New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning December 3rd, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 7 days ago
This week brings along 15 new titles for Xbox One and Windows 10, and two further titles that will be leaving Xbox Game Preview and getting a full release. There are four titles to be found at retail, one of which is an ID@Xbox title. The biggest of those games is surely the fourth instalment in the Just Cause franchise, although brawling mechs and a Jagged Alliance spin-off shouldn't be ignored either. ID@Xbox brings nine titles to the table, including the prequel to Hello Neighbor, a sequel to quick Gamerscore favourite Energy Cycle, a new Monster Boy game, and a tactical adventure with mutants and bipedal animals. Subnautica and GWENT both leave Xbox Game Preview, while the latter's story mode spin-off also makes its debut. 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

Jagged Alliance: Rage!

34 Jagged Alliance: Rage! achievements
Release date: December 6th
Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries!

Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!

This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

Do you have what it takes to rise to old glory?
Jagged Alliance: Rage!

Just Cause 4

34 Just Cause 4 achievements
Release dates: December 4th worldwide, except December 6th in Japan
Welcome to Solís, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions. Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez land in Solís to hunt down the truth about his past, at any cost. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder!
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Override: Mech City Brawl

43 Override: Mech City Brawl achievements
Release date: December 4th
No gears, no glory! Control gigantic robots and duke it out across fantastic cityscapes in this 3D mech-based brawler! Epic and explosive battles await with distinctive mechs in local and online versus mode, party co-op with two to four players, and a single-player campaign.

Pilot a diverse roster of epic, skyscraper-sized mechs, each with their own play style, special moves, and finishers. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to entire cities underfoot. Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico. Challenge other players, gathering two to four friends to engage in dynamic co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech! Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style!
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ID@Xbox Titles - Retail and Digital

Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek

17 Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek achievements
Release date: December 7th
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.
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ID@Xbox Titles - Digital Only

Battle Princess Madelyn

30 Battle Princess Madelyn achievements
Release date: December 6th
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.

Set in the vein of classic Ghouls N' Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday, and the self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play!

Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, the countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!
Wkend Headlines 14/4/17

Energy Cycle Edge

20 Energy Cycle Edge achievements
Release date: December 5th
'Energy Cycle Edge' is the sequel to the puzzle game 'Energy Cycle'. The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colors, and your task is to make them all match the same color.

In 'Energy Cycle Edge', most part of puzzles are three-dimensional, so you'll need to monitor the changes of colors within several linked layers, adding a new facet to the familiar gameplay.
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GODS Remastered

46 GODS Remastered achievements
Release dates: December 3rd in Australia, December 4th in other regions
Join the nameless warrior on a dangerous journey through four worlds to defeat the Great Guardians who have stolen the homes of the gods. As a reward you will receive immortality and a place in the eternal hall of fame...
Experience the 2D-action classic "Gods" by the legendary Bitmap Brothers in a new look! Exciting levels full of monsters and puzzles await you, which you can play either in the original pixel graphics or in a modern 3D mode with an extensive new soundtrack.
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Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos

11 Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos achievements
Release date: December 4th
MONICA E A GUARDA DOS COELHOS is a couch co-op game for one to four players, with a focus on teamwork and cooperation. Featuring the ability to play as a group with (many) heroes from the Brazilian IP Monica and Friends, everyone must have a different role and help to defend the castles against the smudge horde! Use magical bunnies with unique powers, load them into cannons, and fire them at incoming enemies! Monica, Maggy, Jimmy Five, Smudge and their friends from the Lemon Tree Street need your help on a great adventure!
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

32 Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom achievements
Release date: December 4th
A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure!

Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best from the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern adventure with fun gameplay, memorable music and gorgeous hand drawn animations.

Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations, upgrade powerful equipment, and more!
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

36 Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden achievements
Release date: December 4th
From a team including former designers of HITMAN and PAYDAY comes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure game that combines the turn-based combat of XCOM with a real-time stealth and exploration of a post-human world reclaimed by nature… and Mutants.

Of course the world ends.

It was just a question of time. Extreme climate change, global economic crisis, a lethal pandemic, and increasing tension between old and new superpowers. For the first time since 1945 nuclear weapons were used in armed conflict. Mushroom clouds rose from east to west before the dust settled.

