New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning September 3rd, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 3 months ago
If you thought the last few weeks were busy with around 12-15 new releases per week, you'll be overwhelmed this week. There are a massive 22 new titles releasing over the next few days. The month begins with five new retail releases. NBA 2K19 is only available to those who got early access with the 20th Anniversary Edition — the game releases for everyone next week. However, its rival basketball title, NBA LIVE 19, makes its full debut alongside the latest NASCAR title, the newest adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga, and the first V-Rally title for a long time. ID@Xbox also brings along ten of the remaining digital only titles, while the other downloads include PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds finally leaving 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

NASCAR Heat 3

Release date: September 7th
NASCAR Heat 3, the only authentic NASCAR racing game, is bigger and better than ever.

Build your own race team and compete in the Xtreme Dirt Tour in the newly expanded Career Mode. Prove you’re the best driver in the world in new Esports Tournaments. Just like real life, new at-track stories mean anything can happen on race day. Plus, all your favorite modes are back and better than ever - Split Screen, Challenge, Championship, 40-player online, and more!
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NBA 2K19 (20th Anniversary Edition only)

Release date: September 7th
NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
The Way Back

NBA LIVE 19

Release date: September 7th
NBA LIVE 19 redefines the way you play a basketball game. Real Player Motion and 1v1 Everywhere gives you control in every possession, providing you the ability to change momentum in any game and dominate your opponent. Pursue basketball glory with the freedom to create your path in The League and The Streets, in the return of THE ONE. No longer a solo affair, build your squad of superstars, legends, and cultural icons to join your quest for greatness on courts across the globe.
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Shadows: Awakening

Release dates: September 4th in North America (already available in other regions)
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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V-Rally 4

Release date: September 6th in all regions except North America, September 11th in North America
Celebrate the return of a legendary racing game with V-Rally 4. Collect, upgrade, and customize numerous vehicles to be the ultimate champion, and compete against other racers in the brand-new online mode.
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ID@Xbox Titles - Digital Only

Arcade Islands: Volume One

Release date: September 4th
The ultimate collection of 33 games for up to four players!

Six exotic Islands filled with games and Treasure are waiting for adventures of all skill levels. Explore the Islands solo or invite a group of friends over for some local co-op and competitive gameplay.

Collect Treasure as you master all 33 games in your quest to be crowned Ruler of the Islands.
Arcade Islands: Volume One

Claws of Furry

Release date: September 4th
Claws of Furry Claws of Furry creates a blend of today's fast paced action with classic arcade Beat'em up badassery. With four distinct environments with unique enemies, the challenge is always evolving. Multiple modes such as Rogue-like and Arena, and unlockable outfits with unique bonuses, will keep you coming back for more. Fear not the rogue-like though; with the Pussycat mode you can play the game with checkpoints in every level, in a classic linear adventure. This will not make it much easier though, fast reflexes and a keen eye are required in order to survive the journey to free your Master. You don't have to take this journey alone though; you can have a group of up to four people in local co-op!
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Dead Age

Release date: September 7th
Survive the zombie apocalypse with turn-based combat and permanent death! Manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment, make difficult story-influencing decisions, defend your camp against undead hordes and experience non-linear rogue-lite elements. An innovative Indie Survival-RPG!

Just after the zombie outbreak you were fortunate enough to join a group of survivors and hole up in their camp. But that doesn't set you out of danger! Food supplies are running low, injured survivors must be tended to and materials need to be scavenged to keep the camp intact. The zombie threat increases steadily and gangs of hostile survivors keep you on the defensive.

Every survivor should be protected because you'll need all hands on deck to defend against the dangers of the apocalypse. Scavenge supplies in zombie-infested areas, craft survival gear and buy and sell equipment to keep yourself and your camp members alive long enough to learn the skills necessary for long-term survival. The combat system has its roots in classic role-playing games. You can fight strategically, learn to utilize various weapon types and use a range of bombs or traps.

Should you fail to survive the apocalypse, you can purchase upgrades with medals earned in previous playthroughs to give your new character an edge to start with. Unlocked pre-apocalypse professions of your character allow you to specialize in various jobs. Each new playthrough offers different random missions and survivors to meet.

