While this week's line-up of blockbuster Xbox One titles is looking rather bleak, the Xbox Store is still seeing love from an expansive range of indie titles. This week's sole retail release is the latest Ghostbusters title, which coincides with the release of the feature film. The game isn't expected to receive an influx of positive reviews but looks to be an enjoyable title for fans of the franchise.
Other highlights from this week's releases are Insomniac Games' highly anticipated Song of the Deep and the HD re-release of MX vs. ATV Supercross for current generation consoles. Kinect users will also be treated to the critically-acclaimed puzzle platformer, FRU.
Tuesday, July 12
Song of the Deep
Price: $14.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure
Song of the Deep is a metroidvania-style action-adventure game following a young girl's quest into the unknown to find her missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape.
Price: $49.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure
Have you and your friends been experiencing paranormal activity? Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.
Super Mutant Alien Assault
$9.99 $7.99 // Genre: Platformer, Shooter
Dance with death through randomised rooms to clear your space freighter of irradiated aliens in a brutal arcade platformer shooter stuffed to the brim with unlockable weapons, explosives, special abilities and defense moves.
Price: Unavailable // Genre: Action & Adventure
Anarcute is an adorably cute riot game with catchy art direction and unique crowd-beat'em all gameplay! These are dark times. A group of evil corporations has taken over the world's major cities. They've taken over the media, brainwashed the police and are now shamelessly running citizens' lives from the security of their skyscrapers. It is time to act! Take control of the revolution to confront the terrible Brainwash Patrol who are dominating the world!
Wednesday, July 13
Price: Unavailable // Genre: Action & Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle & Trivia
FRU is a puzzle platformer that features an innovative use of Kinect, in which your silhouette becomes a "portal" between two worlds. You will find yourself solving puzzles by strategically positioning your body, combining physical interaction with traditional platforming.
Price: $15.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Fighting, Role Playing
In Ancient Egypt, death awaits at every corner. Pharaonic is an unforgiving sidescrolling Action-RPG set in Ancient Egypt. Explore a vast kingdom full of dangers and brutal enemies while you find the truth behind Ahmosis I, the Red Pharaoh. Only the most audacious warriors will have any chance of success. The Pharaoh's army and countless dangerous creatures will stand in your way.
Price: Unavailable // Genre: Sports & Recreation
VIDEOBALL is a compact expression of all sports' mechanics. VIDEOBALL is all offense. VIDEOBALL is all defense. VIDEOBALL: it's all a highlight reel.
$19.99 $14.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure, Puzzle & Trivia
Puzzle games are seeing a revival on consoles and Kyub is taking the lead! Move the "Kyub" and use its abilities to solve devious puzzles and escape malicious traps. Switch between action and puzzle phases where you manipulate other cubes to climb walls and destroy obstacles with lasers or activate switches to trigger new paths. Protect yourself and change the Kyub's status to become immune to the elements. Master the Kyub and discover all its insane possibilities.
Friday, July 15
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore
Price: $29.99 // Genre: Racing & Flying
Rip, jump and scrub your way to victory with over 45 tracks in this vastly extended version! Only the Encore edition features the brand new Rhythm Racing mode, extra outdoor Nationals tracks, and exclusive Waypoint races in open world maps. The improved game engine brings remastered HD graphics & sound, smoother online gameplay, and updated riding physics for full control.
Price: $14.99 // Genre: Role Playing, Strategy & Simulation
Reversi Quest is a tactical RPG with unique battle system based on the game of Reversi. Just like the original Reversi, the battle is simple but deep and you will never know who is the winner until the very last moment.
July continues to be a dry month for releases going forward, with no notable launches next week. As always, the summer is a great time to clear your gaming backlog, before the barrage of titles which arrive during the fall.
What games are you playing this week? Make sure to let us know in the comments!