Xbox game releases — May 17th to 23rd

By Sean Carey,
Next week, 20 games make their way to the Xbox platform. Arguably the biggest game on the release radar is Rust: Console Edition. The open-world survival game has been very popular in the PC gaming space for years now, and it's finally heading to Xbox consoles on May 21st. We've also got a couple of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, including EA's "dodgebrawler," Knockout City, and the action-adventure title, The Wild at Heart. Curiously, Snowrunner for Windows 10 also arrives next week. We picked up the Snowrunner (Win 10) achievement list recently. When Windows 10 stacks for games that have already released randomly appear, that usually signifies that a game is coming to Xbox Game Pass –– be sure to keep an eye out for a Game Pass announcement soon.

From this page, you can view a game's achievement list if it's been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here's a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you're planning on picking up in the comments!

May 18th

Chess Knights: Shinobi — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Using chess Knights, you need to move through the board until you reach the squares where your other pieces are held prisoner. Then, comeback to the safe zone without being captured by enemy pieces to rescue all your pieces!

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Hey Ladies, it’s time to get wet again! I am not done yet and still dreaming of you in Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice. I left New Lost Wages, stranded in Cancum, and had prepared to marry my only true love, Faith.

SnowRunner — Windows

Get ready for the next-generation off-road experience!
SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.

May 19th

0 Degrees — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A snow-covered wonderland of platforming action awaits in 0 Degrees, a chill puzzle experience for players of any age or skill level! Take control of a bundled-up pixel art climber as they make their way across icefields, up frosted peaks, through dark caves and over treacherous pitfalls! Help them survive mysterious hazards and overcome brain-teasing obstacles that span 40 unique levels.

The objective is simple, to navigate single-screen challenges from entry to exit, then warp to the next level of escalating complexity. Locate and unlock warp points by activating switches, opening doors and finding special crystals. You’ll even be able to form ice blocks to help you negotiate dangerous gaps or reach high ledges. Stack them on top of one another, knock them over or toss them on top of spikes and switches. And if you get in a tight spot or plummet off a cliff, no worries! You can restart at the beginning of any level you’ve reached, allowing you to try again or go for better times.

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Survive A futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit Artist.

Crossroads Inn — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Crossroads Inn is a real-time management sim set in an original fantasy world of Delcrys. Build and manage your tavern, make visiting adventurers happy, and your services famous all over the land. Play freely in Sandbox mode or follow the rich story in a Campaign.

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares twists the series' survival horror gameplay by adding elements of roguelike gameplay. You'll need to explore, hunt for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through each anomaly – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment, and the undead, are out to kill you!

Immediately after the events of Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, you find yourself trapped within the remains of Arzt Memorial Hospital – the hub to organize your inventory and storage cache, level up your character, or just to take a breather before venturing back out into the chaos. There’s more to discover in the world besides murderous hordes of the undead – find the journals scattered about to learn more about the outbreak and ultimately where to find refuge! Don’t think death can save you – every time you die, you'll awake trapped in this nexus.

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares focuses on extreme replayability by offering multiple character options – each with their own abilities, upgrade paths and more! Each time you venture into the anomaly, it’ll change and become increasingly difficult as you grow in power. You'll need to think carefully about what weapons, healing items, and other supplies you'll bring along. If you're lucky, you may find storage caches that give you access to your expanded inventory, and offer an opportunity to restock. But it's all on you to search your environment for supplies. If you run out ... your fate is sealed!

Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition — Xbox One

Techno Tanks — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Techno Tanks is an intense, fast-paced arcade-inspired tanks game.
It’s a lot of fast fun and a must-have if you enjoy arcade games.
Be ready for the Techno Tank experience!

Deafest the enemy tanks while dodging their deadly bullets.
Improve your aim and maneuver skills while surviving a crazy retro bullet hell.
Level by level the enemy's tanks get faster, smarter, and deadlier.
Can you defeat them all?

Play alone, together with friends, or against your friends as the game features the following game modes:
- Singleplayer Stage Mode - Singleplayer and Co-op Retro Mode with more than 50 levels
- VS Mode for FFA Battles for up to 4 players

May 20th

Alchemist Adventure — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Explore a world full of adventure in this action RPG! Travel across the land of Isur, exploring ruins, abandoned factories and even the inside of a volcano! Discover what has become of the former alchemists’ homeland and unveil the secrets of the city and your own past.

