New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning July 30th, 2018

By Dave Horobin,
It's a busy week for new releases with 18 games hitting the Xbox One. It's a quiet week for retail releases, as all of the games will be releasing digitally. Of the 18 games, 16 are releasing via the ID@Xbox program, with Vigor the latest releasing into the Xbox Preview Program. Outside of ID@Xbox, PREHISTORIC ISLE 2 provides the usual ACA NEOGEO title, and free-to-play futuristic tank MMO Armored Warfare arrives on Thursday. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Digital Only ID@Xbox Titles

Vigor (Xbox Game Preview)

Release date: July 31st
This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

What if humanity falls? 1991. The nuclear war is over. Central Europe is devastated, Norway has become the last stand. You start as a nameless outlander, but who will you become? No time for uncertainty. Turn a shelter into your home. Fight, run or hide. Take risks, claim rewards. Survive this cut-throat experience.

VIGOR is a cut-throat multiplayer experience where you take risks to progress

* Survive cut-throat encounters for 8-16 players
* Claim precious resources and valuable rewards
* Improve your safe shelter and vital equipment
* Become the courageous Outlander in post-war Norway

The Z Axis: Continuum

Release date: July 31st
Escape a bizarre world by rotating the universe. Use portals, physics, time, and clones as floors become walls, walls become ceilings, left becomes down, and right becomes up. You manipulate time and space at will, but do you have the mind to solve the warped reality that imprisons you?

Play the 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by Portal which started off as a popular little jam entry and has since blossomed into the 30 level reality-defying monstrosity that it has become. All levels are carefully handcrafted (not randomly generated) to challenge even the most seasoned puzzle platformer fan's understanding of physics, time, and space.

No one escapes the Continuum unscathed.
The Z Axis: Continuum

Maximum Football 2018

Release date: July 31st
Maximum Football 2018 allows you to play with Canadian or American football rules with customizable teams and players.

Castaway Paradise

Release date: July 31st
Your adventure starts when you get stranded on a tropical island. This is your island, your adventure! Do whatever you like! It's the ultimate Sandbox sim! Do you like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon? Castaway Paradise is the game for you!

You can spend your days doing fun activities such as catching bugs and fishing. Try to make a bigger catch than your friends and make your collections complete!

Farm your own home-grown fresh crops! Rake the ground, plant the seeds and give them some water. You can also decorate your island with beautiful plants and flowers or grow fruit trees.

Endlessly combine outfits, hats, dresses, shoes and other clothing to reflect your personality, or create a funny outfit just for the laughs!

After the devastating storm, the island needs some renovation! You can place items from a lot of different theme packs and make the island your idea of paradise!

Throughout the year, special events and holidays will occur like Christmas and Halloween. Around the winter holidays for example, the island will be covered in snow, and you can help the villagers by decorating all the houses and the rest of the island.

Befriend the quirky villagers and help them by engaging on quests for them. They will reward you with great gifts! You can also just chat with them to get to know them better.
Castaway Paradise


Release date: July 31st
#wargames is a new video experience from Sam Barlow: a reimagining of the 1983 Oscar-winning MGM film using pioneering interactive video technology.

You shape the story as Kelly and her band of misfit hackers transform from pranksters to leaders of an international movement. As they take on the media, the military and the powers that be, where you focus as you watch will shape the story and the actions the characters take. Whether it be trolling international pop stars or breaking into high-security hotel rooms, the choice is in your hands.

You shape the story:
Each time you select a video feed to watch, #wargames tracks your choices and "learns." From that learning, it adapts the story and characters to match your personalized interests.

Your choices matter:
Each choice you make builds to an ultimate decision: you must help decide where the main character's true loyalties lie, and who must either be saved or left to fend for themselves.

Uncover a totally new form of storytelling, with infinite pathways & possibilities:
Depending on what you choose to watch, you can unlock entirely new pathways, dialogue, and experiences, each totally unique to the one before it.

Forsaken Remastered

Release date: July 31st
An experiment gone wrong has ripped away the Earth's atmosphere. Bathed in the scorching radiation of the sun, the planet has been condemned. Abandoned by all intelligent beings, what remains is a treasure trove of loot in the form of energy sources and weapons that has attracted the scum of the galaxy, all seeking a piece of the action.
Oblivious to the dangers, the looters must navigate past mutant creatures and automated defense systems and outfight each other.
The fun begins when you mount your gravity-defying cycle and become one of the rogues. Flying through a network of underground tunnels you begin your quest to overcome the obstacles and unlock the puzzles.
You’ll need to fight your way past blasting turrets, flying ships, sucking turbine fans, and piercing spikes to prove that you are the best!
The classic 3D First Person Shooter returns! First released in 1998 the classic underground flying cycle game is being brought back to life by Nightdive Studios, the team that brought us Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.

