Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on these games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – October 26 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Moonglow Bay – October 26 – Xbox Game Pass
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: A fishing RPG combining a playful voxel art style with a sumptuous soundtrack. You’re cast as a rookie angler struggling to fulfil your partner’s final wish. Along the way you’ll make friends, hone fishing skills, and rebuild the confidence of a fractured community, debunking its ominous myths.
NASCAR 21: Ignition redefines the official video game of the world’s most popular stock car racing series. With incredible graphics and immersive gameplay, NASCAR 21: Ignition brings a whole new level of authenticity and atmosphere to the NASCAR Cup Series. Pre order now and you can play NASCAR 21: Ignition two days ahead of the game’s release.
Amazing Breaker is a beautiful and challenging ice-smashing game where the goal is to blast ice sculptures with different types of bombs.
He’s a dad and a radish! His kids have gone missing from the vegetable patch, and he needs your help to find them. Explore an exciting world, face off with fast-food themed foes, and reunite Dadish with his missing children in this challenging platforming adventure.
He’s a dad and a radish and he’s back in his biggest adventure yet! After an impromptu “Bring Your Kids To Work Day” goes awry, Dadish sets off to find his missing children. Along the way he’ll wade through swamps, ride rockets, climb a big tree, and even visit outer space! Help reunite Dadish with his missing kids in this charming and challenging platforming adventure.
Are you ready to fight your nightmares flooded Farland? Can you cope with all puzzles that await you in this horror story? You must visit 8 huge locations including streets, hospital, cemetery, sewer, and military base to solve riddles and fight scary clown monsters.
Plant letters on the petals to grow words through the middle of the flower in this challenging wordplay puzzle game.
Lucid Cycle – October 27 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Lucid Cycle is an exploration of the concepts and experiences common to our dreams, whether it’s solving environmental puzzles without a clear purpose or journeying through a shifting landscape without knowing the destination.
An open world rogue lite FPS where you’re a U.S. army paratrooper dropped into enemy territory to prepare the D-Day. Your mission objectives vary from destroying Panzer IV tanks, Flak 88 cannons to obtaining secret documents or even liberate an entire town. After completing your objectives, exfiltrate and claim your rewards. Higher ranks will unlock new weapons and allow you to customize your start loadout.
Age of Empires IV – October 28 – Xbox Game Pass for PC
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC: One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation of players.
Backbone (Console) – October 28 – Xbox Game Pass
Raccoon detective Howard Lotor is not a hero. He can barely make rent. And yet he has stumbled across something so massive that it will shake the very fabric of society. Stunning visuals, an evocative soundtrack, and a daring narrative bring a dystopian Vancouver, BC inhabited by animals to life in this highly anticipated, post-noir adventure. Get to it, detective.
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing! Compete as 10 Elite Series anglers, such as cover star Scott Martin, back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion Hank Cherry, or create your own angler to achieve angling immortality by winning the coveted Bassmaster Classic.
Black Widow: Recharged – October 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Defend your spider web from an onslaught of bugs in this frenetic revival of the cult classic twin-stick shooter, all while jamming to an infectious original score by Megan McDuffee. Play solo or tag in a friend for local co-op across 30 unique challenges or the endless arcade mode.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water comes to Xbox for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the horror-adventure series, Fatal Frame. Players use Camera Obscura, a special camera capable of repelling vengeful ghosts and sealing away their powers, to explore Mt. Hikami and the numerous incidents that took place there in the past.
A challenging platformer featuring a girl and her missing cat across 100 handcrafted levels where you’ll jump, slide, and dash to reach your feline companion.
Riders Republic – October 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Jump into a massive multiplayer playground! Bike, ski, snowboard, or wingsuit across an open world sports paradise. Race in mass start events, develop your rider’s career, or kick back with friends and free roam the parks. Pre-order now to get the Bunny Pack that includes custom bunny outfit and snowboard graphic.
VirtuaVerse – October 28 – Xbox One X Enhanced
A challenging old school cyberpunk point and click adventure game set in a not-so-distant future featuring technomancers, AVR graffiti writers, hacker groups, tribes of cryptoshamans, digital archeology, epic cyberwars, and virtual reality debauchery.
An intense cyberpunk-themed roguelite skyline crawler that takes you to the roofs of a breathtaking cyberpunk city, where you will face ruthless enemies controlled by the soulless AI. Become one of the outcasts and set out on a risky hunt in search of liberation and countless riches hidden on the huge skyscrapers.
A turn-based Japanese-style RPG series set in a dying underground world ruled by an evil empire. Episode 2 resumes the adventure right after last episode’s cliffhanger. Play as Haru and Ayaka as they uncover the mysteries of the Deeplands while looking for a way to reunite with Kuroko, meeting with a mysterious silver haired girl along the way.
Go into the night to save the day as Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko! Use your superpowers to explore the world of PJ Masks and find secret collectibles, in a platforming adventure for little heroes. Can you stop villains Romeo, Luna Girl, and Night Ninja taking over the world?
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