New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning December 10th, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
As we get closer to the holiday period, the retail releases begin to dry up. That doesn't mean that we stop getting new games altogether — far from it, in fact. The standalone Comrades expansion arrives for Final Fantasy XV, and ID@Xbox brings along ten new titles, including Capybara's much-anticipated maze-like underworld, the stand-alone expansion to Kingdom: New Lands, a new Artifex Mundi title, and the first of Arcade Distillery's Plague titles to arrive on Xbox. 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 - Digital Only

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Below achievements: TBA
Release date: December 14th
Test your adventurer mettle against The Isle’s procedural subterranean labyrinths. Explore a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, deadly traps and stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths and unearth what lies below... or die trying..

BELOW is a procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery and death.
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Desert Child

Desert Child achievements: TBA
Release date: December 12th
You’re broke, you’re hungry, and your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles.

In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.

The world as we know it is slowly starting to become inhabitable, and many people on Earth have moved to Mars for a better quality of life, thanks to a government subsidy that assisted in relocating citizens by providing affordable passage. After several years of running this program, the government announces that in two weeks, tickets to Mars would go up in price, making the exodus to the Red Planet unobtainable for regular citizens.

You’ll deliver pizzas, collect gun parts, hunt bounties, and make some fans along the way. In between races, you’ll explore colorful cities where you can repair and upgrade your bike, dine on the local cuisine, and fight your way through gangsters, bounty hunters, and all sorts of interesting characters, just so that you can have a decent meal and keep your bike running.

Nothing’s free in Desert Child.
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Doom & Destiny

44 Doom & Destiny achievements
Release date: December 12th
Four nerds, drawn into a fantasy world and mistaken for heroes, have to battle their way through a massive, crazy adventure and defeat a preposterous villain!

Doom and Destiny is a turn based hilarious jrpg where you take control of a party of four everyday friends. Journey through an unpredictable story filled with parodies and cameos. Start your adventure in a classic dungeon with dragons, save princess with the help of green-dressed elf and then fly to manga-themed city with the help of a famous italian plumber. This is Doom and Destiny, the flying-spaghetti fantasy adventure!
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Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms achievements: TBA
Release date: December 14th
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an official Dungeons & Dragons strategy management game.

Idle Champions challenges players to assemble a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new heroes, upgrade them to reveal special abilities, and collect epic gear. The key to glory is learning how to combine Champion abilities to defeat an onslaught of powerful monsters.
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Kingdom: Two Crowns

Kingdom: Two Crowns achievements: TBA
Release date: December 11th
In the award-winning Kingdom series, players took on the role of a monarch struggling to build their kingdom up from nothing. Hundreds of thousands of players across the world explored, recruited loyal subjects, and defended nightly against the persistent threat of the Greed – but they did so in isolation, and as with all things in Kingdom, nothing lasts… until now.

Kingdom: Two Crowns builds upon the challenging micro strategy experience with an evolution of the celebrated franchise. Introducing the brand-new campaign mode, monarchs must now work to build a kingdom that stands over time until finding a way to defeat the Greed for good. Recruit new unit types and develop advanced technologies to bolster your defenses. Explore fresh environments to discover new mounts and secrets hidden in the deep. Revisit and revitalize your kingdom in its entirety as you move onward through the campaign.

But you don’t have to rule alone! Introducing a cooperative play experience that is totally unique to Kingdom: Two Crowns, monarchs can now choose between a classic solo experience or seek the assistance of a friend, working together locally or online, dropping in or out at will.

A challenge awaits all who seek it here, whether you are a first-time ruler or a longtime fan. So be brave, great monarchs, for in the end Two Crowns shall reign stronger than one!
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Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne

Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne achievements: TBA
Release date: December 14th
Two royal knights, Edmund and Randall Ulmer, are tricked into a conspiracy against the crown. Pursued by the royal guard and ruthless conspirators, the brothers embark on a dangerous journey that will uncover the kingdom's shameful secrets, restore the honor of the Ulmer family and change their fate forever.
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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition

16 Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition achievements
Release date: December 14th
Prepare to inhabit a world of chivalry, class warfare and off-beat pop references in the sequel for the successful and award winning game Knights of Pen & Paper!

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a turn-based, retro style, pixel-art adventure full of danger, intrigue, death, and saving throws!