Forsaken Remastered features:
  • Dozens of obliterating weapons including heat-seeking missiles, flame-spewing energy rifles, bouncing mines and much more.
  • 3D engine that allows for 360 degrees of motion.
  • Dozens of levels from the N64 and PC versions, as well as new custom levels.
  • Five single player difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, Hard, Total Mayhem and HARDCORE.
  • Six different types of multiplayer matches: Free for All (Death Match), Team Game, Capture the Flag, Flag Chase, Bounty Hunt and Team Bounty Hunt.
  • Split-screen mode!

In this dystopian vision of a world gone mad, the future is Forsaken!
Forsaken Remastered

8 To Glory - The Official Game of the PBR

Release date: July 31st
8 To Glory - Bull Riding, the official game of the PBR, gives you the full experience of being a professional bull rider in the TOUGHEST SPORT ON DIRT®. Show your skills as one of the world's top bull riders against the toughest bulls in the sport today. Play season mode where you progress through the full 2018 circuit from New York City to the World Final in Las Vegas. Unlock rewards including new bulls and riders that you can challenge anytime, and gain points on your road to the championship. Challenge a friend to local head-to-head mode, where one player is the rider and the other controls one of the famous PBR bulls.

  • Multiple game modes including single player season campaign, arcade mode and local multiplayer head-to-head Last Cowboy Standing mode.
  • 40 top riders
  • 30 top bulls
  • Dozens of in-game cards to collect to unlock riders, bulls, and gear
  • Real PBR announcers and bullfighters
  • The only officially licensed video game of the PBR
8 To Glory

State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem

Release date: August 1st
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem is a hilarious shooter that will put a smile on your face. You were an ordinary citizen in a small town… Now it’s on fire! Rioters are storming the houses, aliens rampage in the sky! Run as fast as you can! Shoot anything that moves! Do not release the gas pedal!
Anarchy has never been so much fun!

- intense action
- hilarious doodle graphics and mouth made sound effects
- 60+ weapons. New gun on every level!
- 100+ enemies and bosses
- 3 cars and 6 spaceships
- talents and weapon upgrades
- 48 stages
- awesome rock music
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem

One More Dungeon

Release date: August 1st
Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world.
Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.

Key features:
* Fusion of old school FPS and Roguelike games.
* Procedurally generated levels.
* 30+ types of enemies and 80+ items.
* Parallel universe with manually created locations.
* A Sanity level that can be reduced by using artefacts acquired in-game.
* Customisable gameplay in the form of modifiers that can be tweaked prior to playing, to tailor make the gameplay to one of your choosing.
One More Dungeon

Road to Ballhalla

Release date: August 1st
Roll and be trolled on your journey to the legendary place called Ballhalla. Follow the beat to overcome deadly hazards in sync with the music. Style your balls and marble at awful puns in the roll playing game of the year!
Road to Ballhalla

Asemblance: Oversight

Release date: August 3rd
We were chosen for a reason.

One incredible breakthrough and the greatest minds of each generation were called upon to do the impossible — recreate a precise simulation of the human mind.

But beneath all that competing genius hides a terrible truth. Ask the wrong questions or pry too deep, and you’ll be dealt with… accordingly. 

Nothing is impenetrable. You just need proper oversight. 

How far will you go for the truth?

"Asemblance: Oversight" is a first-person exploration and puzzle-based game.  You are part of a team of scientists and engineers charged with using a classified technology to aid in recreating the human mind. Your success relies on unraveling the truth surrounding the origins of this strange technology, and outsmarting the ones who will do anything to keep it secret.
Asemblance: Oversight

Zazmo Arcade Pack

Release date: August 3rd
The Zazmo Arcade Pack (ZAP) is a collection of co-op, single player and competitive games inspired by arcade games we love. We took a few of our favorites and put the Donley Time Foundation spin on them. Five arcade games with co-op, single player and some with head to head (see list below)

