New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning January 14th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
This week sees a definite increase in the number of titles that are available as we hit double figures for the first time since the start of the year. At retail, Bandai Namco brings along the first Xbox One instalment in their long-running dogfighting franchise Ace Combat, and there's an Xbox One remaster of a PlayStation 2 classic, although the latter is only available at retail in North America. There is also a big digital release in the form of a companion to the third series of The Grand Tour, and the latest ACA NEOGEO title. Elsewhere, ID@Xbox brings along the remaining six titles. 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

ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown

Release date: January 18th
ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown achievements: TBA
Become an ace pilot and soar through photorealistic skies with full 360 degree movement; down enemy aircraft and experience the thrill of engaging in realistic sorties! Aerial combat has never looked or felt better!

Project Aces aims to revolutionize the sky with this entry in the series, offering an experience so immersive it feels like you're piloting an actual aircraft! Weather and the environment affect your aircraft and the HUD, adding a sense of extreme realism never felt before in a flight combat game. Epic dogfights await!
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Onimusha: Warlords

Release dates: January 15th
55 Onimusha: Warlords achievements
Capcom’s riveting samurai adventure returns! This version includes the original game’s intense swordplay and dramatic revenge story, plus a host of enhancements. Improved controls allow players to move and fight with analog-stick precision. The crisp, high-definition visuals support 16:9 widescreen as well as the original 4:3 resolution display. A new soundtrack brings the feudal Japan setting to life with an air of authenticity and intrigue. Experience this enhanced version of the best-selling action-adventure classic!
Onimusha: Warlords

ID@Xbox Titles - Digital Only

Alvastia Chronicles

Release date: January 18th
31 Alvastia Chronicles achievements
RPG with over 100 companions?! Set out on an adventure in a retro-styled world!

After encountering the man who killed their parents ten years prior, Elmia and her brother Alan set out to avenge their deaths as they fight to stem the tide of monsters flooding into the upper world, and restore peace to Alvastia.

However, in their quest to amass an army of diverse companions with the same goal, will they really be able to gain the strength necessary to bring their parents' killer to justice, and save the world...?

Encounter more than 100 companions as Alan and Elmia travel the world. Do you have what it takes to recruit them all? Engage in heated turn-based battles with up to 13 party members. Unlock bonds connected to companions and utilize various effects! Weapon upgrades, a battle arena, and quests are only the beginning of what is in store!
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Farm Together

Release date: January 18th
45 Farm Together achievements
The ultimate farming experience!

From the creators of Avatar Farm comes Farm Together, the ultimate farming experience!

Start from scratch, with a small plot, and end with a huge farm that extends further than the eye can see!
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Guacamelee! 2

Release date: January 18th
48 Guacamelee! 2 achievements
Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse!

Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!
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DELAYED: Hell Warders

Release date: January 17th
Hell Warders achievements: TBA
Hell Warders is part of a new subgenre known as “action-defense”. You and your friends are tasked with defending the Nexus from unrelenting demon assaults. Set up archers, catapults, and mages – and carefully choose where to place them for maximum defensive cover.

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Mulletman and the Molemen

Release date: January 18th
10 Mulletman and the Molemen achievements
It's judgement day on the world of the Molemen and the Wall of Fire is coming! Help Mulletman kick the Molemen to safety. Stay just ahead of the wall of fire in this intense and fun four player side scrolling puzzle platformer.
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Planet RIX-13

Release date: January 16th
17 Planet RIX-13 achievements
Planet RIX-13 is a classic 2D adventure with pixel art graphics that takes place on an uncharted planet. You are the pilot of a spacecraft that is looking for and exploring worlds that are potentially suitable for life. While scanning the next target, you lost control of your ship and had to make an emergency landing. It quickly becomes clear that you are not the first person on this planet…

You have to study the ruins of a long-dead civilization and the abandoned laboratories of researchers who have been on this planet before you. Avoid deadly dangers, study the local flora, fight with hallucinations, and find a way to eliminate the cause of the accident. Do your best to leave this planet and return home!
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[DELAYED] Realm Royale

Release date: January 15th
20 Realm Royale achievements
Explore Realm Royale - a fantasy world full of endless encounters. Drop into the Realm, loot fantastic weapons and magical abilities, and forge your path to victory. Stay ahead of the deadly fog by mounting up and moving out.

Are you an Assassin, a Warrior, or a Mage? Choose a class, then loot powerful weapons and abilities to create your own Champion. Go traditional with shotguns and rifles or embrace the fantasy with swords and crossbows.

