Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Bus Simulator 21 – September 7
Experience the daily life of a bus driver in two open world cities either in the USA or Europe. Drive up to 30 licensed buses by international manufacturers, including a double-decker and e-buses. Take your passengers to their destinations safely and on time.
Crown Trick (Console and PC) – September 7 – Xbox Game Pass
Welcome to The Nightmare Realm! Guide protagonist Elle on a perilous journey through procedurally generated dungeons, carefully navigating unique enemies and traps that only move when Elle does thanks to Crown Trick’s unique synchronous turn-based mechanic. Strategically plan each move to survive, master a combination of skills, Familiars, and weapons to escape the labyrinth.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate – September 7
The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
Tormented Souls – September 7 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Tormented Souls is a survival horror game inspired by the original Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark series. With a fresh twist on the fixed perspective adventure, Tormented Souls features Caroline Walker as she investigates the mysterious disappearance of twin girls in a terrifying mansion.
WRC 10 – September 7 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Hailed by reviewers and professional drivers, the standard-setting off-road racing simulation has been reinvented! Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
Alphaset by POWGI – September 8 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
This new word puzzle is a mix of crosswords and sudoku, challenging both your vocabulary and your deduction skills. There are 26 blank squares. Each letter of the alphabet must be placed exactly once to fill the grid with valid English words. Reveal a terrible joke each time you solve a puzzle.
BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites – September 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Original developer WayForward upgrades its 2011 classic with new voice acting by Laura Bailey and Troy Baker, sharpened visuals, and rebalanced gameplay. Run, jump, cut, and feed your way through a massive underground castle to confront Rayne’s father at the behest of the Brimstone Society.
Hindsight 20/20 – Wrath of the Raakshasa – September 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa is a 3D third-person action RPG with morality decisions created by BioWare and Sucker Punch veterans. Carve out your destiny with choices and actions that truly matter.
Life is Strange: True Colors – September 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery
Alex Chen hides her curse: the psychic power of empathy, the ability to absorb the strong emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her power to find the truth. Pre-order now to get four additional in-game outfits.
Nuclear Throne (Console and PC) – September 9 – Xbox Game Pass
Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. Can you reach the Nuclear Throne?
The Artful Escape – September 9 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S ● Smart Delivery ● Xbox Game Pass
On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti battles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination. Francis, a teenage guitar prodigy, sets out on a psychedelic, multidimensional journey to inspire his stage persona.
A Day Without Me – September 10
A boy wakes up as the only person left in the whole city. Now he must find out what’s happened, where has everyone gone, and how to overcome a series of strange events happening in front of his own eyes.
From Earth to Heaven – September 10 – Xbox One X Enhanced
A unique combination of a first-person platformer and a light-hearted exploration game with some philosophical storytelling. It is highly stylized and surprises with breathtaking environments, a surreal world full of beauty and grace, and a couple of small environmental puzzles that blend perfectly into the peaceful yet stunning environments.
Tales of Arise – September 10 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
For 300 years, Rena has ruled over the planet Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources, and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, looking to change their fate and create a new future. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the “Tales of” series with this latest installment and pre-order today!
Lost in Random – September 10 – Smart Delivery
Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister in this gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice.
LoveChoice – September 10 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
It’s the beginning of a new relationship. Will this one result in joy or sorrow? In LoveChoice, you choose the actions that determine how the relationship unfolds. With 3 short stories, pick your responses to each of the situations. These endearing and bittersweet stories are surprisingly realistic and easy to relate to.
NBA 2K22 – September 10 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. Play in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTeam with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCareer and experience your personal rise to the NBA or flex your management skills as a powerful executive in MyGM and MyLeague. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22.
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