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 10/11, 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!

Kovox Pitch – October 17

A rhythm baseball game with a wholesome story and post-punk music. The aim of the game is to swap between two lines to successfully hit balls with a baseball bat and experience that 2.5D effect. Featuring a story mode, in-game challenges, and a free play mode to enjoy the game.

Them’s Fightin’ Herds – October 17
Smart Delivery

A 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer, Lauren Faust. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a serious fighter awaits! Featuring streamlined combat, story mode, local versus and online matchmaking, and more.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed – October 18
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A multiplayer game perfect for all skill levels. Four proton pack wielding Ghostbusters attempt to catch a ghost haunting unique locations in asymmetrical multiplayer battles (online or offline). As players progress, they will unlock cosmetics and upgrades for both Ghostbusters and ghosts to evolve their gameplay experiences.

A Plague Tale: Requiem – October 18
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Xbox Game Pass / PC Game Pass

Available on day one with Game Pass: In this direct sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world, and discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell with a variety of weapons, tools, and unearthly powers.

The Sims 4 (Free to Play) – October 18

Starting October 18, 2022, The Sims 4 base game will be a free download on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Design amazing homes, bring unique Sims to life, and discover new experiences and ideas through playing with life. To get you ready for what’s in store, check out these 5 reasons to start playing The Sims 4 once it becomes a free download on October 18.

41 Hours – October 19

Manipulate time and space in a first-person shooter that blends modern weaponry with advanced tech. Take the role of Ethan, a workaholic scientist and capable field combatant in search of his long-lost wife. 41 Hours is a cinematic first-person adventure driven by intense shootouts and advanced, often alien technology.

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia – October 19
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A satirical action-adventure, driven by a dark story, set in an incredibly rich and complex world. As the most hideous pixelated hero to ever spawn in Nostalgaia, you must fight through an army of its mindless inhabitants, while being jeered by a cynical narrator who despises your very existence.

WW2: Bunker Simulator – October 19

You’re an American soldier who captures a German bunker in Normandy. You must defend it at all costs and survive. Complete missions, cook & shoot, search the bodies for medicines, ammo, and food to survive in this mix pf FPS and simulator.

Doomed To Hell – October 20

An action-packed roguelike-like top-down shooter that is a hell of a lot of fun! You play as Rose, and though you’ve just died, your adventure is just getting started. Battle your way out of hell through hordes of monsters, explore multiple biomes, fight bosses, collect as much loot as you can, and upgrade your weapons and buffs.

Gas Station Simulator – October 20

Gas Station Simulator is all about renovating, expanding, and running a gas station along a highway in the middle of a desert. Freedom of choice and multiple approaches to run your business and deal with pressure are key ingredients in this game.

Jackbox Party Pack 9 – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Save your next party with friends or family! Play five uproarious new games in one Party Pack: the trivia bluff-off Fibbage 4, the team sorting test Quixort, the magical joke auction Junktopia, the silly guessfest Nonsensory, and the salacious reality TV game Roomerang.

JoJo Siwa: Worldwide Party – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

You’re invited to JoJo Siwa’s worldwide party! Play through the rhythmic world of JoJo Siwa as she travels around her fantasy lands in this single-player popstar adventure runner.

New Tales From the Borderlands – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, you’ll control Anu, Octavio, and Fran on the worst day of their lives. Help these three lovable losers as they endeavor to change the world (and maybe even save it)! It’s time to fight back against exploitation and corporate greed. It’s time to make Mayhem your business.

One True Hero – October 20

An epic, 3D platforming adventure featuring a young hero who never thought that he could save the kingdom! Take a magic sword in your hands and become the only One True Hero the town really needs!

Park Story – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Unravel handcrafted puzzle dungeons and confront your demons in Park Story, a reimagination of the classic top-down action RPG. Trapped, Parker must defeat Caim to escape haunted Mahagow Glen Country Park, helping friendly ghosts with unfinished business and unlock the park’s deepest secrets.

Persona 5 Royal – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Game Pass / PC Game Pass

Prepare for the award-winning RPG experience in this definitive edition of Persona 5 Royal, featuring a treasure trove of downloadable content! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they stage grand heists, infiltrate the minds of the corrupt, and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal will also support Xbox Cloud Gaming with five unique touch control layouts tailored to your in-game activities.

Phantom Abyss (Game Preview) – October 20
Xbox Game Pass / PC Game Pass

A massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers. Be warned, you only get one attempt at each temple and failure or settling for a lesser relic means you will never see that temple again…

Pnevmo-Capsula – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A casual adventure game that takes place in an alternate utopian atompunk world. The city is connected by a single system of rails, tracks, and pipes. The smallest part of this bizarre system is the mechanical mail that’s delivered by carts on small rails. You will play the role of one of these carts as you navigate obstacles, barriers, various puzzles, dead ends, and labyrinths.

Shapeshooter – October 20

Is literally an on-rail shooter where you’ll have to clear colonies across four planets from little creature infestations called polygoneers.

Tempus – Level Escape – October 20
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

You are the only citizen of Tempus, a small island far from civilization, where you live a quiet and carefree life. One night everything changes; a blinding light appears that functions as time travel portal. Now you must find a way to reactivate the portal so you can travel back to your own time as you explore each scenario to find a way home.

Aery – Last Day of Earth – October 21
Xbox One X Enhanced

A story-driven 3D flight exploration game in which you control a little bird that is on its non-violent journey through time, space, and different dimensions to discover an alternative reality for our planet. Enjoy the feeling of flying and feel the wind going through your feathers while searching for a better future for all of us.

Gotham Knights – October 21
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Batman is dead. A new expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham City. It is now up to the Batman Family – Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin – to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals in this open world action RPG set in the most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet.

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Source: MajorNelson Xbox News

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