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 PC, 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!
PictoQuest – May 3 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery
Challenge your deductive skills by helping two young heroes on their quest to bring the legendary paintings of Pictoria back. Look carefully at the numbers on the edges of the grid to stop the sneaky wizard Moonface.
Evasion From Hell – May 3 – Xbox One X Enhanced
This uniquely stylized 3D first-person platformer has you journey from the lowest circle of Hell and slowly work your way up to escape and return to the world of the living. With nine areas, each representing one circle of hell, each area the player must find a certain number of soul crystals to open the portal to the next level and to advance one circle.
Loot River – May 3 – Game Pass
Available on day one with Game Pass: Explore procedurally generated labyrinths in a dungeon crawling action roguelike that combines tense, real-time combat with spatial block-shifting – slide blocks of ancient ruins, fight bestial abominations, loot, explore, level-up, strategize, cast powerful spells, die and wake up anew. Available on cloud, console, and PC
Slap the Rocks – May 4 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery
Get medieval on some stones in a puzzling quest of epic pixel art proportions! Block-sliding brain teasers get a fantasy adventure twist in Slap the Rocks, a retro puzzler where you play a medieval treasure hunter with a sword and a penchant for knocking stones around.
Wildcat Gun Machine – May 4
Wildcat Gun Machine is a bullet hell dungeon crawler where you take on hordes of disgusting flesh beasts with a wide variety of guns, giant mech robots, and cute kittens.
A love letter to fans of shmups from the 80s/90s, X-Force Genesis is a space shooter created from amazing graphics and insane boss battles. Join this epic adventure and don’t let the enemies take over the Genesis planet
Take part in a roller coaster of emotions with Louise embarking on a road trip of a lifetime through the late 1960s USA, trying to show her son Mitch how to navigate the often-cruel modern world. Travel across the country and meet a plethora of characters that may help or may dissuade Louise from her goals – including the most controversial groups many thought long gone.
Citizen Sleeper – May 5 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery | Game Pass
Available on day one with Game Pass: Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. . Available on cloud, console, and PC.
A multiplayer party game where players compete to make bad movies funny. Grab your friends and make fun of some of the worst cinematic abominations ever created.
Trek to Yomi – May 5 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery | Game Pass
Available on day one with Game Pass: As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward. With stylish combat, mythic storytelling, a thrilling soundtrack, and a cinematic presentation, Trek to Yomi is looking like one of the year’s can’t-miss titles. Available on cloud, console, and PC.
Elemental War 2 – May 6 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery | PC
Hordes of monsters suddenly pour out of the abysses of hell from a faulty summoned portal. Will you manage to build a defense line of defense towers against the forces of evil in time? Elemental War 2 is a mix of tower defense with innovative game mechanics providing numerous tower combinations at your disposal.
Source of Madness – May 6 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S | Smart Delivery
A side-scrolling dark action roguelite set in a twisted Lovecraftian inspired world powered by procedural generation and AI machine learning. Take on the role of a new Acolyte as they embark on a nightmarish odyssey.