This week we see the re release of Shenmue I & II on Tuesday, alongside the platforming fighter, Brawlout. It is then quiet until Friday with the release of F1 2018 and Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier. Check them out below along with the rest of the games releasing on Xbox this week.
Tuesday 21st August
Shenmue I & II
SEGA’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.
A tale of revenge. In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path.
Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for. Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark. Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout. There are currently six original characters and two popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles.
All-Star Fruit Racing (N.A. Release)
Go bananas for a jaw-dropping, lightning-fast kart racer for all ages and abilities! All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action: drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in an explosively colorful racer bursting with championships, modes and awe-inspiring sights!
Tyler Model 005
Tyler: Model 005 is a 3D action-platformer and exploration game set in the 1950s where you customize and control a spunky miniature robot named Tyler. Many years after powering down, Tyler is accidentally powered on during the height of a thunderstorm. Now you must discover why your creator is missing and what has happened to your home, which is overrun with rats, spiders and more. Because you are a minuscule robot, normal items take on a completely new dimension in Tyler’s world: for example, chairs, stairs and bookshelves are giant obstacles. It’s your job to navigate through your surroundings and find out as much as you can, collecting objects and solving puzzles along the way.
Friday 24th August
Spectrum is a unique platform game set in a stunning abstract world. Jump, dive and find your flow to skilfully navigate through 80 ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colours. Stylish visuals combine with an atmospheric soundtrack to create an immersive experience of pure, zen-focus platforming.
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game of conquest, betrayal, and survival. When the fates of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors intertwine, two worlds collide as their precarious existence hangs in the balance. Players can choose to play either side of the growing conflict, gaining a deep understanding of the motivations, hopes, and fears of humans and apes alike. The destinies of each species rest entirely on the player as the game pushes towards a tense, fragile peace, or a final bloody battle.
MAKE HEADLINES in F1 2018.
F1 2018 is the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Become immersed in the world of Formula 1 more than ever before.
Haunted Halloween ’86
HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 (The Curse Of Possum Hollow) is a brand new NES homebrew game featuring side-scrolling, platforming, beat ’em up action! It is the sequel to HAUNTED: Halloween ’85 and was originally released on cartridge in October of 2016 for the original Nintendo Entertainment System so it follows all the rules and restrictions of the original hardware. We are releasing a copy of the game in all its pixelated, 8-bit, retro glory.
A helicopter crash left a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic base. As they try to find a way back, all they are doing is sinking deeper into a nightmare scenario. When they sleep, they attract a terrifying force that sucks the life out of their bodies, but the longer they battle exhaustion and stay awake, the less likely they are to survive… As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. In time, they can’t even tell the difference between reality and a hallucination.
A Sandbox-Adventure-Pirate-RPG that takes inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 video game), FTL: Faster Than Light, and Sid Meier’s Pirates but makes certain to stand out on its own. Capture islands, sink ships, defend your towns, and discover an exciting world full of adventure.
Phantom Doctrine is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set at the peak of the Cold War. Drawing on a wide variety of influences and capturing the subtle intrigue of classic spy films, the game thrust the player into a mysterious world of covert operations, counterintelligence, conspiracy and paranoia.