Craft legendary gear at Forges scattered across the Realm if you want to win. But be careful: while you’re crafting, your enemies may attack.

Soar through the skies slinging spells while your team deploys turrets and shields. Teleport behind your enemies, leaving behind a proximity mine for them to discover when it’s too late.

Customize your Champion each game with the abilities best suited for the battle at hand. Each class has strengths and weaknesses, but by working together the crown royale could be yours!

Realm Royale

Smoke And Sacrifice

Release date: January 15th
Smoke And Sacrifice achievements: TBA
Sachi’s home is the one tiny patch of fertile land which remains in an icy wasteland of a world. Her farming community thrives thanks to their devotion to the blazing Sun Tree, which replaces the lost light of the failed sun. After sacrificing her firstborn child to the Sun Tree, Sachi discovers a darker secret beneath the aura of priestly benevolence. Will she discover the truth hidden in the secret underworld, or perish in its swirling, deadly smoke?

Smoke and Sacrifice is an open-world, narrative-driven RPG, where exploiting living ecosystems is the key to your survival. Craft, fight, survive and explore the huge open world in this beautifully hand-painted, gothic adventure where every character has their tale to tell.

With the odds stacked against her, strange creatures challenging her every step, and the ever-looming smoke waiting to steal life and memory, will Sachi ever discover the truth of what happened to her son?
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Other Digital Titles

ACA NEOGEO NINJA MASTER'S

12 ACA NEOGEO NINJA MASTER'S achievements
Release date: January 17th
NINJA MASTER'S is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996.

Set in the world of Zipangu, where twelve fierce warriors known for being demons on the battlefield, both with and without weapons, clash spectacularly in a flurry of amazing combos and special attacks.

Don't miss any of the action, from the Strength Gauge to increase damage to the Super Fired-up Mode that leads to flashy action-packed moves!
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The Grand Tour Game

Release date: January 15th
26 The Grand Tour Game achievements
Ever wish you could get behind the wheel with Clarkson, Hammond, and May from The Grand Tour? Now it’s your turn! One moment you're watching the hosts attempt some questionable automotive antics… the next you're at the wheel yourself - same car, same location, same chance to make a massive mess of it.

The Grand Tour Game is an episodic racing game from Amazon Games based on the hit Prime Original series, The Grand Tour. Featuring seamless transitions from clips of the show to gameplay, plus original voice acting from the three hosts, The Grand Tour Game is infused with the show's trademark humour and irreverence.

New episodes of The Grand Tour Game will be released weekly during Season 3 of the show, capturing cars, challenges and iconic locations, including the show’s signature Eboladrome test track.

Now the fun doesn’t have to end when the show’s over—in fact, it’s just beginning.
The Grand Tour Game

Windows 10 Titles

Alvastia Chronicles

Release date: January 18th
31 Alvastia Chronicles achievements
RPG with over 100 companions?! Set out on an adventure in a retro-styled world!

After encountering the man who killed their parents ten years prior, Elmia and her brother Alan set out to avenge their deaths as they fight to stem the tide of monsters flooding into the upper world, and restore peace to Alvastia.

However, in their quest to amass an army of diverse companions with the same goal, will they really be able to gain the strength necessary to bring their parents' killer to justice, and save the world...?

Encounter more than 100 companions as Alan and Elmia travel the world. Do you have what it takes to recruit them all? Engage in heated turn-based battles with up to 13 party members. Unlock bonds connected to companions and utilize various effects! Weapon upgrades, a battle arena, and quests are only the beginning of what is in store!
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Guacamelee! 2

Release date: January 18th
48 Guacamelee! 2 achievements
Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse!

Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!
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Xbox One Games

Product Price
ACA NEOGEO NINJA MASTER'S $7.99 View
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Coming soon View
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Pre-Order Bundle $59.99 View
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Deluxe Pre-Order Bundle $84.99 View
Alvastia Chronicles $14.99 View
Farm Together $19.99 View
Guacamelee! 2 $19.99 View
Mulletman and the Molemen Coming soon Coming Soon
Onimusha: Warlords $19.99 View
Planet RIX-13 $4.99 View
Smoke And Sacrifice Coming soon View
Grand Tour Game Season 3 Bundle $14.99 View

Windows 10 Games

Product Price
Alvastia Chronicles $14.99 View
Guacamelee! 2 $19.99 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.