Just Die Already — Xbox One

Rise of the Slime — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

You are the hero that no one saw coming. Help Slime defy the odds by playing insanely powerful cards in this charming and strategic deckbuilding adventure.

Sure Footing — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Sure Footing is a fast and frantic infinite runner about four friends saving their world from extinction. The world of Computra is under threat from the evil Ramrafstar and his ferocious minion Deletion Dave, who seek to destroy the partitions that hold everything together. Play as one of our four heroes: Pixel Pete, Polly Polygon, Blip and Plunk as they outrun Dave across the disk sectors of Computra: to warn their friends and find a way to stop Ramrafstar before their homeworld is destroyed. Collect MIPs, avoid obstacles and overcome the challenges faced in the distant sectors of Computra. Sure Footing blends the best of both classic platforming and infinite runners into a fast and frantic arcade experience.

The Wild at Heart — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods.

May 21st

Cosmic Top Secret — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

EXPERIENCE SOMETHING UNIQUE
“Cosmic Top Secret” is the weird, but official, term NATO uses for top confidentiality. A fitting name for this game since it needed military clearance to be released!
Cosmic Top Secret won multiple awards for the innovative ways it engages players in deeply documented plots. The game even inspired the creation of a life-size event at the Cold War Museum of Denmark.

- “a fascinating means of storytelling” - Indie Game Reviewer
- “beautiful, abstract papercraft art designs” - GameSpot
- “will linger with you long after the credits roll.” - The Indie Game Website

SPIES, SOLDIERS & POLITICIANS
Meet people who made history - spies, army leaders, math geniuses, fighter pilots and more - from both sides of the Iron Curtain and with incredible, absurd or thrilling stories.

FIRST COMPUTERS & NUCLEAR THREAT
Discover fascinating programs and devices designed to outsmart the enemy in a tense context of international espionage and fear of atomic war. This is the dawn of new technologies.

DEEPLY PERSONAL, YET RELATABLE STORY
“Like a million others, I’m an ordinary 'kid of the Cold War'. Just a very curious one with parents working in Intelligence services. By getting to know me and my family better, you might see yourself and even feel the itch to investigate your loved ones!” - Trine Laier (“T”)

PUBLISHED BY Nakana.io
“We gather games that share a strong experience to remember. We’d never seen anything like Cosmic Top Secret before!” - Mikaël Bourget, founder of the publishing label.

Guards — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Four heroes are facing a horde of evil! Ultimate abilities, magic artifacts, hero upgrades and clever tactics... All these will help to defeat the Boss.

Jay and Silent Bob - Mall Brawl — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a full 8-bit retro beat-em-up experience with big levels, big bosses, dope combos, and irreverent references to the View Askewniverse. Mall Brawl can be played solo in a 1 player experience where you swap between both Jay and Silent Bob strategically or played with a buddy, in a 2 player co-operative experience, where you fight your way through mallrats, delinquents and security guards to find your way out of the mall and back to the Quickstop.

Knockout City — Xbox One

Rising Hell — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Rising Hell is a vertical platformer rogue-lite filled with adrenaline-pumping action and tons of heavy gothic metal shreds. Climb out from the ever-changing hell while you fight hordes of blood-lusting demons.

ABOUT THIS GAME:
Fight your way through hordes of blood-lusting demons and escape hell as you unlock new characters and talents to create chaos in the randomly generated and ever-changing landscape of hell!

Heavy-metal riffs and pixelated madness will accompany you as you fight your way out from the depths of fiery hell, facing the bugs-ridden Beelzebub’s Lair, and other pits of hell with different creatures, bosses, and living traps lurking around. Chaining combos, jumping maneuvers, and talent building will be your key to help you climb your way out of hell in this adrenaline-pumping vertical platformer.

FEATURES:
- Vertical Rogue-lite: Climb out of the ever-changing procedurally generated hell while the ever-present threat of permadeath fills your veins with adrenaline.
- Epic Boss Battles: Slay gigantic ancient demons such as Dagon, Beelzebub, and many more.
- Multiple Game Modes: Choose between campaign and challenge modes complete with its own leaderboards.
- Unlockable Characters: Play and unlock different characters that will give you a variety of different playstyles and strategies.

Rust: Console Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Welcome to Rust.

Those who purchase Rust Console Edition will receive:

Rust Console Edition game
Future Tools & Weapons skin pack (pre-order bonus only)
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.