The last three days have brought seven new titles to our attention. Six of them are confirmed for Xbox One, while the seventh is only confirmed for the more general "consoles". The list is below, and with the titles covering a range of genres, there's sure to be something that attracts your attention.
39 Days to MarsIt's Anecdotal's "co-op steampunk puzzle-adventure" game just launched for PC, but it will also be coming to consoles later this year. Set 150 years ago in an alternate reality, players assume the roles of explorers Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter as they pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage. The destination is Mars, but when unreliable engineering combines with running out of coal to fuel the steam engine, the chances of them getting there are slim. Then the ship's computer-controlled cat shreds the navigation chart, but the ultimate setback happens when the tea gets cold. It's up to you to try and get them there intact, and preferably in 39 days, before supplies completely run out.
Otherwise known as Asemblance2, Nilo Studios' upcoming title is the second in the series of "first-person exploration and puzzle-based" games. Players are part of a team of scientists and engineers that use classified technology to recreate a human mind. You'll need to discover the truth about this technology, all while staying ahead of the people who are desperately trying to keep it secret. The title will be making its way to Xbox One this spring.
WARSAW GAMES' upcoming 2D platformer promises that it isn't LIMBO. Instead, it is a "literal walk through hell" where grim fairy tales combine with unimaginable horror. Players assume the role of Irra, a young boy who must find a cure for the illness that has rendered all of the villagers unconscious. To lift the curse, he must avoid the horrifying creatures of the frightful lands to find Lady Death, whose other-worldly powers are just what the doctor ordered. The title will be coming to Xbox One in Q3 2018.
Extra Mile Studios' title combines platforming and arcade racing. Players must conquer spherical worlds that become increasingly challenging as the game progresses, although there are instant restarts if you get it wrong. Most people would be happy to make it to the finish line, but others will want to conquer the courses in the quickest time imaginable. Each course can be taken on solo or with a friend in local co-op. The title is coming exclusively to Xbox One on May 25th.
DevilishGames has teamed up with publisher Hidden Trap to bring their hypnotic adventure to Xbox One later this year. Players must recover the memories of the game's protagonist by conquering the game's infinite zoom mechanic and solving all of the puzzles that come their way. The title uses a minimalist narrative, and "disturbing graphics and sound sections" to create what is promised to be "a bizarre and memorable experience".
Developer COWCAT has teamed up with Diabolical Mind to bring the latter's twin stick shooter to Xbox One in Q2 2018. Made in the style of 8- or 16-bit arcade titles, players must make their way through dangerous locations and take down huge bosses, either alone or with a friend in local co-op. Each of the game's six characters has their own stats, abilities and special items and you'll need to make use of them if you're to be successful. The remastered console version comes with a variety of improvements, such as 60 FPS, a new story mode with cutscenes, a clearer interface, new enemy AI, a new soundtrack, and "much less grinding".
JMJ Interactive's "retro-inspired arcade platformer" tells the tale of two maintenance robots, Robb and Otto, as they make their way through a malfunctioning star cruiser. The problem is that it's now full of rampaging enemies, all of which must be defeated before players can move on to the next room. The game constantly introduces new enemies and players face a boss every ten levels. The title also features an asymetrical local co-op mode where a friend can join the fun. The title will be coming to Xbox One in Q3 2018.
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