Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for more details (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!
When an unseen phenomenon creates havoc in nature, strange veggie mutants start to appear in the courtyard of a quiet monastery. To beat back the hostile peppers and eggplants, the master of the monastery takes a disciple under his wing — the young and fierce samurai Catana!
Winter Ember – April 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
An immersive stealth action game that casts you into the role of Arthur Artorias, the faceless man. Step into the shadows and uncover a mysterious plot that saw your family torn from the history books. On the first night of winter, you unsheathe your blade and seek vengeance.
Crushborgs is a run ‘n’ gun old school, single-player platformer with classic NES aesthetics, including an authentic 8-bit chiptune soundtrack.
Liberated: Enhanced Edition – April 20 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Uncover a noir cyberpunk near-future where modern technology empowers government control and civil liberties are in decline. Enter the story of a rising revolution and seek the truth from both sides of the conflict.
MotoGP 22 – April 20– Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Play the most immersive and authentic MotoGP gaming experience ever created with MotoGP 22. Explore the entire 2022 season featuring more than 120 riders, over 20 official circuits, and all the excitement of the official championship. And if you want to take a leap into the past, over 70 historic champions will let you relive the best of MotoGP history. Pre-order now to get the VIP Multiplier Pack.
An adventure game with tactical card combat. In this complete edition of the game, an elven archer named Sibyl the Dark Soul joins the cast of antiheroes on their quest for redemption. Playing as one character at a time, explore the dark fantasy world, forge a unique battle deck, and crush your foes.
orbit.industries – April 21 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Become a Space Pioneer by building and managing a station of your own on the orbit of distant planets! Build, install, and redesign your station to perfection in a full 3D view taking advantage of the spectacular visuals provided by Unreal Engine 4. Focus on design and management or fulfill objectives to progress to explore, build, and prosper!
Squish, bop, and bounce through the world around you. Lumote is extremely curious, highly inquisitive, and adorable! Set in a 3D world full of puzzles and adventure, clever and logical level design eases players in the role of Lumote and its connection with the world, while increasing the complexity with each Mote you meet. You might start the game for the puzzles, but you’ll stay for the adorable Lumote.
Set in an era when electricity wasn’t anything more than an imagination of great inventors that set the world in motion, LIT: Bend the Light will test your own inner engineer and let you discover the joy of experimenting with light firsthand.
Inspired by the arcade games from 80s and 90s, Mokoko X aims to resurrect this genre while adding a modern touch. Featuring 32 levels each with its own unique boss and minions. Your goal is to assist the unlucky characters that need help from the weird bosses.
Ayo the Clown – April 22 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Embark on a colorful platforming adventure to reunite a clown with his beloved pup. In Ayo’s hometown, things are generally peaceful. Accompanied by his talented circus dog Bo, Ayo juggles in the park, hangs out at the carnival and longs after the Shoemaker’s granddaughter. Then one fateful day, Bo mysteriously goes missing, turning Ayo’s world upside-down!
ID@Xbox Winter Game Demo Event Heading Your Way
Winter is a great time to keep warm indoors and catch up on that backlog, either by gathering with friends and family or taking some time to yourself. Speaking of backlog, we’ve got another super cool line-up of game demos ready for you! Partnering with Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, we’re excited to share even more chill games that you can add to your Xbox Store wish list. Starting December 6 and running through December 12, you’ll be able to play over 20 demos of upcoming unreleased games for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!
A few things to keep in mind:
- These demos will only be up on the Xbox Dashboard for a week. Some might be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply disappear at the end of the week, so check them out while you can.
- The developers would love to hear what you think. Hit them up on social media or through their websites. If you like the game, tell them! If you have constructive criticism, they would love to hear that too.
- These “game demos” are not the norm. Typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent an almost final to final version. Think of these akin to “show floor demos” and not necessarily indicative of the final product. You’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which gives you the chance to provide your feedback! You should also note that these games will continue to evolve and become more polished as they near release.
We’ll announce the full list on December 6, but here are some games you’ll want to keep in mind:
Inkulinati – Yaza Games
Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog’s sword. Embark on an ever-changing journey and become a master of the Living Ink. Build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars, and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.
Rhythm Sprout – SURT/tinyBuild
Handcrafted rhythm action with original music and a wacky story mode. Fight charming bosses in rhythm battles. Run to the beat through juicy 3D environments. Remix the levels with modes for infinite challenge and replayability. The demo features 5 colorful tracks, refreshing game modes, and self-aware demo-exclusive story.
Thirsty Suitors – Outerloop Studios/Annapurna Interactive
Thirsty Suitors is a game about culture, relationships, family pressures, and expressing oneself. Can Jala handle her demanding parents, reconcile with her exes, and mend broken friendships in time for her sister’s wedding? Will she be ready for the impending visit of Paati, the family’s terrifying and judgmental matriarch? Through the game’s story, Jala will confront her exes in cinematic, turn-based battle sequences.
Tin Hearts – Rogue Sun/Wired Productions
Guide a troop of tin soldiers through a beautiful, toy-filled world full of magic and mystery. Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles, forge new paths for your toys to follow and discover a deeply emotional story, in Tin Hearts – an immersive puzzle adventure game from members of the team that brought you Fable.
There will be so many unique games to discover and enjoy! When you get the chance to check it out, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and as always, stay warm and toasty while you game on!