New Xbox games — March 11 to 17

Next week, there are 25 new Xbox games coming to the platform, including Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection and Contra: Operation Galuga.

New Xbox games — March 11 to 17
Sean Carey

Sean Carey

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We hope you have some space in your burgeoning backlog, as another 25 new Xbox games are landing on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC next week, on top of all of those new games coming to Game Pass.

Some of the more notable Xbox releases next week include Contra: Operation Galuga on March 12, Dune: Imperium on March 13, and Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection on March 14. Are you looking forward to unlocking those Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection achievements? We certainly are!

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 down in the comments!

March 12

Contra: Operation Galuga — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

The legendary Contra series returns! This reimagining of the classic run-'n'-gun action game from the ‘80s features new stages, new enemies, new play mechanics, and co-op combat for up to 4 players!

For The Warp — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

A roguelike deckbuilding game in space! Explore randomly generated systems, enemies, and strange encounters. Build your deck, survive, and reach For The Warp gate!

Hotel_Renovator — Xbox Series X|S

Unleash your inner designer and renovate the hotel of your dreams!
Embark on a makeover journey to turn this worn-out place into a successful getaway.
Play with thousands of furniture pieces and accessories, and manage the hotel to get 5-star reviews!
March 13

Beautiful Sakura: Fitness Club — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Beautiful Sakura: Fitness Club

Kaito's transition from high school to the fitness world is marked by a chance reunion with Michiko, Yuuki, and Hikari, three friends from his past, each with a unique and significant connection to him. As Kaito navigates his professional life as a gym trainer, he finds himself torn between the affections of Michiko, the childhood friend; Yuuki, the sports enthusiast; and Hikari, the artistic soul.

The story takes an unexpected twist when Aya enters the scene, a charismatic and outgoing newcomer to town who quickly captures Kaito's attention. As Aya becomes acquainted with Kaito and his circle of friends, her presence adds a layer of complexity to the already intricate web of emotions. Players will guide Kaito through the delicate task of managing existing relationships while exploring the potential for new connections.

Cybertrash STATYX — Xbox Series X|S

Cybertrash STATYX is a tactical 2D action-platformer.

Run, jump, slide, destroy enemies, gain experience points, upgrade your character – Jenet, who is trying to escape from the corporation.

In the distant future, the industrial part of the world has separated from nature and built its infrastructure through the activities of local corporations. Robots are used to control the population. All those who disagree with the dictatorship of corporations united in opposition. The corporate response keeps pace with technological progress, and the population is condemned to cyborgization.

People are abducted and modified by installing neural manipulators in various ways. Due to the limited resource of chips, the newly-minted cyborgs also take control of the unmodified population. Captured people have their memories erased and turned into cyborgs. The opposition is weakening.

As the main character, Janet, you plunge into the depths of events, trying to remember the past...

Dune: Imperium — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Experience the ultimate blend of strategy and intrigue as you navigate the treacherous landscapes of Arrakis in the award-winning board game Dune: Imperium!

* Battle online, locally with AI, or against the formidable House Hagal.
* Earn Achievements that showcase your prowess as a leader.
* Embark on more than a dozen Challenges that will test your wit and cunning.
* Compete for badges in the rotating Skirmish Mode where no two games are the same!

Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Raise your banner above the vast wasteland before you. As the Great Houses of the Landsraad marshal their forces and their spies, whom will you influence, and whom will you betray? A tyrannical Emperor. The secretive Bene Gesserit. The shrewd Spacing Guild. The ferocious Fremen of the Deep Desert. The power of the Imperium can be yours, but war is not the only way to claim it.

Dune: Imperium blends deck-building and worker placement in a deeply thematic new strategy game where the fate of the Empire hangs on your decisions. Will you seek political allies or rely upon military might? Economic strength or subtle intrigues? A council seat… or a sharpened blade? The cards are dealt. The choice is yours. The Imperium awaits.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created. Enter the mind of Jeff Minter, the legendary creator of Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner, and Tempest 2000, in this interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse.

Treasures Of The Roman Empire — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Underground or on the surface, you will be busy trying to sort out the different scenario you'll face. Stables, bar, cinema, squared, forest, gigs, market, docks, luna park, Circo Massimo and much more! Oh yes, your goal is to collect all the treasures hidden by the Romans.

Guaranteed fun suitable for all the family!
- You'll visit some of the most beautiful historic momuments of Rome
- logic and arcade minigames including nonograms, spot the difference, slot machine, tic tac toe, hidden objects, horse race and more!
- more than 31 levels filled with humour!
- guest stars
- featuring soundtrack by Matthew Malley founding member of the multi-platinum band Counting Crows!

Violet Wisteria — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Become a magical sword-wielding heroine and take on the forces of evil across time, space and alternate dimensions!

Return to the style of Japanese fantasy platformers from the ’80s and ’90s as you take command of brave heroine Wisteria Asagiri on her quest to save Earth, the Higher Realm and the Under-Realms from the dark wizard Maskandes! Violet Wisteria is a side-scrolling action platformer with a unique tri-color attack system. Requiring quick judgment and precision, this system allows Wisteria to execute sword slashes and thrusts based on an enemy’s color, where only the correct attack will strike true.

Enemy colors are randomized to keep players on their toes across 8 carefully crafted stages, each leading up to an exciting boss battle! Travel between dimensions, from floating islands and serene forests to ruined cityscapes and the ends of the cosmos, wielding your sword for the sake of peace and justice!
March 14

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

Astebros is a roguelite game about the beginnings of the kingdom of Asteborg!

Choose your hero among three different characters and go through procedural dungeons to eliminate your formidable opponents!

Defeat bosses to obtain valuable power orbs!

Collect coins and materials to buy and upgrade your equipment!

Discover mysterious secrets within the dungeons...

All this alone or in pairs!

Bing In Wonderland — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A Roguelite monster killing satisfaction galore without any exploration elements. The game is filled to the brim with exotic enemies and stages with a collection of deep and robust boons, weapons, and items plus an abundance of pointless features and useless details.

Cartel Tycoon — Xbox Series X|S

This edition includes:
• Cartel Tycoon full game
• Content Pack - Diva's Hotel

Set in the fictionalized '80s Latin America, Cartel Tycoon tells the story of a time when cocaine took over first the US, and then the whole world. Ridiculously rich drug kingpins rule over glorious empires, creating thousands of jobs. But a maelstrom of violence threatens this criminal underworld from within.

Build an empire of drug production and smuggling chains while managing rogue lieutenants, state authorities, and public opinion.

Rival gangs, the DEA, the army, and even the CIA all threaten your growing business. When Capo dies, crown your successor, and build your empire from the ruins all over again.

Key features:
• Develop your humble farming operation into a massive logistical system comprising plantations, laboratories, aerodromes, and more.
• Tycoon action on an epic scale with dozens of upgrade paths and endless strategic combinations.
• When your capo falls, promote one of your unique lieutenants to take control and continue growing your cartel.
• Launder your hard-earned cash to develop your empire, maintain your lieutenants' allegiance, and bribe corrupt politicians.
• Evade the authorities and square off against rival cartels on the path to profit.
• Explore a dynamic narrative system with dozens of unique characters combined with limitless sandbox gameplay.
• Story mode with tens of hours of rich narrative within the game's world.
• Survival mode for those looking for a challenge.
• Highly customizable Sandbox mode to play by your own rules!

Crown Wars: The Black Prince — Xbox Series X|S

The War of Crowns rages on. Knights, brigands and a mysterious evil force run rampant throughout the land, sowing destruction. Lead your domain into battle in this turn-based tactics and strategy game.

Dungeon Drafters — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One


Highwater — Xbox Series X|S

Earth has flooded and the planet is doomed, but there’s still time to enjoy the view. Guide Nikos and friends through the flooded world of Highwater and beyond in this story driven, adventure game where they’ll have to fight for their chance to escape.

Match Village — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Match Village

Match Village is a minimalistic puzzle and strategy experience about combining buildings to build villages on beautiful, procedurally generated islands.

Combine buildings to create your villages and cities on endless islands scattered around the world and enjoy a minimalistic and relaxing atmosphere, no resource management or armies, just focus on building.

Rebel Transmute — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Rebel Transmute is a sprawling 2D action-exploration epic!

Battle your way through a living planet in Rebel Transmute, a sprawling 2D action-exploration epic! Embody Moon Mikono as you explore, reprogram your abilities, duel twisted sci-fi experiments, rebel against colonizers, and search for your long lost mother.

In this modern metroidvania you play as Moon Mikono, a space scrapper turned adventurer on a mission to uncover the true fate of her missing mother.

To accomplish this mission in your own, unique way you'll be swapping out game changing augments to suit your playstyle. Aggressive and greedy? Inquisitive and cautious? Maybe you just want an army of friendly creatures! With over 50 unique upgrades, Rebel Transmute allows you to play through a classic sci-fi adventure in your style.

The sprawling world of Rebel Transmute is full of stunning vistas: From vibrant greenery in the Overgrowth, to the fluorescent reefs of the Coral Fissure, to the sparkblood crystal-strewn Surface.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Fight in iconic battles from across the STAR WARS™ galaxy

Play the classic STAR WARS Battlefront games on modern consoles, online and offline in this complete classic collection.

This Classic Collection includes:
STAR WARS Battlefront (Classic)
-Includes Bonus Map: Jabba's Palace
STAR WARS Battlefront II
-Includes Bonus Maps: Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena
-Includes Bonus Heroes: Asajj Ventress & Kit Fisto

Key Features
Traverse the Galaxy in Campaign Mode & Galactic Conquest
Galactic Conquest: Devise your strategy, recruit your troops, and execute your tactical vision for conquering the galaxy.
STAR WARS™ Battlefront Campaign: Experience iconic battles from STAR WARS Episodes I-VI
STAR WARS™ Battlefront II Campaign: Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers

Massive Locations with up to 64-player Online Support
-Fight on the ground: Wookiee Warriors, Jet Troopers, Droidekas and more in massive multiplayer action
-Drive iconic vehicles: Speeder Bikes, AT-STs, AT-RTs, and more in offensive and defensive battles
-Pilot legendary starships: TIE fighters, X-wings, and more in space and air dogfights

Expanded Hero Assault
Hero Assault is playable on all ground maps including: Death Star, Kashyyyk, Kamino, and Naboo for the first time ever
-Fight with heroes: Mace Windu, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many others!
-Battle with villains: Darth Maul, General Grievous, Darth Vader, and many others!

Storyblocks: The King — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Storyblocks: The King (Windows) is an engaging puzzle and narrative game that offers a short and relaxing experience. In a charming medieval setting, players have the opportunity to carve their own path, choosing the next story block at each stage. With a library of journeys filled with intriguing variations of the main storyline, players are invited to unravel all possible outcomes. With challenging puzzles and an immersive narrative, the game transports players into a series of small adventures where their choices shape the course of events. Uncover secrets, discover fascinating characters, and immerse yourself in a visually stunning medieval world.

UNABLES — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

UNABLES is all about physics, puzzles and comedy. Welcome to a world where characters are so lazy, that even the player is unable to control them. Take matters into your own hands by controlling the environment instead, with the innovative gameplay mechanics!
March 15

Outcast: A New Beginning — Xbox Series X|S

Explore the breathtaking alien world of Adelpha, support the local Talans in their struggles and fight your way through fast-paced battles against invading robot forces in this 3rd-person, open world, action adventure sequel to the 1999 cult classic.

PJ Masks Power Heroes: Mighty Alliance — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko are teaming up with An Yu, Newton Star, Ice Cub, Lilyfay, and Bastet to form a Mighty Alliance.

After a big accident at PJ Power Q scatters technology and gems across Earth, these Power Heroes must rebuild it.

Hop into the Explorider and search The City, Mystery Mountain, and Ice World for lost parts. But be quick! Before Romeo, Luna Girl, and Night Ninja get to them.
Together, these ordinary kids are bigger and better. Use their unique abilities to fight, discover secrets, and more.

You know, night-time is the right time to fight crime!

Sherlock Purr 2— Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Sherlock Purr 2


Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Welcome to the kingdom of Brie: the tiniest land in the world ruled by the mouse king Oliver. Hidden deep in the foliage of the forest, between the blades of grass and mushrooms, there's a place where tiny people coexist with animals. Our little hero Max suddenly interrupts the search for his father when he is called home to help his mother save his childhood home. His only hope is to win a prize in a tournament, but as it turns out this is just the beginning of an epic adventure. Can he become a champion of the kingdom and discover the reason for a deadly drought that endangers everyone? Help Max to unravel mysteries, find clues in hidden objects and defeat all puzzles that stand in his path. Follow the tiny man on an dangerous quest to discover a well-kept secret which, if revealed, could shake the very foundation of the kingdom of Brie. Become the hero and write your own chapter in Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest.

Argonauts Agency 5: Captive of Circe — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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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