New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning June 25th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
The summer is supposed to be a quiet period, but nobody seems to have told Microsoft. This week there are 13 new titles appearing on Xbox One, although only 12 of those have achievements. At retail, Crash Bandicoot arrives on Xbox One, Far Cry 3 is released for all, there's the latest instalment in the MXGP franchise, and Ubisoft's latest racer heads across America, while cyclists lower the pace across France. Digitally, the NieR franchise makes its debut on Xbox One, and there's the inevitable ACA NEOGEO title. Finally, ID@Xbox brings the remaining five titles with achievements, including a new title from Artifex Mundi, a couple of classic puzzlers, and the final title to be added to Xbox Game Pass this month.

Appearing without achievements is Captain Spirit, a demo for Life is Strange 2. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Retail Titles

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Release date: June 29th
Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP!
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Far Cry 3 Classic Edition

Release date: June 26th
(Re-)experience Far Cry® 3 Classic Edition. Create your own adventure in a single-player, open world island of danger and discovery as you journey through the dark side of humanity.

As you embark on a quest to rescue your friends, you realize that the only way to escape this darkness…is to embrace it. Rediscover the number-one rated shooter of 2012, newly enhanced in 2018 for the current generation of consoles!

Far Cry®3 Classic Edition brings the Rook Islands to current-gen consoles. Discover the island’s bloody secrets and take the fight to one of Far Cry’s most popular villains: Vaas Montenegro
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MXGP Pro

Release date: June 29th
The official video game of the Motocross Championship is back! Download MXGP PRO and live the entire MXGP experience as a pro. Adjust your bike's configuration like a mechanic, tuning the suspension, brakes or throttle to make your ride unique. Experiment with the new Pro Physics when racing and have fun with freer gameplay, thanks to new bike and rider behaviours. Practice in the Compound, a square kilometre of track where you can freely explore or compete against the AI. You can practice up to 30 challenges to learn real riders' techniques! Tackle Career mode with your custom rider, starting in the MX2 category. Increase your fame, sign contracts with ever-more prestigious sponsors and become MXGP champion. All the official tracks and riders from the 2017 season await you! Ready for the challenge?
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The Crew 2

Release date: June 29th
In The Crew® 2, take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea of the United States in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. With a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats, and planes to choose from, experience the unbridled thrill and adrenaline-pumping excitement of competing across the entire USA as you test your skills in a wide range of driving disciplines. Record every heart-pounding, white-knuckle, moment and share them with the simple push of a button - fame is yours to take! Play with up to 7 friends online.
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Tour de France 2018

Release date: June 28th
LIVE THE PASSION OF THE TOUR!

Embody the greatest champions and hit the official track of the Tour de France 2018! Enjoy all the intensity of this legendary race: attack, follow the best trajectories, and carry out the finest racing tactics to lead your team to victory and earn the mythical Yellow Jersey LCL!
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ID@Xbox Titles

Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends

Release date: June 29th
Step into the shoes of Mary Gilbert - world renowned botanist and guardian of Fern Flower - to once again explore the mythical realm of Slavic fables. Travel to forgotten flying islands among the clouds to stop an evil sorcerer and gain the favor of a thunder god. Save your kidnapped brother and prevent a catastrophic flood caused by the conflict between humans and the ancient Clouders.
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Lumines Remastered

Release date: June 26th
LUMINES REMASTERED brings minimalism to the puzzle genre where the fusion of light and sound sets the stage for a two-color falling block experience in HD and 4K. Groove to electronic jams while strategically dropping blocks before the BPM bar sweeps combos clean after each measure.
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M.A.C.E.

Release date: June 27th
M.A.C.E. is a classic space shoot ’em up, inspired by the legendary Amiga games of this genre. Handdrawn 2D graphics in HD resolutions, parallax scrolling, explosion effects and optimized games mechanics, combined with the proven gameplay are transporting the Spirit of Amiga in today’s Age.
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Magical Brickout

Release date: June 29th
Magical Brickout offers a new twist on the beloved classic Breakout formula. Instead of moving a small paddle back and forth across the screen you are able to rotate the bricks in a circular fashion as you frantically try to keep the ball in the play area. This fast-paced and addictive gameplay is only half of the fun. Combined with a fantasy theme and beautifully hand painted graphics, casual and hardcore gamers will be entertained for hours.

The magical lands of Wondaria have long been a source of pride and beauty in the kingdom, thanks to the tireless efforts of the fairies that live there. Peace and prosperity existed for generations...until now.

In his quest for unending power, the Evil Wizard has captured all of the good fairies in the land and trapped them in bricks which he used to build up his wicked castle fortress. With the help of his foul minion and a host of diabolical cohorts, no one dares challenge his reign...no one except YOU!

Using an enchanted spherical orb, you must help free the fairies by breaking apart the Evil Wizard’s castle brick by brick. Only then will balance be brought back to the kingdom!
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Next Up Hero

Release date: June 28th
The Ceaseless Dirge has attacked! Fight as Legendary Heroes against tough-as-nails mechs and monsters. Every time you die, you leave behind an Echo who can be raised by the next player. The more heroes who die, the stronger we all become, until we win together. Are you a Hero? Good. You’re up next.
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO Money Puzzle Exchanger

Release date: June 28th
Money Puzzle Exchanger is an action-puzzle game released by FACE in 1997. The definitive version of this non-stop fun money-exchanging action-puzzle game first made its debut on the Neo Geo. It offers three modes of play: VS COM, SOLO PLAY and 1P VS 2P!
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[DELAYED] Epic Loon

Release date: June 28th
Dive into the bizarre world of Epic Loon, a quirky physics platformer for up to 4 players playable in couch co-op or battle mode.

At its heart, Epic Loon is a tribute to classic sci-fi and horror movies, with a plot that will take players through several familiar but unique iterations of famous films. They will do so as a cast of aliens hellbent on revenge for being awakened in the seemingly otherworldly VHS-cleaning tape they called home by “Joe”, the couch potato who has dared to disturb them from their slumber. Vampires, dinosaurs, aliens and more await players at every turn as they take over Joe’s famously large collection of movies.

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NieR:Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition

Release date: June 26th
Invaders from another world attack without warning - unleashing the machine lifeforms. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad. Highly-acclaimed and award winning NieR:Automata™ is a fresh take on the action role-playing game (RPG) genre that gracefully blends mesmerizing action with a captivating story.
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Standalone Demos

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Release date: June 25th
Have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10 year old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures, as his alter ego - the Awesome Captain Spirit! Return to your childhood and play a touching and heart-warming one-of-a-kind narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award winning game Life is Strange. Captain Spirit is a free demo set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand new story & characters of Life is Strange 2.
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO Money Puzzle Exchanger $7.99 View
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy $39.99 View
Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends Coming soon View
Far Cry 3 Classic Edition Coming soon View
Lumines Remastered $14.99 View
M.A.C.E. Coming soon Coming Soon
Magical Brickout $9.99 View
MXGP Pro Coming Soon View
Next Up Hero Coming soon Coming Soon
NieR:Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition $49.99 View
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit FREE View
THE CREW 2 - Deluxe Edition $69.99 View
THE CREW 2 - Gold Edition $99.99 View
THE CREW 2 - Standard Edition $59.99 View
Tour de France 2018 $49.99 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.