While the gaming industry focused its efforts towards Gamescom 2016 and the requisite previewing of upcoming games, a number of titles hit the Xbox One over the past seven days. This week's varied lineup consisted of card classics, unique indie titles, triple-A blockbusters and pre-release tests.
Over the week, Ubisoft released its follow-up to Grow Home, Grow Up, and a console re-release of the classic card game, UNO. Other highlights included the launch of this year's Formula 1 title, F1 2016 and Valentino Rossi The Game. During Gamescom, the announcement of Titanfall 2's weekend Tech Test also came as a surprise, giving players an early glimpse into the title's progress.
Here's a full recap of all the Xbox One releases this week:
Tuesday, August 16
Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Ubisoft
While out exploring the galaxy with MOM, BUD's parental spaceship, she goes to pieces. Literally – MOM's all over the place. The positioning of that moon was inconsiderate. Now her ship parts are scattered far and wide across an entire alien planet so rich in flora and fauna it would make even the most jaded galactic gardener's head spin.
Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
One of the most iconic classic games which we all grew to know and love! UNO makes its return with an assortment of exciting new features such as added video chat support and an all new theme system which adds more fun!
Valentino Rossi The Game
Price: $49.99 // Publisher: Milestone S.r.l.
The most complete MotoGP™ game ever! Valentino Rossi The Game allows you not only to compete in the 2016 season but also with past MotoGP™ champions, giving you the chance to relive the most important stages of the career of the 9 times world champion. Join Valentino Rossi's VR|46 Riders Academy, start your debut season in Moto3™ and be ready to compete in all motorsports categories Valentino will invite you to compete in.
Price: Free to Play // Publisher: 505 Games
Welcome to Prominence Poker, a game that pits players from around the world against each other--and devious AI--to build the rep, prestige, and bankroll needed to be, and beat, the best of the best.
Wednesday, August 17
Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Unnamed Fiasco Team
An epic battle between an old lady with a moustache and a lucha libre baby fighter is about to unfold. Unnamed Fiasco is a competitive local multiplayer game where your mistakes can actually help you. Every time your character dies during a match, a new clone is created to help you by repeating your past lives movements and actions. Hit piñatas to collect power-ups and face the minute madness that completely change the match flow.
Price: $24.99 // Publisher: OXYGENE MEDIA
A fun dance game for all your family and friends! Latin American music is suitable for all ages, and makes children and adults dance, creating an atmosphere of great amusement in front of the TV. There are 20 hit songs to choose from, and the game's choreography has been created by professional dancers, Carlo Romano and Vera Sokolova from the "Carolyn Smith Dance Academy".
Friday, August 19
Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Tech Test
Price: Free to Play // Publisher: Electronic Arts
Titanfall® 2 Open Multiplayer Tech Test. From Respawn Entertainment, the studio that brought you the award-winning Titanfall, comes Titanfall® 2. The Titanfall ®2 Open Multiplayer Tech Test offers new Titans, Pilots, and Maps that elevate the fast-paced and exciting gameplay fans expect from the series. Please note that the game is still undergoing testing before its official release and the current Multiplayer Tech Test does not reflect the quality of the final product.
Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Codemasters
Create your own legend in F1™ 2016. Get ready to go deeper into the world of the most prestigious motorsport than ever before. F1 2016 is the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and features the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE™ career, including the addition of the iconic Safety Car and also the Virtual Safety Car for the first time, but also uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes.
Next week's Xbox One line-up includes some highly anticipated triple-A releases, as we start to approach the end of the month. Next Tuesday, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hits store shelves, alongside the latest Madden title, Madden NFL 17. Titanfall 2 is also scheduled to have its second weekend of testing from August 26, with tweaks based on player feedback from the previous week.
This list has been compiled from Xbox Store listings at the end of the week, alongside any other notable releases.
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