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!

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Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case




Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case – August 29
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

In this detective adventure game, you will take on the role of the famous detective, Hercule Poirot, as he joins forces with Lloyd’s of London to ensure the transportation, protection, and sale of a valuable painting of Mary Magdalene. The painting is to be the centerpiece of a new exhibit at a London Museum, featuring other works of ecclesiastical art on loan from Brussels.

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The Making of Karateka

Digital Eclipse


The Making of Karateka – August 29
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Play history. Go behind the scenes of Jordan Mechner’s landmark game, Karateka, in this interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse, with archival materials, video features, and more. Experience pixel-perfect versions of this legendary game, with all-new features.   

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Sea of Stars

Sabotage Studio


Sea of Stars – August 29
Game Pass / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Play Anywhere

Available on day one with Game Pass: Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

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The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation

Eastasiasoft Limited

The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation – August 30
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Escape a haunted college campus in a cinematic horror experience unlike any other! In this atmospheric action-adventure, explore the events surrounding one of Taiwan’s best-known supernatural incidents, a terrifying campus horror set in Tunghu University. When six college students challenge the urban legend of a lingering female ghost, they awaken a curse that no one knows how to break.

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Call of the Wild: The Angler™

Expansive Worlds


Call of the Wild: The Angler – August 30

From the creators of theHunter: Call of the Wild comes an open world fishing experience! Relax and unwind at your favorite spot or explore the beautiful great outdoors with friends as you embark on the journey to become an expert angler.

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Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle (Xbox Series X|S Version)

Invader Studios S.r.l.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle – August 30
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A third-person, story-driven survival horror game prequel to the critically acclaimed Daymare: 1998. Step into the shoes of special agent Dalila Reyes, a former government spy now in the service of H.A.D.E.S., and get ready to enter the most advanced experimental research center in the U.S. Be careful, though, because in the darkness of the desolate, labyrinthine depths of the military research center there is something creepy and lethal awaiting you…

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Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator

Broken Arms Games

Hundred Days Winemaking Simulator – August 30
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Xbox Play Anywhere

Winemaking could be your best adventure. Make the best wine interacting with soil and nature and take your winery to the top. Your beautiful journey into the winemaking tradition starts now.

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PlayWay S.A.

Revhead – August 30
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A car racing simulation game where you must build your own racing car. Buy or sell cars and components as well as fix and tweak your car to make it the fastest around.

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How 2 Escape

Just For Games


How 2 Escape – August 31

An escape-simulation game where two players will need to cooperate on asymmetrical gameplay and devices. “Talk together; help each other” will be your new motto to survive in How 2 Escape.

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Gourmet Warriors (QUByte Classics)

QUByte Interactive

QUByte Classics: Gourmet Warriors – August 31

The year is 20XX. World War III has decimated the planet. Recovering from nuclear war has not been easy, as the citizens of Zeus Heaven Magic City will tell you. It’s a world unto itself, full of power and technology and precious little food supplies. It is imperative to ingest proteins in whatever food you can find on your journey in this surrealistic side-scrolling beat ’em up originally released in 1995.

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Sacrifice Your Friends


Sacrifice Your Friends – August 31
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A fast-paced party brawler in a cute cartoon horror style. Use various weapons, battle your friends, grow your cult of the Old Ones and embrace insanity as you try to survive in a chaos of dangerously dynamic environments.

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Tenebris Pictura

Pentadimensional Games


Tenebris Pictura – August 31
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An “ultra-corporeal” action adventure brought to you by the creators of Megaton Rainfall. Play as a paranormal investigator with psychic abilities who has landed in a misty, convoluted island. Before long, you’re embroiled in a supernatural mystery linked with a shady sect, and sightings of extra-terrestrial beings that appear to have escaped from a strange collection of paintings with dubious origins.

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Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy

THQ Nordic



Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy – August 31
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Amadeus the Wizard, Zoya the Thief, and Pontius the Knight embark on their most action-packed journey yet! With their reputations tarnished, loved ones in danger, and their own magical powers at stake, the Heroes of Trine must reunite to push back a fearsome Clockwork army and bring peace and justice to the land! Traverse breathtaking 2.5D landscapes in Trine’s deepest and visually richest chapter to date, with an all new cast of characters.

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Cats and the Other Lives



Cats and the Other Lives – September 1

Following the passing of Bernard Mason, the patriarch of the family, all the remaining Masons return to their childhood home for one last time. As Aspen, the cat of the household, players will take a journey across the hopes, disappointments and regrets of the enigmatic Mason family, traversing through a rich narrative that spans over decades.

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Dreamers – September 1
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Set out on an emotional journey in a story about friendship, exploration, and personal growth. Join the three characters in their adventure through a 3D world with secondary storylines and mini-games, vehicles to upgrade, puzzles to solve, and collaborative split-screen experiences.

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Escape First Alchemist

OnSkull Development IKE

Escape First Alchemist – September 1
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A multiplayer first person escape room/adventure game, where you play as the apprentices of the reclusive sorcerer-alchemist, Trismegistus. Your benevolent master managed to trap himself in a prison of his own making and has bestowed upon you the challenge of releasing him. Of course, to make sure you don’t just run away from his cunning riddles, he deigned fit to trap you as well…

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Hexapoda – September 1
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Fight giant insects for the future of humanity! After the last human war, gases were spread through the atmosphere, making it unbreathable. The richest fled to orbital colonies and the others took refuge underground. You are a young hothead, hired by a team of scientists who are looking for a solution to bring humans back to the surface.

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Starfield Premium Edition

Bethesda Softworks



Starfield Premium Edition (Early Access) – September 1
Game Pass / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Xbox Play Anywhere

Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. Create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

Game Pass members can save up to 10% on the Starfield Premium Edition Upgrade and play up to 5-days early starting September 1 on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. Members who upgrade their Standard Edition to the Starfield Premium Edition also receive the Shattered Space Story Expansion upon release, the Constellation Skin Pack and access to the Starfield Digital Artbook and Original Soundtrack.

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