A praised feature of Dead Age is its non-linear story with real in-game consequences. Decisions you make in conflict situations affect the story's future. You can choose to be a hero and save more survivors, or let them die to stock up on supplies. You can build romance relationships with other survivors or start rivalries that may have disastrous chain reactions. Daily events offer new dangers and situations in which you must make choices that affect the survival chances of your camp. Live long enough, and you'll have a chance to unlock one of the game's six possible endings.
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Dimension Drive

Release date: September 4th
This intense space shoot’em up challenges you to fight across two battlefields on one split screen. Instantly switch between them to dodge waves of bullets, reach secret areas, or surprise your enemies. Play solo or turn it up to 11 with a local co-op partner.

Climb the global leaderboards in four different difficulty modes ranging from Normal for a balanced challenge to Insane for whoever can take the pain. Still too easy? Step into the 13 zones of the Mirror Dimension in New Game+.
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FullBlast

Release date: September 5th
With an art style inspired by the 80’s and the 90’s, FullBlast is a vertical-scrolling shooter that will bring a dose of nostalgia to all gamers who spent many an hour at their local arcade, engaging in Shmups. But don’t worry, just because it’s retro in origin, modern conventions and technology have been considered, resulting in a modern and vibrant presentation that is the perfect way to introduce a new generation of gamers to a largely untapped genre.

Try to take in as much as you can, when you have the time though. Being a shmup, it’s not just an alien menace you have to worry about, but their projectiles you’ll need to dodge if you hope to survive! Across the game’s 12 random levels, humanity is on the verge of extinction due to an alien invasion and it just so happens, you're the last hope to save the world. So, get ready to take flight and let loose, because those aliens are not going to shoot themselves. Humanity’s retaliation starts here!
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King's Guard TD

Release date: September 7th
Your Highness, our kingdom is at risk. We’re facing great danger! Not only villagers, but also maidens, warriors, mages, ravens, bats, eagles and dragons are trying to destroy our empire. Guard your throne and stop them now!
Use your tactical knowledge and skills to tip the scales of triumph in your favor in order to save the kingdom from the invaders. You are their last hope.

Get King’s Guard now and dive into a beautiful world. Build strong towers and lead your defense forces against difficult enemies.
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Moonfall Ultimate

Release date: September 5th
Moonfall Ultimate is a 2D side-scrolling, action-RPG, set in an industrial gothic universe. Hack, slash and cast your way through a treacherous hand-painted world in solo, couch co-op or endless arcade mode.

Choose your class and upgrade your gear with metroidvania-style exploration and a focus on strategic real-time combat.

Discover a story of The Empire, a once small kingdom now under threat from so-called Savages. They hunt a mysterious element known as Lunarium which resides in The Empire and you, a dauntless recruit, must protect the land at the front line.
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Out of the Box

Release date: September 7th
In this time-management thriller, you will be Warren Baker, the new bouncer of the prestigious club The Box. After spending three years in jail, you just want to live an honest life and recover your daughter. However, the quirky clients of The Box will drive you closer to your turbulent past, involving you in a gangster scheme that threatens to destroy everything that you love.

Every night, among the club’s visitors, you’ll find undercover cops, annoying celebrities, runaway criminals or ghosts from your past. As the new gatekeeper of The Box, you decide who enters and who doesn’t... by any means necessary. Be careful though, because each choice you make can influence the fate of the club and its clients. You’ll also need to keep your salary to avoid being evicted, to see your daughter again, and most importantly, to regain control of your life.

Will you let teenagers into the club in exchange for money? Will you confront a wealthy client to save his girlfriend when she asks you for help? Or will you work with the police to bring down the most powerful gangster in town?

Everyone’s lives are in your hands. Only you choose how their stories end.
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Planet Alpha

Release date: September 4th
PLANET ALPHA, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive.
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Sigi - A Fart for Melusina

Release date: September 7th
Super tight gameplay and wonderful pixel graphics make Sigi a light-hearted and loving 8-bit adventure to enjoy.

Join Knight Sigi as he runs, jumps, and battles in a flatulent quest to save Melusina, the love of his life ! Take down hordes of goofy enemies and crazy bosses. Earn riches, find long lost holy artefacts and make your way up to the top of Mount Stinkup !

