Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 to 25

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox!

In this weekly feature, we bring you the latest updates on the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass. Take a look at the exciting games launching next week and get more information about them below (please note that release dates may be subject to change).

Immortals of Aveum™

Electronic Arts

A thrilling first-person magic shooter, Immortals of Aveum follows the story of Jak as he joins an elite order of battlemages to save a world on the brink of destruction. With legions of soldiers on both sides of the Everwar, Jak must uncover the secrets of Aveum’s troubled past to secure its future. Master three forces of magic and unleash deadly spells in this groundbreaking game that challenges FPS conventions.

No Place Like Home

Merge Games

No Place Like Home is a heartwarming adventure where players follow the journey of Ellen Newland as she visits her grandfather on Earth for the last time. However, upon arrival, Ellen discovers that her grandfather is missing and his farm has been destroyed. Help Ellen clean up the world, recycle resources, and build her dream farm in this delightful game.

Smurfs Kart


Experience the thrills of kart racing in the magical world of Smurfs! Choose your favorite Smurf, customize your kart, and get ready to compete in wild races. Make use of shortcuts, items, and your racing skills to be the fastest Smurf in town. This fun-filled game is perfect for the whole family.


Skybound Games

Enter the world of professional wrestling and RPG fantasy in WrestleQuest. Begin as an aspiring rookie and work your way up to becoming a world champion. Train, learn, and climb the ranks in this pixel art universe inspired by wrestling legends such as Jake the Snake Roberts and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Chess Royal

Silesia Games Sp. z o.o.

Chess Royal is a chess game that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to play with friends, challenge yourself with adjustable difficulty levels, or learn how to play chess in a stress-free environment, Chess Royal has got you covered.

Mirrored Souls

Short N Sweet

Embark on a puzzle platforming adventure with Mirrored Souls. Guide the characters Ravi and Daru, two celestial beings connected in a mirrored universe, through thought-provoking puzzles. As you control both characters simultaneously, you’ll explore beautifully illustrated scenarios and develop your cognitive skills.

Virgo Versus The Zodiac

Serenity Forge

Step into the shoes of an obsessed villain in this sci-fi/fantasy RPG. Virgo Versus The Zodiac features unique combat mechanics and memorable characters. Time your moves, block, counter, and strategize to succeed in Virgo’s quest to bring back a period of peace and balance.

Blasphemous 2


Prepare for the return of The Penitent One in Blasphemous 2, the next installment in the series. Customize your skills, wield powerful weapons, and dive into a gripping story that continues from the Wounds of Eventide DLC. Face challenging enemies and strive for victory in this atmospheric game.

Heavenly Bodies

2pt Interactive

Experience weightless motion in this captivating physics game. Control your cosmonaut’s arms using the thumbsticks to navigate a research station. Solve puzzles and immerse yourself in the ever-changing challenges of zero-gravity environments.

King of the Hat

Hat Games

Join the fun in King of the Hat, a 2D party platformer for two to four players. Fight with hats, throw them at opponents, and defend yourself. But be careful, if someone jumps on your hat, it’s game over. Enjoy the fast-paced action and competitive gameplay of this unique game.

Ride 5 – Special Edition – Pre-order

Milestone S.r.l.

Experience the thrill of high-speed racing in Ride 5. Race on over 35 tracks and collect more than 200 motorcycles from renowned manufacturers. Prepare for an authentic racing experience as you rev up your engine and push your skills to the limit.

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate

Headbang Club

Get ready for a unique strategy roguelike with Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate. Replace your entire army with a royal shotgun and engage in turn-based battles on a checkboard. Teach your opponents to fear the Shotgun King as you strategically overpower them.

Zombie Derby


Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Take control of your car and unleash havoc on hordes of undead. Choose from a variety of vehicles and enjoy the thrill of smashing through lines of zombies in this action-packed game.

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon brings a brand-new action experience to the mech game genre. Pilot your mech in omni-directional battles across massive stages. Utilize your mech’s mobility to gain the upper hand and emerge victorious in intense combat situations.

Ashina: The Red Witch

Ratalaika Games S.L.

Embark on an afterlife adventure in Ashina: The Red Witch. Join Ash as she travels through a mysterious spirit world filled with intriguing characters and strange creatures. Solve puzzles, interact with NPCs, and uncover the secrets of Ash’s journey to save her sister.

DPS Idle

Desert Water Games

Prepare for an addictive idle card game where you must defeat monsters to earn money and open chests. Each chest contains a unique deck of cards that you can upgrade. Join guilds, hire heroes, and raise your DPS as you progress through this engaging game.

Overdriven Evolution


Get ready for intense shoot ’em up action in Overdriven Evolution. Blast your way through hordes of enemies and face epic boss battles. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you navigate challenging levels and aim for high scores.

Mark your calendars for the exciting releases coming to Xbox next week. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements!