New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning March 12th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 9 days ago
This week, there are 13 titles appearing on the Xbox One. At retail, the Beast Quest books are brought to life in digital form, or players can farm crops around the world, investigate the theft of a ruby again, revisit Paradise City, and relive the original adventures of Dante. For digital titles, there are five ID@Xbox titles, the latest ACA NEOGEO title, an episodic adventure about a secret society, and a horror title set in a scientific institute where things go horribly wrong. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:


Beast Quest

Release date: March 13th
Embark on an epic action-adventure to save the Kingdom of Avantia from ruin. Based on the best-selling fantasy novels, Beast Quest comes to console for the first time ever, with a rich, progressive storyline, vibrant settings, and an excess of compelling challenges.

Beast Quest 3

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Release date: March 16th
Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!

Burnout Paradise Remastered provides the ultimate driving playground for you and your friends to play online. This remaster includes all addons from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the Xbox One X.

Announcement screens

Devil May Cry HD Collection

Release date: March 13th
The popular stylish action games Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition return in one collection! As Dante, the ultimate devil hunter, you'll join forces with appealing characters such as Trish, Lady, and Lucia and enjoy incredible action for the first time in blistering 60fps.


Pure Farming 2018

Release date: March 13th
Go global and expand your farming empire across four continents! Try your hand at all aspects of modern farming, such as animal husbandry, orchards, greenhouses, field cultivation, and green energy. Drive faithfully recreated farming vehicles from industry leaders including Zetor, Landini, McCormick, Gregoire, DAF, Mitsubishi, and many more. Travel between your farms located in Italy, Colombia, Japan and Montana, USA. Grow unique region-specific crops and use dedicated machines never before seen in farming simulators, including the rice planter, hemp harvester and more. Choose between three different games modes for different playstyles: enjoy the freedom and challenge of running your own farm in Free Farming, learn the ins and outs of agriculture in My First Farm, or test your farming skills in objective-focused Farming Challenges.


The Raven Remastered

Release date: March 13th
London, 1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before? Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he so far only knew from reading his favourite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone has something to hide. And the Raven is always one step ahead...

The Raven Remastered

ID@Xbox Titles

Q.U.B.E. 2

Release date: March 13th
Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home.

Waking up wearing a strange suit with attached gloves, you have no prior knowledge on how you came to be in this environment. Awaiting you is a maze-like monolith, a structure that you must navigate, solving mind-bending puzzles. Use your manipulation gloves to change and adapt the architectural structure in your search to rendezvous with another survivor, finding a way off the planet.

As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.

Q.U.B.E 2 screenshot

Spiral Splatter

Release dates: March 13th
Spiral Splatter is a brain-bending arcade puzzle game that will push your hand-eye coordination to the limit with nonstop, mind-boggling puzzles!

Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you navigate over 100 levels and 11 different stages full of perplexing puzzles. Watch out for moving obstacles as you maneuver through each level. Think fast, if you’re too slow, the ghost may catch up to you. Hustle to reach the finish before your time is up!

Each stage of gameplay adds a new challenge with an ever-increasing difficulty. Don’t be fooled by appearances, Spiral Splatter will stump even the most adept puzzle game aficionado.

Stay calm, relax and see if you can take on Spiral Splatter!


Surviving Mars

Release date: March 15th
Colonize Mars and discover her secrets, with minimal casualties.

Welcome Home! The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! All you need are supplies, oxygen, decades of training, experience with sandstorms, and a can-do attitude to discover the purpose of those weird black cubes that appeared out of nowhere. With a bit of sprucing up, this place is going to be awesome!

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.


Tesla vs Lovecraft

Release date: March 16th
On the eve of Nikola Tesla's greatest invention, his laboratory is burned down by the inhuman minions of the horror author H.P. Lovecraft. A showdown of epic proportions begins! Chase the monsters, annihilate massive amounts of eldritch abominations, and overcome the madness of the old gods with science and hi-tech weaponry!

Screenshot Saturday 4/3/17

VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse

Release date: March 16th
The world's best mass llama-slaughter roguelike-lite-ish couch co-op top-down twin-stick shooter!

VALA is a frantic top-down shooter where you remotely pilot an endless supply of mechs from your ocean carrier offshore of the apocalypse, fighting through the llama hordes to take down The Llamanati.


Other Digital Titles


Release date: March 15th
AERO FIGHTERS 3 is a side-scrolling shooting game released in 1995 by VIDEO SYSTEM. Ten teams comprised of 14 humans and 2 animals have gathered from around the world and are flying on high-powered reciprocating engine planes, such as the ZERO FIGHTER, to save the world. The game offers route selection and multiple endings.


The Council

Release date: March 13th
The Council is an episodic game like no other. Delivering a fresh take on the Narrative Adventure, your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation, with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets.

Take the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of 1793 England. Joining him are a number of guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington. The strange nature of this reception goes beyond the prestigious guests – Richet’s mother has gone missing on the island, while each of the colorful cast has their own hidden agendas.

The Council

The Long Reach

Release date: March 14th
The thrilling horror adventure game The Long Reach draws inspiration from the likes of other classic adventure games like Lone Survivor and The Cave. Sprinkle in a mix of sci-fi, an examination of the human psyche, challenging puzzles, and world that is constantly challenging your perception of reality and you have The Long Reach. Or does it have you?
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Product Price
Beast Quest $39.99 View
Burnout Paradise Remastered $39.99 View
Devil May Cry HD Collection $29.99 View
Pure Farming 2018 $39.99 View
Pure Farming 2018 Digital Deluxe Edition $49.99 View
Q.U.B.E. 2 Coming soon View
Spiral Splatter $4.99 View
Surviving Mars First Colony Edition $74.99 View
Surviving Mars Digital Deluxe Edition $49.99 View
Surviving Mars Standard Edition $39.99 View
Tesla vs Lovecraft $14.99 View
The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones Coming soon View
The Council - Complete Season Coming soon View
The Long Reach Coming Soon Coming Soon
The Raven Remastered Coming soon View
VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse Coming soon View

Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.