Xbox One release roundup for the week of August 29, 2016

The month of August has come to a close, with only a few weeks left until we enter the fall. Like previous years, we're expecting a number of highly anticipated titles to debut in the coming months and make up for the lack of triple-A releases during the summer period.

Among this week's releases, we saw the HD remaster of Capcom's classic third-person horror game, Resident Evil 4. The localized version of Attack on Titan also hit the west earlier this week, set in the same world as both the manga and anime. Indie fans were also treated to a slew of intriguing concepts, including the release of Bulkhead Interactive's The Turing Test and Curve Digital's digital eye-candy, Hue.

Here's a full recap of all the Xbox One releases this week:

Tuesday, August 30

Resident Evil 4

Price: $19.99 // Publisher: CAPCOM CO. LTD.

Resident Evil 4 arrives on Xbox One in full 1080p HD with an increased frame rate. This revolutionary masterpiece represented a turning point for the series as it brought the gameplay to a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective for the first time. Featuring a thrilling storyline taking place after the destruction of Umbrella Corporation, Resident Evil 4 not only changed the course of Resident Evil, but influenced countless other titles as well.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

Price: $49.99 // Publisher: CD Projekt SA

The most awarded game of 2015! Become a monster slayer for hire and embark on an epic journey to track down the child of prophecy, a living weapon capable of untold destruction. Includes all expansions and additional content.

Attack on Titan

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORPORATION

An international hit anime "Attack on Titan" has come to the Xbox One! Battle is joined between the man-eating Titans and Eren and his companions. Experience the illusion of being in the anime, and controlling the flow of the story. The story from the anime, with a few original twists, is yours to experience!


Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Ground Shatter Ltd.

Test your skills and reflexes as you simultaneously guide two lovable balls through over 100 controller-smashingly tough platform challenges. Control both at exactly the same time as you try to avoid the death and danger that awaits their every move. And there are jokes.

The Turing Test

Price: $19.99 // Publisher: Bulkhead Interactive

The Turing Test is a first person puzzler that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition. Take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), and progress through a narrated story of introspection and morality whilst uncovering the hidden mysteries of Europa. Delve into The Turing Test's human interaction puzzles and arm yourself with logical and methodical thinking.


Price: $7.99 // Publisher: Double Fine

140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack. Super tight puzzle design and a striking audiovisual presentation come together to form a challenging platforming experience!


Price: $14.99 $11.99 // Publisher: Curve Digital

Hue is a vibrant, award-winning puzzle-platformer, where you alter the world by changing its background colour. You explore a dangerous grey land, unearthing coloured fragments on a journey to find your missing mother. As obstacles match the background, they disappear, creating new and exciting puzzles - full of peril, mystery… and colours unseen.


Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Play a Zen game! Rediscover the famous traditional Chinese game. Find all the matching pairs of tiles, being careful not to become blocked in, to get to the end of each level. Concentration and perceptiveness are needed to finish the gorgeous boards that we have produced for you.


Price: $19.99 // Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

Livelock is a co-operative top-down shooter where you play solo or with up to two allies to break the cycle of infinite war between machines. As one of the remaining Capital Intellects, your role is to unlock Eden and revive humanity. Take control of one of three mechanical chassis - Hex, Vanguard or Catalyst – to defeat intelligent mechanical enemies.


Price: $19.99 $14.99 // Publisher: League of Geeks

Armello is a grand swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play; The deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of table top board games, combined with a character role-playing system.

Wednesday, August 31

Hack, Slash & Backstab

Price: $4.99 // Publisher: MAGIC Spell Studios

Hack, Slash & Backstab is a 1 - 4 Player Couch Co-Op Dungeon crawler, that pits players against a dungeon teeming with evil creatures. Players collect powerful items, perform special attacks, and fight boss monsters in a quest to find the portal that will let them leave the dungeon. The catch is...only one of them can escape. Players will battle one another to be the one who survives, but making the mistake of betraying your "friends" too soon may cost you your life.

I, Zombie

Price: $3.99 // Publisher: Awesome Games Studio Sp. z o.o.

In I, Zombie you play as the leader of a zombie horde and your goal is to infect all humans on the map. Whenever you infect a human you turn him into a one of your kind and you can use him against armed soldiers. You're also able to command your horde to either attack the enemies, follow you or wait for orders. Each scenario requires tactical approach and careful planning to achieve success.

Thursday, September 1

Earthlock: Festival of Magic

Price: $29.99 or free with Xbox Live Gold // Publisher: Snowcastle Games

Desert scavenger Amon soon finds himself in his life's adventure when he crosses paths with a most peculiar creature back home in Zaber. Join Amon and other remarkable heroes in this turn-based fantasy RPG, on an unforgettable journey across the world of Umbra; a mysterious, beautiful but harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago.

Friday, September 2

The Final Station

Price: $14.99 // Publisher: tinyBuild

The world is over. But it's not quite over for you... at least, not yet. And now that you've got thousands of tonnes of locomotive at your disposal, ready to take you as far down the tracks as you have fuel to feed it, you've got the definite advantage over the infected hordes. This is The Final Station.


Price: $9.99 // Publisher: RNC

FreezeME is a 3D platformer in the style of the 90s-era but wait there is a twist! The main character "R" has one special tool – a camera around her neck. This camera allows her to literally freeze the objects she photographs.

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon

Price: $7.99 // Publisher: GuGames Development

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon is a classic action-RPG adventure full of puzzles and exploration. The game tells the story of Khoma, a young man of Bethem whose father has been cursed by the Blue Witch when he was investigating Indigo Forest.

Looking forward

Next week is a rather quiet week in terms of game releases, as we prepare for the launch of ReCore, The BioShock Collection and NHL 17 on September 13. With only a small variety of indie games releasing over the seven days, the period is a perfect time to clean up your existing video game backlog.

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.