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!
Into the Pit – October 19 ● Xbox Game Pass
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: A fast-paced retro-FPS roguelite! As a member of a family of lore-hunting mystics you are summoned to a cursed village, drawn by rumors of a demonic portal. Dark magics have overwhelmed the village, it’s up to you to rescue the survivors, grow your powers, and journey forth into the pit.
BATS: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad – October 20
A fast and frantic arcade extravaganza with tons of action and gallons of blood! It’s up to Count Bloodvayne and his vampire powers to rescue his BATS teammates from Scorpion Supreme and STING’s evil clutches.
Crazy Gravity – October 20 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Drift, leap, and flip through brain-teasing interstellar puzzle stages in retro platforming style! Take the role of a little astronaut lost in space and blast off for out-of-this world platforming antics in Crazy Gravity, a side-scrolling action game where gravity can be your worst enemy or your greatest ally.
Energy Cycle (Xbox Series X|S) – October 20 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
A new puzzle game from the developers of Energy Balance. When you click each cell on the game field, it changes color, and the colors of adjacent cells horizontally and vertically. Your task to bring all the cells to the same color. Sounds easy… but you try to do it!
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again – October 20
Dare to enter the Dark Tower and defeat the Evil Mage to bring back the kidnapped King and prove your worth to him. Win the Princess’s heart in a new dynamic pixel art action platformer with the elements of a rogue lite. Prove your worth to the King and find love!
Silver Chains – October 20 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
After his car hit a tree in a stormy night, Peter wakes up in an old, abandoned mansion, somewhere in England. He can´t remember why and how he got here, but soon he realizes that the house is not as abandoned as it seems. While trying to find a way out of the house, Peter must uncover the dark secrets of what has happened in this place.
Sheepo – October 20 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
A quirky metroidvania platformer featuring a shape-shifting sheep-thing, who must traverse an uncharted planet to collect samples of each living species for an intergalactic species database.
Tony and Clyde is a top-down, story driven arcade shooter featuring two criminals who want the whole package.
Echo Generation – October 21 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S – Xbox Game Pass
Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Spooky mysteries abound as you lead your ragtag gang take on monsters and mechs to save your hometown. Unlock unique skills for your party through comic books and prepare for active turn-based battles and boss fights that will keep you on your toes! By the developers of Riverbond, dive into another stunning voxel adventure and face off with the extraterrestrials to find the true meaning of home in Echo Generation.
Energy Cycle Edge (Xbox Series X|S) – October 21 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Sequel to the puzzle game Energy Cycle, the main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line.
Disciples: Liberation – October 21 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
A mature, dark fantasy strategy RPG with turn-based combat. Liberate the land of Nevendaar and uncover the endless stories hidden within this richly detailed world where every decision has a consequence, and every wrong move could be deadly.
An isometric, tactical rogue-lite set in the afterlife where the player ascends a mysterious tower by defeating enemies in turn-based combat. Each floor presents a unique challenge to overcome through wits, strategy, and positioning.
A 3rd person action-strategy game in which players command antique WWI Toy Soldiers in the trench-filled battlefields of Europe. Deploy an exciting arsenal of guns, artillery, tanks, and more to defend your toy dioramas and experience the award-winning XBLA hit updated for a whole new generation.
Cards of the Dead – October 22
The infection is advancing by the minute and getting the vaccine is humanity’s only hope. Do everything in your power to fight off the hordes of zombies piling up in the streets to make your way to the biological complex and retrieve the sample. Live the story of Rick, Selena, and Dan, three interconnected stories on which it depends to get the vaccine to stop the infection.
Ghoulboy is a retro-inspired style action platformer featuring powerful weapons, items, and spells to defeat your enemies and explore a magical realm of dungeons, towns, treasures, and devious monsters. An exciting new platformer that combines the action-RPG genre with hack ‘n’ slash gameplay.
House of Ashes – The Dark Pictures – October 22 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
At the close of the Iraq War, Special Forces hunting for weapons of mass destruction unearth something far deadlier – a buried Sumerian temple containing a nest of unearthly creatures. To survive the night below, they must forge a brotherhood with their enemies from the world above.
Harvest Life – October 22 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Get your organic farm going! Depending on the weather and the local villagers’ demands you tend to your fields and take care of your livestock. Sell your products in your farm store to expand your farm. Exciting challenges will add even more adventure to your gameplay. Will you manage to get the carriage through the woods before the wolves get it? Will you find the lost dog in the creepy catacombs? And will you finally win your sweetheart’s love?
Reminiscence in the Night – October 22 ● Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
You’re trapped in your apartment. You have no memory of your past. As you try to escape, you rapidly understand that you must confront your traumas, and the only way to do this is to let your choices guide you to freedom. Interact with different items in the apartment to invoke new scenes and memories, speak on the computer with your childhood friend, Sofia, to further the story in this visual novel.
Mainframe Defenders – October 22
Turn-based tactics centered around gear and unit customization. It offers simple combat, high replay value, and tons of loot. Items don’t just provide stats boost, but also offer distinct mechanics that can be combined into powerful builds.
Figure out what happened, explore fascinating yet almost surreal landscapes, and enjoy the thrilling storytelling. Collect pieces of the story while freely floating through related environments and immerse yourself into an intriguing story filled with blood and murder unlike you have ever seen before.
My Friend Peppa Pig – October 22
Start a fun-filled adventure with Peppa Pig. Create your style, meet favorite characters, and play in Peppa’s world. It’s just like being in the TV show!
Zombo Buster Rising – October 22
Zombo Buster Rising brings you a nostalgic experience of classic 2D, side-shooting defense in the enhanced build! Zombo Buster Rising includes challenging achievements, two AI-Assisted NPCs, three super abilities, various upgrades, and a Survival mode. Basically, it’s the best pick for any fan of casual zombie shooters with only one goal — to slay these undead hordes!
Echo Generation Arrives with Xbox Game Pass on October 21
Ashley Tisdale to Play Hard-Bitten CIA Officer Rachel King in The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes
Next Week on Xbox September 13 to 17