Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft's platforms — including Xbox One X — next week. We have a few major releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Minecraft Dungeons is launching soon. With that in mind, here are all the best games hitting the Microsoft Store next week, between May 25 and 26. You can take a look at some of our past selections here.
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Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Up to four friends can play together, or you can brave the dungeons alone. The Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition comes with two expansions that will be released down the line.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Experience Mortal Kombat's first-ever major expansion. Aftermath features a brand-new cinematic story centered around trust and deceit. Fire God Liu Kang, the new keeper of time and protector of Earthrealm, looks to secure the future he envisions. In order to do so, he is forced to enlist the help of some unlikely allies and familiar foes. Players will have to decide who they can trust and who they must defeat with fate on the line.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath should launch on May 26, priced at $40. You can purchase it through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens should launch on May 28. You can purchase the game through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
If you're looking for a break between those heavy-hitters like Resident Evil 3 that released a few weeks ago, be sure to check out these games because they're a lot of fun.
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Holy Crapola, $40 is not an expansion, that's a whole game. Oh, and I'm a sucker for Shantae now (thanks to Game Pass) so I'll definitely grab the new one.
After seeing that, I want a proper current gen RoboCop game. That looked freakin awesome!!!