New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning January 7th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith, 9 days ago
While still not at the volume of releases we were seeing before the holiday season, we do at least get more than one title this week — in fact, we even get our first retail release of the year. Namco Bandai's Tales of Vesperia makes the jump from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, while digitally, IO Interactive's Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution do the same as part of the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection. ID@Xbox brings the four of the remaining titles, including two that will be heading into Xbox Game Pass on day of release. 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

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition achievements: TBA
Release date: January 11th
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tales of Vesperia and the return of this fan-favorite with the Definitive Edition!
A power struggle begins in a civilization dependent on an ancient technology, the blastia, and the Empire that controls it. The fates of two friends traveling separate paths intertwine in an epic adventure that threatens the existence of all.

Dive into the Definitive version of this game with updated full HD graphics, brand-new music tracks, exciting mini-games, bosses, and a collection of unreleased costume DLC!

Two more playable characters join the fray!
• Patty Fleur, a cheerful and tough young pirate girl in search of treasure, adventure… and her forgotten memories.
• Flynn Scifo, Yuri’s best friend and an Imperial Knight, now joins the rest on their journey!
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ID@Xbox Titles - Digital Only

Absolver

22 Absolver achievements
Release date: January 7th
Absolver is an online multiplayer combat experience where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect by the ever-present Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire that will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of enforcers. Prospects will wander forsaken lands, encountering others to learn new combat skills, acquire weapons and armor, and engage in solo duels and intense three-on-three battles.

Players will define their Prospect’s approach by picking a combat style, a weapon of choice, and arranging attacks in their Combat Deck to design their unique and personal attack flow. Through battle with opponents, sparing with friends, and even taking on a mentor players will expand their knowledge and mastery of combat with new moves, weapons, and armor on their journey to Absolution. Gameplay modes include solo play, online cooperative modes, and online versus modes.
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Aftercharge

19 Aftercharge achievements
Release date: January 10th
Aftercharge is an asymmetrical 3 vs 3 first-person online game that pits invisible robots against invincible security guards in quick-paced skirmishes. The robots must sabotage the generators dispersed all over the map while the guards are tasked to spot them and stop them.

The game is asymmetrical in design as the two teams not only have different objectives and
different abilities but also offer wildly different play styles. Playing robots is all about sneaking
around, creating distractions and coordinating attacks. Playing guards require careful positioning, good communication and quick reactions.

Aftercharge borrows elements from other competitive shooters but plays around with rules of the genre like ammo management, health, respawn, etc. to create a competitive experience that’s fresh, centered on teamplay, and very approachable.
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Hive Jump

40 Hive Jump achievements
Release date: January 11th
In the 24th century, humanity is at war with a hostile alien race. Outnumbered a million to one, mankind's only hope of survival is the J.U.M.P. Corps.

You and your friends assume the role of JUMPERS, and blast your way through subterranean alien hives in chaotic run-and-gun 2D platforming action. Up to 4 Players band together (Local Multiplayer) to kill aliens, avoid traps, collect treasures and lost relics. Win the final battle against the hive queen to save the galaxy!
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Void Vikings

23 Void Vikings achievements
Release date: January 11th
Void Vikings is an arcade style top down 2.5D space shooter where intense action is the focus and choosing the right education could pay off. Smartly manage your Space Bucks in order to destroy your student loans before you die. If you succeed your score could sing your praises through all of Valhalla.
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO KIZUNA ENCOUNTER

12 ACA NEOGEO KIZUNA ENCOUNTER achievements
Release date: January 10th
KIZUNA ENCOUNTER is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996.

Create a team of two fighters and use weapons and your fists to win in single-round sudden death tag-team matches!

Experience the feel of an advanced battle system that pairs mid-battle character change-ups and easy commands leading to rush combos!
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ACA NEOGEO RAGNAGARD

12 ACA NEOGEO RAGNAGARD achievements
Release date: January 10th
RAGNAGARD is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996.

Take control of unique characters based on gods and beasts of legend, and take down your enemies to gain power over Heaven.

This game's Element System allows for a variety of playing styles. Charge your Element Gauge to utilize destructive Disaster Arts and Miracle Arts!
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Hitman HD Enhanced Collection

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Release date: January 11th
In Hitman: Blood Money you experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as “The Franchise”. When assassins from his contract agency, the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, Agent 47 suspects that a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. As he suddenly loses contact with the ICA, Agent 47 senses that he may be the next target, so our merciless contract killer travels to America to take care of business himself…

Rediscover Hitman: Absolution and experience the deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across 20 intense missions. Enjoy a distinctive art style that combines with rich dialogue and performances by an impressive Hollywood cast to create a unique gameplay experience.
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
Absolver $29.99 View
ACA NEOGEO KIZUNA ENCOUNTER $7.99 View
ACA NEOGEO RAGNAGARD $7.99 View
Aftercharge Coming soon View
Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Coming soon Coming Soon
Hive Jump Coming soon View
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition $49.99 View
Void Vikings $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.