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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 June 3 through June 9 that we think you should check out. After a delay that bumped it out of 2017, D0ntnod’s Vampyr is finally releasing.
After Dontnod started to release the episodic Life is Strange series, it was anyone’s guess what the studio would do next. Vampyr probably wasn’t what people had in mind. A departure from a Telltale-esque episodic structure, Vampyr is a semi-open world RPG that takes place in London during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. The main character, Jonathan E. Reid, is a doctor turned vampire who must grapple with his new bloodthirsty nature against his old morals. You can choose to complete Vampyr without killing a single human, but this will lock you out of obtaining some of Reid’s more deadly abilities.
For real this time! It was supposed to release last week but it was delayed to June 6 at the last minute. While Koji Igarashi is hard at work on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, he surprised everyone with the reveal that another game (as part of meeting a stretch goal in Ritual of the Night’s Kickstarter campaign) would be releasing very soon. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a retro-styled metroidvania that lets players explore a dark castle as a demon slayer.
Like Morrowind before it, The Elder Scrolls Online is getting another major expansion, this time set on the Summerset Isle. This expansion is set to conclude the narrative that began in ESO and continued through Clockwork City. You’ll be able to join the mysterious Psijic Order as you forge new alliances and work to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the land of Tamriel.
Far Cry 5’s first expansion takes us from Hope County, Montana and drops us into the jungles of Vietnam. Hours of Darkness stars Hope County’s Wendell “Red” Redler on a mission to free his imprisoned squadmates. New weapons that can be brought back to the main game will also be added.
Aragami is a third-person stealth game featuring colorful graphics that almost look like a combination between Borderlands and Okami. It first released on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016, but it’s now making its way to Xbox One with its Nightfall DLC. You’ll be playing as an undead assassin with the ability to control the shadows.
Haimrik, ONRUSH, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, Shape of the World, Riddles Corpses EX, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, Awkward, and MotoGP 18 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.