It’s yet another new week in the parade of weeks that is 2021 and there is a whole heaping serving of new Xbox games coming to Xbox One and for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is blowing people’s minds with some insane new games that will twist everything that you believe is true. Check out this week’s list and get cracking!
Tuesday, March 23
The year is 1926: a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion and everything indicates that she has been the victim of a heinous murder. Choose from 12 intrepid investigators from the Arkham Horror games, each with a unique set of skills, and assemble your team to shed the light on this mysterious death. Find clues, perform interrogations, and progress through nine chapters as the story unfolds. Your investigation will take you to visit shadowed institutions and mysterious locales, ranging from Miskatonic University, the Arkham Asylum, and the bayous of Louisiana.
“Dad’s urgent message, these documents… They don’t match up. Start thinking John. Build a case, write it down.” Using your flashlight reveals the vital clues you need, but risks you being seen. The game combines elements of stealth games with detective-adventure and psychological horror for a gripping story.
Wednesday, March 24
Rip Them Off is a minimalistic new puzzle game of economic management and tower defense. The Board needs its profit, and it’s up to you to line the streets with shops the masses can’t resist. Choose your locations, pick your stores and earn enough to advance up the corporate ladder with its increasingly difficult challenges!
What happened? WWII had no victor The war persisted for 20 more years only to end in flames when the Nazis launched nuclear missiles on most of Europe. In the aftermath, the heart of Europe remains shrouded in the mystery of complete destruction and deadly radiation, inaccessible to the rest of the world.
Thursday, March 25
In Animal Doctor, you’ll be surrounded by animal friends and pets. Look after creatures large and small while you train as an intern, treating and aiding in the recovery of wonderful pets, farm animals, and working beasts.
Lead a squadron of Mercenaries into the accursed city of Grant and aid a surviving resistance in fighting against a deadly cult of fanatics. Eradicate the fog that shrouds the streets and inflicts madness among the populace in this thrilling alternate history Turn-Based Strategy RPG!
Four years have passed since the Whitlock Mansion tragedy. Florine, a former maid, is determined to resurrect the person who means everything to her. To succeed, she must travel past the third dimension and into the realms beyond. Otherworldly horrors lie in wait, but Florine is determined to soldier on. This, after all, is her final chance at redemption.
Die With Glory is an adventure game where your goal is to basically die in glorious fashion. You must help Sigurd, a brave old Viking warrior, find his way to glory and an afterlife in Valhalla. Reaching Valhalla is not easy at all. You must guide Sigurd through multiple levels of beautifully illustrated landscapes, epic adventures, complex challenges, big battles, and witty dialogue with characters to find the right foe that can provide that perfectly glorious and ultimate defeat.
A noir adventure spanning time and space. When a love triangle between cosmic beings becomes a bitter confrontation, you’ll witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god — otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to destroy creation and save your love.
An epic 4 player co-op armor shooter with an RPG upgrade system and fully destructible world. You can control both land and sea vehicles or even a Mecha, which can be combined with 4 drivers to create different classes to fight a fast-paced epic battle with monstrous tanks, trains, and battle cruisers!
Tinker Racers is not about reaching the finishing line. In this survival racing party game, the challenge is to stay in sight on chaotic miniature tracks. You want to be leading the race to be the camera target. Especially because everyone that leaves the camera is destroyed.
In Kaze and the Wild Masks, you journey through the Crystal Islands in 90’s classics platformer style. Play as Kaze and save your friend Hogo from a curse that spread chaos around the islands. Face enraged living vegetables by invoking the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard, and rule the sea like a shark.
Octopath Traveler (Xbox Game Pass)
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – Xbox Game Pass
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harboring.
Friday, March 26
Ruvato: Original Complex is a fast-paced hack and slash game. Ria, the protagonist of this game, gains attack power and becomes stronger each time she defeats her enemy. Play, get skilled, and chain-kill multiple enemies with ease using Ria’s unique ability.
Balan Wonderworld – Optimized for Xbox Series X/S
Welcome to BALAN WONDERWORLD a wonderous all-action show, the likes of which has never been seen before! Twelve different tales await our stars Leo and Emma in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks and over 80 different costumes give you all the action that you could possibly imagine!
A first-person psychological horror game. After the death of his mother and the arrest of his father for it, Mark decides to contact her using the spiritual board. But it fades away, and here is when all begins… facing his greatest fears to discover the truth.
It Takes Two – Optimized for Xbox Series X/S, Smart Delivery
Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure-created purely for co-op. Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass* and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Together, trapped in a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship.