Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 18 – 22

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

Deleted – Cyber Invasion

EpiXR Games

8
$4.99

Deleted – Cyber Invasion – December 19

An intense, fast-paced rogue-lite twin-stick shooter that will push your skills to the limit! Take control of a powerful drone and prepare to face off against hordes of enemies standing in your way. Are you ready for the ultimate challenge?


Xbox Live

Aery – Calm Mind 4

EpiXR Games

9
$14.99

Aery – Calm Mind 4 – December 20

An interactive game experience that is designed to relax your mind and soul. Jump into the role of a little bird, explore beautiful landscapes, and collect magical crystals that mark certain landscapes. Because there are no enemies or any other danger in this game you will be able to lean back and enjoy the scenery and the sensation of flying.


Xbox Live

Cave Digger 2

VRKiwi

17
$14.99

Cave Digger 2 – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Play as a prospector who begins their adventure in a seemingly abandoned camp with the goal of extracting valuables from the caves. Trade them for new tools, upgrades, and locations to advance your frontier exploration as you unveil the secrets of the Valley.


Xbox Live

fig.

Take IT Studio! sp. z o. o.

6
$4.29

fig. – December 20

You do not know anything, yet you must move forward. Wander through the corridors of a mysterious factory and recover your abilities. Fight patrolling drones and break through to demanding boss battles. Seek a way out and find the meaning of the game’s title.


Xbox Live

Ravva and the Phantom Library

Eastasiasoft Limited, Galope

2
$9.99

Ravva and the Phantom Library – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Take the role young summoner apprentice Ravva and call upon 4 unique companions as you attempt to escape the nightmarish Phantom Library! In this retro side-scrolling platformer, you can enter the world of haunted books in any order you choose and defeat each book’s master before facing the one who controls the library.


Xbox Live

Rough Justice: '84

Daedalic Entertainment

4
$19.99

Rough Justice: ’84 – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

In this single-player board game, solve puzzles using dice and cards to successfully run your private security agency. Advise your agents as they deal with security, fugitive recovery, repossession cases, and more.


Xbox Live

The Rumble Fish + (Preorder Exclusive Price)

3goo K.K.

19

The Rumble Fish + – December 20

Originally developed in 2004 by Dimps, renowned for its smooth animation and deep game mechanics, The Rumble Fish + has returned with new features. From online PvP with rollback netcode to a training mode with features such as CPU recording and playback, everything you need as a fighting game lover is here!


Xbox Live

STUFFED

The Game Publisher

52
$12.49

Stuffed – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A procedurally generated, first-person shooter that takes place in the dreams of a little girl. Play as a teddy bear and defend your owner’s bedroom door and defeat a variety of nightmares in endless waves. Earn points from defeating nightmares and use them to unlock new map areas and weapons.


Xbox Live

Vostok 2061

Omni Games

5
$9.99

Vostok 2061 – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

As a fresh graduate of the Earth Aviation Academy, you are assigned to the distant edge of known space. Investigate strange colonist behavior and deal with unknown threats in the ZPDN-A sector. Hone your piloting skills, expand your arsenal, and complete your mission.


Xbox Live

Wall World

UniqueGames Publishing GmbH

23
$9.99

Wall World – December 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Welcome to Wall World, a mining rogue-lite with tower defense elements. Explore procedurally generated mines and discover fantastical biomes. Find resources and technologies for purchasing valuable upgrades. Fight off hordes of aggressive monsters using your mobile base.


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Choo-Choo Charles

Two Star Games

206
$19.99

Choo-Choo Charles – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Play Anywhere

Charles is a bloodthirsty train… and you need to destroy him. Navigate a massive play area in your trusty old engine. These winding tracks are treacherous, so you’ll need to plan each mission carefully. Be wary when traveling on foot or switching the track’s direction — Charles might be waiting for you.


Xbox Live

DETECTIVE – Stella Porta case

JanduSoft

13
$10.49

Detective – Stella Porta case – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Put yourself in the shoes of a detective who investigates three strange disappearances. In all cases there is a contract signed by the disappeared, that contract is from an organization called “Stella Porta”.


Xbox Live

My Child Lebensborn Remastered

Sarepta Studio

6
$9.89

My Child Lebensborn Remastered – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

You adopt a young Lebensborn child in Norway after WWII, but parenting will be hard as your child grows up in a hostile and hateful environment. See a different side of the war, inspired by the true stories of the Lebensborn children. Discover how hatred continues to create victims, even after victory.


