New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning July 23rd, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 3 months ago
Like last week, this week we're getting another ten new titles on Xbox One. Digitally, there's the two Mega Man X Legacy Collections and eight ID@Xbox titles, one of which is heading to retail too - Hello Games' open world space setting comes to Xbox One with all previous updates and the new Next update. Those that are just coming out digitally include the third part of The Banner Saga trilogy (only available at retail as part of a collection), a battle in the skies of America, an official Bud Spencer and Terence Hill title, a colourful puzzle platformer, and the greatest blackjack tournament in the world. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Retail ID@Xbox Titles

No Man's Sky

Release date: July 24th
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again. Embark on an epic voyage At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you'll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit. Find your own destiny Your voyage through No Man's Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you'll reap huge rewards. Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own...
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Digital Only ID@Xbox Titles

Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron

Release date: July 24th
Every end is a new beginning! When Europe seemed to be freed, a secret German commando called The Aces of the Luftwaffe took their chance to strike back and invade the USA! It’s your duty to restore peace and liberty by climbing aboard deadly wings of steel and fight against their fearsome war machines in bombastic air battles! Experience an epic storyline and survive the bullet hail above US coasts and cities! Command your wingmen, fight as a team, fight as a squadron!

ACES OF THE LUFTWAFFE – SQUADRON is an action-packed, vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up with a captivating and fully voiced narrative. Dodge bullets, collect massive power ups and wisely use special abilities as you defeat waves of enemies. Upgrade each member of your squadron with their personal skill tree as you level up. But don’t go to war alone! You can take on the Aces with up to 3 friends in an epic 4 player local co-op battle. Are you up to the task?
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Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans

Release date: July 24th
The first OFFICIAL Bud Spencer and Terence Hill videogame!

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in their first virtual adventure. A brand new story! Whether in the Western Saloon, Miami Downtown, at the fairground etc... you'll get the full load of funny conversation, slaps and of course lots of mass brawls.

Slaps And Beans is a co-operative or single player scrolling beat’em up game with the addition of platform elements and mini-games in which you'll interpret the characters of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.
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Candle: The Power of the Flame

Release date: July 25th
Candle is an adventure with challenging puzzles. Play as Teku, a young novice on a dangerous journey to rescue his tribe's shaman from the evil tribe of the Wakcha. But the way is littered with sinister traps and difficult obstacles. To master these challenges, you need to have keen eyes and a good sense for your environment, or your next step may be your last.

But Teku has a special gift: his left hand is a candle. Let it be a bright beacon to drive off your enemies or to shed light on dark places.

Gorgeous hand-painted watercolor visuals give Candle that special flair, as all backgrounds and characters have been carefully drawn and then scanned, picture after picture. The game consistently feels like a living painting.
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Gene Rain

Release date: July 24th
Gene Rain is a 3D third-person shooter game that follows the story of New Humans. Employing a linear storytelling narrative and next-gen metal art style, it offers a visually stunning adventure into a never-before-seen world. There are three in-game factions, each with its own beliefs and vision. The story begins at the start of tri-lateral conflict and players progress by completing missions through four different characters. Out of nine firearms in the game, four main ones are upgradable. Gene Rain’s scene design can be divided into four categories: devastated cities, sleepy towns, deep valleys and city nightscape. The game’s AI, with a wealth of perception and behavior data, make each enemy highly unique and, indeed, humanlike. There are more than a dozen enemies, each of them with their own character designs and behavior quirks. The game uses some 500 full-motion-capture movements to fully flesh out its characters, making for a truly exciting and immersive experience.
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Remothered: Tormented Fathers

Release date: July 25th
Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the pure and realistic survival horror videogame. A game by Darril Arts, directed by Chris Darril, developed by Stormind Games.

Psychology plays a huge role within the game: heroes and enemies are atypical and the line between good and evil is blurred. The plot is rich of unpredictable twists, but it is touching at the same time. The development of the game is similar to that of a film narration, where the player perfectly identifies himself with the character. The soundtrack, composed by Nobuko Toda (Final Fantasy, Halo, Metal Gear Solid) and Luca Balboni, enhances the terrifying atmosphere of the game.

The story revolves around Rosemary Reed, a fascinating 35-year-old woman, who reaches Richard Felton’s house, in order to investigate on the disappearance of a girl called Celeste. The woman is greeted by Gloria, the nurse who takes care of the old Richard. When Dr. Felton understands Rosemary’s true intentions, the dread begins.
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Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition

Release date: July 25th
Headup Games and Stage Clear Studios would like to welcome you to the greatest Blackjack tournament the world has ever seen!

Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo edition introduces a roster of 12 very different characters all competing to become the greatest Blackjack player of all time.

Following an invitation by the owner of the largest Casino in Las Vegas and Godfather of the local most influential crime family, each character will face the other participants in a face off game of cards. Only the best of them will fly to Vegas to challenge the Godfather himself in a final match, not knowing that the tournament itself is nothing more than a charade to hide a ruthless master plan to defeat the competing clan family...
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The Banner Saga 3

Release date: July 26th
Banner Saga 3 is the final dramatic chapter in the mature, story driven Viking RPG series which has won over 20 awards and has been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near?

Witness the Banner Saga as you’ve never seen it before as a dark force takes over and effects everything you’ve come to know in the beautifully hand-painted finale of the trilogy.

Choose new playable characters to join your party, including dredge heroes! Take advantage of new upgrade options as they progress in battle.

Deeper strategic combat with the new battle waves system against a myriad of new enemies. The valka spear and heroic titles let players customize their playstyle even further.

Drive your own narrative as you carry over your choices from both Banner Sagas 1 & 2, leading to different climatic endings in this final chapter. No hero is safe.

An all-new original score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
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Other Digital Titles

Mega Man X Legacy Collection

Release dates: July 24th worldwide, except July 26th in Japan
The celebrated Mega Man X series returns! Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four unforgettable titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4. The heroic robot grows stronger as he takes down Mavericks and steals their weapons, and can dash and wall jump making for a thrilling, fast-paced combat experience.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection comes with an armory of new features. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. Explore a huge museum filled with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more.

This collection is the ultimate way to experience the beginning of the high-octane Mega Man X series.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2

Release dates: July 24th worldwide, except July 26th in Japan
Complete the exciting Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles! Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 also includes an armory of new features. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. Explore a huge museum filled with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more. The collection also includes an animated prequel film starring the origins of Mega Man X villain, Sigma.

This is the ultimate way to experience the second half of the high-octane Mega Man X series.
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron $14.99 View
Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans Coming soon View
Candle: The Power of the Flame $19.99 View
Gene Rain Coming soon View
Mega Man X Legacy Collection $19.99 View
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 $19.99 View
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 includes: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
Mega Man X Legacy Collection
$39.99 View
No Man's Sky $49.99 View
Remothered: Tormented Fathers Coming soon View
Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition $7.99 View
The Banner Saga 3 $24.99 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.