New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning August 6th, 2018

By Dave Horobin, 11 days ago
This week, 11 games will be releasing on the Xbox One. At retail, this year's addition to the Madden NFL series releases worldwide, We Happy Few leaves the Xbox Preview program, and you can cook up a storm in the kitchen as Overcooked! 2 hits shelves. Digitally, it's another busy week for ID@Xbox, with 6 new games releasing throughout the course of the week. Outside of ID@Xbox, Metal Slug 4 provides us with this week's ACA NEOGEO title, and CWave's MOBA game Hyper Universe completes this week's list. For more information on each title, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

Retail Titles

Madden NFL 19

Release date: August 10th
Madden NFL 19 gives you game-changing control on and off the field.   Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent.  Create and share custom Draft Classes, design your game strategy, progress your players and execute your game plan with all new positional archetypes in Franchise.  In Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Team, train your favorite players to fit your roster and lead your team to glory in all new ways to compete.
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We Happy Few

Release date: August 10th
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

Discover the retrofuturistic city’s dark history as you play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses as they face their pasts, prepare for the future, and engage in activities that aren’t exactly status quo in the artificially enthused society.

Save 15% when you pre-order We Happy Few, plus receive the exclusive in-game Jolly Brolly weapon at launch. There’s a definite chance of pain when using this weaponized umbrella, complete with advanced blocking capabilities and trippy psychedelic interior.
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Overcooked! 2

Release date: August 7th
Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)

Out of the frying pan, into the fire…

You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish. Now a new threat has arisen and it’s time to get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!

ONLINE/LOCAL MULTIPLAYER MADNESS- You’ll knead to work together (or against each other) to get the highest score in chaotic local and online multiplayer.

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS- Journey across a brand new overworld map by land, sea and air. Get cooking in new themes ranging from sushi restaurants, magic schools, mines and even alien planets!

WHET YOUR APPETITE! - Travel the land cooking up a range of new recipes that are sure to cater to any tastes, including sushi, cakes, burgers and pizzas.

ROMAINE CALM! - Travel through teleporters, across moving platforms and save time by throwing ingredients across dynamic kitchens that shift and evolve. Some kitchens even whisk your chefs away to new locations.
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ID@Xbox Titles

Flipping Death

Release dates: August 6th, August 7th in United States
When Penny dies under mysterious circumstances, she wakes up and finds herself filling in for DEATH HIMSELF! This temp job comes with a new power - the ability to flip between the worlds of the living and the dead! In this puzzling platformer, she’ll need that - and her wits - if she ever hopes to unravel the mystery of her demise.

Leap between platforms, solve puzzles and help the dead rest in peace by possessing the living and making them dance around at your merest whim in this comedy adventure game by Zoink Games, with writing by the Eisner-award winning Ryan North.

- Flip between worlds: Move swiftly between the living and the dead.
- Possess the living: Control their limbs and read their minds to solve puzzles.
- Play as Death: You're just a temp, but the ultimate power of life and death is in your hands.
- Dive into a rich, colorful world: Explore vivid environments in a pop-up book style and make your way through a completely original storyline!
Flipping Death

Defenders of Ekron

Release date: August 7th
Defenders of Ekron in an Adventure/Shmup game that mixes the classic action of a Shmup and the exploration of an Adventure game, including dungeons and a sci-fi experience. You take the role of Eneas, a young and bold cadet that has trained his entire life to pilot his Anakim, an advanced mech capable of absorbing and transforming the energy around it into a special ability, but something goes wrong and Eneas is forced to join an experimental program to face the Renegades, a group of rogue Anakim pilots, that threaten to destroy the nation by leading a civil war. With features like 360° shooting range, unique scenarios to discover, exploration modes to analyze the environment, a powerful shield, and different upgradable Combat modes, you must defend the Technocratic Republic of Ekron, but be careful, for dark secrets await and the limits between right and wrong will slowly fade. Listen to your instinct, because revolution starts within.
Defenders of Ekron

Dead Cells

Release date: August 7th
Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.

Experience a Roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs; new paths you’ve unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.

