New Xbox game releases – January 30th to February 5th

By Sean Carey,

A total of 17 new Xbox games release next week, including Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition for console, Inkulinati, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, We Were Here Forever, and Deliver Us Mars.

Arguably the most notable release next week is Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One — the real-time strategy game is finally coming to the consoles on January 31st and is included with Xbox Game Pass. Elsewhere, we have Inkulinati, which also joins Game Pass on the same day as AoE, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, We Were Here Forever, Deliver Us Mars, and The Pathless all launching on Xbox. For more games confirmed for Game Pass, check out our list of all the announced games coming to Game Pass.

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!

January 30th

Backfirewall_ — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Backfirewall_ is a first-person tragicomic adventure that takes place inside a smartphone. As the update assistant, you hold the fate of the System in your hands. Will you counter the update and save the chatty operating system OS9 from deletion?
January 31st

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Inkulinati — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Raiden IV x MIKADO remix — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Buckle up and blast off with Raiden IV x MIKADO remix! This classic arcade shoot 'em up comes fully equipped with new music, battle modes, vertical screen play, and more!

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick… What could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favorite sponge can’t handle - with the right cosmic costume! Everybody do the Cosmic Shake!

Preorder SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake NOW and receive the Official Costume Pack, including 7 additional SpongeBob costumes for FREE!

We Were Here Forever — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Return to the sinister Castle Rock in the latest co-op puzzle adventure in the We Were Here Series! Do you and your partner have what it takes to escape, or will you be trapped… forever?
February 1st

Albacete Warrior — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Embark on a bizarre martial arts adventure as a Spanish ninja and his buddy chicken!

Take the role of Spanish ninja Benito, his chicken pal Pepito and his sensei Paco as they embark on a bizarre adventure across the globe! Presented in a mix of 3D environments and 2D pixel art sprites, Albacete Warrior takes traditional side-scrolling beat ‘em up combat into a new dimension, allowing players to “cockslap” hordes of enemies with Benito’s feathered buddy Pepito while running and wall jumping through a huge variety of 3D stages.

With the speed and agility of a fearsome warrior and armed with satirical street-smart humor, Benito might just have what it takes to become the chosen one. Charge into battle solo or team up with a friend for brutal cooperative play!

Rhythm Sprout — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Rhythm Sprout is a handcrafted rhythm action with original music and a wacky story mode.

- Step to the rhythm / Fight to the beat
- Remix levels with modifiers
- Follow a quirky self-aware story in between

KEY FEATURES:

HANDCRAFTED LEVELS
Every music track goes together with a unique 3D environment designed around its theme and story. Keep an eye out for little events and easter eggs throughout the levels!

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
All the music is created exclusively for the game with creative beatmaps in mind. It results in high sync between sound and gameplay – you will feel it! Music themes are inspired by different genres such as EDM, K-POP, Drum’n’Bass, Disco, Lo-fi hip-hop, even Metal, and much more.

A WACKY STORY TO FOLLOW
Follow Sprout - the Chosen Onion - on his lightweight and self-aware adventure between music levels. Make funny dialogue interactions, full of silly jokes and pop culture references. Help the adorable inhabitants of the Vegetable Kingdom and face a charming cast of Sweet Villains.

INFINITE REPLAYABILITY AND CHALLENGE
Mix different level modifiers to get unique results:
- Speed up any song with the Turbo Mode
- Refresh your muscle memory using the Mirror Mode
- Shuffle the notes to get a unique beatmap - and share it with friends to challenge them!
- Or wing it entirely with the always-changing Totally Random Mode

On top of that, Rhythm Sprout features hardcore remixes, highscore challenges and gimmicky bonus levels for extra fun.

CUSTOMIZATION
Did we mention the unlockable outfits for Sprout?
As well as skins for your sword!
February 2nd

Deliver Us Mars — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Deliver Us Mars is an atmospheric sci-fi adventure taking you on a suspense-fuelled, high-stakes mission to recover the ARK colony ships stolen by the mysterious Outward.

ExitMan Deluxe — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Ruuuuuuuun!
The sky is falling!

Quickly run into the gap as the ceiling comes crashing down from above. If you make it in time the ceiling will rise up again and then crash down again and again, each time with the gap in a random place. How long can you survive?

If you can squeeze into the yellow Exit area you'll earn coins that you can use to buy new costumes.

Test yourself in 4 intense game modes:
Endless Run, 100-to-1 Sole Survivor, Vs CPU Head-to-head, and Challenge Mode with 150 quick fire stages!
There's online rankings too so you can compete with others around the world for the best scores.

There's also a 2-4P local multiplayer mode so you can go up against your friends to see who is the best ExitMan/Woman! It's squid-like survival drama!

Fashion Police Squad — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Calling all officers! I've got a Fashion Crime in Progress and I'm mobilizing all Fashion Police Squad members. Grab your Belt of Justice and your Tailormade Sewing Machine, we've got some Fashion Justice to dispense!

Fashion Police Squad is a humorous Retro FPS where you fight against fashion crime using attire enhancing weaponry. Clean the streets of socks in sandals as Sergeant Des, and experience a single-player story full of fabulous characters, dazzling encounters, and fierce runway shows!

-Pit yourself against all kinds of Fashion Crimes, from saggy pants to neon brights
-Utilize a specialized weapons arsenal, including weaponized Sock Gnomes
-Jump, climb and swing your way around Trendopolis to uncover its secrets
-Fight against the biggest, baddest bosses in the fashion industry
-Solve the mystery of the resurgence of Fashion Crime and take out the villains at the top

Each fashion crime has a fashion solution, and you'll need to choose between your weapons carefully to fix each fashion faux pas! Each enemy needs something, be it a splash of color or all the seams taken in, so you'll need to switch to and use the right weapons for the right situations! Picking the wrong weapon will do nothing to your enemies, so time to choose wisely!

Metal Black S-Tribute — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Metal Black S-Tribute

Puzzle Bobble 2X/BUST-A-MOVE Arcade Edition & Puzzle Bobble/BUST-A-MOVE 3 S-Tribute — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Puzzle Bobble 2X/BUST-A-MOVE Arcade Edition & Puzzle Bobble/BUST-A-MOVE 3 S-Tribute Xbox

The Pathless — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

February 3rd

Debtor: Enhanced Edition — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

In order to escape each level, you need to collect all coins and create path to the exit of the level. It is a dangerous place full of traps and ruthless enemies, be careful!
Solve 30 rooms in the 3 different biomes.
Move boxes, crush blocks with your head or use explosives for that - create your own path using the environment.

Heirs of the Kings — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

When Laura, a girl who has lost her memory, is being pursued by unknown soldiers, Grant enters in action to protect her only to find out about the danger the world is in from the Forces of Darkness, and sets off on a journey.

How can Laura use such high-level magic? This is a story of destiny, and encounters between those with the blood of the rulers in them!

Strengthen character abilities as you desire with unique Soul Maps, and customize weapons to be prepared for turn-based battles. Arenas are available around the world to test your strength and tactics!

Speedway Racing — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Speedway Racing Xbox

Get ready to feel the speed!

In Speedway Racing, you will enjoy the fastest, most spectacular races at over 350 Km/h, avoiding multiple collisions against 20 rivals.
There are several modes available, including Championship, Arcade and 4-player multiplayer.
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 picking up wins in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
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