Xbox One releases for the week of June 20, 2016

Following the hectic week of E3 2016, we're approaching the infamous 'summer drought' of game releases. Despite a lack of triple-A titles, a number of indie games are scheduled to make their way to the Xbox Store over the next seven days. This week's Xbox One lineup includes some hidden gems, including the highly-anticipated Mighty No. 9 and Virtual Air Guitar's latest Kinect title, Kung Fu for Kinect.

Tuesday, June 21

Mighty No. 9

Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure/Platformer

You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one immune to a mysterious virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through 12 challenging stages using abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!

Deadlight: Directors Cut

Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure/Platformer

Set in an apocalyptic 1986, a zombie outbreak has brought humanity to its knees. You play Randall Wayne, a father searching the destroyed streets of Seattle for his family. You'll encounter many life-threatening situations, but combat isn't always the answer against the undead, fight back using scarce resources or hide and sneak past them utilizing the environment.

Deadlight: Director's Cut is the ultimate Deadlight experience, now with improved gameplay, controls, and extra game modes.

Wednesday, June 22


Price: $19.99 // Genre: Platformer

Witness the rebirth of a genre in Lumo – a classic isometric adventure with a modern twist for gamers young and old alike! As a contemporary take on the long-lost isometric platform genre, Lumo can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an absorbing, challenging and rewarding adventure. But for those who lived through the golden age of videogames – the 80s and early 90s – or know about the games and culture from that time, layer upon layer of nods, winks and touches to those times help build upon an experience that's as heart-warming as it is exciting!

Into the Belly of the Beast

Price: Unknown // Genre: Action & Adventure

Into the Belly of the Beast is an action-adventure game where you jump into the role of Sploosh, a sea worm who is heading out to bring back his children who were swallowed by a huge sea monster. On your journey through the diverse and unique locations inside its body, you have to make use of the given properties of this special environment to solve numerous puzzles.

Friday, June 24

Kung Fu for Kinect

Price: $19.99 $17.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure/Family/Sports & Recreation

Punching air has never felt this good! Step inside the game and turn yourself into a kung-fu hero! Use your own moves to punch and kick your way through comic-book villains, leap through the air, conjure lightning and shoot flaming arrows! This game is suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes, and may result in getting seriously fit.


Price: $19.99 // Genre: Action & Adventure/Fighting

Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler roguelike robot love story set in a world where machines are all that remains from human civilization. You play as Heart, a sentient robot fighting to escape the grip of the evil and all seeing machine QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). But make no mistake, Heart&Slash is no walk in the park. Every death is permanent and means a new randomly generated level for you to start over with a different set of weapons and items you can use, new enemies to fight and secrets to explore.

Looking forward

While this week lacked any heavy-hitters, a number of titles will be hitting store shelves as the month concludes. Among next week's biggest titles are Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Resident Evil 5's Xbox One remaster, and survival horror game 7 Days to Die. Playdead, creators of the critically-acclaimed Limbo will also debut their second title, Inside, a puzzle/platformer available exclusively on the Xbox One.

What games are you looking forward to playing this week? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

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.