Every week a handful of games release on Xbox One and many elude owners of the console due to their timid marketing. Xbox Wire makes sure you know about them but can’t provide gamers with recommendations. A lot of these titles are absolutely phenomenal and it’s a shame that they aren’t noticed. Here are some games coming out between April 17 and April 21 which you should check out. Some of the experiences are quite obvious while others may surprise you.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series delivers a new story about the universe’s unlikeliest heroes, the rag-tag band of outlaws who go by the names Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. The first episode of this 5-part series launches on Tuesday.
Voodoo Vince: Remastered
It’s been 13 years since Voodoo Vince last saw the light of day! This clever puzzle platformer has been renovated and updated by the game’s original creators for Xbox One and Windows 10. Voodoo Vince: Remastered features classic puzzle platforming gameplay that has been preserved exactly as it was in the original. The game now runs at 1080p 60 FPS with high-definition graphics. Join Vince on a wild tear through crawfish-laden swamps, haunted graveyards, and the eccentric French Quarter in search of his missing keeper, Madam Charmaine. Show enemies who’s really boss with a multitude of voodoo attacks involving falling safes, prickly pushpins, bolts of lightning, and more. Voodoo Vince: Remastered supports Xbox Play Anywhere so you only have to buy it once for both platforms.
Cities: Skylines puts you in charge of a growing city–from the groundbreaking of its first streets to the ever-changing needs of thousands of citizens. Design, build and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan center. Cities: Skylines is an award-winning, best-selling management game, now available for Xbox One with all of its robust city-simulation gameplay and unique charm along for the ride. The Xbox One edition includes the base game and the popular After Dark expansion, allowing players to plan and design for their cities’ nightlife and tourist attractions.
The Disney Afternoon Collection
Starring a cast of beloved Disney characters, The Disney Afternoon Collection takes you back to a golden era of gaming and afternoons filled with adventure. Hunt for treasure around the globe as Scrooge McDuck, fight crime as the hero Darkwing Duck, take to the skies as ace pilot Baloo the bear, and enjoy co-op as Chip and Dale to take down Fat Cat. All 6 classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate an old-school look and feel.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
Who remembers the legendary Wonder Boy series? Well, it’s back! Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a rerecorded soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses. However, with each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons! Play as the game’s classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited costar Hu-Girl. You can also inhabit Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap also allows you to switch to the original pixelated graphics with the press of a button!
Apart from the games mentioned above, Xbox One is getting ATV Renegades, Deformers, Flinthook, Ghost Recon Wildlands: Narco Road, Late Shift, ‘n Verlore Verstand, Race the Sun and Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. There might be other surprise releases in there too like last week’s classic ACA NeoGeo Sengoku 2. This week is definitely more eventful than the last few put together because heavy-hitters like Cities: Skylines and The Disney Afternoon Collection are releasing together. All of these are great experiences Xbox One owners should try out.