Xbox One release roundup for the week of September 12, 2016

Yet another week has passed and with that concludes another week of Xbox One releases. This week the Xbox One saw a strong lineup of titles, including first-party exclusives, HD remasters and highly-anticipated next-generation titles.

The week started off with a number of big launches, including Microsoft's first in-house title of the fall, ReCore. Gamers were also able to relive their nostalgia with BioShock: The Collection and the Dead Rising Triple Pack, bringing two classic franchises to the Xbox One. Other notable releases included the launch of The Witness and NHL 17 for the console.

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

Tuesday, September 13


Price: $39.99 // Publisher: Microsoft Studios

From the legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime comes "ReCore", an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans on a planet controlled by robotic foes bent on your destruction, you must forge friendships with a courageous group of robot companions, each with unique abilities and powers. Lead this band of unlikely heroes on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.

The Witness

Price: $39.99 // Publisher: Thekla, Inc.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

BioShock: The Collection

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: 2K

Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the "Columbia's Finest" pack, and Director's Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment

The award winning series returns taking the famed gameplay to a new level by achieving interactive reality in both control and new authentic visuals.

Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack

Price: $59.49 // Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc

Enjoy three times the zombies with the Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack, containing Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2 Off The Record. What a time to be undead!

NASCAR Heat Evolution

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Dusenberry Martin Racing

For the first time on Xbox One, race as your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers across all 23 licensed NASCAR tracks in stunning HD with incredibly detailed environments. Get ready for the most fun you've had with a NASCAR game in years! Whether you're a casual racer or die-hard sim fan, NASCAR Heat Evolution will adjust to your skill level with a brand new AI and Speed Rating system that applies the right amount of challenge for you.


Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Electronic Arts

Shape Your Legacy in NHL® 17, the biggest and most exciting hockey game to date. Whether you compete online in a bid for glory, live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in offline single player modes, or simply lace up and jump over the boards for exciting and innovative hockey gameplay - NHL 17 gives you the chance to Shape Your Legacy on and off the ice.

Wednesday, September 14

Perfect Woman

Price: $8.99 // Publisher: Peter Lu & Lea Schönfelder

Perfect Woman is a game inspired by the ubiquitous personality questionnaires featured in women's magazines and the female roles they define. There are so many such roles emphasizing aspects of family, career, experience, sex and more. But these can not possibly characterize the depth and complexity of a woman's life. Perfect Woman uses these stereotypes as building blocks for you to be your OWN perfect woman.

Thursday, September 15


Price: $49.99 // Publisher: 505 Games

PAYDAY2 - THE BIG SCORE Game Bundle is the total package. It comes complete with the PAYDAY 2 CRIMEWAVE EDITION game, plus THE BIG SCORE DLC Bundle! It's all things PAYDAY 2, in one place. This complete bundle comes loaded with content including, heists, weapons, characters, masks and more! It is the biggest score in the history of PAYDAY

Just Sing

Price: $29.99 // Publisher: Ubisoft

Create your own music videos with Just Sing™! Sing or lip sync to your favourite songs – from the hottest hits to all-time classics. A smartphone is all you need to get the party started! Simply download the free Just Sing Companion App to your smartphone, sync it with your console and use your smartphone as your microphone and camera.

Friday, September 16

Mount & Blade: Warband

Price: $19.99 // Publisher: TaleWorlds Entertainment

Mount & Blade: Warband is the iconic entry in the series that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.

Looking forward

Over the coming week, the Xbox One is set to see more big releases, including Destiny's Rise of Iron expansion and NBA 2K17. Those who pre-ordered Forza Horizon 3's Ultimate Edition will also get early access to the game this Friday, ahead of the official launch on Tuesday, September 27. Firewatch will also be making a transition to the Xbox One after a few months of exclusivity on the PlayStation 4 and PC.

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.