New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning May 28th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
This week, there are a massive 20 titles appearing on Xbox One, two of which are also making their way to Windows 10. At retail, there's a controversial journey into hell, and two collections, one of classic Street Fighter titles and the other of classic SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis games. Meanwhile, there's a new ACA NEOGEO title, a fight to save a father in crisis, and the delayed Fox n Forests. ID@Xbox offers up the remaining 14 titles, including flying cupcakes, insect-propelled pinballs, a shopkeeper with a dream, monster hunting, and a rollercoaster in a mine. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Retail Titles

Agony

Release date: May 29th
Hell has no fury like a Red Goddess Scorned..

Agony is a first-person, survival horror set in the depths of hell.

You will begin your journey as a tormented soul, remembering nothing from your past life.

By exploring the hostile environment and interacting with other tormented souls, you will soon understand that the only one way to escape from Hell is through the mystical Red Goddess.

The special ability to control people on your path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives you the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions.
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SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics

Release date: May 29th
SEGA’s collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles – and players.

Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems.

New features bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements.

The largest collection of retro classics on console in one great package!
SEGA Mega Drive Classics

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Release date: May 29th
Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. In this massive collection of 12 Street Fighter titles, which encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series, perfect arcade balance makes it to consoles for the first time ever. Hop online and relive the arcade experience through the online Arcade Mode or play with friends in the online lobby within four of the most definitive Street Fighter titles in the collection.

The celebration continues in the Museum, where fans and historians alike can follow the timeline of how Street Fighter has evolved over the past 30 years. Learn more about the Street Fighter cast, view key animation sprites in the character viewer and take a behind-the-scenes look at the design documents that helped solidify the franchise that produced generations of World Warriors!
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ID@Xbox Titles

Birdcakes

Release date: May 29th
Step into a world of flying cupcake weaponry! After a picnic went horribly wrong, Pancake the flying cupcake will try to protect his girlfriend Cherry from hungry flies! Featuring randomly generated levels; colorful 2D art; tight shooting controls; and fluid aerial movement mechanics, you’ll be set for a wacky flight through the kitchen and beyond.

Fly through 6 fly-infested worlds and destroy them with powerful candy bullets. Things won’t be so easy however! Die once, and it’s all the way back to the beginning; so make sure to buy power-ups from the bakery store and get ready to save the (flying cupcake) world!
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Die for Valhalla!

Release date: May 30th
Die for Valhalla! is an action RPG where you hack, slash and crush your enemies! Possess and take full control of heroes, monsters and other things to help Vikings save their realm!

You are a Valkyrie, from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain". You embark on a quest that will lead you through strange lands where Norse Mythology collides with Lovecraftian mythos. Sounds Weird? Well, because it is!
Die for Valhalla!

Earth Atlantis

Release date: June 1st
"The Great Climate Shift" struck at end of the 21st century. Ninety six percent of the earth’s surface is underwater. Human civilization has fallen. Machines have adopted the shape and form of marine animals.
The ocean is full of creature-machine hybrid monsters. You are a “Hunter” and the new journey begins…

Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter with an original "Monster-Hunting" gameplay. Search and hunt down dreadful sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world. Unlock multiple ships with special weapons and abilities for your journey and become a legendary hunter!

The game is presented in a very unique and artistic “Old Sketching” visual style, which expresses the essence of the 14th century’s ocean exploration when the sea was considered a dangerous place full of monsters.
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Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition

Release date: May 30th
Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience.

As both the playing characters AND the game master, players can choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight and your efforts will be equally rewarded!

Choose from multiple classes, such as knights and mages, pick your characters to control those classes, like grandma or kid brother, and take on the loads of quests, monsters, items and equipment littered throughout Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Deluxier Edition. Blacksmiths, enchanters, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a whole lot more await, giving players a lot of room to personalize their gameplay experience.

Don’t wait any longer, the Pen & Paper world needs you!
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Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

Release date: June 1st
LICHTSPEER is an action arcade lightspear-throwing simulator based in an Ancient Germanic Future. Co-op mode for 2 players included!

In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe.

Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods.
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Mining Rail

Release date: June 1st
Mining Rail is a roller coaster game.

Get into your mine cart and drive at high speed along the railway track, getting through the mine to the exit and down to the valley. The track is steep, the curves tight and the force tries to take your vehicle out of the bend. A good pilot now shifts the weight, tilts the mine cart in the curve and manages every tricky part of the track.

A mine cart pilot must qualify for his missions and is rated by the number of tasks completed. You have to be fast, accident-free and efficient in collecting gems. Only then you will get access to the next mining world.

Your mining operations will take you to the most exciting mine tracks in the world. From the Black Forest via the Volcano Islands to the Blue Grottoes, your driving skills become a legend. But every experienced mine cart pilot has to face at regular intervals the challenge of the Ghost Mine.

The dark Ghost Mine will not be entered by humans. Here live the dead, ghosts, giant spiders and vampire bats. There is no electric light and some sections are very steep.

Find your way through the Ghost Mine and the most impressive mines around the world and start a journey from deep inside the mountains down to the safe station at the end of the track.
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Moonlighter

Release date: May 29th
Every adventure has to pay off
During an archaeological excavation – a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was found near the excavation site – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure.

Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.
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Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast

Release date: June 1st
Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is a spin-off to the surprise indie hit, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator. This time around we're taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint.

Play as one of many famous - but for legal purposes, slightly different - pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system.
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast

Rento Fortune - Monolit Tycoon

Release date: June 1st
Rento is online multiplayer business dice game. It is board game for 2 to 6 players. Trade lands, build houses, win auctions, roll wheel of fortune, risk in Russian Roulette and most importantly - have fun. Obtain monopoly over the game board and bankrupt the other players in order to win. If you like Ludo or family dice games - you will like Rento too :)
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Shift Quantum

Release dates: May 29th in United States, Canada and Brazil, May 30th worldwide
Axon Vertigo, the world's leading authority and most trusted friend in cerebral contentedness programming, promises to deliver better life quality for everyone with the Shift Quantum program.

Connected to the cyber-noir action-puzzle platformer, you will be tasked to solve puzzles and create negative space by inverting the world to transform barriers into escape routes.

Shift the world, twist your environment, bend your mind to unveil its secrets and solve each brain-drilling level .
Make use of all special gameplay blocks to overcome obstacles and get to the exit to find the happiness you have been searching for and promised by Axon Vertigo.

Join Axon Vertigo's Level Editor for the Shift Quantum program to create your own custom levels and publish them to the community to get played, rated and featured.

Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits.
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STAY

Release date: May 30th
When Quinn wakes up alone in a locked room with nothing of note save for a computer hooked up to an internet chat room in which you're present, you become his single ray of hope. Your choices – and your timeliness – will single-handedly shape his escape efforts… or lead him down the path to an untimely end.
STAY

The Journey Down: Chapter One

Release date: June 1st
In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!
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Yoku's Island Express

Release date: May 29th
Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!

However, an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep - and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure to help those in need!

Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office, and wake an old god from its deep slumber.
Yoku's Island Express

ZAMB! Redux

Release date: May 30th
ZAMB! Redux is a mash-up of a twin stick shooter and a tower defence game. Play in couch co-op with a friend, sibling or partner as two space agents, Cye (the brawler) and Chrome (the tactician).

Exterminate hordes of biomutants created by a mad scientist. Mix and match turrets, powers and traps to find your favourite play styles - from close combat to long-range destruction. When your buddy isn’t there, go solo, switch dynamically between the characters and power through challenges on your own.

ZAMB! Redux is a console edition of ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination, originally published on PC in 2014. Now refreshed, rebalanced and enhanced!
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT

Release date: May 31st
NINJA COMBAT is an action game released in 1990 by SNK. In order to defeat the evil ninja clan KAGE ICHIZOKU, justice-seeking ninjas head towards NINJA TOWER. Enjoy battling with a wide array of weapons and Ninja Magic as well as the ability for a friend to join in on the action.
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Fox n Forests

Release date: May 30th
FOX n FORESTS is a 2D 16-Bit style action platformer with adventure and puzzle elements! Set within a mystic forest and its surroundings, FOX n FORESTS is a stunning fable offering pixel perfect Retrotainment and rewarding challenges!

Your weapon is a magic melee crossbow that can not only be used for ranged and close up combat, but empowers you to seamlessly switch between 2 seasons per level, completely changing the whole environment and resulting in amazing secrets, tricky skill tests and thriving exploration! FOX n FORESTS will feature pixel perfect platforming, screen filling bosses, rich bonus levels, powerful potions, bags of loot, stuffed shops, clever backtracking, challenging skill tests, a magic melee crossbow to shoot and slash enemies, upgradeable shots, not 4 but 5 seasons to explore, stunning 16-Bit pixel art, a catchy chip tunes soundtrack and tons of humorous retro charm!
Fox n Forests

Illusion: A Tale Of The Mind

Release date: June 1st
Embark on a journey like no other that traverses the psyches of a faded father and a devious killer, as Emma fights to muster the courage to save her father from a wicked illusionist's mind.
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[DELAYED] Milanoir

Release date: May 31st
Someone wants you dead and you must use all your toughness to survive. Shoot, choke, and sneak your way through enemies and engage them in breathtaking car chases with an aesthetic inspired by the Italian crime flicks of the '70s. Milanoir is a pixel-packed action game set in the violent city of Milan as you hunt for the truth and escape the ones who are chasing you through an unforgiving city.

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Windows 10 Titles

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

Release date: June 1st
LICHTSPEER is an action arcade lightspear-throwing simulator based in an Ancient Germanic Future. Co-op mode for 2 players included!

In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe.

Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods.
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Moonlighter

Release date: May 29th
Every adventure has to pay off
During an archaeological excavation – a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was found near the excavation site – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure.

Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.
Moonlighter screenshot

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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT $7.99 View
Agony $39.99 View
Birdcakes $4.99 View
Die for Valhalla! $11.99 View
Earth Atlantis $14.99 View
Fox n Forests Coming soon Coming Soon
Illusion: A Tale Of The Mind $19.99 View
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition $14.99 View
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition $9.99 View
Milanoir Coming soon Coming Soon
Mining Rail $12.99 View
Moonlighter $19.99 View
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast $4.99 View
Rento Fortune - Monolit Tycoon Coming soon View
SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics $29.99 View
Shift Quantum $19.99 View
STAY Coming soon View
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection $39.99 View
The Journey Down: Chapter One Coming soon View
The Journey Down Trilogy Coming soon View
Yoku's Island Express $19.99 View
ZAMB! Redux $19.99 View

Windows Games

Product Price
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition $9.99 View
Moonlighter $19.99 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.