14 new games head to the Xbox platform next week, and kicking things off on are Aliens: Dark Descent and Crash Team Rumble.
Later in the week we have The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales, which also joins Xbox Game Pass on the same day on June 22. The rest of the week ranges between a sim-RPG set in Hero School to a physics-based balance game about unicycling. From this page, you can view a game’s achievement list if it’s been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here’s a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you’re planning on picking up in the comments!
Aliens: Dark Descent — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Drop into the gripping journey of Aliens: Dark Descent, a squad-based, single-player action game in the iconic Alien franchise. Lead your soldiers in real-time to stop a new and terrifying kind of Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe.
Crash Team Rumble — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
– Retro Threads Tawna Skin
This Edition also includes:
– Crash Team Rumble™ for Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S
– Premium Battle Pass Unlock for Season 1*
Get ready to dash, jump, slide, and bounce into an all-new way to Crash.
Crash Team Rumble™ takes Crash Bandicoot™ in a brand new direction, placing the series’ iconic heroes and villains into a 4v4 team-based competition. Players will duke it out across diverse and dangerous maps as both teams race to be the first team to collect and bank enough Wumpa fruit to claim victory! Rise as a hero, or feed your inner villain across a wild and N.Sane cast of characters, each with their own unique skills and abilities. Teamwork is integral to every match, as players must work together to battle the opposing team, defend their own Wumpa Bank, and capture key points around the map to boost their score.
There’s more to come for Crash Team Rumble™, with additional heroes, modes, maps, rewards, and more coming soon!
*Premium Battle Pass will be accessible in Crash Team Rumble™ once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Limited time only. Season 1 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) must be redeemed by September 12, 2023. Season dates subject to change.
Activision account and internet connection required. Xbox Live Gold subscription may be required.
For more information, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com for more details.
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Nova Lands — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Nova Lands is a factory building, exploration, and island management game. Explore, engage in combat, and automate your industry. The planet you’re on is full of mysteries, creatures, people, and things to do. Welcome to your new home amongst the stars!
Alice Sisters — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
The big mountain villain captured the mom of Alice and her sister.
Help Alice and her sister save their mother through 28 levels spread over 4 worlds, each with their final villain to battle against!
Play alone by switching from one character to another, or cooperate with 2 players to complete each level.
Each of the sisters has her own power, Alice can change size by jumping on magic mushrooms.
Her small size will allow her to pass through narrow spaces, but be careful because she will not be able to jump very high and very far!
Alice’s sister can throw balls to repel enemies or break stones blocking the path.
Go through the levels and solve puzzles by activating the right lever, the right switches, as well as finding the color keys to open the different doors.
Replay value with 4 playing modes: easy mode with no death, normal mode, puzzle mode with careful usage of the ball throwing and hard mode with limited lives !
APICO — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Set in a series of lush environments, APICO uniquely combines resource gathering, biology, and beekeeping minigames, taking ideas from a mix of real-life and fantasy apiculture.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Help Dr. Fetus create the perfect Meat Boy clone in a unique new twist on the tile-matching puzzle genre. In classic Meat Boy fashion, an endless cavalcade of devious and deadly traps stand between you and victory in this hardcore puzzle game that will push your skills to the limit.
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie — Xbox Series X|S
Use your gift of clairvoyance to see into the future and stop an apocalypse that threatens the balance between your world and the deities’.
In the very near future…
When Polly returns home after a few years abroad to look for her missing mother, she quickly realizes that her hometown has drastically changed. A megacorporation named MK is using its power to control the population, and her community is in danger.
She soon discovers that she has a gift of clairvoyance that connects her to Reverie, the realm of the Aspirations of Humanity: Glory, Bliss, Power, Chaos, Bond, and Truth.
In this world, Polly becomes Harmony, an Oracle who has the power to choose the Aspiration that will ultimately rule over Reverie and restore the delicate balance between the deities’ world and ours.
