Next week, 16 games make their way to the Xbox platform, and while there are no big titles per se, there are a few noteworthy games to highlight. First up is RPG Cris Tales, which launches on July 20th and is included with Xbox Game Pass. Also launching on the same day is Devolver Digital's action-adventure, Death's Door. Then we have the supernatural adventure game Last Stop on July 22nd (for more on that, check out Heidi's Last Stop Xbox Indie Spotlight) There's also a smattering of titles from publishers such as Xitilon, Sometimes You, and Ratalaika, so there might be some easy Gamerscore up for grabs.
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!
Cris Tales — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play! Beautifully hand-drawn 2D animations bring to life a world where your choices will change both the present and the future across more than 20 hours of gameplay.
Death's Door — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.
Fallen Knight — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
A Futuristic Knight’s Tale
Fallen Knight is a futuristic knight’s tale that lets players play as a descendant of the great Lancelot in King Arthur’s tale. Players will take on the role of Lancelot the 49th in a futuristic setting, facing off against 6 unique enemy heroes with a dark past of their own. Expect a Dark Souls-esque challenging experience coupled with a fast-paced sword action gameplay that will punish players for every little mistake, and reward generously with every victory.
Nostalgia fuelled platforming
Enjoy nostalgia fuelled gameplay that players have come to know and love, but with a unique parry and disarm system. As a ‘Knight of the Round Table’ killing should be a last resort. Disarm your enemies and parry their attacks as you clear level after level.
Intense boss battles
Take on colossal bosses who stand in your way from protecting the information you're sworn to guard. Each boss holds their own challenge, their own puzzle to overcome. Are you up to the challenge and live up to your reputation as a’ Knight of the Round Table’?
Fallen Knight allows players to also choose the way they play the game. There are multiple endings, which are determined by the actions each player takes. Players may choose to kill their enemies or skilfully parry & disarm their enemies, exhibiting the mercy and honour of a Knight of the Round Table. How you play leads you to discover different endings of the game and story.
Mind Maze — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Mind Maze is a competitive logic puzzle game where you try to capture territory on the board.
Place walls, build a maze, and capture tiles. Don't let any dead ends appear, or your opponent will capture them.
Plan your moves in advance, develop a strategy, and set logic traps for your opponent. Get sneaky - force your opponent to make a mistake and cover the board with an unstoppable landslide that will carry you to victory.
Play the solo campaign or compete with other players in hotseat mode.
Dr. Atominus — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Dr. Atominus is a short platformer with metroidvania elements and a cool sci-fi story.
Unveil the secrets of 4th dimension. Run from your cruel master...or is there a way to make peace?
Gaps by POWGI — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
These words have one letter missing. Deduce the correct letters to fill the gaps and spell a new word, but watch out for red herrings!
There are 150 puzzles to solve - and 150 terrible jokes.
In rays of the Light — Xbox Series X|S
New game from the developer of "7th Sector" Sergey Noskov.
There is only you, the abandoned remains of a former life and the flourishing nature that feels great in the absence of man. This world is both gloomy and empty, but so incredibly beautiful.
MouseBot: Escape from CatLab — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Guide MouseBot through mazes of fantastical mechanical mouse traps created by the cat scientists of CatLab. Dodge giant metal Kitty Krushers, leap over mouse-grinding Roller Graters, evade scary Mines and Lasers, and platform your way across pools of bot-melting Acid on an epic quest for cheese and freedom.
Conquer 88 challenging platform-style levels as you delve deeper into the mysterious laboratories of CatLab and uncover the cats' nefarious plans. Collect epic piles of cheese, and transmogrify that cheese into new skins and accessories for your robotic mouse.
MouseBot: Escape from CatLab is a zany and exciting platforming game that will test your reflexes, skills, timing, and love of cheese!
The Last Rolling Hero — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
In the distant future, toy robots lived on a distant planet.
But there was a terrible danger behind the sweet appearance. Their artificial intelligence was able to combine into a computer of incredible power.
And of course the evil forces wanted to take advantage of this.
Now only you can protect the universe. Take control of a robot defender and don't let the scary happen.
Last Stop — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
The Innsmouth Case — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
The Innsmouth Case is a text adventure game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and the very first text-based adventure to combine horror and comedy in a fit and proper way.
Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Grab your seat and pull off the most savage tricks and combos on your motorbike. Ride freely, spin around in the air, go back and forth and let yourself be carried away by the fun, fast-paced gameplay, colorful visuals and smooth controls.
Aery - Calm Mind — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Aery - Calm Mind is an interactive game experience that is designed to relax your mind and soul. You jump into the role of a little bird, explore beautiful landscapes and collect the missing feathers of your little bird friend.
Because there are no enemies or any danger of any kind you will be able to lean back and enjoy the scenery and the sensation of flying. It is a great game for relaxing and calming down after an exhausting day full of hassle.
Every level has two parts. A first introduction into the overall theme and a second one that gives a little more time to play around and to enjoy the beauty of the area. Of course, you can always select the level that you feel helps most to relax yourself. Most levels can be finished quite quickly so that you can freely choose spend time exploring the environment but you don’t have to stay for too long if you are just looking for a short moment of peace and enjoyment.
Freddy Spaghetti 2.0 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Freddy 2.0 is here! Freddy is spaghetti. Oh, and conscious.
Freddy 2.0 has got a job! The story starts as you plunge headfirst into the workplace.
Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti and run to the coffee machine!
Don’t be late on your first day!
Freddy Spaghetti uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character.
* Fun and Easy Controls
* Physics all over the place
* Unique Levels
* Hilarious and Captivating Story
* Professional Narration
* Heaps of Personality
Orcs Must Die! 3 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Pre-order and receive bonus content at launch:
• Overlord skin for Egan
• Overlord skin for Kelsey
• Overlord blade staff
Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. Solo or with a friend by your side, arm yourself with a massive arsenal of traps and weapons. Slice, burn, toss and zap hordes of repugnant orcs in this long-awaited successor to the award-winning series.
New to the series, War Scenarios pit players against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders.
More of Everything - Orcs Must Die! 3 is everything fans loved about the first two games and more. More orcs, more traps, more weapons, more upgrades and even better looking. It’s cranked up to at least eleven.
New Story - Play through a brand new story set more than 20 years after Orcs Must Die! 2, where the War Mage and Sorceress have rebuilt the order and trained new young apprentices.
War Scenarios - All new War Scenarios deliver on the promise of massive scale first set out in Orcs Must Die! Confront overwhelming armies of orcs outside on the battlefields surrounding the castles. Thin out waves of orcs hundreds strong before they breach the walls and crash your rift.
War Machines - You’re going to need new weapons of death and destruction to handle these hordes. War Machines are traps on an oversized scale. Lay down your mega flip trap and launch dozens of ragdolling orcs. Mount your mega boom barrel launcher and unleash pyrotechnic glory.
It Never Stops - The legions of orcs keep coming long after the story is completed. Etch your name into the orc-slaying hall of fame through Weekly Challenges or see how long you can survive in Endless Mode.
Take Drastic Steps - Orcs Must Die! 3 comes with the Drastic Steps campaign and content for free, including terrifying flying enemies, heroic war guardians and of course more tools for orc destruction!
Scramble to Survive - The new Scramble Mode pits you against vile orcs who evolve with increasingly difficult and sinister tricks up their chunky sleeves. But each level you survive, you collect your own modifiers to fight back with!
Where the Snow Settles — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
As the world around her crumbles, Aurelia searches for a way home, unraveling mysteries and wonder along the way.
This short narrative experience masterfully blends contrasting themes to create a compelling and atmospheric coming of age story. Gentle and undemanding game mechanics allow for escapism into a beautiful and desolate world, filled with secrets.
Navigate and explore a cold and uncertain world
Follow Aurelia's introspective journey across a changing environment, where she must work to navigate the encroaching cold and venture into the unknown.
Walk, run, and slide your way through tricky terrain, and interact with the world to learn more about the characters that inhabit it.
Listen and learn from others
With the help of her sister and enigmatic spirits befriended throughout her journey, Aurelia soon learns why the world is collapsing around her, and why she must find her strength before it's too late.
Talk to characters, listen to their stories, and find your way through an uncertain world. With a story that emphasises the importance of empathy and compassion in a world that feels lost and uncertain, we can rely on the help and guidance of others to make it through.
This debut from Myriad Games Studio is a moving narrative adventure arriving on Steam in early 2021.