New Xbox game releases – January 16th to 22nd

It’s a big one for Xbox next week, as 11 new Xbox games join the platform, including Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Monster Hunter Rise, all of which have been confirmed for Game Pass.

Game Pass subscribers are eating good next week as three big games join the service. On January 19th, both Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden join Game Pass, and just a day later, Monster Hunter Rise drops onto the service. After these games land, you can expect to see one or two of them in our best games on Game Pass article.

From this page, you can view a game’s achievement list if it’s been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here’s a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you’re planning on picking up in the comments!

January 17th

RE:CALL — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

In RE:CALL you play through the memories of the character you’re controlling. Your actions inside these flashbacks have immediate consequences in the present moment, letting you take advantage of the situation in order to progress the story. Tackle mind-bending puzzles that rely on altering your own memories to shape the future.

-Solve mysteries by manipulating your memory. Escape a factory, solve a crime, and win the hearts and minds of your enemies by changing the past.
– Get immersed in an epic narrative-driven adventure with a diverse cast of characters.
– Get to know over 10 unique characters, each with their own quirks.
– Investigate and solve the mystery of your own mysterious power. Who is behind this?

January 18th

Wings of Bluestar — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Protect space against the final wave of an enemy that was once mankind’s ally!

Blast off for a story-driven shoot’em up experience unlike any other! As mankind faces the remnants of a mysterious artificial intelligence, it’s up to trainee pilot Aya and veteran ace Zarak to investigate the resurgent threat against free space. Along the way, these defenders of peace will need to confront their past and learn more about themselves before they can uncover the truth of their enemies.

Combining elements of traditional side-scrolling arcade shoot’em ups with HD presentation, Wings of Bluestar is both familiar and modernized, accessible yet challenging. In addition to multiple ships, weapon upgrades and intense bullet hell gameplay, a deep narrative experience awaits with dialogue choices and multiple endings for both playable characters. To extend the experience even further, Wings of Bluestar features boss rush mode, training and a shop to unlock in-game rewards.

January 19th

A Space for the Unbound — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.

Set in a small town inspired by 90s era rural Indonesia, A Space for The Unbound presents an endearing story-driven experience with a vibrant environment waiting to be explored.

Colossal Cave — Xbox Series X|S

Graze Counter GM — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

A refreshing and highly re-playable bullet hell style shooter that WANTS you to play dangerously! “Graze” past enemy bullets to charge your “Graze Counter”, then unleash it upon your enemies as a highly deadly attack! Ride the razor’s edge of life and death in this high-risk high-reward danger oriented shump!

Persona 3 Portable — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next… would you believe me? Master the power of the heart, Persona, and uncover the tragic truth of the Dark Hour.

Persona 4 Golden — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

The world-renowned Persona 4 Golden promises unforgettable adventures, meaningful bonds, and heartwarming experiences shared together with friends.

They say your soulmate will appear if you stare into a television set on a rainy night…

This strange rumor slowly spreads through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist’s new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begins. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.

Key Features include:
-Explore otherworldly dungeons, take down monstrous Shadows, and confront the darker sides of one’s self as you inch closer to the truth behind the serial murder cases
-Venture around the town of Inaba, partake in an eventful school year, meet kindred spirits, and forge invaluable bonds
-New quality of life features including improved graphics and smoothness, difficulty selection and quick save functionality
-Choose between Japanese and English VO

Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Tortuga – a Pirate’s Tale tells the journey of a pirate captain with a lust for gold and glory who assumes command of a fleet of pirate ships to strike the Caribbean. He progresses on his journey, raiding trading convoys, upgrading the ships and, of course, always keeping an eye on the morale of the crew. While doing so, he tries to persuade fellow pirate captains to join his fleet, all with their own ships and individual abilities. With even bigger prizes in his sights, he will not stop until he is undisputedly the greatest pirate of the Caribbean.

January 20th

Monster Hunter Rise — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment in the award-winning and top-selling Monster Hunter series, you’ll become a hunter, explore brand new maps and use a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters as part of an all-new storyline.

OmegaBot — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

OmegaBot is a tight action side-scroller with challenging robotic bosses. As the OmegaBot, dodge metallic dangers, acquire powerful weapons and blast your way through a ravaged world full of deadly machines. In OmegaBot, running out of energy means death.

Avoid various traps and deadly obstacles by using your weapons and abilities. Make your way through metallic forests, ruins of futuristic cities and other environments. And step away from the beaten path in order to find hidden secrets and maybe even new friends who will help you vanquish the curse that has stricken the land.

Features:

-Various environments including metallic forests and ruins of a futuristic city
-Fast-paced but strategic combat
-Challenging bosses whose weapons and powers can be looted
-Colorful pixel art graphics

QUBE 2 Ultimate Edition — Xbox Series X|S

Includes ALL downloadable content for QUBE 2: Classic Gloves, Lost Orbit, Aftermath. In QUBE 2 you play as Amelia Cross, an archaeologist who has awakened among the ruins of an alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor you must manipulate the structure of this mysterious world and find a way back home. As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.

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