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!
Among Us – December 14 – Xbox Game Pass
Play with 4-15 players online or via local Wi-Fi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure. But beware, as one or more random players among the crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone! Stay tuned for the upcoming addition to Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta)!
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders – December 14
Someone systematically kills young women in the Chinese capital under the Tang Dynasty, leaving cards with riddles and warnings at the crime scene. After a daringly solved case, the young, newly minted, but extremely talented detective Di Renjije receives, from the Empress Wu Zetian herself, the task of discovering the identity of the murderer. Take on the role of the detective in ancient China and solve the mystery of cruel serial murders.
2 Synchro Hedgehogs – December 15
A puzzle-platformer with two hedgehogs moving in sync! Polish your logic by controlling a team of twins in one move in this pixel-art style puzzle platformer.
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel – December 15
When seven people fall prey to a vicious curse, they discover that the true threat rests not within the shadows, but within their own hearts and minds. The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel is an interactive horror-themed drama inspired by classic Asian horror films. Told through an immersive branching narrative, the game casts players in the ever-shifting roles of seven characters as they find themselves entangled in a mystery that’s plagued Ermengarde Mansion for centuries.
Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- – December 15
Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- is a 2D action-exploration “Metroidvania”-style game developed under the close supervision of original creator Ryo Mizuno, depicting the previously unknown story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Both fans of Record of Lodoss War and all-new players alike can fully enjoy this latest installment in the series.
The Gunk – December 16 – Xbox Game Pass
The Gunk stars a duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They’ve come to gather alien plants and other valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot… Available on Cloud, Console, and PC.
Murder Diaries 3 – Santa’s Trail of Blood – December 16
This game is a must have for any true fan of thrillers and anyone who enjoys a great murder mystery that goes beyond normal storytelling. In Murder Diaries 3 – Santa’s Trail of Blood, you’re placed in the middle of an exciting murder mystery that unfolds while you listen to the testimonies of witness, friends, and relatives surrounding the holiday season.
Aspire: Ina’s Tale – December 17
Set out on a fantastical adventure as Ina and take a journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of dazzling landscapes in The Tower. Experience fear turn to conviction as she unravels her purpose in this world and embarks on her path to freedom
Two brothers are lost in the dark and grim woods, and they accidentally stumble across an abandoned circus. Suddenly they are both attacked by a group of crazed clowns, and one of the brothers is captured — that’s why he decides to save his brother on his own, and travels deep into the woods where he would only find grave danger and inevitable coulrophobia.
The Enigma Machine – December 17
The Enigma Machine is a first-person sci-fi horror puzzle game that aims to capture the obscurity and unpredictability of games of old, framed within an increasingly unsettling presentation.
Razerwire: Nanowars – December 17
RazerWire: Nanowars is a unique bullet-hell style game where you don’t so much shoot enemies as use a wire connected to a generator as a weapon, cutting through enemies with a sharp monomolecular filament. With each wave, the difficulty level increases! Opponents with new weapons and better armour appear, and this is where upgrades come to the rescue. With the points you earn, you can upgrade your weapon and buy useful powerups.
Trophy is a brand-new action platformer created for the original NES and now available on Xbox. Take control of the robot Trophy in this exciting new homebrew game. Save the peaceful planet of Gearus 9 from the evil machinations of Lord Q as you run, jump, and blast your way to victory.
Next Week on Xbox: December 6 to 10
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