New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning August 13th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 7 months ago
This week is a busy week for ID@Xbox titles. The program brings 14 of this week's 16 new titles, all of which are only available digitally for now. The final season of The Walking Dead begins for those eagerly awaiting the end of Clementine's tale, and there's the obligatory ACA NEOGEO title, while the remaining titles include dieselpunk airplanes, managing graveyards, dealing with transhumanism, vampire slaying, a bid to stop the theft of coffee, defusing bombs, and a surprise release from Artifex Mundi. For more information on each of those titles and more, check out the list below, and scroll to the bottom for prices and download links:

ID@Xbox Titles

Airheart - Tales of broken Wings

Release date: August 14th
Airheart is a dieselpunk airplane action game, where every colorful level is built on top of the previous one, all the way up to the stratosphere.

Welcome to Granaria, a flying city in the clouds. Meet Amelia - a young pilot and fisherwoman wishing to reach the abundant worlds edge. Sky fishing became a really dangerous job, with pirates roaming around everywhere. So start your engines, arm your airplane and get ready to make the catch of a lifetime!

Airheart combines free roaming, twin stick gameplay with a beautiful, colorful world. Defeat your enemies, salvage their scrap and reuse it to craft new parts for your airplane. Build and try out over 40 weapons and airplane parts. Combine their abilities to become the pirates worst nightmare. Or just have some fun with your enemies and use your harpoon to disarm, unshield, swing them around or drag them back home to disassemble them.

An airplane game, reimagined in a wonderful world, Airheart is a treat to fans and newcomers to flight action games alike.
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Airport Simulator 2019

Release date: August 15th
You are managing a huge international airport! Your duties start from staff management to purchasing of vehicles and their maintenance up to the management of an ever-growing selection of different airlines. In the beginning it's all up to you!

Later on you get your own employees which you have to educate they support you and handle several tasks. Refuelling and navigation of the jetway and also the baggage cars, busses and fire brigade are up to you. Take care for the security to make sure everything is runs smoothly. Step by step you will collect more experience and the airport is getting larger and larger. So you will manage more runways and gate, planes and passengers – as you see, there is a lot to do, so let's get it started!
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Coffee Crisis

Release date: August 15th
The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they’re not leaving until they steal our four most prized commodities: metal music, the best coffee, cat videos, and all the WiFi. Challenge them through unique and innovative levels inspired by real-life areas in Pittsburgh, PA. Join Black Forge Coffeehouse baristas Nick and Ashley, two galaxy gladiators called to arms to stop this madness and remove the Smurglian threat from Earth.

The Smurglians can have the cat videos… but if you don’t help our heroes fend off against the alien-assimilated elderly, bros, cowgirls, and country western singers, who knows what could happen!
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Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters

Release date: August 17th
Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters is all about high speed aerial drunken kung-fu! Flail your intoxicated ragdoll around in a wrecked rampage both online & offline. Howl in a drunken fury as you beat up your friends or AI controlled bullies in different arenas across the globe.

Master physics defying drunk-fu techniques by controlling your stumbling direction and unleashing powerful attacks with each individual limb. Team up with your friends to beat AI controlled bullies in the Swarm-mode or challenge each other in the Free for All or Last Man Standing modes to see who is the true Wasted Master.
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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition

Release date: August 14th
Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set within a world consumed by darkness. You are Nyx, an old warrior who has embarked on a dangerous journey with his daughter, Aether, an ‘indigo child’ who radiates luminescence. Only together will they be strong enough to complete their quest: reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.
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Fernz Gate

Release date: August 15th
Travel to the other side and beyond and find a way back home in a fantasy RPG!

After awaking in unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world dominated by conflict and destruction.

Fighting monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and a succession of chaotic events as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across Lita, a young woman from a peaceful world like his own.

Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold...?

Join forces with buddies and fight! Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects. Grow parameter-increasing fruit, upgrade and customize weapons, take on variety of sub quests and enjoy plenty of content!
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Graveyard Keeper

Release date: August 15th
Graveyard Keeper is the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year. Build & manage your own graveyard while finding shortcuts to cut costs, expand into entertainment with witch-burning festivals, and scare nearby villagers into attending church. This is a game of capitalism and doing whatever it takes to build a thriving business.

Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around?

Gather valuable resources & craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business, go ahead and gather valuable resources scattered in the surrounding areas, and explore what this land has to offer.

Make business alliances. These dead bodies don't need all that blood, do they? Why not sell it to someone who can put it to good use. Same for body parts. Hey, it's being efficient with recycling!

