New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning August 27th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 7 months ago
We continue to see a decent number of titles released during the last days of August with a total of 16 new games releasing over the next few days. Seeing the month out are five retail titles, including a new Naruto title, the newest adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga, and the yearly Pro Evolution Soccer title. Two of the games are also part of the ID@Xbox program: Divinity: Original Sin 2 leaves Game Preview and a group of heroes take on a mummified army in Rebellion's latest game. ID@Xbox also brings along eight of the remaining ten digital only titles (two of which are also coming to Windows 10), the others being the latest ACA NEOGEO title, the latest The Golf Club game, and Bohemia Interactive's zombie survival title, the latter of which is entering Xbox Game Preview. 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

Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Release date: August 31st
The Naruto franchise is back with a brand new experience in NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER! This new game lets gamers battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! Graphically, SHINOBI STRIKER is also built from the ground up in a completely new graphic style. Lead your team and fight online to see who the best ninjas are!
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Release date: August 28th
Feel The Power Of Football with PES 2019, offering photo-realism and lifelike player individuality, combined with a host of new licenses and exclusive Legend players!
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Shadows: Awakening

Release date: August 31st in all regions except North America
Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga. After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they acquire and materialize them as their puppets. Re-emerging into the mortal realm once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and immortality, but at what cost?

Shadows: Awakening is a unique, isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat. You take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – the Devourer – to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. Do you have the focus and wits to master the world of the Heretic Kingdoms? Gather your party, control powerful heroes and use their skills to your advantage. But who is in charge… the demon, or the souls that it has devoured? It's up to you to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…
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ID@Xbox Titles - Retail and Digital

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Release date: August 31st
There can only be one God.

The Divine is dead. The Void approaches. And the powers lying dormant within you are soon to awaken. The battle for Divinity has begun. Choose wisely and trust sparingly; darkness lurks within every heart. Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God, in multi-award winning RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2.
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Strange Brigade

Release date: August 28th
Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again, and only one troop of daring heroes can stand against her fearsome army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade!

Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that’s certain to bring out your inner adventurer!
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ID@Xbox Titles - Digital Only

3on3 FreeStyle

Release date: August 29th
3on3 FreeStyle allows players to work with their teammates to pull off rim-shaking slam dunks, awe-inspiring alley-oops, flashy no-look passes, and clutch outside shots which breaks the heart of the opposing team in competitive games filled with the joy and energy of street basketball.
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Bad North

Release date: August 28th
Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.

Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.
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Claybook

Release date: August 31st
Claybook is a unique world made entirely of clay. Everything acts like it's made of real clay. Every inch of the environment can be shaped and molded. Everything has matter inside it, not just an outer shell. Clay can be liquid or solid, it can be deformed and destroyed.

In the game, you step into the shoes of brave kids who bring the Claybook to life. Each chapter of the book challenges you with unique obstacles and puzzles. You possess clay blobs and morph them into different shapes in order to overcome tricky situations. Each shape has its own strengths and weaknesses, some even have special powers.
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Shikhondo: Soul Eater

Release date: August 28th
Shikhondo - Soul Eater is a Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology.

Armies of demons known as yokai have escaped from Limbo. They are spreading like a plague across the land, sowing fear and stealing souls. You must destroy the pestilent invaders and free the captured souls from eternal torment.
Includes Arcade, Hardcore and Local Co-op modes.
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Splash Blast Panic

Release date: August 28th
SPLASH BLAST PANIC is a multiplayer competitive party game where you must shoot, ram, dodge and overall bully your opponents outside the screen with a variety of watergun-based weaponry. Inspired by old arcade titles as well as newer competitive party games, ruin all your friendships in a variety of stages.
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The Talos Principle

Release date: August 31st
The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (Infinite Ocean).

Assume the role of a sentient artificial intelligence placed within a simulation of humanity’s greatest ruins and linked together through an arcane cathedral. Players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world.
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The VideoKid

Release date: August 31st
It's the 1980's. The Kid needed to earn some cash to take his girlfriend out. So by delivering pirate video tapes to his customers and staying one step in front of the cops, he quickly became... The Videokid.

