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!
Foregone – October 13
Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies to save Calagan.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout – October 13
A classic team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G.I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination.
NHL 21 Deluxe Edition – October 13
Carve your path to superstardom in an expanded Be A Pro mode and go down as one of the league’s greatest. On the ice, change up your attack with all new moves, dekes, dangles and evasive maneuvers, inspired by the league’s most groundbreaking innovators. Pre-order NHL 21 and you’ll be able to play NHL 94 Rewind Edition on October 30. NHL 21 Standard Edition launches October 16.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky – October 13
Dive into this dynamic arcade game that puts you right in the middle of thrilling battles with a fresh arcade style. In the aerial dogfights of World War I, only supreme skill separates the victors from a fiery end. Jump in, take off, and discover your fate!
Torchlight III – October 13
It’s been centuries since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!
Brotherhood United – October 14
When a friend is captured, it’s up to the rest of the brotherhood to pick up their guns and take down the enemy army! In this pixelated action platformer, you’ll run, jump, shoot and dodge roll your way through the opposition to bring your buddy back.
Brunswick Pro Billiards – October 14
Compete against friends or other players online for Brunswick Bucks! Use those winnings to upgrade equipment and tables. Players can also hone their skills against A.I. opponents, battle friends in local multiplayer matches, and play single player Challenge Modes offering a variety of gameplay options.
Cook, Serve Delicious! 3?! – October 14
Set in the radically-changed war-torn America of 2042, play through a new story-driven campaign where you cook hundreds of foods across hundreds of levels in a new gameplay structure that has been completely redesigned to deliver fast-paced action. Or take it easy with the all new Chill Mode that can be toggled on or off at any time!
Knights and Bikes – October 14
Saddle up for a bike-riding, friendship-building, frisbee-throwing, goose-petting, treasure-hunting adventure for 1 or 2 players! Play as Nessa & Demelza as they explore an ancient island with their pet goose Captain Honkers, riding and upgrading their bikes on a quest for treasure, adventure, and an end to childhood boredom!
Monster Prom: XXL – October 14
There’s only 3 weeks left until prom and you haven’t got a date yet… and you’re a monster. But that’s okay ‘cause at your high-school everyone else is too! These are the stepping stones into the world of Monster Prom: XXL – the bundled up, content filled edition of Monster Prom, a one-to-four player competitive dating sim that will have you thinking: I never knew I was into that!
Nexoria: Dungeon Rogue Heroes – October 14
Xbox Play Anywhere – This game is a unique mix of rogue-like with dungeon exploration, RPG, turn-based tactics, and collectible card game. At the base of the turn-based system are not turns, but time. Find and improve new heroes and get coins to buy new spells. But remember, a hero’s death will be fatal.
Re:Turn – One Way Trip – October 14
Trapped in a ghostly train, Saki must search the past and present to find and save her friends. More importantly, Saki must use her wits if she is to survive against an unspeakable evil hellbent on avenging unrequited love.
Shadow Gangs – October 14
Xbox One X Enhanced – An arcade style ninja action game where you play the role of ninja order master Dan. Your mission is to rescue your family from the Shadow Force crime organization by using your ninja transformation ability and your special powers to venture over 10 levels, defeat six bosses, save your family, and defeat the Shadow Gangs.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD – October 14
Are you ready to explore the wilds of the Australian Outback in this remastered version of the classic game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger? Join Ty on a ripper of an adventure to free his family and stop the nefarious evil genius Boss Cass from removing mammals from the top of the food chain. To help you on your quest, you have an arsenal of boomerangs, sharp teeth, and the help of a few friends.
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC) – October 15
Xbox Game Pass for PC – Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition completes the celebration of one of the most beloved real-time strategy franchises in definitive form. Command mighty civilizations from across Europe and the Americas or jump to the battlefields of Asia in stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics and with a fully remastered soundtrack. Experience two new game modes: including all previously released expansions and 14 civilizations, plus two brand new civilizations – the Swedes and Inca. Return to adventure with this final chapter in the Age of Empires Definitive Edition journey.
Cake Bash – October 15
A frantic four-player party game where adorable drawn-to-life cakes beat the crumbs out of each other. Pick your favorite cake and battle in a variety of lifelike arenas with unique goals – cover yourself in sweeties or hurl fruit into a pie, there’s plenty for everyone! Guide your cakes through the bakery as they dress to impress the customer.
Cloudpunk – October 15
A neon-noir story in a rain-drenched cyberpunk metropolis. It’s your first night on the job working for the Cloudpunk delivery service. Two rules: Don’t miss a delivery and don’t ask what’s in the package. In this story-based exploration game, you will meet a diverse range of characters including androids, AI, and unscrupulous humans at every level of society.
Dustoff Z – October 15
Get those blades spinning and load up on guns and ammo, the time has come to rebuild humanity! Dustoff Z is a game about maneuvering combat-helicopters in one of the harshest weather conditions possible – A Zombie Apocalypse.
Heave Ho (PC) – October 15
Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.
Katana Zero (PC) – October 15
A stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display. Overcome your opposition however the situation requires. Deflect gunfire back at foes, dodge oncoming attacks, and manipulate enemies and environments with traps and explosives.
Raji: An Ancient Epic – October 15
An action-adventure game set in ancient India. Play as a young girl named Raji who has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.
Tears of Avia – October 15
A strategy RPG and turn-based tactics game set in the beautiful world of Estera. Build a party of unique characters and customize their extensive skillset to your own tastes. Lead your party across Estera in search of the lost city of Avalon, engaging in thrilling turn-based battles in this unique tactical experience.
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse (PC) – October 15
Explore a delightful but dangerous overworld, brave menacing dungeons, and improve your hero in a charming village, during your quest to overcome the evil that plagues the island. Unleash the mystical Sword of Ditto and grab a co-op friend for an unforgettable adventure filled with delightful characters, extraordinary loot, and heroic battles!
This is the Zodiac Speaking – October 15
A fact-based, single-player psychological thriller based on the story of Zodiac, one of the most famous never-caught serial killers. It mixes vintage ’70s California visuals and an original epic cinematic soundtrack with gameplay elements that include classic horror, investigation, stealth mechanics, and multiple endings to discover.
Two Parsecs From Earth – October 15
Robot Z3-L1’s ship has crash landed on an inhospitable planet called Dimidium filled with alien landscapes and hostile surroundings. To escape and return home, Z3-L1 (/zeli/) must gather clues, gain powers and discover artifacts needed to fix a spaceship. Explore the planet in this metroidvania-style exploration game where the environment is your enemy!
Space Crew – October 15
Space Crew is the sequel to acclaimed strategic survival simulation game Bomber Crew. It’s your responsibility to help stop all of humankind from being wiped off the intergalactic stage by the mysterious extraterrestrial threat known as the Phasmids. With every purchase of Space Crew until October 22, you will receive Bomber Crew for free.
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – October 15
A powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action! Features thousands of frames of animation, huge multi-sprite bosses, and a quest so big it’s bursting at the seams. Guide “half-genie” Shantae through haunted wastes, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths.
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 – October 15
Five new games: the hit threequel Quiplash 3, the collaborative chaos of The Devils and the Details, the fierce drawing game Champ’d Up, the speech game Talking Points and the guessing game Blather Round. Use phones or tablets as controllers. Play with up to 8 players, and an audience of 10,000!
9 Monkeys of Shaolin – October 16
Play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.
[Source: Xbox news]