Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console and PC. Get more details on these games below and click on their profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). Jump in!
Helheim Hassle – August 18
A narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition – August 18
The ultimate single-player RPG experience based on the acclaimed Pathfinder series. Explore and conquer with your party in the Stolen Lands of Golarion, a world rich with history, mystery, and conflict featuring real-time combat or optional turn-based fights. The Definitive Edition includes the base game, new features plus 6 DLCs.
Manifold Garden – August 18
Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction and falling leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – August 18
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation, and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips. Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) / Windows 10 PC / Steam
Mortal Shell – August 18
A deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.
Beyond Enemy Lines 2 – August 19
Take the role of a special agent deployed deep beyond enemy lines where terrain and conditions are barbaric. You will seek, locate, and destroy the enemy while causing havoc and confusion. Emerge in a hardcore tactical experience with vast, nonlinear missions where skill and tactical decisions matter.
Even the Ocean – August 19
A lowly power plant technician for Whiteforge City, Aliph, finds her world turned upside-down after a routine maintenance trip goes awry. Now, working directly with Mayor Biggs to face an unknown menace, Aliph must navigate her newfound power and influence to save the city. Aliph’s identities, environmental issues and the world’s fate all hang in the balance of Light and Dark energies.
FuzzBall – August 19
Roll, dash, bash and smash in this playful 4 player brawler as one of six different FuzzBalls. These small animal plush toys roll into balls of fluff to move around and knock their enemies off a selection of 7 unique stages.
Norman’s Great Illusion – August 19
Have you ever wondered why, individually good and peace-loving citizens, merging into society, allow the coming to power of forces that have diametrically opposed their principles and goals. In Norman’s Great Illusion, you must live a year as an engineer at the plant in the face of rising social tensions. Make difficult decisions, but keep in mind: you will have to pay for each choice.
She Sees Red – August 19
A mature, hard-boiled interactive thriller. When someone is killed inside a nightclub, an experienced detective vows to put the murderer behind bars. Make choices that affect the narrative and experience several different endings in this blood-red interactive movie. Xbox Play Anywhere
Stones of the Revenant – August 19
Choose from six playable heroes, each with their own unique playstyle! Pair up with a friend via local co-op or fight your way solo through the Revenant’s followers and their undead minions. Destroy powerful artifacts known as the Stones of the Revenant and defeat the Revenant himself. Don’t let looks fool you! This is a challenging quest to save the realm of the living… Are you up for it?
Battletoads – August 20
The wait is over! Rash, Zitz and Pimple are returning at last to smash-hit their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos, and couch co-op may never be the same again. With a unique hand-animated cartoon style and packed with memorable characters and locations, the Battletoads are back for a larger-than-life brawl across the universe that promises to be fun alone, and unforgettable together. Xbox One X Enhanced / Xbox Game Pass / Xbox One / Windows 10 PC / Xbox One X Enhanced
Gleamlight – August 20
A 2D action game that will take you through an adventure traversing a beautiful, transient world. Immerse yourself amid the beautiful, stained glass artistry as you navigate without the reliance of any standard game UI, while tracing the world’s mysterious unspoken story. What will you, as Gleam, sense and feel through your travels across this beautiful, yet fearsome world of glass?
Gryphon Knight Epic: Definitive Edition – August 20
A 2D medieval shoot’em up that mixes elements from classic arcade games full of exploration and epic boss battles. Gryphon Knight tells the story of Sir Oliver and Aquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind – August 20
Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family’s criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders.
Remnant: From the Ashes – Subject 2923 – August 20
In a brand-new continuation of the Remnant: From the Ashes story, meet unexpected allies, traverse unfamiliar zones and dimensions, and overcome new threats to save your world. Complete new quests and conquer unique bosses to acquire additional gear, increasing your chances of surviving the rugged wilderness of Earth and beyond, as you aim to put an end to the Root and restore humanity.
Dungeon Scavenger – August 21
A unique turn-based old school dungeon crawler that sets you on a challenging path of exploration. Select a hero to keep the threat of the dungeon and demon realms away from the town’s people. Innovative random system where you know if the critical hit will occur before you decide in combat.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash – August 21
Go solo or take along a few friends in this fast-paced farming frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfill orders to complete each level, but watch out for molten lava, raging boars, and other obstacles. Can you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse? Xbox Play Anywhere
Party Panic – August 21
A wild online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 30+ rapid fire minigames, play the new Board Game mode, race through the brutal Gauntlet, or complete the trophy challenges on Trophy Island. Grab your friends, pick your characters, and get partying in this exciting and panic-filled game!
New Super Lucky’s Tale – August 21
Jump, burrow, and tail swipe your way to victory in this love letter to classic 3D platformers! A complete re-imagining of the original Super Lucky’s Tale, featuring redesigned and new levels, a fully rotatable camera, tighter movement control, and major overhauls to nearly every other aspect, including the story, cinematics, music, and more.
PGA Tour 2K21 – August 21 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Hit the clubhouse without leaving your house and prove you’ve got what it takes to become the FedExCup Champion in PGA Tour 2K21. Play against cover athlete Justin Thomas and 11 other Tour Pros in Career Mode featuring 15 licensed courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more. Swing with swag as you create and personalize your MyPlayer with equipment and brands you love and hit the links with your crew in local and online matches including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins, and 4-Player Scramble. Ready to have your club-drop moment? Xbox One X Enhanced
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – August 21
An action platformer that spans across time and space, where your actions will determine a new legend. Team up with trusted allies from the show to face off against familiar enemies as you visit classic worlds and moments from your favorite episodes. Equip and master over a dozen different weapons in combat and increase your power even more by training and unlocking new skills to support your playstyle.
The Blobs Fight! – August 21
A silly, local multiplayer, arena party game about creatures of blob-like nature. Run around as a blob attacking other players to knock pieces of them off, if you collect those pieces, you get bigger. The bigger you are, the more damage you can endure, but the slower you move.
[Source: Xbox news]