The fate of humanity is at stake. To which destiny do you aspire?
DECIDE YOUR DESTINY
As Polly, or Harmony, each action you take will affect both worlds and send you down sprawling narrative paths. See into the future and explore the consequences of possible choices in the Augural, a game board and visual representation of Polly’s gift of foresight.
In pursuing whichever destiny you desire, you’ll also bond with and obtain crystals from the Aspirations. These will unlock different paths at important crossroads that will change how the thread of the story unravels, and ultimately the fate of humanity.
FIND THE NEW HEART OF HUMANITY
Whichever Aspiration comes to lead Reverie, with Harmony’s help, will also become the heart of humanity. Their personality and style of rule will change Reverie while also giving the people of our world a new direction too: when the link between worlds is stronger, Reverie has a bigger influence on the state of our world.
Glory, Bliss, Power, Chaos, Bond, and Truth are all wildly different entities with their own distinct personalities, goals, and opinions on how to make things better. You’ll get to know each of them as visit Reverie in your dreams as Harmony, but only you know best – as Polly – what your world needs.
A COLORFUL WORLD
As you play, revel in artistic direction that is bright, vibrant, and futuristic. Immerse yourself in the daily life of a Mediterranean city and get to know its people, with a cast of characters who are fully voiced and animated. Enjoy an enchanting soundtrack by award-winning composer, Lena Raine.
The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales — Xbox Series X|S
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Not all heroes are born, many are forged in Hero School. Build and manage your own hero academy within this sim-RPG game! Nurture a unique, ever-growing roster of students, fight in strategic turn-based-combat, and experience a compelling story spanning over ten years.
Gravity Thrust — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Fly many solomissions or fight against other players in multiplayer and relive the good old arcade times!
“Gravity Thrust” lets you fly a spaceship through caves so you need to be cautious to survive!
– 42 missions with different goals (destroy enemies, collect crates, …)
– 6 race level where you can do multiplayers races (with up to 4 players)
– 6 battle level where you can do multiplayer fights (with up to 4 players).
Skautfold: Usurper — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
This sequel to Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity does not require knowledge of the previous game. Recently re-crowned Empress Eleanor has assembled the royal forces and her four most loyal Knights to enter the Citadel in hopes of learning more, and hopefully finding a way to rid London of its terrors. Meanwhile, Waltham, leader of the Weimar, uses his own forces to ascend the Citadel and challenge its leader, the Navigator, for his own… purposes…
– A compelling story built around the unlikely alliance between a no-nonsense knight and the shadowy being that resurrected him;
– An original battle system built around “”Guard””, a skill that allows the player to charge through attacks and take risks, rewarding accurate timing and risk assessment;
– A massive and versatile interconnected world with countless shortcuts and a variety of diverse areas, from human towns to alien landscapes, grand libraries, ethereal gardens, an Eldritch engine, and a crashed spaceship;
– 8 different stats to spec into (along with stat reallocation) and over 90 different weapons and spells to create countless varieties of character builds;
– Special game modes such as no-guard, 1 HP, permanent-death, and built-in speedrunning.
Sonic Origins Plus — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Time Of War, Arkano’90 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Frantic and varied combat with a Simul-Arcade gameplay piloting state-of-the-art helicopters. Face the most advanced enemies in weapons. Take control of an Arkano and feel almighty knocking down and destroying everything in your path. Are you ready for the challenge? Humanity depends on you!
Unimime – Unicycle Madness — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Start your adventure as a simple mime, barely able to stay upright. Master the art of unicycling and venture across breakneck flat surfaces, minimal inclines, and pocketbook-sized crates!
Do I hear seesaws, jumps and catapults? You’ll have that down in no time. Well, maybe a tad later. Or maybe shortly after. Oh dear, please don’t hate us.
Look forward to 90 hand-designed levels, unlockable characters, and a game that’s hard to master, but also very hard to put down.
Break a leg!