1. Tank Wars – Two tanks versus each other or the world! Besides head to head play we added a co-op mode where you and a friend battle endless hordes of tanks. You can even revive a fallen buddy! We have multiple maps and game modes too. Of course, we also have ricochet bullets and guided shots as options for players.
2. Mazard – Two space men trapped in the maze of the space wizard. You battle aliens who can turn invisible. Thankfully you have a radar to tell you where they are. Don’t stand in place too long or Mazard will drop a flame bomb to flush you out. You can also revive a friend if he falls.
3. Breakdown – Classic block breaking gameplay. We have single player and co-op modes as well as a head to head option to challenge your friends.
4. Last Stand – You and a friend guard a pile of power crystals. You have unlimited lives but if the aliens steal all your crystals, you lose.
5. Rob’s Adventure – A shooter adventure with you and a pal flying through space. Battle alien armadas and bosses and yes, you can revive a fallen comrade here too!

So yep we have single player but we think ZAP shines with a friend or in a group. Give it a try and thank you for your support!
Zazmo Arcade Pack

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Release date: August 3rd
Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you're soon pulled into a dangerous world of revolution and civil unrest.
• Choices: The choices you make shape your experience in the revolution
• Cinematic: A striking visual style, with motion-captured animation and voice over performances
• Exploration: Discover a collapsing city under martial law: covert headquarters, rioting protests, bustling streets and more
• Photography: Take photos of the in-game world and compare them to archival images by real photojournalists
• Collectables: Unlock 80+ unique stories that enhance your experience of the Iranian Revolution Based on True Events: First-hand testimonies of freedom fighters, witnesses and casualties of the revolution
1979 Revolution

Super Dungeon Tactics

Release date: August 3rd
Super Dungeon Tactics is a classic turn-based game featuring exciting, new gameplay mechanics. Along with traditional RPG characters making you feel right at home, the dynamic gameplay will keep you on your toes.

Call upon 15 heroes, each with unique abilities, to combat the Dark Consul’s forces throughout the magical land of Crystalia. Explore ever-changing dungeons and battle diverse hordes of monsters during your adventures. React to the tides of battle with randomly rolled ability dice; boost core stats or unlock potent abilities, it’s up to you — and a little luck — to use them to their fullest potential. Choose wisely and craft the ultimate band of heroes to complete each adventure.

Key Features :
  • Balance of strategy and chance - In Super Dungeon Tactics, chance may influence short term decisions but never gets in the way of your overall strategy.
  • Round Boosts - Every round, unique dice enhance character stats and provide access to special abilities making every round a new challenge.
  • Loot-based Leveling - With progression tied to loot, no heroes are left behind. Swap equipment around and bring heroes anywhere without worry of underleveling.
  • Player-controlled initiative order - Choose which hero activates on an initiative turn to maximize each hero's potential.
  • Aggro management system - Influence who the enemy attacks. Passive abilities, consumables, healing, and killing all affect Aggro.
  • Persistent Multi-part quests - Quests take heroes on journeys across multiple locations. Divide and conquer by splitting the party to accomplish objectives in different areas.
Super Dungeon Tactics

Doughlings: Arcade

Release date: August 3rd
Doughlings brings unique gameplay mechanics through its interesting characters and the world while combining together the best that all known brick breaker games have to offer, polished with a modern look and design.

An Old Friend with a New Look
Nothing is better than a familiar face. In Doughlings, you will feel right at home with classic gameplay mechanics, power-ups, and challenging levels. Don't let Morpheus lose his ball and try to clear the screen with everything you got!

Rewrite Your DNA
Find the hidden DNAs and morph into 6 different personas in each level. Unlock them all and collect elixirs to activate new and even more powerful abilities.

It's Showtime Baby!
Forget the traditional brick breaker power-ups. Doughlings presents ‘Show-Off’s--super abilities that you can unleash to change the course of every level. With each character, a unique ‘Show Off’ ability will be yours. Use them wisely.

Stay Strong, Stay Alive
Complete the harder levels to face new enemies that present game changing challenges. Killers, psychos, ghosts, you name it! Nobody said it was going to be easy so get ready!

