This week there is no less than eleven titles releasing on the Xbox, all through the ID@Xbox program. There’s fast party game action to be had in Marooners, squad up online with your friends to play the 2D action game Mercenary Kings, take on the anti-gravity metroidvania that is Dandara. Check them out below along with the rest of this week’s releases.
Tuesday 6th January
In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them. But you’re not going in unprepared! Your back-up is made of a crew of rogue geniuses and experts of their field! Able to craft & customize guns’n’blades or upgrading body armor, you’ve never been this ready to join the fight. Whether its solo or with friends, move out, cut down CLAW and save the world!
Play a wild mix of fun party games as the action regularly switches back and forth between games. Can you handle the switcheroo chaos? Join your friends both on the couch and online while sadistically laughing at their misfortune, or come back to haunt them if you die. Run, jump and slap your way to victory!
In a bizarre universe where the oppressed are on the brink of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. A gravity bending world where movement is comprised of jumping from surface to surface in lovingly crafted environments. It’s up to Dandara to restore balance and give direction to a directionless world!
Wednesday 7th January
Play as Teddy, an estranged ex-minister forced to venture through the frozen afterlife in search of Bo, his three year old daughter, and her perverse kidnapper. Discover the dark secrets of Teddy’s past, and confront his sleazy, demonic nemesis, Mr. Pinstripe. Take part in an emotional adventure through the afterlife that blends humor with horror for a memorable experience.
Little Triangle is a well-established fun to play platformer also featuring a mini Battle Royale mode. The game offers more than 60 cute and funny triangle skins, countless NPCs, a bunch of bosses, and amusing level designs with tons of details. This game is extremely easy to pick up and the fun comes immediately when you start to play. It aims to be one of the most exciting and hilarious party game while also retain great fun in solo mode.
DYE is a challenging precision platformer where you help Hue rescue Pigments and defeat the nefarious Necrolights in order to restore color to the world! Jump, wall jump and float your way through 4 unique worlds with hundreds of challenges ranging from beginner to advanced level.
Samsara is a puzzle game where players guide an innocent child named Zee safely to the exit, by dropping blocks with different shapes and properties into a world of two dimensions separated by a pool that mirrors placements.
Friday 9th January
One of the most addictive pinball game ever seen! Non-stop arcade action, incredibly realistic physics, 8 different table game mini-modes, 6 original tables and a special one for retro-arcade addicts! Each table game mini-mode features special gameplay.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a space sim coupled with role-playing and strategy elements. Send your mighty war fleets into combat or lead them yourself. The choice is yours. Be the Warlord!
A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game, Bleed 2 welcomes back pink-haired heroine Wryn, the world’s greatest – and only remaining – hero, as she fights to defend the globe from an invading force of villains. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses (and naughty kittys!), and make sure Wryn lives up to her title as the Greatest Hero of All Time!
The HD shoot’ em up: vertical, fast & fun ! Relive the pleasures of arcade shoot’em ups in plenty of Game-Modes,
from 1 to 4 Players in Local Co-op. Destroy Huge Bosses and dodge thousand of bullets …It’s time to save the universe one more time !