Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 14 to August 18

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! This weekly feature covers 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!

**Madden NFL 24 Deluxe Edition**
*Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One*
Electronic Arts
$99.99 $89.99

Madden NFL 24 Deluxe Edition – August 14
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Early Access / EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – free trial

Madden NFL 24 gives you superstar control with FieldSENSE on Xbox Series X|S so you can Call Your Number on every play with increased control in throwing, catching, tackling, and blocking. Plus, new SAPIEN Technology transforms the way players look and move with realistic redesigned player models. Receive 3-day early access with the Deluxe Edition, plus EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get a 10-hour trial.

**Astro Flame Starfighter**
*Sometimes You*
$9.99 $7.99

Astro Flame Starfighter – August 15
Astro Flame Starfighter is a classic scrolling shooter with modern 3D graphics. Upgrade the systems of your spaceship, upgrade your weapons, and sweep away hordes of enemies on your way.

**Black Skylands**

Black Skylands – August 15
Optimized for Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Black Skylands is the first steampunk experience that combines elements of open world, sandbox, top-down shooter, and adventure games. You’ll play as Eva, a proud, brave young woman, who wants revenge on the cold-blooded outlaws who destroyed everything she held dear. Become the captain of an airship and explore the world of the skies.


Everspace 2 (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) – August 15
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Game Pass

Step into the pilot seat in this fast-paced single-player space shooter where brutal challenges stand between you and epic loot. Embark on a sci-fi adventure where massive, handcrafted areas are packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils! Level up, craft, and loot better gear to survive on the edge of space.

**Moving Out 2**

Moving Out 2 – August 15
Optimized for Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Moving Out 2 is the wacky sequel to the world-famous physics-based moving simulator. Working as a solo F.A.R.T, or with up to three friends, slip into your Smooth Moves uniform and help the residents of Packmore, and beyond, to pack up and ship out!

**A Castle Full of Cats**
*Silesia Games Sp. z o.o.*
August 16

A Castle Full of Cats – August 16
A Castle Full of Cats is a hidden object game with a bit of a metroidvania structure: it features alternate paths, keys to be found, mysterious NPC’s, and more! Fofiño hasn’t been himself since he found himself cursed by an evil force; he transformed every cat in the castle into a dark, yet cute, creature! Now only Lily the calico cat can save her soulmate and release the castle from the evil spell!

*Triomatica Games*

Boxville – August 16
Boxville is an adventure puzzle game about speechless cans living in the city of boxes and drawing doodles on cardboard to tell the stories. Boxville is good for playing alone to dive into the atmosphere and challenge your brain with sophisticated logic puzzles and riddles or playing with a friend or family to share unique audio-visual experiences and solve the puzzles together.

**Creepy Tale: Ingrid Penance**
*Sometimes You*
$9.99 $7.99
Xbox One X Enhanced Free Trial

Creepy Tale: Ingrid Penance – August 16
Xbox One X Enhanced
Macabre interactive adventure filled with bizarre events and puzzles. The story revolves around a capricious, spoiled girl named Ingrid. She steps on a loaf of bread to avoid getting her shoes dirty and tumbles all the way down to hell. The underworld is teeming with creepy creatures. Some of them want to swallow little Ingrid whole, others want to torment her with never-ending nightmares, and still others want to turn her into a charming statue to impress their neighbors.

**Gnomes Garden 8: Return of the Queen**
*8floor ltd*
August 16

Gnomes Garden 8: Return of the Queen – August 16
What could gnomes and harpies have in common? It might seem that there’s nothing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Harpy Queen and Gnome Queen are old friends. They first met on the Sloping Shores when a gnome ship was wrecked. The Harpy Queen helped the Gnome Queen and the whole crew reach their land and they’ve been the best of friends since then.

**Iron Danger**
*Daedalic Entertainment*
August 16
Xbox Series X|S / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Iron Danger is a tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic – a never before seen combination that blends the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games. Tackle challenging encounters with your party of two characters, using a variety of skills, and highly interactive environments.

**Die After Sunset**
*PQube Limited*
August 17
Xbox Series X|S / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Blast into an action-packed adventure through time, where Earth is under attack by aliens. Lead the resistance against the ‘Murkors’ in Die After Sunset, a vibrant roguelite shooter. Experiment with different item combinations and power up through missions as you race against the clock to take on gigantic bosses! If they take you down, then don’t worry – death is only the beginning!

**Dust & Neon**
*Rogue Games, Inc.*
August 17
Xbox Series X|S / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Death is just the beginning in Dust & Neon, an action-packed twin-stick roguelite shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Wild West overrun by villainy. Play as the mysterious gunslinger as he embarks upon an epic quest filled with twitch-trigger precision gunplay, armies of menacing robots, and incredible boss fights.


Gord – August 17
Xbox Series X|S / Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Gord is a dark-fantasy, adventure-strategy game set in a hostile, forsaken land inspired by Slavic mythology. Besieged by vile creatures, you must build to survive. But to prevail, you must conquer the darkness beyond the gates. On the orders of the King, you are charged with striking out to make your mark on an untamed world – building and growing settlements in the face of resistance from raiders, monsters and more.

**Hello Engineer**
Optimized for Series X|S

Hello Engineer – August 17
Hello Engineer is a multiplayer machinery-construction game set in the Hello Neighbor universe for up to 4 players! Scavenge, craft, and overcome challenges in the bizarre world of a mysterious amusement park. Put together incredible machines built of scrap and challenge your creepy Neighbor and his evil bots. Roll, fly, or bounce your way to victory; any machine that gets the job done is a successful design!

**Hidden Shapes: Cat Realm + Trick or Cats**
*QUByte Interactive*
August 17

Hidden Shapes: Cat Realm + Trick or Cats – August 17
Hidden Shapes: Cat Realm + Trick or Cats offer you two enchanting and calming minimalist puzzle games that will captivate your senses as you embark on a journey of shape transformation, leading to breathtaking artistic revelations.

**Marble It Up! Ultra**
*Marble It Up, LLC*
August 17
Optimized for Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Marble It Up! Ultra – August 17
Marble It Up! Ultra is the pinnacle of marble platforming from the minds behind Marble It Up! and Marble Blast. World-class level design, buttery-smooth controls, gorgeous visuals, and exhilarating multiplayer – welcome to the ultimate marble experience!

**Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew**