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 further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Cursed Island is a story of a one person’s attempt to leave an island that’s full of mysterious horrors and unimaginable monsters. To achieve this task, he must smash his way through the island with his trusty pickaxe.
Rush Rally Origins – July 5 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Rush Rally Origins combines the classic top-down racing action from the original Rush Rally with the highly praised graphics and physics from Rush Rally 3. Take on 36 new and unique stages across the world, each with the ability to change the time of day and weather. Drive over many challenging surface types including snow, gravel, dirt, mud, and tarmac!
Overrogue – July 6 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Proceed through dungeon-like labyrinths building up your card deck in a roguelite style! Enjoy a different deck experience each time you visit the labyrinth as the number of cards increases. Over 300 types of cards and 150 types of treasure await.
Quintus and the Absent Truth – July 6 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Take the role of a man and his mouse across a sprawling first-person horror adventure. Puzzles that Alan and Quintus encounter often require you to work out which character to use for the task at hand. Do you need Alan’s height to reach buttons, switches and items that are out of Quintus’ reach, or is a hole simply too tight for Alan to fit through? Only by working together can they discover the truth that they seek.
Madison – July 7 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
An immersive and terrifying first-person psychological horror game, featuring disturbing gameplay and an unsettling and compelling narrative. Solve puzzles, explore your surroundings, and most importantly, survive.
Matchpoint: Tennis Championships – July 7 – Xbox Game Pass / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Available on day one with Game Pass. Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, featuring a true-to-life on-court experience supported by a deep career mode and unique rivalry system. The game places a strong focus on tactical realism, positioning and aiming, allowing the player to move their superstar in exactly the right way to get the most out of their shots. Available on Cloud, Console, and PC.
Zero Tolerance is an old school arena shooter that includes three games: Zero Tolerance, Zero Tolerance Underground, and an unreleased demo called Zero Tolerance Beyond, which can be unlocked by finishing one of the two other games. Originally developed by Technopop and published in 1994 by Accolade.
Embark on a global adventure in this ‘90s-inspired adventure platformer. Help a stout underdog kid with wacky superpowers battle bizarre villains, customize special moves and spells, and save the world!
Crypt of the Serpent King Remastered 4K Edition – July 8 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Goblins, giant spiders, skeletons, orcs, and more await you in the tunnels and halls of the underworld. Wield an array of melee and ranged weaponry, from swords and axes to crossbows and maces, each with strength and weaknesses depending on the foes you face. Each playthrough is unique, offering countless hours of challenge and adventure.
In Eternal Hope you’ll follow the story of Ti’bi, a lonely boy who has lost the love of his life. You’ll embark with him on a highly unusual journey – one that might bring the soul of his cherished girlfriend back from the Shadow World, a purgatory-like realm. But visiting this new world will not be easy. There will be dangers to overcome and many mysteries to unearth before you can continue your passage.
Get ready to set off on an adventure to save the world in a classic side-scrolling platformer! Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil are coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One! Set in a unique universe populated by a range of original characters, the serires follows the hero, Klonoa, as he sets off on a journey to save the world.
An action and adventure videogame inspired by ‘90s cartoons. Join our protagonist, Strong Moon, on their quest to find his weird brother, who was kidnapped by a deranged magician. Explore Lunaria’s planet and become stronger with new allies and mighty muscles.
Save Soccer! – Xbox Wire
Hey everyone! It’s Pip here, marketing lead at publisher No More Robots, and if the World Cup has got you excited for some soccer (or football), I’m here to announce that you can pick up your ball, put on your shinpads and save soccer in our brand-new RPG Soccer Story! Get ready to take on the terrible Soccer, Inc. and restore the beautiful game to its rightful place at the top of the table Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass starting today!
A year ago, the top teams came together to compete in the world’s biggest tournament, but tragedy struck when a great calamity brought a halt to not only the competition but also soccer as a sport! Since then, no one outside of the very suspicious Soccer, Inc. and their referees has been allowed to play, and it’s up to you, the saviour of soccer, to head to the pitch and remind everyone why this wonderful sport deserves their support once more!
