Xbox game releases — July 26th to August 1st

By Sean Carey,
Next week is a busy one! A total of 22 games make their way to the Xbox platform. The most notable being the Xbox Series X|S release of Microsoft Flight Simulator. There's also The Ascent, which drops into Xbox Game Pass on day one, Samurai Warriors 5, The Forgotten City, Splitgate, and many more.

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!

July 27th

Blightbound — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Clone Drone in the Danger Zone — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.

Microsoft Flight Simulator — Xbox Series X|S


Night Book — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Night Book is an interactive thriller about an online interpreter who is tricked into reading an ancient book that summons a demon into her home. From the studios that brought you The Complex, Five Dates, and Maid of Sker.

Samurai Warriors 5 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Pre-order Bonuses
Special Costume - Nobunaga Oda
Special Costume - Mitsuhide Akechi
Deluxe Costume - Nobunaga Oda
Deluxe Costume - Mitsuhide Akechi

Limited Time Bonuses
"SAMURAI WARRIORS" Costume - Nobunaga Oda
"SAMURAI WARRIORS" Costume - Mitsuhide Akechi
Note: Added as Limited Time Bonuses if the game is purchased by August 9th, 2021.
Note: Please be advised that bonus content might be available later as purchasable content.

After a 7-year wait, a new instalment in the tactical action series "SAMURAI WARRIORS" is finally here!

With this title, the historical period depicted in the first title of the "SAMURAI WARRIORS" series released in 2004 has been revamped.
With visuals that have largely evolved since the first "SAMURAI WARRIORS", additional WARRIORS officers, and evolved actions, an even deeper drama set in the warring states is depicted.
Also, with a focus on the lives of officers Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi, in order to more intensely and boldly depict the warring states era spanning from the end of the Ōnin War to the Incident at Honnōji, the title is the beginning of a new series, in which the stories and characters from the traditional "SAMURAI WARRIORS" have been revamped.

Features of "SAMURAI WARRIORS 5"
■With officers whose designs have been revamped, as well as new officers, a total of 27 Samurai Warriors join the battle
Officers such as a young Nobunaga Oda, known as the "Great Fool", and daimyō Yoshimoto Imagawa, who was called the "Greatest Archer in all of Kaidō", appear with new designs that match the setting of this title.
Also, new officers such as Toshimitsu Saitō, a retainer of Mitsuhide Akechi, as well as Kōga ninja Mitsuki join the battle. A total of 27 Samurai Warriors interweave their fates to create a dramatic warring states era.

■WARRIORS actions are more thrilling and dazzling than ever before
In this title, players can once again enjoy the "thrill of sending enemies flying" that the WARRIORS series is renowned for.
And with new actions that have been added with this title, as well as new depictions that give off a Japanese flair, the WARRIORS actions have become even more stunning.

Note: The "SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 Digital Deluxe Edition" is also available for pre-order. Please be careful when making your purchase.

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Splitgate — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Splitgate is a free-to-play, fast-paced multiplayer shooter that features player-controlled portals. This sci-fi shooter takes the FPS genre to a new dimension with its portal mechanics, delivering high-flying, multi-dimensional combat. IGN describes Splitgate as “Halo meets Portal."

July 28th

Colorful Colore — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Colorful Colore is a Puzzle Labyrinth game, where your goal is to reach the exit while matching the right colors in the room and interacting with different mechanics.

The Forgotten City — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Unravel the mystery at the city’s heart by exploiting its deadly time loop, questioning locals, exploring, and solving puzzles.

Trigger Witch — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Magic and firearms make a deadly combo!

Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish.

From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.

July 29th

Blaster Master Zero 3 — Xbox One


Eldest Souls — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


The Story.
Following centuries of servitude, Man finally rebelled against the Old Gods, imprisoning these colossal calamities within the sacred walls of the Citadel. But an evil stirred within... In a final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Mankind is fading, with but a glimmer of hope remaining.
Heavy is the burden that lies on one lone Warrior. Armed with a greatsword… of the purest Obsydian.

The Game Challenging Combat.
Fast-paced and challenging souls-like combat awaits, where every moment counts. Yet fortune favors the bold, and defeating the Old Gods may grant the player powers beyond mortal comprehension.

Boss-Rush Brutality.
Eldest Souls focuses on only the toughest and most engaging of combat encounters - the Bosses! - with each Old God presenting a new and unique challenge for the player to overcome… with fitting rewards for those who triumph!

An Ancient Kingdom.
As you explore the labyrinthine passages, in search of the Old Gods, you’ll encounter intriguing NPCs, compelling questlines, and a series of dark and ominous mysteries. Slowly uncover the truth behind the Old Gods and their agelong imprisonment...

Pixel Perfection.
Bask in the pixel perfection of the consecrated Citadel, dripping in gorgeous 16-bit attention-to-detail. But don’t gaze too long. This monument of Human triumph has long been forgotten, and something dark has taken root deep within.

Your Build. Your Rules.
Every encounter with the Old Gods presents its own unique challenge… and rewards. Claim their celestial powers to unlock a vast array of unique Talents and Abilities, ready to customize your own combat style from a multitude of combinations.

