This Week on Xbox – Amalur, Golf, & Vampires

Xbox Games

It’s the start of another week and that means there’s a new crop of Xbox One and PC games headed your way. This week, there’s surely something to appeal to everyone looking for a new game or some slick new DLC. Whether you’re an ardent RPG player, a sports fan, or maybe even someone looking for new content in an old favorite game, there’s sure to be something you’ll love. We’ve got the full list of this week’s releases, so sit back and relax!

Uncover the secrets of Amalur, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.

Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the twisted, vertiginous, dark tunnels of the Underhive, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival, and the honor of their Houses. Only the strongest survive. Lead, customize, and grow your gangs of Escher, Goliath, and Orlock. Specialize each member and send them to battle in hazardous dystopian environments. Exploit the terrain in tactical gunfights: climb raised walkways to take advantage, set traps, and ambush foes to force them into bloody melee engagements.

OkunoKA Madness is a platform game in which you play as KA, a blue-colored hero who must save the world of souls from the evil hands of Os, his deadly enemy. You will have to jump, run and overcome obstacles through unique and colorful worlds with more than 100 levels, go head-to-head with wacky bosses, find hidden secrets, lots of surprises to unlock, and an even more difficult world: Madness!

The maddest party killing stealth-strategy attraction is back! Choose from hundreds of means to deal with noisy partygoers, incidentally destroy a drug syndicate, and save the Earth from an alien invasion! Party Hard 2 stays true to its crazy party crashing roots while introducing tons of fresh features.

The story picks up right after the first ending of the original game and tells Fark’s story. The gameplay is a mix of action and platforming in a clever way, taking elements from many games of both genres, you are able to find powers that change the way you play, enjoy a great freedom of movement, discover many different ways to beat each stage and ways to do it faster. The same composers from the original game are back in full force, delivering a soundtrack that is better than ever.

A service robot named J5T-1N has arrived in your dimension to warn of impending doom from an overwhelming force known as the Imperium.
Fight for survival across a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign through a reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters. Standing in your way is an Intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks.

CarX Drift Racing gives you a unique experience in the handling of sports cars in a simple and intuitive way. If you like to drift, get ready to spend many hours playing this game. Use the handbrake to start drifting Paint donuts with burning tires. Make smoke while drifting. The game supports controllers and steering wheels with force feedback.

Chickens Madness gives you the ultimate power of being and behaving like a chicken in a very unique set of party games against your friends. Madness! It’s all about being crazy! Run, jump, fly, do a butt pound, lay eggs, kick, punch, and hatch some baby chicks. All the tools you need to help these chickens go mad!

  • Title: Golf Zero
  • Release date:  September 9

Are you the next golf star? In this adventurous golf game, you’ll jump, slide, and swim to have just the right angle for your shots. Get a hole in one and pop the balloon to win a gold medal. But be careful! You only have three shots so spend them wisely.

Travel to the depths of a lonely mind that has lost contact with society and torments his own condition as a human being. Take control of a character who lives in seclusion with his dog, which he considers the only reason for his existence. Can you descend into this spiral of paranoia and madness to rediscover your happiness?

  • Title: Takotan
  • Release date: September 9

Takotan is a retro Shoot ‘Em Up inspired by games from the Genesis. Your goal is to save the world from an alien invasion by shooting and dodging your way through 8 levels and 8 bosses! With a variety of power-ups including lasers, bowling balls, and ninja stars do you have what it takes to save the world?

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features over 25 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Each fighter comes with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.

  • Title: Deleveled
  • Release date: September 10

What goes up must come down… and what comes down must be bounced! Send momentum from one block to another to shoot them around the map. Cleverly conserve momentum to navigate around the map and flick all the switches but be careful; once you’re down there’s no way back up; this platformer has no jump button. Each of over 120 levels features four pairs of switches, but which switch goes with which? Figure out which pairs need pressing and how to get there to solve each unique puzzle.

Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals, and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. Developed by racing game veterans SUMO Nottingham and Lucky Mountain Games, Hotshot Racing is an all-new driving experience that revives the classic arcade gameplay of the 90s and thrusts it into the modern era. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns, and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine, and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modeled with the most vivid colors and blue skies for miles.

  • Title: Minoria
  • Release date: September 10

Minoria is the latest and most ambitious game from Bombservice and a spiritual sequel to the Momodora series. Fans of Momodora will find familiar aspects in the design and gameplay elements, as they master the ins-and-outs of parries, dodges, and a variety of different spells. Now in HD format, with aesthetics mixing 2D hand-painted backgrounds and cel-shaded characters, Minoria continues Bombservice’s legacy.

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action, now available on Steam! Features thousands of frames of animation, huge multi-sprite bosses, and a quest so big it’s bursting at the seams. Guide “half-genie” Shantae through haunted wastes, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns, and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom! With its infectious characters, flirtatious humor, and deliciously outlandish action, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge offers up all the hair-whipping, belly-dancing action you can handle!

Wintermoor Tactics Club is a story about surviving high school, with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels. It was hard enough for Alicia at the famed Wintermoor Academy before it erupted into a snowball war! Now her club’s only hope is to transform from nerdy nobodies into fantasy heroes. Unravel a reality-bending mystery. Test your strategic mettle against an avalanche of colorful characters. And don’t forget to make friends!

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York is a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM: Coteries of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale.

Monster Blast (Match) is a fun and entertaining game that will keep you interested for hours on end. In Monster Blast, you swipe and spin monster make the right match and must gather monster by packs of 3 of the same kind (vertically or horizontally) to make these explode. Try to make chain explosions and make combos to get more points and Compete for your scores among other players with the online game center score(leader) board.

This week’s DLC and expansions

Written by
Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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