Xbox Live

Ominous Tales: The Forsaken Isle – Collectors Edition

Joindots GmbH

4
$19.99

Ominous Tales – The Forsaken Isle – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

There’s an island 30 miles off the coast of England that the locals call “The Forsaken Isle”. This once bustling port city is now said to be home to ghosts, necromancers, and dangerous man-eating wolves. When you decided to hire a local boatman to take you to the island, you thought these were just legends – you’ll quickly be proven wrong in this blend of point-and-click adventure and hidden object game.


Xbox Live

Paperman: Adventure Delivered

Mindscape

2
$19.99

Paperman: Adventure Delivered – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Meet Paperman and the team in an adventure to find the lost mail and defeat the greedy dragon. Explore colorful worlds and collect all golden letters in this 3D collectathon platformer!


Xbox Live

SokoWinter

QUByte Interactive

4
$4.99

SokoWinter – December 21

A puzzle game with slippery floors. Get to know the curious hobbies of four stylish penguins as they push around large ice cubes. Why do they like this activity so much? Unsure. Our knowledge of penguins is limited.


Xbox Live

Three Minutes To Eight

Assemble Entertainment

5
$14.99

Three Minutes To Eight – December 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A mind-bending pixel art adventure game that breaks the mold by introducing an intriguing twist: the protagonist is destined to meet their demise at precisely 07:57 PM. However, hope is not lost. It’s up to you to unravel what lies beneath, uncover secret paths, find ways to cheat death, and unlock multiple endings.


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

9Ball Pocket

Super PowerUp Games

10
$5.99

9-Ball Pocket – December 22

9-Ball Pocket brings you eight-ball pool, also known as American billiards. You can compete with up to 4 friends or against the AI in Versus mode or challenge the best in the world in Arcade mode, where you can make combo shots and rack up points to become number one in the online rankings.


Xbox Live

Gray Dawn

Interactive Stone

3
$19.99

Gray Dawn – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

You will be entangled in a terrifying adventure of a priest on a quest to prove his innocence. Guilty or not, you find yourself trapped in the middle of strange events involving a demonic possession and divine apparitions.


Xbox Live

Jack Dragon and the Stone of Peace

Tea Monster Games

5
$3.89

Jack Dragon and the Stone of Peace – December 22

Jack Dragon and the Stone of Peace is a retro love letter to 80 and 90s arcade games. Avoid nasties, jump on platforms, glide around the screen, and collect gems! Sounds easy, right?


Xbox Live

Jinshin

KEMCO

16
$14.99

Jinshin – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An RPG based on an ancient-themed fantasy tale of when Kami deities lived alongside humans. Mikazuchi, a man of sword mastery and wisdom, joins the Amaterasu Clan to save his master from Onigami Ichigan, the head of an ominous force. When the war is done, will peace or chaos reign supreme?


Xbox Live

Party Friends

Revulo Games

$7.99

Party Friends – December 22

Join the party extravaganza with Party Friends, a riotous collection of over 20 mini-games spanning 4 wildly entertaining themes – up to 4 players in multiplayer. From the charming Farm to the icy thrills of the Winter Resort, and from the sun-soaked Beach to the enchanting depths of the Forest, get ready for a whirlwind of fun, laughter, and competition!


Xbox Live

Pixel Strike 3D

Vulcron

463

Pixel Strike 3D – December 22

Pixel Strike 3D is a multiplayer first-person shooter that features fast-paced gameplay and a wide variety of player customization. Battle friends and foes from all around the world in over 20 unique game modes.


Xbox Live

Railbreak

Dead Drop Studios LLC

27
$19.99
Free Trial

Railbreak – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

It’s Saturday night in Cypress Ridge which means the city is in ruins, hordes of flesh eating undead are on the prowl, and you have the arcade all to yourself! Grab your controller, select your survivor, and blast your way to safety as the city burns around you in this on-rails survival horror shooter. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a friend for zombie fodder, er, we mean multiplayer experience!


Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Rock 'N Racing Off Road

Super PowerUp Games

6
$9.99

Rock ‘N Racing Off Road – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Xbox Play Anywhere

Entertaining and exciting races with loads of skids, crashes, and amazing jumps. You will have several modes of play, such as Cup mode, time trial and multiplayer with the option of up to four players at a time.


Xbox Live

SHMUP Mania

DERIK D.F

7
$4.99

SHMUP Mania – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Aliens have been identified by military radar and are advancing towards a planet. You must fight using your best vehicle and save the galaxy. This version includes adjustments, revisions, technical and graphic improvements, giving you the best high-definition experience and quality in the series.


Xbox Live

Wordsweeper by POWGI

Lightwood Games

2
$7.99

Wordsweeper by POWGI – December 22
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A crossword puzzle solved using logic and deduction. This new word game draws inspiration from the classic puzzler Minesweeper and is exclusive to POWGI.