Welcome to another exciting edition of Next Week on Xbox! If you thought last week was the only time we’d have a ton of games to pick from, this week would like a word with you. With 18 awesome titles arriving in a few days like the highly anticipated first chapter of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, the console release for one of the best PC fantasy RPGs of the past decade Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, and ARK: Survival Edition entering full retail release after graduating from the Xbox Game Preview program there’s no shortage of quality games to pick from. Read on to see the full list of new titles coming soon to Xbox One and come back every Saturday to find out what’s Next Week on Xbox!
Redout: Lightspeed Edition – August 29
A tribute to classic arcade racing, Redout is a fast, tough, and satisfying anti-gravity racer. With a full single-player campaign experience featuring more than 100 events and 30 tracks, it also supports local split-screen multiplayer so you can compete with your friends or go online to really test your skills.
Ark: Survival Evolved 1.0 – August 29
Officially leaving the Xbox Game Preview program, Ark: Survival Evolved has you stranded on a mysterious island, you must hunt, craft, grow, and fight to survive. Tame dinosaurs, breed primeval creatures, team up with hundreds of other players or attempt to survive on your own in this fantastical massive multiplayer online survival game.
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder – August 29
Get ready to rock and roll! The greatest “giant rocks rolling through historical/artistic ages” tower defense game is back with Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder. The surrealism gets turned up with an emphasis on chaotic gameplay and 2v2 multiplayer.
Resident Evil: Revelations – August 29
Experience the survival horror sensation on Xbox One in full HD with all previous DLC included and new features. Join Jill Valentine aboard a ghost ship in the Mediterranean Sea searching for her old partner, Chris Redfield.
Dead Alliance – August 29
A fast-paced, multiplayer first-person zombie shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, where former military bases have been turned into the only remaining city-states. Build your squad and take strategic control of bases across maps infected with zombies, using the dead themselves as weapons against your opposing faction.
X-COM 2: War of the Chosen – August 29
The fight continues in this extensive new campaign. When additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth, a new enemy known as the Chosen emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. War of the Chosen is brand-new expansion for the excellent tactical turn-based strategy game X-COM 2.
Killing Floor 2 – August 29
Descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment from the original Killing Floor has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union.
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition – August 29
Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles — bringing Pillars‘ fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version of the game.
ReCore: Definitive Edition – August 29
ReCore: Definitive Edition lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian”, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly “Obsidian Cult”. Existing Recore players will receive these new features for free as an online update.
X-Morph: Defense – August 30
A fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy, build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction.
The Metronomicon: Slay on the Dance Floor – August 30
Eight new masters of the “rhythmic combat arts” will wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends. Control up to four concurrent heroes as they cast powerful spells, buff their teammates, and beat down their enemies with a variety of magical loot and groovin’ dance moves.
Surf World Series – August 30
Take to the waves and experience the thrill of killer tricks and monster waves at five legendary surfing destinations. Master your moves with 44 single-player challenges or compete online against up to 15 other players across three different game modes to become a surfing legend.
Feral Fury – August 30
Grab your weapon for this fast-paced, rogue-lite action twin stick shooter. The great panda empire is expanding throughout the galaxy as the new dominant power, and with an endless need for bamboo, entire planets are turned into plantations and the flames of war are lit once again.
AeternoBlade – August 30
Travel with the unknown weapon called AeternoBlade to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed your village and tribe. In Metroidvania-style platformer, the player follows Freyja on her epic quest for vengeance through countless dimensions.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1 – August 31
Life is Strange: Before the Storm features Chloe Price, a 16-year-old rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes their new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
Songbringer – September 1
A sci-fi action RPG with swords, secrets, dungeons, bosses and stuff. You play the role of protagonist and accidental hero, Roq Epimetheos, who has a propensity for partying and making music as he cruises the galaxy with his skybot Jib aboard the starship Songbringer.
White Noise 2 – September 1
Enjoy a fresh horror experience with White Noise 2, sequel to White Noise Online. White Noise 2 offers a 4v1 asymmetric horror experience that won’t leave anyone unmoved. Be a part of the investigator team, or take control of the creature and devour them!
Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail – September 1
An adventure visual novel/game that mixes a high fantasy setting with the mysteries and conspiracies of pulp detective fiction. Play as Sofya Rykov, a private investigator with a secret of her own: unstable magic powers she uses to solve her cases.
Source: Xbox Blog