Next week, 14 new games launch for Xbox, including NBA 2K23, action-RPG Steelrising, the Pokemon-inspired creature collecting MMO Temtem, and Train Sim World 3.
Compared to the last two weeks, this week is a little quieter for big-name releases, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting games on the horizon! Most notable are probably NBA 2K23 and the new action-RPG Steelrising, which both launch on September 8th. However, before that, we have the creature-collection adventure game Temtem, Disney Dream Light Valley, and Train Sim World 3 on September 6th. Train Sim World 3 and Disney Dreamlight Valley also join Xbox Game Pass on day one.
From this page, you can view a game’s achievement list if it’s been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here’s a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you’re planning on picking up in the comments!
Electric Circus — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Circus Electrique is part story-driven RPG, part tactics, part circus management, and completely enthralling. When everyday Londoners mysteriously turn into vicious killers, only the show’s talented performers possess the skills necessary to save the city.
Disney Dreamlight Valley—Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old and new. You can start playing September 6 via early access by purchasing a Founder’s Pack that includes some exclusive items. Xbox Game Pass members can also start playing in early access starting on September 6 as part of their membership.
Temtem—Xbox Series X|S
Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure. Journey across the lovely Airborne Archipelago alongside your Temtem squad. Catch every Temtem, battle other tamers, customize your house, join a friend’s adventure or explore the dynamic online world.
Train Sim World 3 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Conquer American mountains as you haul incredible tonnage with the workhorses of industry, get modern and 1950s British commuters to work and race state-to-state aboard German high-speed traction. Play your own way with creative tools. Master more machines with Train Sim World 3: Deluxe Edition.
Kaichu – The Kaiju Dating Sim — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Kaichu is a dating sim about kaiju! You play the role of Gigachu, a gigantic romantic looking for love. Meet six other eligible kaiju and visit twenty-four famous landmarks where Gigachu will answer challenging compatibility questions to decide the fate of your relationship.
NBA 2K23—Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential in NBA 2K23. Prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCareer or The W. Pair today’s All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTeam. Build a dynasty of your own as a GM or lead the league in a new direction as the Commissioner in MyNBA. Take on NBA or WNBA teams in Play Now and experience true-to-life gameplay. How will you answer the call?
Endless World (Windows) — Windows
Explore the eternal landscapes of 3D Idle clicker RPG Endless World! Enjoy an epic adventure with a cast of 50+ characters. Build your army, craft unique weapons, balance your teams and set forth on an heroic saga that spans endless levels of monsters and mayhem!
Game Type DX—Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
A game in two parts: First, brave your way through a confusing maze of menus, then take to the air as the indefatigable “Hoodie Girl” and blast sentient advertisements into cold, hard cash!
==== WAIT, WHAT IS THIS? ====
Okay, so the actual shoot-em up plays like this:
It’s an infinitely looping, high score game, with multiple game modes.
This is not a regular shooter, the level structure is not like Ikaruga or Dodonpachi or most shmups.
Each of the 3 game modes has *one level*, but it keeps changing with each loop.
The crazy part is, every time you beat the level, the *speed of the game* increases. It gets quite challenging by loop 5, and incredibly difficult by loop 8.
To help out, there’s a powerup called ‘Time Pulse’, in limited quantity. It slows down time temporarily, and if you shoot the enemy bullets during this time, you zap them into cash. And for every so-many bullets you destroy like this, you get a new Time Pulse! It’s good to get you out of a jam, and man does it get tough later on.
Once you understand the flow of the loops, you’ll know when the best time to spend your Time Pulse, and you’ll start to figure out how to chain them, earn more, to get further.
The “Surprise” game mode is like a “rogue-like” in which the level layout changes every time you play. This mode also has lots of powerups available, making it exciting to keep trying it.
Justice Sucks—Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Waking up In the TV dimension, Dusty must hack, hide and suck his way to freedom. Join forces with your fighting spirit, Sexy McClean and develop deadly abilities to help him defeat FamilyCorp and save his family!
MAKE A MESS
Suck up objects to use against your enemies, destroying them with deadly satisfaction.
EAT THEIR BLOOD
Do your duties as a vacuum cleaner and clean up the mess. Munch on bodies, suck up blood and eat all the leftovers.
UNLEASH DEVASTATING POWERSConsume the blood of your enemies to fuel Dusty’s deadly powers, slamming, ramming and dancing your way through waves of FamilyCorp agents.
Use your low profile to hide under furniture, avoid detection, and perform powerful stealth attacks on unsuspecting enemies.
HACK THE WORLD
Turn the environment against your foes by hacking smart devices and turning them into deadly traps.
MEET POWERFUL ALLIES
Befriend animal allies and destroy Dusty’s enemies as an unstoppable team.
QUByte Classics – Radical Rex — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Check Rex thrashin’ on his board, sportin’ his flame-breath, bustin’ out with killer jump-kicks, swingin’ on vines and blastin’ out screen-shaking roars. Excellent!
Slam through ten wild levels of jammin’ jungles, freaked-out forests, haunted dino-graveyards, piranha-infested underwater caverns – and inside a giant dinosaur!
Rex keeps you groovin’ while you keep him movin’ past twenty of the meanest prehistoric nasties to rock his dino-world. No sweet for Rex – ‘cuz he’s too hip to be extinct!
Steelrising—Xbox Series X|S
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king’s army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Explore the eerie Yeondu High School and uncover the dark secrets of the building’s tragic past. Evade murderous janitors, encounter terrifying phantoms, and solve mind-bending puzzles. Unravel a twisting narrative with multiple endings – will you make it out alive?
Castle Walker—Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows
Castle Walker is a retro-style classical action platformer, where you play as a young mage who must fight with hordes of monsters and defeat the ancient evil. Fight bosses, gain new abilities and defeat ancient evil.
The end is nahual: If I may say so — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
A surreal puzzle game, where everything that we put into the game is possible. Push yourself through puzzles, fights, dialogue boxes, and an inventory. Use your will, wits, and English reading ability, You can do it!
Got your eye on any of these new Xbox releases? Let us know!