Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!
In a village far, far away, a peasant named Rufus was living an ordinary life. Things were nice in the village, until one day, awakened by some magical mistake, the Evil One spread his minions around town, performing hideous acts against the people. Armed with a helmet made out of a bucket and a broom, Rufus will journey to save his wife and the whole village in this platformer adventure game.
The Dark Side of the Moon: An Interactive FMV Thriller – January 25
When his two children randomly vanish throughout the night, it’s up to you to help Dean Hamilton bring them back home. As the mystery deepens, decisions will need to be made and it’s down to you to make the right ones. Who can you trust? Who’s doing this? What’s the significance of the impending solar eclipse? And what are those strange glowing lights in the sky?
Fight on forests, mountains, and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors, and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the kingdom from the forces of darkness!
Shoulders of Giants – January 25 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Simultaneously control a sword-wielding robot and a gunslinging space frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colorful sci-fi roguelike. Play alone, with a friend, or as part of a four-person team, cutting through waves of enemies on a quest to rescue the galaxy!
Sissa’s Path – January 25 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Sissa is a very organized feline, and when she plays with her balls of wool, each needs to be pushed across the floor to the correct spot. Presented in cute and colorful 3D style, Sissa’s Path is a pushing puzzle game where you play as Sissa and move her toys around tiled floors.
The Table Game Deluxe Pack – January 25
Play Othello, Mahjong, Shogi, Igo, Hanafuda, Texas Hold’em, Chess, and Backgammon, all in this single package! Each game supports CPU opponents as well as achievements, a challenge mode, and more. You can also enjoy playing against other players in Othello, Igo, Shogi, Chess, and Backgammon by alternating between a single controller.
Transiruby – January 25 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
Explore the mysteries of an unknown land in Transiruby, a metroidvania where you explore the world as a cyborg protagonist named Siruby. A strange continent from a different dimension has suddenly appeared… and Siruby, a young cyborg traveling through space just happens to pass by. Taking her trusty AI partner Ne-com with her, she sets out to explore this unknown land.
A 3D puzzle game with a cute and colorful aesthetic that has Kitten Tom trying to clear his way home. Slide blocks from the terrain to create a path that leads the kitten from point A to point B. There are three keys in each scenario; the kitten must take all the keys to open the door that leads to the next path.
Startup Company Console Edition – January 26 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Your company’s success depends on your ability to run and manage a website. You must develop and improve features while increasing hosting capacity and run marketing campaigns. The goal is obvious: become the biggest website in the industry. It’s up to you if you want to buy and merge your competitors or outrun them until they go out of business!
Dance of Death: Du Lac and Fey – January 27
Play as Arthurian immortals, Sir Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey, on a thrilling quest to stop one of history’s most infamous murderers and save the city. Team up with Whitechapel local, Mary Jane Kelly, as you explore the capital’s underbelly, meet the intriguing characters who live there, and work with them to solve the crimes. But remember, every decision you make will influence their fates.
Dead Space – January 27 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
The sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space returns for Xbox Series X|S, completely rebuilt from the ground up to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. This remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity, suspenseful atmospheric audio, and improvements to gameplay while staying faithful to the original game’s thrilling vision. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with EA Play can receive a 10% discount on the digital purchase of Dead Space from the Microsoft Store.