Speaking of weapons, Dead Cells features a plethora of ways to slay your enemies. A large variety of swords, bows and of course spells, but also whips, grenades and turrets, each one with its own unique twist. Plus, mutations and scrolls allow you to build and customize your character differently with each and every run.

At the end of the day though, it’s YOUR skills as a player that matter most! Roguelites are about constantly sharpening your skills, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Patience, you’ll get better!… eventually.
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Megaton Rainfall

Release date: August 8th
"Megaton Rainfall' is a first-person superhero game. A global alien invasion is taking place and you must face it – alone. Chase massive destruction devices at supersonic speeds around an Earth that's as large as the real thing and populated with semi-procedurally generated cities.

Then finish off the alien devices with your lethal energy blasts. Just be careful to avoid human casualties! You are so powerful, you'll leave a trail of collapsed buildings if you miss your targets!

Feel unprecedented freedom of movement as you fly through buildings, break the sound barrier, and accelerate to extraordinary speeds. Then rise above the atmosphere, circumnavigate the Earth in seconds, and get ready for your next battle. 'Megaton Rainfall' is the ultimate superhero experience!"
Megaton Rainfall

TETRA's Escape

Release date: August 8th
TETRA’s Escape is a platforming puzzle-game all about blocks. Blocks named Tetras and it is down to the players to all that they can, to save them and make the most out of their special ability. Via the means of shape-shifting, Tetras can turn into different Tetrominos and used to fill holes and master puzzles, in an attempt to reach the portal on the other side of the level.

But, don’t just go expecting a linear adventure, as sometimes crafting a staircase to the heavens is the only way to make it to the end, so if you dare to dream big and go block mad, you might just have what it takes to bring all the Tetra’s back home!
TETRA's Escape

TerraTech

Release date: August 10th
Single player modes:
  • Fight enemies, complete missions & work your way up the ranks in Campaign.
  • Explore and build with or without the threat of enemies in Creative.
  • Build the fastest Tech you can and beat your previous race times in Gauntlet.
PvP Multiplayer:
Jump into a 16-player PvP battle to win the most fights within the time limit, or team up in a classic red vs. blue match. Choose from the four pre-made Corporation Techs and its additional starting blocks, grab and build as you fight, earn kill streak rewards, and protect your cab at all costs.

Corporations:
The Galactic Survey Organisation, or GSO, is the all-rounder starting Corporation, but it would be a mistake to underestimate them.

GeoCorp produces solid, durable and downright enormous Techs that handle tasks that no other Corporation can stand up to, from mass harvesting to heavy lifting.

You’ll be zooming past everyone on ground and in air with Venture, but you better stay protected.

Hawkeye is the militarised combat-focused Corporation, designed to make armoured tanks and target-seeking aircraft.
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Other Digital Titles

Hyper Universe

Release date: August 7th
MOBA action at Hyper speed! Fast-paced combat and easy to pick up and play controls get you right into the action in this Free to Play 2D MOBA.

Choose from a diverse cast of colorful Hypers, each with their own unique abilities. Leap into intense 4v4 combat on every level of the battlefield as you and your teammates work together to destroy the enemy base. Hyper Universe delivers a game that is truly out of this world

Free to play with Gold (Xbox Live Gold sold separately).
In-game purchases available.
-Requires broadband Internet; ISP fees apply.
Hyper Universe

ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 4

Release date: August 9th

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Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions

Product Price
Hyper Universe: Ultimate Hypers Pack Pre-Order $19.99 View
Madden NFL 19 Standard Edition $59.99 View
Madden NFL 19: Hall of Fame Edition $79.99 View
Overcooked! 2 Pre-Order $24.99 View
We Happy Few $59.99 View
We Happy Few Digital Deluxe $79.99 View

Xbox One Games

Product Price
Dead Cells $24.99 View
Flipping Death Coming soon View
Hyper Universe Coming soon View
Madden NFL 19 Coming soon View
Megaton Rainfall Coming soon View
Overcooked! 2 Coming soon View
TerraTech Coming soon View
TETRA's Escape $4.99 View
We Happy Few Coming soon 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.