial Reception – December 8 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A “roguelike shooter” in a bizarre radioactive world full of humanoid animals. In a radioactive wastelands and mutated biomes, animals are fighting for their existence and you are one of them! Choose a hero and make your way through the hordes of enemies. Collect various artifacts, explore secrets and defeat bosses. Destroy all enemies and get to the top of food chain! (alone or with your friend!) 


Xbox Live

Fearmonium

Ratalaika Games S.L.

13
$12.99

Fearmonium – December 8 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A psychedelic metroidvania with an expressive aesthetic where suspense joins together with humor. You play as a phobia growing inside the confused mind of a teenage boy named Max. Discover a nightmarish world of his consciousness to explore.


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Happy Words

LAN – GAMES LTD

17
$9.99

Happy Words – December 8 – Xbox Play Anywhere

Happy Words is a word-based, real-time online multiplayer board game for 1 to 4 players in which you must create new words based on existing ones. A player collects points by placing words on the game board. Each letter has a different point value, so the strategy becomes to play words with high scoring letter combinations.


Xbox Live

.T.E.S.T: Expected Behaviour

ChiliDog Interactive

1
$7.99

T.E.S.T.: Expected Behavior – December 8

Easy to grip gameplay, approachable controls and gorgeous sci-fi setting will let you feel the vibe of the top-notch puzzle solver who’ll do anything to get the job done. In our case, to get the test done and gone. A bit of humor and witty remarks by two narrators are included in the package!


Xbox Live

Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains

Eastasiasoft Limited

Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains – December 8

The award-winning Chinese RPG Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains arrives on Xbox! Embark on a journey to unite the powers of the East and West against a looming evil, featuring a narrative that taps into mythological and historically-inspired architectural styles, garb, cuisine and customs, blended with traditional turn-based RPG mechanics and HD hand-painted sprites.