New Xbox game releases: March 13th to 19th

By Sean Carey,

We hope you have some room in that backlog of yours as 15 new Xbox games launch next week, including the console release of Valheim, WWE 2K23, Anno 1800 Console Edition, and GOTY candidate Peppa Pig: World Adventures.

Xbox is kicking off the week strong for all the Game Pass subscribers out there, with Valheim's console release on March 14th — for more games coming to the service, check out our games coming to Game Pass article. On March 16th, we have Ubisoft's Anno 1800 Console Edition, which will be free-to-play for a full week from release. Finally, on March 17th, we have Peppa Pig: World Adventures, which will surely be in the running for some Game of the Year awards come December and 2K Games' annual wrestling title, WWE 2K23.

March 14th

Valheim— Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players set in a procedurally-generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, construct longhouses, and slay mighty foes to prove yourself to Odin!

EXPLORE THE TENTH WORLD
Explore a world shrouded in mystery. Discover distinct environments with unique enemies to battle, resources to gather and secrets to uncover! Be a viking, sail the open seas in search of lands unknown, and fight bloodthirsty monsters.

BUILD MIGHTY HALLS
Raise viking longhouses and build bases that offer reprieve from the dangers ahead. Customise buildings, both inside and out, with a detailed building system. Progress through building tiers to upgrade, expand and defend your base.

GATHER, CRAFT AND SURVIVE
Struggle to survive as you gather materials and craft weapons, armor, tools, ships, and defenses. Decorate your

The Forest Cathedral — Xbox Series X|S


The Wreck — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

In this 3D visual novel, follow failed screenwriter Junon as she attempts to make it through the most pivotal day in her life. Relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future, or without your help, Junon’s story might end in a wreck.

Vernal Edge — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Vernal Edge is a 2D action-packed Metroidvania featuring an intense combat system, tight platforming sequences and a powerful story of rivalry, revenge and growth.
March 15th

BigChick — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

The islands are sinking... Chickenfolk can't swim and fox bandits won't miss an opportunity to gobble up a bird or two even on the verge of apocalypse... What a disaster!
Fortunately Big Chick is here to save the day! Use poultry magic to summon new patches of land from the ocean depths and micromanagement skills to lead your people to the safety of the sacred Big Barn.

Adventure on the sinking islands features:
· cute and adorable chickens
· nasty (but cute anyway) foxes and other predators
· frantic gameplay

Kung Fury: Street Rage - ULTIMATE EDITION — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A BRAND NEW HT-3000 CARTRIDGE GAME PACKED WITH:

* ENDLESS ARCADE-STYLE BEAT ‘EM UP NAZI FIGHTS
* PRO TIPS FROM HACKERMAN IN THE HACKADEMY PRACTICE MODE
* SINGLE PLAYER STORY CAMPAIGN
* 2-PLAYER COOP STORY CAMPAIGN
* HASSELHOFF AS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER
* 5 HEROES WITH THEIR OWN ULTIMATE POWERS

Tricky Thief — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Tricky Thief

Grab the goods and stay out of sight as you stealthily slide from wall to wall!

Get ready for a stealthy spin on tile-based sliding puzzles as you navigate the brainteasing chambers of Tricky Thief!

Take the role of a slippery burglar as you hug the walls of each room and collect coins while outwitting the patrolling guards across dozens of top-down single-screen stages presented in charmingly minimalistic 3D style.

Can you figure out the most efficient way to tackle each situation to become a master thief?

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A bold and beautiful hack n’ slash ARPG with no class restrictions and satisfying brutal combat. Forge a bloody path through a dark fantasy world in an epic story campaign, paving the way to a truly dynamic endgame, master your skills, and become The Ascended.
March 16th

Anno 1800 Console Edition — Xbox Series X|S


Defend the Rook — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A roguelike tactics board combat combined with tower defense elements. Defeat the invading hordes to stay alive and save the land!

Deploy your heroes to outsmart the enemy!
Enjoy more tactics than your average TD game, whilst fighting through waves of enemies.

Turn the tables on the invaders with the aid of devastating spells! Overcome the odds and outsmart the enemy.

Build and upgrade your towers to survive the onslaught!
To survive you'll need to utilize more than just your heroes wit and prowess! Careful placement of towers and upgrades will be necessary to ensure victory.

Place traps and barricades to defend your castle!
Use these wisely to funnel and confuse the invaders. Wreak havoc amongst their ranks and break up their carefully manicured ranks!

Become a champion to save the kingdom!
Do you have what it takes to save the land? Jump right in and enjoy a set of procedurally generated roguelike turn-based battles like no other! Every battle fought is unique.

My Little Prince — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

My Little Prince

A jigsaw puzzle game to remember a beloved classic story. Contains illustrations created by Katia Numakura with inspiration from “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and from RPGs.
March 17th

Alterity Experience — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

You are Anton Cornwell, a Californian farmer. Recently, your ranch house is prey to strange and unexplained phenomena. Invaded from all sides, you need to be reactive by using your mind to prevent any intrusions. Will you survive the eventful night ahead?

ALTERITY EXPERIENCE is a closed-door adventure game playable in first-person. The action takes place in present Lucy County, northern California, a region known for its unexplained phenomena. Many local farmers have found their farms covered in a mysterious purple substance.

In turn, you are confronted by the same phenomena. For some time, your neighbors claim to have seen them not far from your property. Your reactivity and a home automation application are the only weapons you have. An object of unknown origin might be the key to your survival; yet, it is hidden somewhere inside your home.

Backbeat — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A truly creative strategic puzzle game. Manipulate four threads of time to guide your band through perilous predicaments. Manage squad resources to maximize your score. Experience a homage to 1990s ensemble dramedies. Customize your music with audio effect pedals.

Peppa Pig: World Adventures — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Play in the bigger, wider world of Peppa Pig, and bring your family into the story! Make pizza in Italy, walk on Hollywood Boulevard, climb the Eiffel Tower and more on your world tour. Create your own unique and dazzling family home, and discover more characters, quests and fun than ever before!

WWE 2K23 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and more!

2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent - some of WWE’s greatest of all time - as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.

IT’S WARGAMES
The fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage!

YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICES
With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players.

Let us know which of these you're planning on picking up in the comments!
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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