Features:
• Battle your way through a series of uniquely challenging Boss-Rush combat encounters
• Discover a cast of intriguing NPCs and questlines as you explore the ancient Citadel
• Unearth the mystery of the Old Gods, before total devastation befalls the World
• Bask in the glorious pixel-perfect graphic style, dripping in gorgeous attention-to-detail
• Your Build. Your Rules. Customize your own combat style from a multitude of ability combinations

Fuga: Melodies of Steel — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


"We have to fight! If we don't, everyone we love will be taken away!"

One fateful night, a peaceful village is thrown into the flames of war. Determined to save their families, a group of children boards a giant tank and begins an offensive charge!

Fuga: Melodies of Steel is an RPG where you place children, each with their own unique characteristics and skills, at different gun turrets in a tank to fight against the enemy.

Living inside the tank, the children show emotion and gain affinity amongst each other. Manage these both to change the outcome of their journey!

Get Packed: Fully Loaded — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Get Packed: Fully Loaded is the expanded edition of the couch co-op removals game that’s full of calamity and physics-based carnage for 1-4 players.

When a greedy salt mining company takes over Ditchlington, Last Ditch Removals must handle the hostile eviction.

With little time and even less caution, your ragtag removals team gets to work rapidly relocating the entire town… leaving a trail of destruction, explosions, and debris in your wake!

Fully Loaded adds a truck load of new content, meaning there's never been a better time to Get Packed and have some destructive fun with friends!

Omno — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilisation will carry you through forests, deserts and tundras - even to the clouds.

Paint the Town Red — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Paint the Town Red is a chaotic first person melee game set in different locations and time periods and featuring a massive Rogue-Lite adventure. The voxel-based enemies can be destroyed completely dynamically using almost anything that isn't nailed down.

Skydrift Infinity — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Skydrift Infinity is an action-packed arcade game focusing on the experience of flying alone, and with others, in a light, quick, fast-paced style.

During the various game modes you can partake in deathmatches and armed races as well as other armed competitions, using modern airplanes, which are tuned to the max, with extreme weapons. Your goal is simple: if you can't overtake them, shoot them down!

Play alone, with your friends or compete against previously unknown online challengers! For relaxation explore the exotic islands, used as the venues of the races and arena modes, where you can break free of the 2 dimensionality, that binds known racing games! Your possibilities are limited only by your own imagination!

The Ascent — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?

July 30th

Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure

Let's go poke the walrus with a stick!

Based on the beloved noughties Flash cartoon, you take the role of Alfonzo on a quest to find your missing best friend, Bob. Because Bob’s favorite food is fish, you decide to collect as many fish as you can while searching for him! With your trusty stick at your side, travel through over 90 levels filled with crafty puzzles, terrifying traps, and dangerous enemies. Luckily, you aren’t alone on your adventure! Your friends are here to help, including the power-punching Magnus, the near-invulnerable Fenwood, and the sword-wielding Girl. Collect fish, find Bob, and maybe even save the world along the way!

Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure is packed with tons of features and content!

* Four different playable characters
* Over 90 levels split into 6 episodes
* More than 30 types of enemies to encounter
* Seven unique boss battles
* World map for level selection
* Secret exits and branching paths
* Two-player melee mode
* And so much more...

Apple Slash — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Repel an invasion of mysterious, charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

In Apple Slash, you play as the mighty apple knight wielding his powerful slashing sword, where you embark on a quest full of creatively designed combat. Featuring innovative attack mechanics, combine one swing with multiple skills using your rotating blade. As you explore, you’ll find and combine various skills scattered around in the swamp with your aim to deal powerful attacks.

Features:
* God-like slash-based combat
* Befriend charming creatures
* Acquire powerful destructive skills
* Roam freely in a vast ancient marshland
* Memorable encounters and challenges

Flowlines VS. — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Flowlines VS.

If you like classic puzzle video games for 1 or 2 players... we have a lot of stuff for you! Inspired by the very best in the genre, Flowlines Vs. aims at becoming one of the greatest party games out there. We want players to solve puzzles, to compete with others at it, and to play - everywhere and with everyone.

Pair up all the matching sockets on the board by drawing continuous lines, without crossing over other lines or branching off. Cover the entire board while connecting all sockets!
Watch out for time-limited stages, or for the limit on moves you can make per stage!

Go ahead, try it out!

HORROR TALES: The Wine — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Explore a post-pandemic fictional Mediterranean island and confront your fears! Immerse yourself in a seemingly abandoned city and struggle to find a precious Banydebosc red wine bottle to cure your loved ones. But be aware; your Nemesis is watching you.

inbento — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Open your cookbook, grab a lunchbox, and start preparing exceptional bento meals through the amazing puzzles in inbento!

Experience a calming, wordless story about cats and parenthood by solving adorable puzzles in inbento. Relax, tease your brain, and prepare tasty bento dishes. Arrange them in an elaborate lunchbox while sticking to the recipe shown on screen.

Complete over 120 fun puzzles, aesthetically served with traditional boiled rice. Immerse yourself in a silent tale about a cute family of felines and enjoy the tranquil soundtrack. Master the mechanics, follow the hand-crafted recipes, and beat all the bonus stages in this culinary logic game.

Life of a modern cat can be stressful. Why don't you PAWS for a second and relax with a few rounds of inbento? (=^.^=)
Are you picking up any of these games coming to Xbox next week? Let us know in the comments!
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 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 2.0.