January 23, 2021

Next Week on Xbox: September 29 to October 2

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console and PC. Get more details on these games below and click on their profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). Jump in!

Bartlow’s Dread Machine – September 29

Bartlow’s Dread Machine – September 29Bartlow’s Dread Machine – September 29

A twin-stick arcade shooter with single-player and co-op play modes, six lively game worlds and a cast of strange monsters and historical characters. Master an arsenal of futuristic Edwardian weapons as you fight otherworldly creatures and attempt to save the Commander in Chief.

Projection: First Light – September 29 – Xbox One X Enhanced

Projection: First Light – September 29 – Xbox One X EnhancedProjection: First Light – September 29 – Xbox One X Enhanced

Projection: First Light follows Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world, as she embarks on a journey across cultures meeting legendary heroes on an illuminating voyage of self-enlightenment. Accompanied by atmospheric visuals and an ethereal soundtrack made with antique instruments used for shadow puppet performances.

Re:Turn – One Way Trip – September 29

Re:Turn – One Way Trip – September 29Re:Turn – One Way Trip – September 29

Re:Turn – One Way Trip is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-adventure horror game. Trapped in a ghostly train, Saki must search the past and present to find and save her friends. More importantly, Saki must use her wits if she is to survive against an unspeakable evil hellbent on avenging unrequited love. Try the demo here.

Birthday of Midnight – September 30

Everyone’s favorite fairy is back and ready to be once again launched into the sky. But as always, treacherous obstacles like spikes, circular saws, and plenty of other dangerous hazards are par for the course. To earn a perfect score you must accurately complete each level in the minimum number of strokes, providing an additional layer of challenge.

Commander ’85 – September 30

Commander ’85 – September 30Commander ’85 – September 30

A sci-fi thriller about an ordinary birthday present that changes the lives of the main characters forever, disturbing the sleepy peace of the Chicago suburbs. Together with a group of friends and a crazy scientist, you’ll have to try and end the Cold War, discover the secret of the Commander computers, and find out the mysterious truth behind the Roswell incident.

Feather – September 30

Feather – September 30Feather – September 30

Feather is a multiplayer game about exploration, relaxation, and immersion. Transform yourself into a bird, take flight, and enjoy a zen-like, picturesque landscape on your own terms. Swoop, glide, and backflip your way around mysterious locations to uncover hidden paths that only birds can follow!

Inertial Drift – September 30

Inertial Drift – September 30Inertial Drift – September 30

Forget everything you know about drifting. Set in a ‘90s retro future, Inertial Drift is an arcade racer with a devastatingly unique handling model and unbelievably satisfying twin-stick drift mechanics. Inertial Drift offers a whole new level of accessibility and challenge to the arcade racing genre – for a driving experience genuinely unlike anything you’ve played before

Swordbreaker – September 30

Swordbreaker – September 30Swordbreaker – September 30

Xbox One X Enhanced / Xbox Play Anywhere – Heroic-fantasy interactive story inspired by the classic “choose your own adventure” books. Make crucial decisions that will lead your path to glorious or fatal outcomes… illustrated by over 300 beautiful images.

FIFA 21 – October 1 (EA Play First Trial)

FIFA 21 – October 1 (EA Play First Trial)FIFA 21 – October 1 (EA Play First Trial)

EA Play members can try FIFA 21 before launch starting October 1 and score exclusive pre-launch challenges and rewards – plus benefits all season long, like unique items, Ultimate Team Season Objective XP boosts, and a 10% discount on EA digital purchases. Whether it’s on the streets or in the stadium, FIFA 21 has more ways to play than ever before, including the UEFA Champions League and CONMEBOL Libertadores. FIFA 21 launches in full on October 6 for Ultimate Edition; October 9 for Standard Edition

Orangeblood – October 1

Orangeblood – October 1Orangeblood – October 1

A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe. Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off its various faces. Take down evil gang members and killer robots through simple, yet deep, turn-based gunfighting.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – October 2

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – October 2Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – October 2

Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality with new abilities, more playable characters, ridonkulous bosses, and more.

Star Wars: Squadrons – October 2

Star Wars: Squadrons – October 2Star Wars: Squadrons – October 2

Pilots wanted! Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player campaign. Pre-order to get the New Republic Recruit and Imperial Ace cosmetic items!

Dragon Lapis – October 2

Dragon Lapis – October 2Dragon Lapis – October 2

Xbox Play Anywhere – Return to the golden age of RPGs with 8-bit graphics and chiptunes. After a great battle between two dragons thousands of years ago, one reawakens and launches an assault on a frontier village. Lucas, a royal knight serving as a guard, is a descendant of the hero who once sealed the two dragons. Nonetheless, when the tragedy strikes, he soon sets out on an adventure to save the world!

Warsaw – October 2

Warsaw – October 2Warsaw – October 2

A challenging turn-based tactical RPG set in the ruins of a besieged city during the closing months of WWII. Lead your ragtag team of insurgents through the historic streets of the occupied polish capital to witness first-hand the desperate fight for freedom.

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