Next week we have no new "AAA" release on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Space Hulk: Ascension is finally launching on the console, and Phantom Trigger transports you to a world filled with neon-slaying goodness. With that in mind, here are all the biggest games launching next week, between April 16 and April 20, 2018.
I, Hope follows a young girl who lives peacefully with her grandfather on an island floating in the clouds. Unfortunately, one day a dark monster called "Cancer" attacks and destroys her village, ensnaring the surrounding islands with its evil tentacles. The girl, Hope, must travel to these islands to free their creatures and acquire the weapons to defeat her ultimate enemy. According to the developer, all of the revenue generated by I, Hope will be donated to GameChanger Charity. GameChanger Charity supports children in hospitals and their families.
I, Hope should launch on April 18, priced at $9.99.
Space Hulk: Ascension
Space Hulk: Ascension is a turn-based strategy game which builds upon the classic board game experience and adds new role-playing mechanics. There are additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter, and loads of other new features in this updated version. The game is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of ancient vessels lost in space, where players lead a small force of Space Marine Terminators in a deadly fight for survival against hordes of alien Genestealers. The title originally launched in February 2018 but was pulled due to numerous performance issues. Hopefully this rerelease will be better.
Space Hulk: Ascension should launch on April 20, priced at $39.99.
Phantom Trigger is a rather hardcore neon slasher with role-playing elements. Players have to figure out what's real as they follow the story of Stan on a journey through surreal and twisted worlds. The game features a challenging combat system focused on unlocking combos and upgrading weapons. Phantom Trigger also contains roguelike dungeons and a branching story with multiple endings.
Phantom Trigger should launch on April 20, priced at $14.99.
Casey Powell Lacrosse 18
Building on the foundations of the first game, Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 offer a more authentic sporting experience. The game includes a reworked series of controls to make maneuvering your player that much easier. According to the developer, it also features smarter teammates that respond to complex tactics. New motion-captured animations add to the game's realism.
Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 should launch on April 17.
Atomic Heist is a top-down shooter. Players must retrieve the "core", preventing their enemies from making a "doomsday device" with it. Use power-ups to enhance your ship, weaken enemies, boost your abilities, and more. The objective is to grab the core and fight your way out of an alien-infested space station. Atomic Heist includes various unlockable ships, ammo, and upgrades.
Atomic Heist should launch on April 20, priced at $10.99.
Babylon 2055 Pinball
Babylon 2055 Pinball is exactly what you would expect. The title brings you realistic physics, nine different mini-games, six original tables, and an endless special table. While it may not look as good as Pinball FX 3, it should still satisfy your pinball cravings.
Babylon 2055 Pinball should launch on April 20.
Other experiences like Don't Starve: Mega Pack and Pinball FX 3 — Star Wars: The Last Jedi should also release next week.
These are the biggest games launching soon, and many of them seem like absolutely thrilling experiences. Be sure to check out I, Hope and Space Hulk: Ascension 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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