New Xbox Games August 5-9: Empire building, piñatas, sci-fi, and more

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New Xbox Games August 5-9

For those of you with an Xbox One X, three of the titles are Xbox One X Enhanced and one is an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Here we are again with the latest feature here at Techaeris where we’ll try and keep you informed of new Xbox games as they release. This week, August 5-9th, there are 9 new Xbox games for you to pick up and enjoy including Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Metal Wolf Chaos XD, and more.

For those of you with an Xbox One X, three of the titles are Xbox One X Enhanced and one is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Without further ado, let’s see the new Xbox Games August 5-9th list and what’s in store for Xbox gamers this week!

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Xbox One X Enhanced

The Star Union: once a vast empire connecting thousands of worlds, but its people have been left isolated and stranded following the Collapse. Hundreds of years later, separation has turned siblings into divergent alien species – independent factions who are setting out to rebuild the world as they see fit.

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to build a new future for your people. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios. Build your empire with one of six unique factions, ranging from the militant Vanguard to the dinosaur-riding Amazons and the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military strength and diplomacy, exploring planetary ruins and encountering other survivors as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia in a deep single player campaign, on random skirmish maps, and against friends in multiplayer.

Release date: August 6
Price: TBA

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD

Xbox One X Enhanced

The country is in peril as President Michael Wilson defends the nation against a full-scale rebellion led by Vice-President Richard Hawk and the mechanized legions he commands. As the 47th President of the United States, it is your sworn duty to take your country back by any means necessary and end this unjust coup d’etat! Battle in your advanced mech – armed to the teeth – across iconic American landscapes including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Grand Canyon, and the front steps of the White House.

FromSoftware originally released Metal Wolf Chaos in December 2004, appearing exclusively in Japan. The game went on to become somewhat of a legend as it was hard to acquire and even harder to play outside of Japan with most fans experience of the game through Let’s Play videos and the occasional screenshot.

Devolver Digital and FromSoftware have partnered together with developer General Arcade to modernize Metal Wolf Chaos with updates to the game including upgraded visual fidelity, refined controls and gameplay, a new save system, and 4K + 16:9 support for modern displays.

Release date: August 6
Price: US$24.99+

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Animus Stand Alone

Xbox Play Anywhere

Take on the role of an anonymous warrior — caught out of place and time — on a journey to bring an end to a broken world. Gather your weapons and choose with care: distance, timing, combinations, stamina, and attributes will determine the outcome of battle.

Animus: Stand Alone is an Action RPG comprised of quick stages and compact boss battles. SA is a companion piece to the world and lore of Ire: Blood Memory. You may be new to this fractured world, but foreknowledge of Ire is nonessential. We hope that all fans of ARPGs can find enjoyment in this game.

Release date: August 7
Price: TBA

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Damsel

Cause distress in this fast-paced, challenging action platformer! Speed through dozens of missions as Special Agent Damsel, the first and last line of defence against the seedy world of corporate vampires. Rescue hostages, disarm bombs, hack servers and dispatch the undead with precision, speed, and style. Balance frenetic action with split second choices, and pay attention, you never know where the next vamp will come from.

Enter a fully realised comic book world and help Damsel take on Red Mist, the powerful vampire corporation that’s adding a new (and illegal) ingredient to their popular vampire drink. Uncover the secrets of the new recipe and stop the corporation from achieving their ultimate plan, the total dominance of vampires on Earth!

Use Damsel’s powerful ultraviolet shotgun, quick reflexes, devastating melee, and lightning fast dash to string together stylish attacks. Tight and responsive controls let you move around each arena while avoiding the deadly hazards fiendishly placed to stop you in your tracks. Experiment with each mission to discover that perfect sequence of moves and attacks that maximise your effectiveness. Master Damsel’s speed and precision to carve the perfect path through each arena, with every move counting toward that perfect score and a place at the top of the leaderboards. Damsel is a ballet, and you’re the choreographer.

Release date: August 7
Price: US$16.99

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The Forbidden Arts

The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire.

Release date: August 7
Price: US$12.99

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Must Dash Amigos

Experience a Loco top-down Battle Racer filled with Piñata Stampedes, Avocados and mayhem for up to 4 Players! Must Dash Amigos is a humorous, family friendly fun-fest with controls so simple that anyone can play!

Release date: August 7
Price: $17.99

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Sagebrush

Inspired by real-world cults, Sagebrush is a first-person narrative-driven adventure game which thrusts players into the role of a truth-seeker who must investigate the tragic circumstances of the Perfect Heaven cult’s mass suicide.

Set in New Mexico, players explore Black Sage Ranch, the former home of Father James, the revered prophet of the Perfect Heaven cult, in order to uncover the truth.

Release date: August 7
Price: TBA

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Subdivision Infinity DC

Xbox One X Enhanced

Step into the cockpit of an intergalactic fighter and explore the great expanses of outer space. With more than 30 engaging story missions and side-quests spanning several star systems, Subdivision Infinity is an action-packed journey brimming with dogfights, boss battles, and more set against the stunning wild outer reaches of the cosmos.

Release date: August 8
Price: US$14.99

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Roarr! Jurassic Edition

Bringing fast & furious old-fashioned approach to brawler genre, ROARR! THE ADVENTURES OF RAMPAGE REX hits Xbox One with sharp graphics, fast combos, a lot of deadly battles and vicious enemies. Be ready… this game will make Jurassic Park look like some fairy tale for kids!

When the aliens arrived, they didn’t come in peace. The invasion was immediate and so overwhelming that humans didn’t stand a chance. One thing it wasn’t though, was quiet… A terrible rumble from upstairs woke Rex up from her slumber. For millennia she was hibernating in his Cozy Cave but the incessant crescendo of the alien invasion was too much to sleep through. It was time for Rex to go upstairs and give her new neighbors a piece of his mind!

ROARR!’s fast and dynamic gameplay is a modern tribute to the good old brawler games we all enjoyed (or heard about from the older brother!) on classic Nintendo platforms. With a load of terrifying bosses, twenty five types of enemies and six completely different Isles to explore, ROARR! is a brawler heaven (or hell!) for any gamer with appetite for destruction! Not to mention that it’s a perfect game for any wild gaming party up to four players on the coach!

Release date: August 9
Price: TBA

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And that’s your new Xbox Games August 5-9th list. What do you think about the new Xbox games coming this week? Are you going to be picking up one of the above titles? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

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