This week we have no new "AAA" releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Surviving Mars tasks you with learning how to build a habit on the red planet, and Devil May Cry HD Collection transports you to a world filled with demon-slaying goodness. With that in mind, here are all the biggest games launching this week, between March 12 and March 16, 2018.

Surviving Mars

Unlike creating sprawling cities on Earth, Surviving Mars is all about colonizing the red planet and surviving its challenges. It's more of a survival-builder than a traditional Cities: Skylines-like experience. According to the developers, it's a focused game about creating interconnected systems and testing them against the threats of a hostile environment.

Surviving Mars should launch on March 15, starting at $39.99. The game runs at native 4K 30 FPS on Xbox One X.

Devil May Cry HD Collection

Devil May Cry HD Collection contains three popular and stylish action games. Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition are all part of the package. As Dante, the ultimate devil hunter, you'll join forces with appealing characters such as Trish, Lady and Lucia as you fight to save the world in blistering-fast 60 FPS gameplay.

Devil May Cry HD Collection should launch on March 13, priced at $29.99.

Pure Farming 2018

Farming simulators are sleeper hit games — low profile, but somehow widely popular. Pure Farming 2018 promises to be an authentic experience filled with a plethora of vehicles and other activities.

Pure Farming 2018 should launch on March 13, starting at $39.99.

Beast Quest

Beast Quest on Xbox One is based on the best-selling fantasy novels. Players embark on an epic adventure to save the Kingdom of Avantia from absolute ruin. This is the first time Beast Quest is coming to consoles and, according to the developer, the game features a rich, progressive storyline, vibrant environments, and a lot of compelling challenges as you hunt down various creatures.

Beast Quest should launch on March 13, priced at $39.99. Preordering the game grants an additional discount.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered transports players back into the world of Paradise City to tear it up in the ultimate driving playground, from hectic downtown avenues to the wild mountain roads. The goal is to pull off insane stunts and create crazy car destruction in one of the best arcade games ever made.

Burnout Paradise Remastered should launch on March 16, priced at $39.99. The game runs at native 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X. EA Access members receive an additional discount and access to a free trial.

Q.U.B.E. 2

Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You step into the shoes of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has awoken among the ruins of an ancient alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor, you must manipulate the structure of this mysterious world and find a way back home. This mostly involves raising and lowering cubes of different abilities.

Q.U.B.E. 2 should launch on March 13, priced at $24.99. The game features Xbox One X enhancements.

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The Council

The Council is a narrative episodic game with permanent, long-lasting consequences. You're plunged into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths, no matter the cost to mind and body. The first episode of the game launches this week. The complete season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

The Council should launch on March 13.

The Raven Remastered

In 1964, an ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene only a raven feather is found. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years ago? Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he thought only existed in his favorite crime novels.

The Raven Remastered should launch on March 13.

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Tesla vs Lovecraft

Tesla vs Lovecraft is an intense top-down twin-stick shooter from the creators of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome. The story is just as quirky as the game's name. On the eve of Nikola Tesla's greatest invention, his laboratory is burned down by the grotesque minions of the horror author H. P. Lovecraft. Predictably, Tesla is furious and a showdown of epic proportions begins.

Tesla vs Lovecraft should launch on March 16, priced at $14.99. The game features Xbox One X enhancements. Preordering the title also grants an additional discount.

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Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse

According to the developer, Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is the "world's best mass llama-slaughter roguelike-lite-ish couch co-op top-down twin-stick shooter." What that means is that the game requires you to navigate various areas, shooting as many llamas as possible. We've seen many twin-stick shooters release on Xbox One in recent years, but this one is definitely the craziest. "Roguelike-lite-ish" means that you die a lot, but become stronger after every run despite the fact that you may have to start from the beginning.

Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse should launch on March 16, priced at $14.99. The game supports Xbox Play Anywhere.

Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs

The Curse of the Pharaohs offers gamers a completely new quest to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the land. The expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts, as they uncover the cause of the curse that has brought certain dead rulers back to life. Each expansion increases the level cap and this one is no different. The Hidden Ones first raised the cap to 45 while The Curse of the Pharaohs increases it to 55. This means that you can keep on leveling up and finding better gear.

Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs should launch on March 13. The game features Xbox One X enhancements.

Other experiences like The Long Reach and Spiral Splatter should also launch this week.

These are the biggest games launching soon, and many of them seem like absolutely thrilling experiences. Be sure to check out The Council and Surviving Mars 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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