Xbox One release roundup for the week of September 19, 2016

Another week has passed, bringing a range of new titles to the Xbox One. This week has been yet another busy period for releases, with the debut of a number of eagerly awaited titles.

This week started off with Destiny's latest expansion Rise of Iron. Available standalone or as a part of Destiny: The Collection, the expansion introduces new missions and loot, alongside the 'Wrath of the Machine' raid. NBA 2K17 also released on the Xbox One, delivering the latest evolution in 2K's annual basketball franchise. Other highlights included the Xbox One release of Firewatch and the start of Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition's early access period.

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

Tuesday, September 20

Destiny - The Collection

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Activision

Destiny - The Collection contains every release from the award-winning first-person shooter franchise to date. It's a great way for Guardians to embark on journeys they may have missed, as well as a perfect starting point for new players who want to join the Destiny community. It includes Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves, The Taken King, and the newest adventure, Rise of Iron.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Price: $9.99 $7.99 // Publisher: Curve Digital

Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: "Dear Esther..." - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.

NBA 2K17

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: 2K

Following the record-breaking launch of NBA 2K16, the NBA 2K franchise continues to stake its claim as the most authentic sports video game with NBA 2K17. As the franchise that "all sports video games should aspire to be" (GamesRadar), NBA 2K17 will take the game to new heights and continue to blur the lines between video game and reality.


Price: $14.99 $13.49 // Publisher: PIRANAKING

LASTFIGHT is bringing 2v2 3D fighting back to your living room! Pick up any available object in one of the 8 stages and teach your opponents a lesson! Play in local multiplayer mode, for up to 4 players, or one-player story mode, with a cast of 10 characters inspired by the comic book LASTMAN.

Sadira in Killer Instinct

Sadira in Killer Instinct (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

Price: $39.99 // Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Discover your Killer Instinct! Play the legendary fighting game with stunning 60FPS visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS!

Wednesday, September 21


Price: $19.99 // Publisher: Campo Santo

Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it's your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind.

Toy Odyssey

Price: $14.99 // Publisher: Digital Smash

Toy Odyssey is a Metroidvania style action-platformer that takes you back to a world made from the nightmares of your childhood. Join Brand, an action figure come to life. in his fight against the darkness to save his owner, Felix. Nightmares are only the start of his troubles. Brand needs to uncover the secrets of the house before it's too late.

Thursday, September 22


Price: $9.99 // Publisher: 505 Games

Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret. Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.

Friday, September 23

The Bunker

Price: $19.99 $15.99 // Publisher: Wales Interactive

As the last remaining survivor in a nuclear bunker, John's daily routine is the one thing that keeps him sane. But when an alarm goes off, his mind starts to self-destruct. Venture into long forgotten areas, recover repressed childhood memories and unlock the dark secrets of The Bunker.

Eventide: Slavic Fable

Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Artifex Mundi

Eventide: Slavic Fable is an exciting adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology. Set in a contemporary heritage park where mythical Slavic creatures co-exist with humans, the adventure begins when the protagonist, a famous botanist, receives an alarming invitation from her grandmother, the park's curator.

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition

Price: $99.99 // Publisher: Microsoft Studios

You're in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world's greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.

Looking forward

Next week marks the release of two titles from major annualized franchises - Forza Horizon 3 and FIFA 17. XCOM 2 will also be seeing its long awaited console release, after its inital debut on PC back in February. What are you playing this week? Make sure to let us know in the comments section!

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.