Next week we only have one new “AAA” release on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition is finally launching on the console, and Wizard of Legend transports you to a world filled with magical goodness. With that in mind, here are all of the biggest games launching next week, between May 14 and May 18, 2018.
State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition
State of Decay 2 is a co-op multiplayer game which forces you to survive in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Players have to work together, build bases, and form communities if they wish to survive in this hostile land. The first game — despite the fact that it suffered from numerous performance issues — garnered a significant following. Keep in mind that only the Ultimate Edition of the game gives you early access.
Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters is an expansion for Cities: Skylines and features a variety of catastrophes to challenge players everywhere. You’ll have to prepare for meteor strikes and much more if you want to succeed.
Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters should launch on May 15. The game features Xbox One X enhancements and is available on Xbox Game Pass.
Forgotton Anne is a cinematic adventure which focuses on meaningful storytelling and light puzzle platforming. You play as Anne, an enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to quench a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world.
Forgotton Anne should launch on May 15, priced at $19.99.
The Council: Hide and Seek
The Council is an episodic narrative adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. Hide and Seek is the game’s second episode. You’ll make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent consequences, there’s no going back.
The Council: Hide and Seek should launch on May 17. Season pass holders will be able to play it on May 15.
Fox n Forests
Fox n Forests is an action platformer with role-playing elements. You can switch between various seasons on the fly, and slash or shoot your opponents. According to the developer, it’s a thrilling pixel art fable with secrets, massive bosses, and rewarding exploration.
Fox n Forests should launch on May 17.
Wizard of Legend
Wizard of Legend is a fast-paced dungeon crawler with an emphasis on skillful magical combat. Quick movement and spellcasting allow you to chain together devastating combos against your enemies.
Wizard of Legend should launch on May 15, priced at $15.99. The game features Xbox One X enhancements.
Descenders throws you into the world of mountain biking, where every jump, whip and scrub earns you reputation points. The catch it that you might lose it all with just one poorly-timed landing. Think of it as a stricter version of the infamous Trials series.
Descenders should launch in Xbox Game Preview on May 15.
Monster Slayers is a rogue-like deck-building adventure with an innovative card-based battle system that lets you customize a deck to suit your playstyle.
Monster Slayers should launch on May 18, priced at $14.99. Those who preorder can get it for $11.99.
Lily’s Epic Quest for Lost Gems
Lily’s Epic Quest for Lost Gems is an enhanced match-three game. Unlike other such titles, you have to move the character to reveal more of the level. Any combination of three or more will remove the blocks, clearing the field.
Lily’s Epic Quest for Lost Gems should launch on May 16, priced at $6.99.
These are the biggest games launching soon, and many of them seem like absolutely thrilling experiences. Be sure to check out Forgotton Anne and State of Decay 2 because they appear to be the most unique games out of the lot. Which titles are you interested in? Let us know.
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