New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning June 18th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith,
After the E3 chaos of last week and the relatively quiet release calendar, things are getting back to normal. This week brings along ten new titles on Xbox One. At retail, there's a delayed World War II strategy title finally making its way to Xbox. Digitally, there's the latest ACA NEOGEO title and War Thunder enters early access. ID@Xbox brings the remaining eight titles that span the genres of action RPG, puzzle, twin stick shooter, platformer, and point and click, amongst others. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Retail Titles

Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition

Release dates: June 22nd (June 26th in America)
The World War II Real-Time Strategy heavyweight finally arrives on Xbox One! Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition offers fans the ultimate collection, containing the main game Sudden Strike 4, plus add-ons Battle of Kursk, Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk and Finland - Winter Storm, as well as three exclusive maps for Xbox One.

Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War II. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle; including the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger or the Russian T-34 battle tank.

In Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk, relive the battles leading up to one of the world‘s most daring military rescue missions – the evacuation of British Expeditionary Forces and French soldiers from German superior numbers in 1940.

Based on the events of the Russian advances on Finland during and after the Winter War, up until the Vyborg Offensive in 1944, the Finland - Winter Storm add-on centers around the most iconic Finnish vs. Soviet military conflicts during World War II.

With a total of 31 missions across 5 demanding campaigns and more than 120 authentic military units, Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition provides hundreds of hours’ worth of strategic challenges. Exploit the weak spots of enemy tanks, set up the perfect ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy or unleash devastating air strikes – how you approach each mission is up to you!
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ID@Xbox Titles

Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles

Release date: June 19th
Anima The Nameless Chronicles is a third person action RPG that tells the story of a man without name, an immortal being cursed to walk the world until the end of time.

When a shadow of his past rises again, he will be forced to take part in a conflict in which the very existence is in question. But... Will he be our last hope, or our doom?

The Nameless Chronicles is the second videogame set in the world of Gaia, from the Anima: Beyond Fantasy RPG table-top books. You will enjoy a deep and multifaceted story where your choices directly impact the journey and decide your fate.
Anima: Gate of Memories The Nameless Chronicles

ATOMINE

Release date: June 22nd
Atomine is a twin stick procedural rogue-lite shooter set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus.

Atomine is fast. There are a lot of enemies and you have to kill all of them to complete the levels. But don't worry, you have infinite ammo and a (great) modular weapon system.

In Atomine the player can modify his weapon using special modules that can be find in the game. The modules have effect to specific parts of the weapons: type of bullet, number of bullets, rate of fire and other mutators.

During a run, the system can detect the intrusion and modify the game, so player must act quickly!

There are not only "small" enemies. Atomine must also defeat big and powerful bosses.
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Battle Knights

Release date: June 22nd
Play as the blue knight, Wonder, who is on a quest to unite the colored realms.

Battle Knights is the kind of game your remember playing back in the days of the NES and SNES. It's an easy to play yet challenging platformer. The game may seem trivial with Wonder only being able to attack, block, and jump but, rest assured, that Battle Knights will be a challenge.

Featuring 4 game modes (Story, Versus, Dungeon Run, and Survival) and unlockable content, you're sure to find something that suits you.
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Grab the Bottle

Release date: June 20th
Grab the Bottle is a quirky puzzle game in which you solve puzzles by stretching your arm through the level.

You need to maneuver an ever-extending arm to grab the goal bottle, avoiding anything hazardous on the way. To make things more tricky, Grab the Bottle brings physics and puzzles to the mix. You must grab, pull and drop objects to get to the goal bottle. On the way you will find different kinds of obstacles that need to be dealt with.

The story of the game begins in the 50s, somewhere in rural America, where one particularly strong minded baby is taking his first steps and discovers that anything is possible. Especially as he seems to have an infinitely stretchy arm.

Grab the Bottle follows the life of this boy, from cradle to grave, solving many levels of puzzles inspired by “real life problems” on the way. Central element to the story is the specific craving for bottles the main character has.
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Haimrik

Release date: June 19th
This unique action adventure game lets you become Haimrik, a young scribe trying to make a living in a medieval town full of warriors, sorcerers, dragons and dragon-riding sorcerer-warriors. But one book changes his whole life. With the help of Masamba, a hungry lioness who will protect him while constantly trying to eat him, he’ll venture out to take on the evil king and his elite generals, the Word Warriors.

Fortunately, Haimrik commands the Power of the Words! These are the stones in the path Haimrik walks, and he brings them to life as he steps on each one, willingly or not. Haimrik will need to activate the right words to defeat the various enemies that challenge him across numerous Word Worlds, with new puzzles appearing constantly throughout the game.

In an added touch, Haimrik will undoubtedly die many horrific deaths, leaving pools of red blood contrasting with the otherwise plain monochromatic sepia world. Be part of a medieval revolution against the Word King and his elite warriors, and change the way you see words and stories forever.
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[DELAYED] Haunted Halloween '86

Release date: June 22nd
Are you rad enough to accept the ultimate 8-bit challenge on Halloween night…again!?!?

HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 (The Curse Of Possum Hollow) is a brand new homebrew game featuring side-scrolling, platforming, beat ’em up action! It is the sequel to HAUNTED: Halloween ’85 and was originally released on cartridge in October of 2016, so it follows all the rules and restrictions of the original hardware.

There are many new haunts to battle along the way. You can decapitate zombies and then use their removed heads as weapons, combo moves together to smash through the heinous hordes that are taking over the town and find hidden power ups to enhance combat moves and even smash those annoying pumpkins.

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Slime-san: Superslime Edition

Release date: June 22nd
Slime-san: Superslime Edition includes all three major campaigns as well as some brand new, exclusive levels and features!

Mama’s Madness: You’ve been swallowed by a giant worm! Your goal is to platform yourself through its intestines back out its mouth before you get digested!

Blackbird’s Kraken: You were about to take a vacation with your family and got eaten whole by a giant Kraken?! Once more you’ll need to jump, slime & slide your way out!
Sheeple’s Sequel: Sheeple believes he’s an NPC in a video game and decides to recode himself as the villain! Can you beat his mind-bending levels?

Superslime Edition packs an extra 10 exclusive levels where you can play as Grandpa-san himself! It also includes a “Dynamic Colors” feature that alters the game’s color palette to a unique one for each world. Slime-san’s more colorful than ever!
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The Journey Down: Chapter Two

Release date: June 22nd
Far below the noisy metropolis of St. Armando, Bwana follows in the footsteps of his lost father together with Kito and Lina. In their search for the mysterious Underland, they discover a dark conspiracy shrouding the fate of Captain Kaonandodo.

In the second chapter, the plot thickens as our heroes plunge down into the mist below the Edge and wind up in the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue where they find themselves cornered by pirates and on the run from the law.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe.
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Yet Another Zombie Defense HD

Release date: June 22nd
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is all about defending yourself against hordes of darkness attacking you every single night. You know this is a lost cause, enemy forces are overwhelming and sooner or later your time will come. So, if you gonna go, do it with style, and pave yourself through piles of fallen monsters before they squash you! There’s just one thing that matters - how long can YOU survive?

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is a top-down arcade zombie shooter with tactical/strategy elements. Prepare yourself before the night falls - build some defensive barricades, buy guns and ammo, set up turrets and stay alive as long as you can. Each night puts your skills to the test, as darkness forces become stronger with each wave. Make them remember you and shoot your way to a glorious end!
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000

Release date: June 21st
THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 is a fighting game released by SNK in 2000. Featuring numerous improvements from KOF '99, KOF 2000 also introduces the all-new “Active Striker” system where players can enjoy exciting striker-based battle strategies. Plenty of nostalgic characters from the SNK Universe appear as “another strikers”.
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War Thunder

Release date: June 19th
War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play MMO military game dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment.

In War Thunder, aircraft, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1000 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.
War Thunder

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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 $7.99 View
Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles Coming soon View
ATOMINE Coming soon View
Battle Knights $2.99 View
Grab the Bottle $4.99 View
Haimrik Coming soon View
Haunted Halloween '86 Coming soon Coming Soon
Slime-san: Superslime Edition $14.99 View
Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition Coming soon View
The Journey Down: Chapter Two Coming soon View
The Journey Down Trilogy includes: The Journey Down: Chapter One
The Journey Down: Chapter Three
The Journey Down: Chapter Two
$39.99 View
War Thunder - Early Access Starter Bundle $19.99 View
War Thunder - Early Access Advanced Bundle $59.99 View
War Thunder - Early Access Elite Bundle $99.99 View
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD 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.