New Xbox Games August 19-23: Puzzles, platformers, strategy, and more

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New Xbox Games August 19-23

This week, one of the titles is Xbox One X Enhanced, one is included with Xbox Game Pass for Console, and one is Xbox Play Anywhere.

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 19-23rd, there are 12 new Xbox games for you to pick up and enjoy including puzzle, strategy, brawlers, fighting games, and more.

This week, one of the titles is Xbox One X Enhanced, one is included with Xbox Game Pass for Console, and one is Xbox Play Anywhere. Without further ado, let’s see the new Xbox Games August 19-23rd list and what’s in store for Xbox gamers this week!

Pirates of the First Star

A puzzle adventure game where you’ll have to explore and battle the locals to solve the mystery of the First Star treasure. Described as an old school style adventure where exploration and discovery rule the day. Hunt for treasure, garden, gamble, battle locals, or dig deeper into the history of the First Star treasure.

Release date: August 19
Price: TBA

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Rad

Xbox One X Enhanced

RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.
Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It is here that you will find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.

But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.

The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s remaining of it anyway!

Release date: August 20
Price: US$19.99

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Remnant: From the Ashes

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The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. Humanity is struggling to survive, but they possess the technology to open portals to other realms and alternate realities. You must travel through these portals to uncover the mystery of where the evil came from, scavenge resources to stay alive, and fight back to carve out a foothold for mankind to rebuild…

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you’ll set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies and epic bosses, and try to retake what was lost.

Explore dynamically-generated worlds that change each time you play, filled with over 100 varieties of deadly enemies and 20 epic bosses to battle using a wicked arsenal of weapons, armor, and special modifications you can use to adapt to any situation.

Release date: August 20
Price: US$39.99

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Gift of Parthax

Utopia is the first major expansion for Stellaris, the critically acclaimed science fiction grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Utopia gives you new tools to develop your galactic empire and keep your people happy. Push your species further out into the galaxy with new bonuses for rapid exploration or stay closer to home before striking out against all who would challenge you.

Release date: August 21
Price: US$4.99

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Mekabolt

Players take the role of a theme park technician that needs to collect batteries to repair the haywire robots. With your handy Mekabolt, use the out of control robots to your advantage to overcome obstacles and obtain the batteries across 100 puzzle platforming challenges.

Shoot your trusty Mekabolt to deactivate the robots, use them as platforms, ride them to new heights, and burn pesky underbrush to reach the battery at the end of the stage.

The robots can be manipulated to help you reach your goal. Watch out for dangerous traps, waiting to impede your progress. Only you can save the day!

Release date: August 21
Price: TBA

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Pato Box

A surreal boxing quest with a duck! Test your reflexes as you fight your way through an evil corporation in search for retribution. Uncover their deepest secrets by exploring thrilling 3d environments with a graphic novel/comic book art style.

Release date: August 21
Price: TBA

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Still with us? We’re at the halfway point through the new Xbox Games August 19-24rd list… what do you think of the games so far?

Rex Rocket

Inspired by the glorious retro days of 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike will find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art that makes up over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship– each filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. An original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch, captivating setting filled with quirky characters, and ability to choose the gender of your hero is only a handful of the many awesome features in the game.

Set in Earth’s distant future, Rex Rocket alludes to the classic conflict of Man vs. Machine. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna, a former war hero who now transports scientists throughout the universe in the epic Star Ship– S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth as the crew prepares for another routine mission for the Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While the ship’s crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when the dangerous specimens escape and cause the ship’s main AI computer to go insane. It’s up to Rex Rocket to stop the rogue AI, rescue the crew, and take back control of the ship!

Release date: August 21
Price: TBA

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Smoots Summer Games

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Get ready for Summer Games!! Play athletics events from your sofa. Prepare yourself for the next season. Smoot Summer Games is a sports arcade game for 1-4 players where you can play 18 athletics events.

Play with your favorite Smoot character in practice, Special Challenge and Championship game modes. Smoots Summer Games is the perfect game to play with your friends and family.

Release date: August 21
Price: US$9.99

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 4

Xbox Game Pass for Console

The award-winning Life is Strange series continues with an all-new story from DONTNOD Entertainment.

After a tragic incident, brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz run away from home. Fearing the police, and dealing with Daniel’s new telekinetic power, the boys flee to Mexico for safety.

Suddenly, sixteen year-old Sean is responsible for Daniel’s safety, shelter, and teaching him right from wrong. As Sean, your choices shape the fates of the Diaz brothers, and the lives of everyone they meet.

The road to Mexico is long and filled with danger. This is the trip that could bond Sean and Daniel forever… or tear their brotherhood apart.

Release date: August 22
Price: US$39.99+ ($31.99 with Xbox Game Pass for Console)

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Gnomes Garden: Lost King

Gnomes Garden – a fun fantasy strategy game about a world of gnomes. Save the king and return prosperity to the kingdom!

A bunch of quests, over 40 levels in four unique worlds – all this awaits you right now. Restore ancient buildings, collect magical harvests, carefully distribute resources. All this is the key to success. Simple controls and a helpful tutorial will allow you to easily grasp the game’s basics. If you get in a tough spot, don’t forget about the princess’s mighty magic!

Gnomes Garden – find the king and return prosperity!

Release date: August 23
Price: US$9.99

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Path of Sin: Greed

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It was supposed to be a simple suicide case – a quick inspection and lots of boring paperwork. But the more you delve into this secluded island and the twisted family relations of the owners, the more complicated and unclear this case becomes.

A rookie inspector on her first assignment and her experienced copartner arrive at the scene – a luxurious island in the middle of the ocean owned by a young millionaire, who wants the matter concluded as quietly as possible. The question in this case appears simple enough: was a security guard’s death a suicidal plunge, or maybe an unfortunate fall?

The residents of the island – the Bradford family – at first seem cordial and beyond reproach, even shocked by the death of a friendly employee. But upon closer inspection it becomes clear that they harbor animosities and deep hidden motives. The more you delve into this secluded island and the twisted family relations on it, the more complicated and unclear the matter becomes. A seemingly routine case turns into a tale of machinations driven by greed and a suicide investigation reveals multiple murders.

Is anyone innocent? Will you be able to predict the assassin’s next step?

Release date: August 23
Price: TBA

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Strength of the Sword: ULTIMATE

Fighting game combined with a BRAWLER!

With a huge sword, rocket launcher and a FLAMETHROWER!

The game is a 3D, third-person, arcade-style, action-game that combines the tactical and skill-based combat of a Fighter with the progression, overwhelming odds, and awesome boss battles of an old-school Brawler!

Release date: August 23
Price: US$9.99

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And that’s your new Xbox Games August 19-23rd 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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