Running the gauntlet of his bogusly dangerous delivery route, The VideoKid must survive against all the odds to reach his beloved Jessica. Is today the day he'll finally reach her in time?

The VideoKid pays homage to the 1980s, and the classic videogames of that era. Harking back to a simpler time of pure gameplay, take control of The VideoKid as he hurls videos through the mailboxes, or windows, of his customers to earn cash. Dodge civilians, jump and grind cars and avoid the neighbourhood cops to stay alive. But this is no ordinary street... you may also encounter strangely-familiar characters from your past. How many will you spot?
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Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition

Release date: August 29th
Watt and Volt are two twin robots, who have been forgotten by time and abandoned in an old robot factory. Marked as defective by mistake, if they wish to prove themselves as deserving a place in today’s world, they must pass a series of grueling tests.

Watt and Volt will have their work cut out for them, but the good news is you might not have to go it alone as although both robots can be controlled at any moment due to swapping between them, co-op is fully supported, so as long as you have a friend to control the other robot, the only thing you’ll need to focus on, is what your own robot is doing.
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Other Full Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO FOOTBALL FRENZY

Release date: August 30th
FOOTBALL FRENZY is a sports game released by SNK in 1992. Select from one of ten individual teams and compete to win the championship. A variety of formations allows for countless play patterns and extremely realistic games. A two-player versus mode is also available.
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[DELAYED] Amnesia Collection

Release date: August 31st
Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring its eerie pathways, you must piece together Daniel's troubled memories and uncover the horror that lies deep below.

In Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus wakes in his bed wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. All he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it's up to him to save them.Amnesia: Justine puts you through a series of trials constructed by a demented mind. Will you risk your own life to save others?

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The Golf Club 2019

Release date: August 28th
Do you have what it takes to win the FedExCup on the PGA TOUR? Compete in the all new officially licensed PGA TOUR Career mode. Play on famous courses like TPC Boston, TPC Sawgrass and more. Show off your skills as you take part in PGA TOUR events such as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the John Deere Classic and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Take on Career Rivals throughout the season for that extra challenge and promise of reward.

The Golf Club 2019 Featuring the PGA TOUR is an exciting sequel in The Golf Club franchise and comes with a whole host of new and improved content and features across all aspects of the game, from a restructured Career mode experience to sponsors who challenge you and set you goals for a chance to earn rewards from licensed brands like Under Armour. Look out for an expanded character editor, new and improved online and solo societies, new game modes such as Skins and ALT-SHOT, a refined online match-making system for an enhanced multiplayer experience as well as much, much more!
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Game Preview Titles

DayZ

DayZ, the massively successful online sandbox game that helped shape a new genre on PC, is bringing the authentic hardcore survival experience to Xbox.

Up to 60 players on a server engage in a completely unscripted, emergent gameplay scenario with a single goal: to survive as long as possible in a vast, unforgiving wasteland.

Fear of the unknown, lasting friendships, and heartbreaking betrayals – this is DayZ, this is your story.
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
3on3 FreeStyle Coming soon Coming Soon
ACA NEOGEO FOOTBALL FRENZY $7.99 View
Bad North $14.99 View
Claybook $14.99 View
DayZ Coming soon View
Divinity: Original Sin 2 $59.99 View
NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER $59.99 View
NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER Deluxe $89.99 View
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 $59.99 View
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 DAVID BECKHAM EDITION $69.99 View
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 LEGEND EDITION $79.99 View
Shadows: Awakening $49.99 View
Shikhondo: Soul Eater $13.99 View
Splash Blast Panic Coming soon View
Strange Brigade $49.99 View
Strange Brigade Deluxe Edition $79.99 View
The Golf Club 2019 $49.99 View
The Talos Principle $49.99 View
The VideoKid $4.99 View
Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition $7.99 View

Windows Games

Product Price
Splash Blast Panic Coming soon View
The VideoKid $4.99 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.