New Xbox games – October 17th to 23rd

By Sean Carey,

We hope you have room in your backlog as a huge 22 new Xbox games release next week, including A Plague Tale: Requiem, Persona 5 Royal, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, Gotham Knights, and New Tales from the Borderlands.

Next week is a big one in terms of heavy hitters. October 18th brings A Plague Tale: Requiem and Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, while October 21st sees Xbox releases of Gotham Knights, New Tales from the Borderlands and Persona 5 Royal. For the Game Pass subscribers out there, you have A Plague Tale: Requiem, Phantom Abyss, and Persona 5 Royal to look forward to.

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!

October 18th

A Plague Tale: Requiem — Xbox Series X|S, Windows

Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world, and discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a fun, multiplayer game perfect for all skill levels. Four proton pack wielding Ghostbusters attempt to catch a Ghost haunting unique locations in asymmetrical multiplayer battles (online or offline). As players progress, they will unlock cosmetics and upgrades for both Ghostbusters and Ghosts to evolve their gameplay experiences. The look and feel will deliver to fans an immersive experience in the universe, allowing them to play out their Ghostbusting fantasies. Whether hunting or haunting, the game is easy to learn and fun to master!

Kovox Pitch — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Kovox Pitch is a rhythm-baseball game that has some depth. It comes with a wholesome story and memorable post-punk music. The aim of the game is to swap between two lines in order to successfully hit balls with a baseball bat and experience that 2.5D effect. It has Story mode with story-related events and challenges, and Free Play mode to simply enjoy the game.

Features:

- Heartwarming story of the soulful boy determined to become the baseball player
- Different modes to prolong the gaming experience
- Memorable post-punk music
- Free play mode to sharpen your skills

Features:

- Heartwarming story of the soulful boy determined to become the baseball player
- Different modes to prolong the gaming experience
- Memorable post-punk music
- Free play mode to sharpen your skills

Them's Fightin' Herds — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a serious fighter awaits!

Battle it out in local versus or online with rollback netcode. Streamlined combat mechanics blend accessibility and depth to create a robust combat system designed for both newcomers and veterans alike. Explore rewarding local and online game modes, including a single-player episodic story campaign!
October 19th

41 Hours — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Manipulate time-space in a first-person shooter that blends modern weaponry with advanced tech!

Take the role of Ethan, a workaholic scientist and capable field combatant in search of his long-lost wife. 41 Hours is a cinematic first-person adventure driven by intense shootouts and advanced, often alien technology. Accompanied by a mysterious woman that seems to possess super-human powers, Ethan will take up conventional armaments while learning to manipulate time, cloak for enhanced stealth, use portals for teleportation and employ telekinetic abilities against the paramilitary forces that stand in his way.

Explore 41 Hours’ complex narrative through voiced dialogue, illustrated cutscenes and strategic combat scenarios across 11 compelling chapters! Along the way, you’ll discover extraterrestrial environments and overcome brain-teasing puzzles that require more than simple battlefield prowess. Do you have the skill to adapt, survive and uncover the truth?

Pnevmo-Capsula — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Solve puzzles to deliver mail in an utopian atompunk world.

"Pnevmo-Capsula" is a casual adventure game. You will travel to an alternate utopian atompunk world as a small trolley delivering mail.

Time seems to have stopped at the break of 1930-1960 years here. The city is connected by a single system of rails, tracks, and pipes. The smallest part of this bizarre system is the mechanical mail.
Solve puzzles to deliver mail in an utopian atompunk world.

"Pnevmo-Capsula" is a casual adventure game. You will travel to an alternate utopian atompunk world as a small trolley delivering mail.
Time seems to have stopped at the break of 1930-1960 years here. The city is connected by a single system of rails, tracks, and pipes. The smallest part of this bizarre system is the mechanical mail.

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a satirical action-adventure, brought to life by a twisted and wicked tale.
Featuring hard but fair combat, *full character customization, unique battle armor and engaging narrative mechanics rich in lore, Nostalgaia plunges you into almost certain death at every turn.

WW2: Bunker Simulator — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

During WW2 you are an American soldier who captured the german bunker in Normandy. You must defend it at all costs and survive this World War II. Complete missions, cook & shoot, search the bodies for medicines, ammo, and food to survive. WW2: Bunker Simulator is a mix of fps and simulator.
October 20th

Phantom Abyss — Xbox Series X|S


Batora: Lost Haven — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Embark on an epic adventure to save Earth in this interplanetary action RPG. Harness the ancient powers of Sun and Moon to take on a variety of unique enemies while solving diverse puzzles and exploring stunning sci-fi worlds, each with its own curious stories, inhabitants, and mysteries.

Doomed To Hell — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Doomed to Hell is an action-packed roguelike-like top-down shooter that is a hell of a lot of fun! You play as Rose, and though you've just died, your adventure is just getting started.

Battle your way out of hell through hordes of monsters, explore multiple biomes, fight bosses, collect as much loot as you can, and upgrade your weapons and buffs.

Your ticket out of hell is killing all of its inhabitants. Face off against many types of enemies and their various unique attacks through various waves. Pick buffs between waves and get ready for more challenges!

Gas Station Simulator — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Gas Station Simulator is all about renovating, expanding and running a gas station along a highway in the middle of a desert. Freedom of choice and multiple approaches to run your business and deal with pressure are key ingredients in this game.

One True Hero — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

An epic, 3D platforming adventure featuring a young hero who never thought that he could save the kingdom! Take a magic sword in your hands and become the only One True Hero the town really needs!

Park Story — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows


Unravel handcrafted puzzle dungeons and confront your demons in Park Story — a reimagination of the classic top-down action RPG. Trapped, Parker must defeat Caim to escape haunted Mahagow Glen Country Park, helping friendly ghosts and unlocking the park’s deepest secrets.

Shapeshooter — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

SHAPESHOOTER is literally an on-rail shooter that you'll not get a story here. You'll get frenetic action, insane music and a super hard challenge!

WEAPONS
In SHAPESHOOTER you'll have 5 different weapons, all of them have 3 levels. Gatter OCTARINGS to upgrade them, and trust me, you'll need it.

TRAPS
Besides a the polygoneers, you must watch out for traps, A LOT OF THEM. Look at the size of this saw, I bet it has at least 200px wide.

UPGRADES
Improve your tank to survive, there are weapons, shield, magnet, wheels and of course skins, because you need to be shining while destroying everything in front of you.

Tempus - Level Escape — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

TEMPUS is a puzzle adventure game with time travel. Each time you advance, you will see the island where you live change over thousands of years. You can only travel forward so it is a one way trip, how far will you go?

The Jackbox Party Pack 9 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Save your next party with friends or family! Play five uproarious new games in one Party Pack: the trivia bluff-off Fibbage 4, the team sorting test Quixort, the magical joke auction Junktopia, the silly guessfest Nonsensory and the salacious reality TV game Roomerang.

Warhammer 40,000: Shottas, Blood & Teef — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


October 21st

Aery - Last Day of Earth — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


“Aery – Last Day of Earth” is a story-driven 3D flight exploration game in which you control a little bird that is on its non-violent journey through time, space, and different dimensions to discover an alternative reality for our planet.

Gotham Knights — Xbox Series X|S

Preorder now and get the 233 Kustom Batcycle Skin. Batman is dead. It is now up to the Batman Family - Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin - to protect Gotham.

JoJo Siwa: Worldwide Party — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Hey, Siwanatorz - You’re invited to JoJo Siwa’s worldwide party! Play through the rhythmic world of JoJo Siwa as she travels around her fantasy lands in this single player amazing popstar adventure runner. So, lace up your ‘High Top Shoes’ and run through JoJo's worlds listening along to her biggest hits, including ‘D.R.E.AM’, ‘Bop’, and ‘Kid in a Candy Store’ Can you match the rhythm at every performance and make the crowd go wild?

Help JoJo make it on stage in time for her Worldwide Party! Run, jump, and ride awesome vehicles including Spaceships, Jet Skis and even a Roller Coaster Cart to get JoJo to the party just in time!

Collect all the items you need for an unforgettable party, including glitter and, of course, bows, to progress through the levels! Find gift boxes on each level to unlock dress up outfits that you’ll recognize from JoJo’s tour and wardrobe. Explore all this in 10 brand new lands straight from JoJo’s imagination including the sweet Candyland, the pawsome BowBowland with JoJo’s best pup pal, Rainbowland and many more.


Level up in JoJo Siwa’s very own video game to become the ‘#1U’, with ‘Nonstop!’ fun in this single player adventure-runner, where you can take the stage to perform as your favorite popstar icon, to all the hits!

New Tales from the Borderlands — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, "streetwise" brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, you'll claw and con your way through five thrilling chapters full of gun-toting goons, otherworldly beasts, and delicious tacos.

Persona 5 Royal — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Prepare for the award-winning RPG experience in this definitive edition of Persona 5 Royal, featuring a treasure trove of downloadable content included!

Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. “You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you.” With the goal of “rehabilitation” looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief.

Key Features include:
-Explore Tokyo, unlock Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, experience alternate endings, and more
-Become the ultimate Phantom Thief and defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice in the definitive version of Personal 5 Royal
-Includes over 40 items of previously released downloadable content
-Choose between Japanese and English VO
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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