Explore mysterious dungeons. No medieval game would be complete without these. Take a trip into the unknown and find useful new ingredients which may or may not poison a whole bunch of nearby villagers. Capitalism.
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Hero Defense

Release date: August 15th
In order to destroy the world’s most powerful vampire, your team of slayers must impale, slash, tear and burn through legions of undead hell-bent on world domination!

Take charge of five unique heroes that battle their way through various arenas to defeat Count Necrosis.

HERO DEFENSE challenges fans from RTS, RPGs and Tower Defense games to strategically maneuver their upgradeable heroes to destroy hordes of sinister creeps.
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Release date: August 17th
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud.

Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.
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Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders

Release date: August 17th
Embark on 3 different quests in various corners of the world with this fantastic bundle! Travel to ancient Persia and heal the kindhearted folk of a horrible plague. Take a deep dive into a mysterious underwater art-deco city haunted by Wraiths. Climb the majestic mountains of Karkhala to chase down the last of the immortal cultists that threaten to dominate the world.
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Polygod

Release date: August 17th
Polygod is a rogue-like, randomly generated, single & multiplayer FPS with a brutal difficulty curve!

Blending a fast-paced, Quake-esque feel with the randomness, difficulty and power-up system of The Binding of Isaac, Polygod is a hardcore gamer and speedrunners dream. Only the most skilled and strategic players will defeat the Trial of the Gods.

You are a Faceless One: a one-armed, gun-wielding assassin of legend. The seven deities of Polygod will test your skill with randomly generated arenas of hostile minions, followed by a boss fight against a ruthless Holy Champion.

Each of the arenas features five Altars of Worship, offering you Blessings in exchange for Souls you have collected along your journey. Blessings combine and stack to create unique gun effects, but each has consequences, so choose wisely if you wish to survive each wicked challenge. And don’t forget, death is permanent in this purgatory of the gods!

The art style is inspired by the meta-physical surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico who is famously revered for his eerie mood and strange artificiality of cityscapes.
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State of Mind

Release date: August 15th
When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity?

Berlin, 2048 – The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.

Richard Nolan is one of the few journalists openly criticizing this development. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankind’s salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Instead, they find themselves right at the center of it.

This domestic drama evolves into a thriller about a worldwide conspiracy, which at its core aims to determine the fate of humanity: Could a perfect digital utopia be the answer? A virtual paradise not affected by material needs and quarrels? Could a super-AI be our savior – or would it simply declare us as dispensable since it could not be taught the value of philanthropy?

What will the world look like after this storm, what will remain of humanity?
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Treadnauts

Release dates: August 17th, August 23rd in Japan
Treadnauts gives competitive platform fighters a kiss of physics finesse. Gracefully pilot your tank through gorgeous arenas to land a deadly shot on your opponents! You've got a slew of useful tricks at your disposal, including treads that stick to any wall, boosters for midair hops, zero-friction slides, and rocket jumps for soaring into the sky. It's all about moving with style!
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Wailing Heights

Release dates: August 15th
A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in with a horrific hamlet of monsters, with a story by Kevin Beimers (Hector: Badge of Carnage) and glorious 2D artwork from a host of illustrious comic book talent.

Set in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, gossiping ghosts and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying homeowners.
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES

Release date: August 16th
GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES is a fighting game released by SNK in 1999. The son of Geese Howard, Rock Howard, who has been raised by Terry Bogard is the main character in this first episode of a new generation in the “FATAL FURY” Series. ’ Numerous new game mechanics such as the “Breaking” feature have been introduced in this acclaimed fighting masterpiece resulting in a game with a variety of deep strategies available to players.
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The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Release date: August 14th
Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left. In this gripping and emotional final season, you will define your relationships, fight the undead, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
The Walking Dead The Final Season
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES $7.99 View
Airheart - Tales of broken Wings $17.99 View
Airport Simulator 2019 Coming soon Coming Soon
Coffee Crisis Coming soon Coming Soon
Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters $9.99 View
Fall of Light: Darkest Edition Coming soon View
Fernz Gate $14.99 View
Graveyard Keeper Coming soon View
Hero Defense $29.99 View
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes $14.99 View
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders Coming soon View
Polygod Coming soon View
State of Mind $39.99 View
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Coming soon View
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - The Complete Season Pre-order includes: The Walking Dead: The Final Season
Episode 4
Episode 2
Episode 3
$19.99 View
Treadnauts $9.99 View
Wailing Heights Coming soon Coming Soon

Windows Games

Product Price
Fernz Gate $14.99 View
Graveyard Keeper 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.