A handful of games release on Xbox One every week, ranging from AAA titles to lesser-known indie games. Xbox Wire compiles many of these releases, but misses a few and does not give any recommendations. Here are some of the games coming out the week of April 9 through April 15 that we think you should check out. A couple of notable releases include games that originally released on other systems like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Owlboy.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a psychological adventure developed by Ninja Theory that originally released on PlayStation 4 and PC. After a positive reception from fans and critics alike, and more than a few awards, Hellblade is finally making its way to Xbox One. It follows a warrior named Senua who struggles with mental illness as she journeys through Viking Hell to save the soul of her dead lover. Hellblade will be Xbox One X enhanced with 4K resolution and HDR support.
Owlboy is an indie platformer that became a quick hit after its release on PC a couple of years ago. It follows the story of a young boy named Otus, an owl-human hybrid who is capable of flight. After his village is attacked by pirates, he ventures off to save the land. Its pixelated graphics are easily one of its highlights, among which there are many.
Extinction drew comparisons to Attack on Titan when it was first revealed. From the developer of Killer Instinct, players are tasked with fighting massive ogre-like creatures called Ravenii as one of humanity’s best hopes of survival. Extinction will feature a deep story campaign along with dynamic side missions.
Deep Ones, as the name implies, is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Its a retro arcade platformer starring a traveler whose submarine crashes in the ocean. While searching the ocean floor’s darkest corners, you’ll encounter unknown creatures and a giant red octopus whose goal is to destroy everything it crosses paths with.
Robocraft Infinity is releasing as a console launch exclusive on Xbox One. Players are able to build fully customizable robots in an easy to use editor that can then be brought into battle with other players across the world in 5v5 game modes. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also find that this title is being added to the service’s catalogue the same day as its digital release.
Masters of Anima, Ys Origin, Bombslinger, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, and Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition are also releasing next week. If any of these look like they may interest you, give them a shot and try them out for yourself.