Play Through a World Full of Quirky Characters, Puzzles and Hidden Secrets
The open world of Soccer Story is full to the brim with soccer-adjacent sports to play, quirky characters to chat to, as well as puzzles and riddles to solve. Around every corner and in every building there are new ways to power up your team and take the fight to Soccer Inc., whether that be by collecting team upgrades to beat the top teams or by helping the locals reform their squads and take to the pitch – it’s up to you to get soccer back on top!
Each zone is being controlled by a different member of Soccer Inc., but with the help of your magical ball you’ll be able to drive away the terrible referees and clear up their mess. From spotting the hidden ninjas in the Zen Zone to destroying sandcastles and reforging the Shark Idol in the Beach Zone, each area has its own challenges and issues. Can you become the champion of the hurdles in the Athletic zone and conquer the tricks and traps of Fut Golf?
Build Your Soccer Career and Do Battle against the Fiercest Soccer Teams Like Literal Sharks, Toddlers, Old-Age Pensioners and Ninjas
If you want to take the fight all the way to the heady heights of the Apple Cup and defeat Soccer Inc. once and for all, you’ll have to gather your team and take on each region’s finest for the Regional Cups – each one guarded by teams weirder and wilder than the last. You’ll need to hold your nerve as you face down OAPs, ghosts and a team of literal sharks in order to make your way to the top, and none of them will go down easy.
As you progress though each cup, mighty animal captains will help you discover your true powers and harness the skills to make Soccer Inc. pay! Beating each in a 1v1 showdown will grant you abilities to really kick your enemies where it hurts, and the power to defeat whoever dares to stand in the way of a good, old-fashioned kick-about!
Once You’ve Saved the World, Grab Some Friends and Play Ball
Once the soccer bug has bitten you, (and who can blame you with the world cup really heating up too!) grab some friends and find out who really is the saviour of soccer by playing some local multiplayer matches! Run your own tournaments from the comfort of your own home or play co-operatively to take down the best teams Soccer Story has to offer! Choose your favourite team, whether that’s the hometown heroes of Soccer Town or one of the teams from around the world and head to one of our state-of-the-art stadiums and become top your own personal leagues!
Soccer Story is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Grab boots and head to the pitch, you’ve got a wide world to explore, bad guys to defeat and a magical ball to kick at every one and everything! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and you bring soccer home once and for all!
No More Robots
It’s been a year since The Calamity™ tore apart the very foundations of soccer as we know it, and since then, Soccer Inc. has made dang well sure that not a soul has been allowed to even look at a soccer ball, let alone kick it.
Soccer may have been banned across the world… but now there is hope! A magical soccer ball has chosen you, our Savior of Soccer!
Soccer Story is a physics-driven adventure RPG, where every problem can be solved with your trusty magic ball. Along the way, you’ll need to best bad guys in 1v1s, compete in a range of different sports (with your soccer ball, of course), and sometimes use your brain just as much as your balls
In a world that has long forgotten The Beautiful Game, can you remind them why soccer is top of the table, and best the most formidable teams, including the local toddlers and a group of sharks?
-Drop your soccer ball and play anywhere! The world is full of goals, puzzles and secrets – it’s up to you to find them!
-Play a single-player story full of quirky characters, quests, rogue refs and wacky soccer-adjacent sports
-Build your soccer career and do battle against the fiercest soccer teams like literal sharks, toddlers, old-age pensioners and ninjas
-Save soccer and restore peace and harmony to the world
-Grab a friend for a four-player local multiplayer match mode with a full roster of teams and animal captains
Yes, Soccer Story has multiplayer matches too!
Grab up to 3 friends, and convince them that soccer is the ultimate sport by challenging them to local multiplayer matches!
With a whole host of teams and captains to choose from, find your personal playstyle and hold your own tournaments at home across the many pitches, from home matches at Soccertown to the vast Soccer Inc Stadium!