Here’s this weekend recap with all releases, news, and everything that happened on the green side of the force this last week, covering the period between May 30th and June 5th.
In case you didn’t know, 22 new games came to the Xbox store this week. Among remasters, AAAs and F2P, there was plenty of variety these last few days. Check it out:
- Alphadia Genesis 2, from EXE-CREATE. Link.
- Astalon: Tears of the Earth, from LABS Works. Link.
- Astro Aqua Kitty, from Tikipod Ltd. Link.
- Bunny Factory, from DillyFrameGames. Link.
- Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunt, from Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC. Link.
- Conglomerate 451: Overloaded, from RuneHeads. Link.
- Donuts’n’Justice, from FobTi Interactive. Link.
- DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure, from AHEARTFULOFGAMES. Link.
- Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, from CAPCOM CO., LTD. Link.
- Griftlands, from Klei Entertainment\Skymap Games. Link.
- Mighty Goose, from Blastmode, MP2 Games. Link.
- Necromunda: Hired Gun, from Streum On Studio. Link.
- Off And On Again, from Ginger Biscuit games. Link.
- Talisman: Digital Edition, from Nomad Games. Link.
- The Casino Collection, from office5656 Co., Ltd. Link.
- The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, from Stage Clear Studios. Link.
- Tour de France 2021, from Cyanide. Link.
- Train Station Renovation, from Live Motion Games. Link.
- Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, from CI Games. Link.
- Stonefly, from Flight School Studio. Link.
- Super Animal Royale, from Pixile Studios. Link.
- Violett Remastered, from Forever Entertainment S. A. Link.
And to keep the tradition, the LikeisXbox team covered a few of these games, publishing a review on their day of releases. But don’t worry: there are still a few more reviews to be published in the following days. Soon you will know the opinion of these titles from your favorite editors.
A few games also received new DLCs, content updates, and special versions. Here’s all the new content available for your favorite games:
- Minecraft, from Mojang/Microsoft Studios, received a new DLC this week, bringing all the power from the Omnitrix to your favorite console. Minecraft Ben 10 brings a new story and free roam modes along with six new skins for your blocky world! Transform into 10 of Ben’s alien heroes to save the day!
- No Man’s Sky, from Hello Games, received a new update by the name of Prisms. This new patch brings even more visual improvements like reflections, new texture effects, more biome detail, improved lighting, new skies, new warp effects, creature fur, and more.
- From Gaijin Distribution Kft, War Thunder received the new major update Red Skies. Along with the update, two new bundles are now available: the F-5C Bundle that includes the base game, 2000 Golden Eagles, 15 days of Premium account, and a Fighter F-5C (Rank 6 USA); and the Su-7BMK Bundle that includes the base game, 2000 Golden Eagles, 15 days of Premium account, and a Su-7BMK (Rank 6 USSR).
- Fatshark’s Warhammer: Vermintide 2 received a new update, the Chaos Wastes, expanding the title story with a new mode.
- Fuser, from Harmonix Music Systems, received three new songs to extend even further your mix journey.
- Preparing for the next title of the series, Ark: Survival Evolved received its final DLC: ARK: Genesis Part 2. Everything you have built, tamed, and fought for has led you to this last challenge. I hope you are prepared for the task ahead!
This week on LifeisXbox
Here is all the content from our editors published this week:
Jimmy reviewed Crossbow Crusade.
Vicci reviewed the cute Rabisco+.
At last, Xen reviewed (and recommended it!) Imagine Earth.
Game Pass Additions
After a fantastic week of inclusions on Xbox Game Pass, this week was a little calmer. But far from uninteresting:
- The Wild at Heart (Cloud)
- For Honor (Cloud e Console)
One week to E3, and the rumors are at the top!
It’s always important to remember that we have no inside info or knowledge about these projects or deals. Our only goal here is to share with our readers the most relevant rumors of the week.
- Battlefield 6 – or just Battlefield – alpha is coming next July. More info about it coming at EA Play – with its trailer being revealed on Jun 9. Rumors say that it may even be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day One!
- The already announced F2P Exomecha will receive a future update – after its release – upgrading the game engine to Unreal Engine 5. The game is coming in August.
- It looks like Tales of Arise is coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One in September. The next title of the Tale series would be a more than welcome addition to the service!
- Besides Halo Infinite and Starfield, Xbox will have new projects not yet revealed to the public that will blow your mind! Including a project alongside Hideo Kojima.
- The new AMD technology, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, which aims to increase image quality and performance, will soon be available on the AMD GPUs based on RDNA2 architecture. This technology that rivals NVidia DLSS technology is coming to PCS on Jun 22. And why is this relevant to us, Xbox players? Simple: With this new feature, Xbox Series S would now be able to upscale games from 1080p to 4K (on games that support the technology). Cool, isn’t it?
- Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will soon be a former PlayStation Exclusive. ‘Former’ because it’s coming to Xbox – and quite probably Xbox Game Pass too!
And in this it for this weekend’s Weekly Recap!
As always, let us know what you think about this article and what else you would like to see here.
Have a great weekend. See you next Monday!
With a history of gaming that goes from his old man’s Atari 2600 to his Xbox One, Rafael or RAF687, our Brazilian editor, has a love for games as old as he can remember. He has already spent countless hours in many consoles (Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Saturn, PS1, PS2 and Xbox 360) and is always ready for more (as long as his wife is asleep). Raf has been writing for LifeisXbox since 2017, with a passion for games of almost all genres – though we know he has a special place in his heart for RPGs, racing games and anything that includes pixel art. Writing about games has always been a childhood dream to Raf, dream that he has fulfilled reviewing games for you here. You can drop him a message at Twitter, Facebook or Xbox Live at any time.