Create, Test and Share
You think you can create the most bad*** level? Go and create your own levels with all the targets and characters available in Doughlings. Share them with the world and play other levels created by players from around the globe!
Doughlings: Arcade

Jump Gunners

Release date: August 3rd
"Jump Gunners is the beautiful child of Towerfall and Worms" - Mike Bithell, Creator of Thomas was Alone / Volume / Subsurface Circular

Jump Gunners is the definitive local multiplayer couch combat game for up to 4 players, matching fast paced hilarious recoil jumping gunplay, with core gameplay that is easy to learn but hard master. Become the champion among friends, as you fight alone, or team up together against your foes. With multiple game modes featuring over 20 weapons, 80+ destructible environments, custom battles and single player challenges... Jump Gunners has something for everyone.

Jump Gunners is best played around the screen together with friends, but not so close to each other that you'll catch an errant rage induced fist or thrown controller!
Jump Gunners

Other Digital Titles

Armored Warfare

Release date: August 2nd
Armored Warfare, the future of modern tank shooters, is coming to Xbox! Take control of cutting-edge tanks and join your friends in completing co-op missions, compete with rival teams in PvP mode, or experience the real tank action in the Global Operations – an explosive mix of competitive and cooperative play empowered by large maps with respawn zones, surveillance drones, AI support, airstrikes, and much more.

This is an edition for more experienced mercenary vehicle operators who want to start their career with extra resources to spare with the aim of becoming true professionals. It contains:
- LAV-150 90 Merc Tier 3 Premium Tank Destroyer
- Zhalo-S Merc Tier 4 Premium Tank Destroyer
- 7 days of Premium Time
- 1.000 Gold
- 1.500.000 Credits
- 10 Silver Loot Crates
- 10 Gold Loot Crates
- Player Title: Captain - Founder
- Player Title: Colonel - Founder
- Decal: Operator
- Decal: Professional

Notable edition features:
The LAV-150 90 Merc is an ideal starting Premium vehicle for every mercenary. Its four-wheel chassis makes it very mobile but where it really shines is when sniping at long distances thanks to its unusually powerful weapon for its Tier. The 90mm gun allows the LAV-150 to knock out a wide variety of targets – including tanks.

The Zhalo-S Merc is, like the LAV-150 90 Merc, a wheeled tank destroyer. In Armored Warfare, it’s one of the deadliest Tier 4 vehicles when driven by an experienced commander. Its gun has a rather low caliber for its Tier, but it more than makes up for it with its rate of fire and penetration power. The Zhalo-S can stay hidden for extended periods of time thanks to its excellent camouflage factor and, with a bit of luck, is capable of taking out entire squads of enemies on its own.

All Merc vehicles come with unique black “Mercenary” camouflage. Premium vehicles provide a number of bonuses to their users, including better Matchmaking and improved progression rate.

Premium Time increases your account’s progression rate. It can be found and activated from the Inventory screen in the in-game Garage interface.

Gold is a premium Armored Warfare currency and can be exchanged for Premium Vehicles, Credits or additional Premium Time using the in-game Garage interface.

Credits are one of Armored Warfare’s primary progression currencies and are predominantly earned in battles. They can be exchanged for vehicles, vehicle upgrades, retrofits, consumables and other in-game items.

Loot Crates contain in-game progression boosts, Premium Time and other goodies. Silver Loot Crates contain mid-tier quality items while Gold Loot Crates contain high quality items. A loot crate must be opened within the game client.

A Player Title appears next to your name when you defeat an enemy, letting them know they have been defeated by someone who’s been around since the beginning!

A Decal can be mounted on your vehicles using the Visual Customization window in the game, marking you as one of the elite warriors who’ve prowled Armored Warfare’s battlefields since the beginning.
Armored Warfare


Release date: August 2nd

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Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions

Product Price
Armored Warfare - Advanced Edition $29.99 View
Armored Warfare - Elite Edition $59.99 View
Armored Warfare - Standard Edition $14.99 View
Armored Warfare: Ultimate edition $99.99 View

Xbox One Games

Product Price
#WarGames $4.99 View
1979 Revolution: Black Friday $11.99 View
8 To Glory - The Official Game of the PBR Coming soon View
Armored Warfare Coming soon View
Asemblance: Oversight Coming soon View
Castaway Paradise $12.99 View
Doughlings: Arcade Coming soon View
Forsaken Remastered $19.99 View
Jump Gunners Coming soon View
One More Dungeon $7.99 View
Road to Ballhalla Coming soon View
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem $7.99 View
Super Dungeon Tactics $19.99 View
The Z Axis: Continuum Coming soon View
Vigor Coming soon View
Zazmo Arcade Pack $9.99 View

Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.