Now it’s over and the Earth is still. Nature has invaded ruined cities. Wind sweeps through empty streets, turned into graveyards.

The humans are all gone. Scavenging through the remains of civilization are the Mutants, deformed humanoids and animals alike, searching for salvation or just something to eat. To survive, you and your companions must venture out to explore the Zone.

Maybe one day you will find the Eden of legends, the ancients’ haven in the middle of hell. That’s where truth awaits, the stories say. Maybe you will find your answers there.
MYZ

On A Roll 3D

30 On A Roll 3D achievements
Release date: December 7th
Roll your way through 24 huge levels across six different themes in this fast-paced 3D platform game.

Be prepared to take on spikes, mines, dynamite, conveyor belts, springs, switches, doors, bumpers, lasers, saws, fire, ice, water, electricity, trapdoors and much much more. Each level has three areas you must navigate your way through, battling a host of enemies along the way, then a fourth and final area where you must take on one of the six end-of-level bosses! Grab the protective stars as you go and keep an eye out for the many hidden bonuses to help you on your way.

On A Roll 3D is a classic platformer that mixes the regular 2D format with a 3D twist as many of the platforms cross in front of each other. There are plenty of puzzles thrown in that combine realistic physics and logical reasoning with switches, levers and pushable blocks required to open doors and trapdoors, and to reach otherwise inaccessible places.

On A Roll 3D is an immensely fun and very challenging retro platform game!
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Subnautica (Leaving Xbox Game Preview)

Subnautica achievements: TBA
Release date: December 4th
Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with resources, creatures, wonder and threats. Craft equipment and submarines to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more – all while trying to survive.
Subnautica

Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO CYBER-LIP

12 ACA NEOGEO CYBER-LIP achievements
Release date: December 4th
CYBER-LIP is an action game released in 1990 by SNK. The state-of-the-art scientific army computer CYBER-LIP has suddenly gone rogue! Use a variety of items and weapons to stop the slaughter of all humanity! In two-player mode, two people can work together to take out the target.
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ACA NEOGEO TWINKLE STAR SPRITES

12 ACA NEOGEO TWINKLE STAR SPRITES achievements
Release date: December 6th
TWINKLE STAR SPRITES is a competitive shooting game released by SNK in 1996. Utilize Chain Explosions, Power Shots, and Bombs to defeat the incoming Enemy Golems, changing them into Attack Characters to assault your opponent! Experience a new style of shooting game with more than enough cute characters flying around to fill the sky!
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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Leaving Xbox Game Preview)

50 Gwent: The Witcher Card Game achievements
From the home of The Witcher, developer CD PROJEKT RED, comes a different type of collectible card game. Based on skill rather than luck, GWENT gives you command of highly customizable armies, and encourages use of strategy and deception to defeat opponents.

Sling powerful unit & spell cards, and summon heroes with game-changing abilities — on GWENT’s battlefields, clever tricks used to deceive other players are always a viable tactic.

Played in a best of three format, GWENT is fast, fun and fresh — and now you can play it with friends.
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Party Jousting

19 Party Jousting achievements
Release date: December 4th
A collection of one-button party games, for 2-16 players.
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

40 Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales achievements
Release date: December 4th
Thronebreaker is a single player role playing card game set in the world of The Witcher. Choice-driven, and cast with rich, multi-dimensional characters, it once again thrusts gamers into the monster-infested universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia.

Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
Thronebreaker

Windows 10 Titles

30 Battle Princess Madelyn achievements
Release date: December 6th
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.

Set in the vein of classic Ghouls N' Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday, and the self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play!

Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, the countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!
Wkend Headlines 14/4/17

Energy Cycle Edge

20 Energy Cycle Edge achievements
Release date: December 5th
'Energy Cycle Edge' is the sequel to the puzzle game 'Energy Cycle'. The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colors, and your task is to make them all match the same color.

