Xbox game releases — August 1st to 7th

By Sean Carey,

Next week, another eight new games release on Xbox, including Turbo Golf Racing (Game Preview),Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, South of the Circle, and Gale of Windoria.

It's a bit of a quiet one next week for new Xbox games, but that doesn't mean there are no interesting titles to get excited about! On August 2nd, we have the latest instalment into the Azure Strike Gunvolt series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, and on August 3rd, there is South of the Circle, which is a new emotional narrative experience from Frostpunk and This War of Mine developer, 11 Bit Studios. Finally, on August 4th, Turbo Golf Racing launches into Game Preview.

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!

August 2nd

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

What lies beyond the path toward hope?

The next instalment in the high-speed 2D action Gunvolt series is finally here with Azure Striker Gunvolt 3. Balancing both an involving story and satisfying gameplay, Gunvolt 3 is the most extravagant entry in the series yet!

Frogun — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Join Renata as she adventures across a world of mystical ruins with the titular FROGUN! Frogun is an old-school platformer with the soul of the PS1/N64 era, in which your frog-shaped grappling hook is a your best friend!
August 3rd

After Wave: Downfall — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

After Wave: Downfall is an arcade shooter where the player battles against monsters, completes various missions with a cool battleship.  Deathrix invaded the world and released a mysterious meteorite causing a great flood. Players can upgrade their ships for better performance to fight the most brutal enemies.  A Local Co-op mode allows the player to team up and adventure with others. 

South of the Circle — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

South of the Circle is an emotional narrative experience exploring the relationship between Peter and Clara, Cambridge academics caught up in the political conflict of the Cold War. The story focuses on the weight of life choices - between career, true love and the desire to keep our promises.
August 4th

Gale of Windoria — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

The Tetra Quartzes, the source of all life, have become sullied, and there is a growing sense of foreboding across the world. Shan, a young boy from the citizens of the winds sets off on an adventure to purify the sullied Tetra Quartzes and save his childhood friend. With allies from different roots, slash away the dark clouds of death, and reach out to the future in a fantastic adventure.

Soar on the breezes around the world in your flying Beakle, upgradable with parts to spread your accessible areas. Make use of the elementals not only in turn-based battles, but in dungeon gimmicks as well by combining character abilities. Find also the Quartzes to strengthen your party, acquire skills and techniques. Not to forget the entire world drawn with nostalgic pixel artworks!

Turbo Golf Racing (Game Preview) — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

QUByte Classics Thunderbolt Collection by PIKO Achievements
Your goal is simple: destroy all the enemies that will come until you reach the final boss of the stage, make it easier and faster as you collect items and power-ups to enhance your health bar, increase your speed and upgrade or acquire new weapons. You’ll lead humanity to survival.

Thunderbolt Collection is a compilation of two vertically-scrolling shoot ‘em ups from the series Thunderbolt released in 1995 exclusive on east.The QUByte port brings the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of the game, both with official English localization and new features to improve your experience like: control remapping, which allow players to customize controller buttons as they like it better, different screen types and save states.

Gigapocalypse— Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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.