Assemble your party and control your group of pen and paper role-players as they are guided through their adventures by the Game Master. All the fun of pen and paper RP, none of the lost dice!

Now including races like Dwarf or Elf, assemble the party of your choice, choose quests and combat encounters, delve into dungeons, craft powerful items, and complain loudly to the GM.

Prepare to join Knights of Pen & Paper 2 in a turn-based, retro style, pixel-art adventure full of danger, intrigue, and semi-appropriate cultural references!
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Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story

10 Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story achievements
Release date: December 14th
An old robot named H-34-RT wakes up in a derelict space station orbiting his home planet. His civilization was destroyed long ago by evil O'Xelg, but he has yet to figure that out. After an initial shock, he decides to follow his old defense routines: that means fighting the invaders, even if he is alone now.

Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story is a challenging, squad-based shoot-em-up/bullet hell roguelite. Fly through tons of bullets, defeat various enemies and engage challenging bosses, all this to help a lonely robot complete his mission.
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Plague Road

10 Plague Road achievements
Release date: December 14th
Set around a city being consumed from within by a disease, Plague Road tells a story of a lone doctor who once abandoned their home and now returns to learn the fate of those they left behind. Travel from the safe refuge of your farm through a series of regions progressively more affected by the infernal plague.

On the road, rescue survivors and choose whether to use them as traveling companions or to improve the Doctor's farm and gain access to new abilities. How your farm progresses depends upon where you assign survivors to work.

Some survivor types are more valuable in certain jobs, but may be more useful still if kept available for expeditions. Surviving the road will rely on your ability to fight horrors created by the plague, in combat encounters featuring grid-based positioning and turn-based strategy mechanics.

Traverse four regions with procedurally generated stages, featuring richly illustrated 2D art, music from award-winning composer Sean Beeson and narration performed by Jim Sterling.
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Rally Racers

50 Rally Racers achievements
Release date: December 14th
Rally Racers: Where road rage becomes raging fun!

Wacky cartoon racing at its best, Rally Racers is an action packed family racing game that’s fast and furious fun for all. Cars bash and battle each other to racing glory, picking up special weapons, boosts, recruiting race mates from the opposition team, performing stunts and completing challenges to be first over the finish line.

A race of good versus evil as you take on bad guys intent on taking you out! You’re going to need all the help you can get, so put your game face on and lure them over to your side, turning them before they turn you over. They want your team as much as you want theirs, so watch your back. A friendly teammate one minute could be attacking you with weapons the next. Collect enchanted fruits to unlock and bring them back on side and gather all the golden balls to reach the end of each quest. It’s high-speed hijinks at its very best!
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 5

12 ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 5 achievements
Release date: December 13th
METAL SLUG 5 is an action shooting game released by SNK in 2003.

The Ptolemaic Army has stolen some very confidential files! Choose from four familiar faces: Marco, Eri, Tarma, or Fio to take them down!

Look forward to the new Slug Gunner and slide mechanic!
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Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3

20 Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3
Release date: December 13th
Atari Flashback Classics Volume 3 brings more classic arcade, Atari 2600 and 5200 games to the latest generation of consoles and, for the first time, vintage hits from M Network. Kick, fight, dunk, race and blast your way through 50 timeless games from Atari’s vast library of hits. Gain fame by landing your initials on the top of the leaderboards or challenge others online and show your mettle against classic gamers from around the world.
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Big Crown: Showdown

Big Crown: Showdown achievements: TBA
Release date: December 14th
Big Crown: Showdown sees friends become foes as they compete for the crown in 4-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over 3 wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Avoid perilous hazards and engage in frantic fights as you attempt to knock your opponents off 15 crazy courses in the ultimate royal battle!

Compete for the crown in chaotic local and online multiplayer combat, and avoid the perilous pitfalls of Kasseltoon, Zoggysands and Shivershire in a fight to the finish that will leave the whole family howling with laughter! Bash your way to victory, use tricks and traps to send your opponents flying off-course, and unlock crazy new hats to flaunt your fashion sense!
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Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades achievements: TBA
Release date: December 12th
Create your own original avatar and fight for the Light as you discover the untold tale of Eos's decade of darkness.
Join up to three friends or go it alone in a slew of new quests full of challenge and excitement—and be sure to keep an eye out for some familiar faces, including the prince and his royal retinue.
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Windows 10 Titles

Doom & Destiny

44 Doom & Destiny achievements
Release date: December 12th
Four nerds, drawn into a fantasy world and mistaken for heroes, have to battle their way through a massive, crazy adventure and defeat a preposterous villain!

Doom and Destiny is a turn based hilarious jrpg where you take control of a party of four everyday friends. Journey through an unpredictable story filled with parodies and cameos. Start your adventure in a classic dungeon with dragons, save princess with the help of green-dressed elf and then fly to manga-themed city with the help of a famous italian plumber. This is Doom and Destiny, the flying-spaghetti fantasy adventure!
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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition

16 Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition achievements
Release date: December 14th
Prepare to inhabit a world of chivalry, class warfare and off-beat pop references in the sequel for the successful and award winning game Knights of Pen & Paper!

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a turn-based, retro style, pixel-art adventure full of danger, intrigue, death, and saving throws!

Assemble your party and control your group of pen and paper role-players as they are guided through their adventures by the Game Master. All the fun of pen and paper RP, none of the lost dice!

Now including races like Dwarf or Elf, assemble the party of your choice, choose quests and combat encounters, delve into dungeons, craft powerful items, and complain loudly to the GM.

Prepare to join Knights of Pen & Paper 2 in a turn-based, retro style, pixel-art adventure full of danger, intrigue, and semi-appropriate cultural references!
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Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story

10 Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story achievements
Release date: December 14th
An old robot named H-34-RT wakes up in a derelict space station orbiting his home planet. His civilization was destroyed long ago by evil O'Xelg, but he has yet to figure that out. After an initial shock, he decides to follow his old defense routines: that means fighting the invaders, even if he is alone now.

Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story is a challenging, squad-based shoot-em-up/bullet hell roguelite. Fly through tons of bullets, defeat various enemies and engage challenging bosses, all this to help a lonely robot complete his mission.
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Plague Road

10 Plague Road achievements
Release date: December 14th
Set around a city being consumed from within by a disease, Plague Road tells a story of a lone doctor who once abandoned their home and now returns to learn the fate of those they left behind. Travel from the safe refuge of your farm through a series of regions progressively more affected by the infernal plague.

On the road, rescue survivors and choose whether to use them as traveling companions or to improve the Doctor's farm and gain access to new abilities. How your farm progresses depends upon where you assign survivors to work.

Some survivor types are more valuable in certain jobs, but may be more useful still if kept available for expeditions. Surviving the road will rely on your ability to fight horrors created by the plague, in combat encounters featuring grid-based positioning and turn-based strategy mechanics.

Traverse four regions with procedurally generated stages, featuring richly illustrated 2D art, music from award-winning composer Sean Beeson and narration performed by Jim Sterling.
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Rally Racers

50 Rally Racers achievements
Release date: December 14th
Rally Racers: Where road rage becomes raging fun!

Wacky cartoon racing at its best, Rally Racers is an action packed family racing game that’s fast and furious fun for all. Cars bash and battle each other to racing glory, picking up special weapons, boosts, recruiting race mates from the opposition team, performing stunts and completing challenges to be first over the finish line.

A race of good versus evil as you take on bad guys intent on taking you out! You’re going to need all the help you can get, so put your game face on and lure them over to your side, turning them before they turn you over. They want your team as much as you want theirs, so watch your back. A friendly teammate one minute could be attacking you with weapons the next. Collect enchanted fruits to unlock and bring them back on side and gather all the golden balls to reach the end of each quest. It’s high-speed hijinks at its very best!
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 5 $7.99 View
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3 $19.99 Coming Soon
Below Coming soon Coming Soon
Big Crown: Showdown Coming soon Coming Soon
Desert Child $11.99 View
Doom & Destiny Coming soon View
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades Coming soon View
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Coming soon View
Kingdom: Two Crowns $19.99 View
Kingdom Treasury Collection includes: Kingdom: Two Crowns
Kingdom: New Lands
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Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne Coming soon View
Enchanted Kingdoms Bundle includes: Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom
Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne
Coming soon View
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition $12.99 View
Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle includes: Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition
$27.99 View
Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story $7.99 View
Plague Road Coming soon View
Rally Racers $23.99 View

Windows Games

Product Price
Doom & Destiny Coming soon View
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition $12.99 View
Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle includes: Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition
$27.99 View
Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story $7.99 View
Plague Road Coming soon View
Rally Racers $23.99 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.