Xbox One release roundup for the week of September 5, 2016

Predating an upcoming week full of triple-A releases, the past seven days have been packed with a number of smaller titles. While there were no outstanding hits, a range of unique games hit the Xbox Store.

Among this week's biggest releases was the launch of Star Trek Online for the Xbox One and the highly-anticipated indie release, Awesomenauts Assemble! Other highlights include the heavily stylized title, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, and The Elder Scrolls Online's complete 'Gold Edition'.

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

Tuesday, September 6

Star Trek Online

Price: Free to Play // Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

In Star Trek Online, customize your Captain and enjoy your very own Star Trek experience with over 125 episodes through multiple story arcs, featuring content in both space and ground. Explore strange new worlds, in this ever-expanding, completely Free-to-Play online universe.

Claire: Extended Cut

Price: $14.99 // Publisher: Hailstorm Games

While visiting her sick mother, Claire takes a wrong turn and stumbles into a dark passage of echoing doors and abandoned rooms. Lost, and attempting to find her way back, Claire encounters an over-protective dog and few denizens who are seemingly uninterested in Claire's plight. Did they block the doors and windows to keep something out, or is a malevolent force stopping Claire from leaving? Why does the sun seemingly never rise and why are there red candles scattered across the grounds? As panic sets in, time slips and begins to fall away.

Wednesday, September 7

Awesomenauts Assemble!

Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Ronimo Games

The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!

Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas

Price: $14.99 // Publisher: FDG Entertainment

Grow from a boy to a legend. You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone… The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest. Use all your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn.


Price: $11.99 $9.59 // Publisher: Internet URL S.A.

DOGOS has updated classic shmup games by introducing current technology elements, such as 3D graphics and dynamic camera vision. By imitating open world games, the payer can move around freely through the scenarios, in any direction. This is a real innovation for games of this kind.

Friday, September 9

Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Price: $14.99 $13.49 // Publisher: Thunder Lotus Games

Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills!

King Oddball

Price: $4.99 $4.49 // Publisher: 10tons Ltd.

End the world with boulders! The King swings a boulder back and forth with his tongue and you get to release it by pressing a button. Time the release accurately and crush as many targets as possible with each boulder. Simple but addictive!

NBA 2K17: The Prelude

Price: Free to Play // Publisher: 2K

Get a head start on your MyPLAYER career for free! Choose between 10 great colleges and play to improve your draft ranking. Your progress in the Prelude will transfer over to NBA 2K17.

Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition

Price: $12.49 // Publisher: Ripstone Ltd

"Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition" is a stunning celebration of the greatest strategy game of all time. Pure Chess is packed with an amazing level of features and accessible tutorials, so whether you're a budding Grand Master or playing Chess for the first time, you'll find everything you need right here. Pure Chess is the only chess set you'll ever need!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition

Price: $59.99 // Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The award-winning fantasy role-playing series, The Elder Scrolls, goes online--with no game subscription required. Experience the world of Tamriel on your own, or together with friends, guild mates, and thousands of other players. The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition comes bundled with 4 DLC Game Packs.

Emily Wants To Play

Price: $4.99 // Publisher: SKH Apps LLC

It's 11pm, and you are at the last house on your route. The lights are on, and the front door is opened. But, the windows are all boarded up and the grass is overgrown. It seems like a strange place to deliver a pizza, but at least, it looks like someone is home.

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax

Price: $9.99 // Publisher: Dreamloop Games

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax is an engaging 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter game, combining SHMUP and Brawler-like gameplay with light RPG elements. Choose from different game modes, gameplay settings, mechs, weapons and upgrades to customize your experience freely. Soar through space, defeat evil and save the future... from itself!

Looking forward

Looking into the upcoming week, the next few days mark the launch of the first fall releases. At the start of the week, on September 13, Microsoft's first exclsuive title, ReCore, hits store shelves. Other titles include Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 and BioShock: The Collection. Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack also releases for the Xbox One, bringing Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2 Off The Record to the Xbox One.

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.