Xbox One release roundup for the week of August 1, 2016

This week's Xbox One lineup lacked any major triple-A releases, but still contained a number of highly anticipated indie titles. The week kicked off with the launch of Telltale's latest Batman episodic series, which takes players to the streets of Gotham City as the iconic Dark Knight. Wednesday also marked the release of the unique couch co-op title, Overcooked, which places players in a hectic multiplayer kitchen environment. Other highlights included Dead Island's divergence into the 16-bit scene through Dead Island Retro Revenge and the introduction of Layers of Fear's Masterpiece Edition.

Here's a full breakdown of this week's Xbox One releases:

Monday, August 1

Dead Island Retro Revenge

Price: $4.99 // Genre: Fighting

Time for some 16-bit retro revenge! Hell-bent on saving his cat, Max must carve a bloody path through a zombie-infested California, tearing his way through hordes of the undead, battalions of corrupt soldiers, and a slew of evil-minded ex-cons. Pull off crazy combos, collect power-ups, wield super weapons, and unleash insane magic attacks as you fight to become the amazing 16-bit side-scrolling hero you've always believed yourself to be!

Tuesday, August 2

Batman - The Telltale Series - Episode 1: Realm of Shadows

Price: $4.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.

Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition

Price: $22.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure

Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.

Risk: Urban Assault

Price: $14.99 // Genre: Card & Board

Lead your troops to victory with Risk Urban Assault! In a post-apocalyptic world, rally your armies and march across some of the most famous cities around the globe. From Shanghai to New York, be cunning and play strategically to defeat driven opponents. Use diplomacy, build facilities or take advantage of your commanders' special abilities, you now have smart new ways to establish your domination! Fight until all cities are yours!


Price: $14.99 // Genre: Card & Board, Family, Strategy & Simulation

With a modern, dynamic and interactive 3D board, BATTLESHIP brings the classic franchise to a new level for a memorable experience. Deploy your fleet and shoot at your opponent's grid to find and destroy enemy ships before yours are sunk. Enjoy the game you know and love with the Classic mode or get more tactical in a brand new way to play with the "Clash at Sea!" mode.

Dreamals: Dream Quest

Price: $9.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle & Trivia

There is a world of dreams called Dreamland, where anyone can have their wishes granted. Three wounded and homeless animals happened to enter Dreamland. Will they be able to find the lost treasures of Dreamland and save the world? And will their wishes to regain their health and go back home safely come true?

Wednesday, August 3


Price: $16.99 // Genre: Strategy & Simulation

Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef's whites, there isn't mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!

Breach & Clear: Deadline

Price: $14.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Shooter, Strategy & Simulation

A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it's up to players to stop the infestation before it spreads. Breach & Clear: Deadline is the all-new follow up to Breach & Clear, the critically acclaimed hybrid tactical strategy game. The game gives players real-time control over a squad of four elite Special Forces tasked with tracking down information on the source of the infestation.

Thursday, August 4

One Piece Burning Blood - Gold Edition

Price: $84.49 // Genre: Fighting

Set sail with the Straw Hat Crew and collect your bounty in One Piece: Burning Blood, the most epic anime fighter this side of the Grand Line! Ignite the flames of battle with over the top 3 VS 3 tag team combat featuring all the action, drama and comedy of the world's favorite pirate saga!

Friday, August 5

Cannon Brawl

Price: $9.99 // Genre: Strategy & Simulation

Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannons, giant flamethrowers, and high-powered lasers. Destroy the very earth from under your enemies feet! Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus through the madness of battle will be put to the test.

Looking forward

Next week's launch line-up is dominated by No Man's Sky's release on PlayStation 4 and PC, which isn't scheduled to hit the Xbox One anytime soon. This doesn't leave Xbox One players empty-handed, however, with the release of platforming labyrinth game, Momentum. As always, we'll likely see a number of unexpected titles hitting the marketplace as the week progresses.

This list has been compiled from Xbox Store listings at the end of the week, alongside any other notable releases.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.