It’s another great week as June winds to a close and Microsoft has a heaping helping of new Xbox games to share with the world. Whether you’re a pet lover, a nature fanatic, a retro geek, a shooter extraordinaire, or anything else you can imagine, this week’s games have you covered.
Let’s check out what’s new throughout the balance of the week.
Monday, June 28
Spirit of the North Enhanced Edition (Optimized for Xbox Series X/S)
Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore. Play as an ordinary fox whose story becomes entwined with The Guardian of the Northern Lights, a magical spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and land left in ruin.
Tuesday, June 29
Arkan: The Dog Adventurer (Xbox One X Enhanced)
A unique explosive mixture of platformer and arkanoid! Hit the ball! Move around, jump! Smash the bricks! Destroy the enemies! Destroy everything destroyable! Dodge enemy shells and attack in response, the ever-growing complexity will not let you get bored. Walk through a huge number of levels using your accuracy and reaction.
Fast-paced hardcore platformer game featuring hand-crafted levels and Lightning-fast respawns. Help Square in crossing the most dangerous part of Flatland: the flooded wells.
Onirike is an original 3D adventure, puzzle, and platformer video game that takes place in an intricate open-world, designed with a non-linear narrative and presented with a peculiar audio-visual aesthetic. Throughout the game, the player will take the role of Prieto, a strange being unaware of his own nature, but who has the rare ability to become invisible. Exploration, stealth, and cultivating gypsophila flowers will be key to unveiling the story of Prieto and the orb in which he lives.
The puzzle platform game with two funny twins moving as one! Enjoy the 40 levels of the original design! Your logical and platformer skills are required. Manage this active team of twins tied by your fingers! Where to go first? Platform skills are useful, but try to find a simple logical solution.
The cult classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel make their long-awaited return in Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol! Play these classics from the golden age of 16-bit gaming with new enhancements and never-before-seen museum features.
Wednesday, June 30
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a turn-based tactical strategy in which you have to take command of the Space Wolves and join the battle against the wicked servants of Chaos and the sinister Necrons.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! (Xbox One X Enhanced)
Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase any mistakes along the way to ensure your perfect ending. Now’s your chance to discover why DDLC is one of the most beloved psychological horror games of the decade! You play as the main character, who reluctantly joins the Literature Club in search of a romantic interest. With every poem you write and every choice you make, you’ll charm your crush and begin to unfold the horrors of school romance. Do you have what it takes to crack the code of dating sims and get the perfect ending?
Join Mina and her best friend Michi as they travel through the seasons of a wonderfully colorful world, solving puzzles and challenging baddies along the way. Together, they’ll uncover secrets, collect magical items and learn special abilities that allow them to reach exciting new places. Take control of Mina and Michi simultaneously, or play cooperatively with a friend!
Use your puzzle skills to help the player escape the dungeon. Arrange the blocks in sokoban manner to move the pawns, and they will move blocks that aren’t directly available to you. Plan their movements well, know when to start and stop, let them make new movement sequences for you, smart out your way to freedom.
Thursday, July 1
Blaster Master Zero is an 8-bit style top-down & sideview 2D action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES.
Friday, July 2
Huzzah! The holy war is over! Your oppressors have been vanquished, the churches of the Old God lay in ruin and thousands of innocent people have been murdered! But it’s not all good news; the tyrant Heavenly Peter has escaped your clutches, and you have been tasked with finding him…
If you are a fan of old-school shooters, be prepared to feel right at home and if you have a friend who is just as passionate as you are about shooting, why not have them play with you. With support for a local multiplayer mode, maybe the two of you together have just what it takes to beat the invading aliens once and for all and secure the top spot! You know you want to.
Treasure Hunter Simulator is not a hardcore metal detector simulator, but rather a mix of arcade and simulation. With streamlined detector mechanics, the game is enjoyable not only for the fans of the genre but casual gamers as well. Simple, intuitive gameplay elements combined with beautiful landscapes make for a truly enjoyable experience.
Take on Henry David Thoreau’s classic adventure in living simply in nature as you explore this epic open-world game based on the story of Thoreau’s life in the woods alone at Walden Pond. Features a dynamic and changing natural environment filled with exquisite details, as well as a multi-faceted narrative following Thoreau’s quest for solitude and inspiration in the woods during a time of personal and social crises.