In 'Energy Cycle Edge', most part of puzzles are three-dimensional, so you'll need to monitor the changes of colors within several linked layers, adding a new facet to the familiar gameplay.
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GODS Remastered

46 GODS Remastered achievements
Release dates: December 3rd in Australia, December 4th in other regions
Join the nameless warrior on a dangerous journey through four worlds to defeat the Great Guardians who have stolen the homes of the gods. As a reward you will receive immortality and a place in the eternal hall of fame...
Experience the 2D-action classic "Gods" by the legendary Bitmap Brothers in a new look! Exciting levels full of monsters and puzzles await you, which you can play either in the original pixel graphics or in a modern 3D mode with an extensive new soundtrack.
Screenshot

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Leaving Xbox Game Preview)

50 Gwent: The Witcher Card Game achievements
From the home of The Witcher, developer CD PROJEKT RED, comes a different type of collectible card game. Based on skill rather than luck, GWENT gives you command of highly customizable armies, and encourages use of strategy and deception to defeat opponents.

Sling powerful unit & spell cards, and summon heroes with game-changing abilities — on GWENT’s battlefields, clever tricks used to deceive other players are always a viable tactic.

Played in a best of three format, GWENT is fast, fun and fresh — and now you can play it with friends.
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Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek

17 Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek achievements
Release date: December 7th
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

36 Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden achievements
Release date: December 4th
From a team including former designers of HITMAN and PAYDAY comes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure game that combines the turn-based combat of XCOM with a real-time stealth and exploration of a post-human world reclaimed by nature… and Mutants.

Of course the world ends.

It was just a question of time. Extreme climate change, global economic crisis, a lethal pandemic, and increasing tension between old and new superpowers. For the first time since 1945 nuclear weapons were used in armed conflict. Mushroom clouds rose from east to west before the dust settled.

Now it’s over and the Earth is still. Nature has invaded ruined cities. Wind sweeps through empty streets, turned into graveyards.

The humans are all gone. Scavenging through the remains of civilization are the Mutants, deformed humanoids and animals alike, searching for salvation or just something to eat. To survive, you and your companions must venture out to explore the Zone.

Maybe one day you will find the Eden of legends, the ancients’ haven in the middle of hell. That’s where truth awaits, the stories say. Maybe you will find your answers there.
MYZ

On A Roll 3D

30 On A Roll 3D achievements
Release date: December 7th
Roll your way through 24 huge levels across six different themes in this fast-paced 3D platform game.

Be prepared to take on spikes, mines, dynamite, conveyor belts, springs, switches, doors, bumpers, lasers, saws, fire, ice, water, electricity, trapdoors and much much more. Each level has three areas you must navigate your way through, battling a host of enemies along the way, then a fourth and final area where you must take on one of the six end-of-level bosses! Grab the protective stars as you go and keep an eye out for the many hidden bonuses to help you on your way.

On A Roll 3D is a classic platformer that mixes the regular 2D format with a 3D twist as many of the platforms cross in front of each other. There are plenty of puzzles thrown in that combine realistic physics and logical reasoning with switches, levers and pushable blocks required to open doors and trapdoors, and to reach otherwise inaccessible places.

On A Roll 3D is an immensely fun and very challenging retro platform game!
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO CYBER-LIP $7.99 View
ACA NEOGEO TWINKLE STAR SPRITES $7.99 View
Battle Princess Madelyn $19.99 View
Energy Cycle Edge $4.99 View
GODS Remastered $19.99 View
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game $0.00 View
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek $29.99 View
Jagged Alliance: Rage! Coming soon View
Just Cause 4 $59.99 View
Just Cause 4 Digital Deluxe Edition $69.99 View
Just Cause 4 Gold Edition $89.99 View
Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos $14.99 View
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom $39.99 View
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden $34.99 View
On A Roll 3D $4.79 View
Override: Mech City Brawl $29.99 View
Override: Mech City Brawl Super Charged Mega Edition $39.99 View
Party Jousting $4.99 View
Subnautica $19.99 View
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales $29.99 View

Windows Games

Product Price
Battle Princess Madelyn $19.99 View
Energy Cycle Edge $4.99 View
GODS Remastered $19.99 View
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game $0.00 View
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek $29.99 View
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden $34.99 View
On A Roll 3D $4.79 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.