Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Greak: Memories of Azur – August 17 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
A side scrolling single-player game with hand-drawn animations. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara, and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.
Pile Up! Box by Box – August 17
Coordinate with your friends or rely on your own creativity to navigate cardboard worlds full of uniquely joyful levels. Unfold mysteries, solve puzzles and quests as a team, and visit the friendly citizens of sun-baked islands, amber forests, and vibrant caves. Or kick-back and challenge your friends in action-packed rounds of Boxball, Pile of Dunk, or Tic Pile Toe.
Journey deep into the abyss as a daring adventurer of your own design! Start in a humble hub town and venture into dungeons with varied biomes, each more dangerous than the last. Decide your character’s look, alter colors, craft weapons and armor from the loot you gather, upgrade your equipment, and choose from a wide range of skill enhancements.
World Superstar Strikers ’91 – August 18
WSS’91 is here! Welcome to the ‘90s, kid! Action and graphics on par with the arcades! Gather up a bunch of friends on your own living room! A huge bunch of teams (like, at least 40)! Game modes like tournaments, leagues & everything! What if we both pay for half and swap it every other week?
An urban fantasy themed beat ’em up that brings back the ‘90s arcade vibe to present day. With comic book style art and kick-ass soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices.
Recompile – August 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Xbox Game Pass
This atmospheric, Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of the Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities, and an environmental logic -based hacking mechanic.
Twelve Minutes – August 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery ● Xbox Game Pass
What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder, and beats you to death… Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door. Change the outcome and break the loop in this interactive thriller featuring James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe.
Arietta of Spirits – August 20
A charming adventure game with emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast-paced combat. The game tells the story of Arietta and her family, visiting their Grandmother’s cabin for the first time after her passing away a year prior. However, the family trip takes an unexpected turn when Arietta meets a mysterious new friend and gains the ability to see strange spirits that inhabit the island.
Checkers for Kids – August 20 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Checkers for Kids is a traditional and inspiring board game which attracts the attention of younger audience. There are lots of unique toys you can choose to play with and customize even further with your favorite addons. Black and white is too boring for you? Change up your playground however you want. And if you are tired and want to relax, just play with your pet fish which will cheer for you during your games against family and friends!
Madden NFL 22 – August 20 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
All-new features in Franchise include staff management, an enhanced scenario engine, and weekly strategy. Share avatar progress and player class between Face of The Franchise and The Yard with unified progression. And for the first time ever in Ultimate Team, adjust Superstar X-Factors at halftime. Pre-Order Madden NFL 22 to receive a Brady or Mahomes power-up item, an Elite Passer strategy item, 20 Franchise Staff Points, and more. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with EA Play can get out on the field first with a member-only, 10-hour trial starting now that includes unique, limited-time Ultimate Team Challenges.
Feed your nostalgia with a tactical RPG inspired by classic games. Take on an adventurous journey, meet a whole range of unique characters, and immerse yourself in an engaging storyline. Recruit up to 14 characters, each with their unique abilities, and reveal a dark and mature story focused on the relationship between two lost souls trying to discover the meaning of life.
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