New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning August 20th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 7 months ago
There's a decent mix of new Xbox titles between the 14 games that are releasing this week. There are four retail titles, although one of these is a game arriving in North America after a release in Europe last month. There's a new F1 title, the Shenmue collection, and a new Warhammer title. Accompanying these are six ID@Xbox titles and four other digital-only titles, including a different take on Planet of the Apes. 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:

Retail Titles

All-Star Fruit Racing

Release dates: August 21st in North America. Already available in other regions.
Go bananas for a jaw-dropping, lightning-fast kart racer for all ages and abilities! All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action: drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in an explosively colorful racer bursting with championships, modes and awe-inspiring sights!
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F1 2018

Release date: August 24th
F1 2018 features all the official teams, the drivers and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season, including the introduction of Circuit Paul Ricard and the return of the Hockenheimring. The game challenges you to Make Headlines in the most complete Career Mode ever seen in the franchise including press interviews, extensive research and development options and significant end of season rule changes. F1 2018 also features 20 classic F1 cars, the most in the franchise’s history.
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Shenmue I & II

Release date: August 21st
SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.

In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path.
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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

Release date: August 23rd
You are an Inquisitor, the Imperium's most powerful agent. In this Action-RPG developed by the creators of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, search closely the fortress-monastery, Martyr, and purge it of the Chaos lurking behind its walls.
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ID@Xbox Titles

Brawlout

Release date: August 21st
Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.

Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for.

Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.
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Distrust

Release date: August 24th
Inspired by John Carpenter's "The Thing."

A helicopter crash left a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic base. As they try to find a way back, all they are doing is sinking deeper into a nightmare scenario. When they sleep, they attract a terrifying force that sucks the life out of their bodies, but the longer they battle exhaustion and stay awake, the less likely they are to survive...

As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. In time, they can't even tell the difference between reality and a hallucination.
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Don’t Sink

Release date: August 24th
A Sandbox-Adventure-Pirate-RPG that takes inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 video game), FTL: Faster Than Light, and Sid Meier's Pirates but makes certain to stand out on its own.

Capture islands, sink ships, defend your towns, and discover an exciting world full of adventure.
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Phantom Doctrine

Release date: August 24th
Phantom Doctrine is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set at the peak of the Cold War. Drawing on a wide variety of influences and capturing the subtle intrigue of classic spy films, the game thrust the player into a mysterious world of covert operations, counterintelligence, conspiracy and paranoia.

As the leader of a secret organization known only as The Cabal, you are charged with preventing a global conspiracy that seeks to pit leader against leader, and nation against nation. By carrying out secret missions, investigating classified files, and interrogating enemy agents, a sinister plot is uncovered. With the clock ticking, it must be thwarted in order to save the world from an unthinkable fate.
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Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier

Release date: August 24th
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game of conquest, betrayal, and survival. When the fates of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors intertwine, two worlds collide as their precarious existence hangs in the balance.

Players can choose to play either side of the growing conflict, gaining a deep understanding of the motivations, hopes, and fears of humans and apes alike. The destinies of each species rest entirely on the player as the game pushes towards a tense, fragile peace, or a final bloody battle.
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Spectrum

Release date: August 24th
Spectrum is a unique platform game set in a stunning abstract world. Jump, dive and find your flow to skilfully navigate through 80 ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colours. Stylish visuals combine with an atmospheric soundtrack to create an immersive experience of pure, zen-focus platforming.
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO CROSSED SWORDS

Release date: August 23rd
CROSSED SWORDS is an action game released by SNK in 1991. In order to defeat the demon Nausizz, use Weapon Attacks, Magic Attacks, and your Defend ability as you make your way through seven intense stages. Up to two players can play simultaneously with the unique 3D perspective. Buy weapons with accumulated GOLD. Characters also grow in strength through an RPG-like system.
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Haunted Halloween '86

Release date: August 24th
Are you rad enough to accept the ultimate 8-bit challenge on Halloween night...again!?!?

HAUNTED: Halloween '86 (The Curse Of Possum Hollow) is a brand new homebrew game featuring side-scrolling, platforming, beat 'em up action! It is the sequel to HAUNTED: Halloween '85 and was originally released on cartridge in October of 2016, so it follows all the rules and restrictions of the original hardware. We are releasing a copy of the game in all its pixelated, 8-bit, retro glory for your PC and Xbox One. The cartridge version can be purchased online for those who still have a working console!

'86 has been upgraded in every way! You can utilize Tag Team Technology to swap between the two playable characters on the fly throughout the game to take advantage of their separate skills and health meters. The combat system has been completely overhauled from the original and now includes many powerful, new attack moves, defensive moves and evasive moves. We also learned how to do things like split-screen scrolling for parallaxing, animated backgrounds and interactive background objects.

There are many new haunts to battle along the way. You can decapitate zombies and then use their removed heads as weapons, combo moves together to smash through the heinous hordes that are taking over the town and find hidden power ups to enhance combat moves and even smash those annoying pumpkins.
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Socketeer

Release date: August 21st
In Socketeer you play as a small hacking robot who has no weapons, but is surrounded by enemies who do. Strategically hack robots to control their combat abilities and use them to advance deeper into each space station stronghold in this charming sci-fi roguelike.
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Tyler: Model 005

Release date: August 21st
Tyler: Model 005 is a 3D action-platformer and exploration game set in the 1950s where you customize and control a spunky miniature robot named Tyler. Many years after powering down, Tyler is accidentally powered on during the height of a thunderstorm. Now you must discover why your creator is missing and what has happened to your home, which is overrun with rats, spiders and more.

Because you are a minuscule robot, normal items take on a completely new dimension in Tyler’s world: for example, chairs, stairs and bookshelves are giant obstacles. It’s your job to navigate through your surroundings and find out as much as you can, collecting objects and solving puzzles along the way.

Wear a huge assortment of diverse outfits, from medieval helmets to pixelated eyeglasses, and battle varied enemies with your trusty bolt-blade, boxing gloves, cherry bombs and more! Discover all that Tyler is capable of as his adventures begin in Tyler: Model 005!
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO CROSSED SWORDS $7.99 View
All-Star Fruit Racing $35.99 View
Brawlout Standard Edition $19.99 View
Brawlout Deluxe Edition $29.99 View
Distrust $14.99 View
Don't Sink Coming soon Coming Soon
F1 2018 Coming soon View
F1 2018 HEADLINE EDITION $59.99 View
Haunted Halloween '86 Coming soon View
Phantom Doctrine Coming soon Coming Soon
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier $19.99 View
Shenmue I & II includes: Shenmue II
Shenmue
$29.99 View
Socketeer Coming soon View
Spectrum $11.99 View
Tyler: Model 005 Coming soon View
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Coming soon View
Warhammer 40,000 : Inquisitor - Martyr Deluxe Edition Coming soon View
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Imperium edition 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.