Good luck farty pants !
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMMANDO

Release date: September 6th
NINJA COMMANDO is an action game released by SNK in 1992. Fight to protect history from death merchants planning to bring chaos to the world. Shoot, use Ninja Tricks and Death Blows, and accumulate scrolls to perform Transformations for a variety of attacks. Two-player simultaneous play is also available.
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Elea

Release date: September 6th
Elea is a surreal sci-fi adventure game in which you play as space scientist Elea. In 2073, Earth was struck by a horrid childhood disease and Elea’s husband Ethan joined an expedition to colonize Solace, a habitable exoplanet, to save humanity from extinction. The interstellar ship he was on, Pilgrimage, went radio silent shortly after it reached planet Solace. Thirteen years later, Elea joins a recovery mission to investigate the faith of the expedition. What follows is a wondrous journey through space.
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FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION HD

Release date: September 7th
The Tale of the Chosen King, Savior to the Star.

After years of fighting, the nations of Lucis and Niflheim at last agree to an armistice.

As a symbol of this promised peace, Noctis, crown prince of Lucis, is to wed the Lady Lunafreya of Tenebrae.

The prince sets forth for his wedding on the eve of the signing ceremony, sent off by his father, King Regis. Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils...
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Immortal: Unchained

Release date: September 7th
Unleashed and unforgiving. Can you rise to the challenge?

Immortal: Unchained is the latest addition to the genre of ultra-hardcore action RPGs. Take the role of a living weapon, unleashed to stop the source of a cataclysmic event threatening to end all worlds. Discover the secrets of these worlds, master the unique but lethal gun combat, and defeat legendary bosses.

Being an ultimate weapon, you have been locked up for millennia by those who fear your potential. It will require many harsh lessons to unlock this potential in an unforgiving universe full of murderous foes. On your journey, expect no mercy and no assistance: Those that aren’t trying to kill you, will instead try to use you to further their own agenda. Trust no one.
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Ninjin: Clash of Carrots

Release date: September 4th
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an anime-inspired beat-‘em-up with a gaggle of varied enemies, deep customization…and ninjas! Play through side-scrolling worlds consisting of multiple stages and collect carrots stolen by the evil Shogun Moe! Carrots act as currency which can be redeemed in the Corgi Store for new equipment, or the Shady Shop for special weapons, masks and other customization items. Grab a friend to join you in 2-player online or local co-op.

Featuring over 150 weapons, projectiles, upgrades, and more to modify the experience to each player’s preference, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an action-packed thrill-fest with a unique and immersive storyline, stylish environments, and exciting and frenetic gameplay! Ninjin also features a unique survival mode called “Oni TV Show” where players will fight endless waves of enemies for rare rewards. This mode also supports local and online co-op.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Release date: September 4th
From the makers of the best-selling PC phenomenon, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS drops players into a competitive survival battle where you’ll engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive. Loot supplies, find weapons and gear-up to take on the competition in a solo or team squad match. Emerge the lone survivor in a thrilling game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
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Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands

Release date: September 7th
A young girl has traveled to the Sacred Lands. Within this realm she will face many challenges, fight dangerous monsters and solve mysterious puzzles. Many have come to this land before, all in hopes of finishing the Sacred Trial, but none has succeeded! Will she fail like the others? Or will she overcome the odds and return home!?
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMMANDO $7.99 View
Arcade Islands: Volume One Coming soon View
Claws of Furry $9.99 View
Dead Age $14.99 View
Dimension Drive $12.99 View
Elea $12.99 View
FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION HD $29.99 View
FullBlast $5.99 View
Immortal: Unchained $49.99 View
King's Guard TD $4.99 View
Moonfall Ultimate Coming soon View
NASCAR Heat 3 $49.99 View
NASCAR Heat 3 Bundle $79.99 View
NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition $99.99 View
NBA LIVE 19: THE ONE EDITION $59.99 View
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots $14.99 View
Out of the Box Coming soon Coming Soon
Planet Alpha Coming soon View
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds $29.99 View
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sanhok Edition Coming soon View
Shadows: Awakening $49.99 View
Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands Coming soon View
Sigi - A Fart for Melusina Coming soon View
V-Rally 4 $59.99 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.