Xbox One: Best Upcoming & New Games for 2021

Upcoming Xbox One releases sorted by date. Only games that have a pre-order bonus or a special edition are listed. Click the title for more information or the cover image for pre-order details. (Looking for Upcoming Xbox Series X|S games instead?)

Article last updated: 8 September, 2021

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Elden Ring

Elden Ring is an upcoming RPG game coming out in early 2022. The video game is developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco. The game will be available to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

You are the tarnished one! You’ve been exiled from the Lands Between and your mission is to follow the guidance of an Elden Ring. Only this way, will you be able to become an Elden Lord. However, your quest won’t be easy as the source of the Erdtree has been shattered. This has triggered a war, so be ready to slice your enemies with a sword.

As you progress through the story, you’ll journey through the above-mentioned Lands Between. The world is dark and rocky with vibrantly colored skies with complex dungeons inside it. So take in the beauty of this world on foot, on horseback, or with your friends.

Elden ring also lets you play as you wish. With more weapons and magical abilities than ever, you can create a variety of combinations that suit your playstyle. No matter if you like to stay in the shadows or charge the enemy with brute force.

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Life is Strange Remastered Collection

Get to relive the tales of Arcadia Bay once again in this enhanced retelling of the story of Life is Strange in the Life is Strange Remastered Collection. The award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic game follows the story of Maxine Caulfield, a student forced to deal with the pressures of high school on top of her ability to manipulate time.

Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix, The Life is Strange Remastered Collection will come with two games; Life is Strange Remastered’ and ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered.

Life is Strange Remastered Collection will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows this Winter.

The remaster features a handful of improvements such as enhanced environments and lighting effects, fully mo-capped character animations, and refined in-game puzzles, among others.

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Evil Dead The Game

Based on the iconic Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead The Game is an upcoming co-op multiplayer adventure game that lets you play as Ash Williams or one of his friends in a race to seal a breach between worlds. Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games, Evil Dead The Game tosses you into a horrific world where four survivors face off against demonic entities hell-bent on swallowing their souls.

Evil Dead The Game will be playable on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Windows PC this winter.

Get the full Evil Dead experience playing as classic characters from the original franchise such as Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo, and Simon Bolivar.

The choice of good or evil is in your hands, with the option to play as the powerful Kandarian demon tormenting the survivors and controlling deadites to accomplish your sinister plans.

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King of Fighters XV

Put your dukes up and get ready to face the fiercest fighters on the planet in King of Fighters XV. Surpass your limits and brawl like never before in the latest installment of the beloved fighting series, King of Fighters. Years after it was closed down, the toughest martial arts tournament returns but this time under new management.

Developed by SNK and published by Koch Media, King of Fighters will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows next spring.

A disturbance has been felt around the seal or Orochi also known as Gaia’s will. This event prompts Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami among other KOF fighters to investigate.

With one of the largest rosters in a King of Fighters game spanning 39 playable fighters, experience epic dream match-ups pitting new heroes and villains against classic fighters from past installments.

Improved online modes allow for fewer interruptions and seamless online play. Outside of gameplay is a gallery and soundtrack containing clips and voices plus over 300 classic songs from past games.

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Saints Row

Saints Row takes place deep in the American Midwest, in the crime-infested city of Santo Ileso, here is where our group of friends band together to form their own criminal empire known as the 3rd Street Saints. Saints Row is a reboot of the original Saints Row series of games developed by Deep Silver Volition and published by Deep Silver.

Saints Row will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in February 2022.

Saints Row is an over-the-top sandbox-style game where you play as ‘The Boss’ – Leader of the 3rd Street Saints. With your crew beside you, take down rival factions and expand your turf over the 9 districts on your journey to being self-made.

The Saints are a larger-than-life group of friends with each member once being part of the other rival gangs in the area. Get to take part in their journey up the ranks in cooperative multiplayer with each mission letting you take it on with a friend.

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GRID Legends

Converge where the rubber meets the road in Grid Legends. Experience intense moments and edge-of-your-seat drama in this action-packed racer developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts. Grid Legends pits you against the best racers from around the globe in thrilling events and races spanning multiple cities and tracks.

With the stakes higher than ever, push the pedal to the metal to claim victory against your rivals and prove yourself as the best driver around. Grid legends will be playable on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows this winter.

Craft your unique motorsport journey with the new dramatic virtual production story ‘Driven to Glory.’ Driven to Glory features exciting race scenarios and cutscenes that really bring out the intense moments behind races.

In the largest Grid to date, traverse 130 routes scattered all across the globe in vehicles ranging from hyper-cars to big rigs. Take part in multi-class races and chaotic truck battles making for memorable moments for you and your friends.

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Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG spin-off based in the world of Final Fantasy. Taking a lot of inspiration from games like Nioh and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the combat in Stranger of paradise follows a hack and slash formula that involves stringing devastating combos to overwhelm enemies.

Developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES and published by Square Enix, Stranger of paradise Final Fantasy Origin will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in early 2022.

Stranger of Paradise follows the story of the first final fantasy and shares some similar plot points and events. Play as Jack, an aggressive hot-headed warrior accompanied by his friends Ash and Jed on a quest to bring the light of the crystals back to Corneli.

With an arsenal of weapons from greatswords and daggers to spears and lances, equip your character with the appropriate gear to unlock unique abilities and skills in-game.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a fantasy first-person shooter and is a spin-off of the Borderlands series of games. It retains a lot of the wild and wacky gunplay of the original series while adding a bit of its own unique flair. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands lets you explore a vast world with sprawling cities and majestic monuments with your guide, the whimsical Tiny Tina.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2k Games, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be playable on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC next spring.

Welcome to the Overworld a top-down view of the expansive map of the Wonderlands. From Tina’s perspective travel across the Overworld in third-person collecting extra loot, rare collectibles as well as discovering different locations.

Be wary of enemies lurking around each corner. Engage in epic first-person firefights combining both guns and magic to overwhelm your enemies. Spells add a new layer to the game as it allows for varied attacks from basic fireballs to conjuring meteor showers right above foes.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is a direct sequel to Troika’s acclaimed but troubled 2004 title. Published by Paradox Interactive, who acquired White Wolf and thus the rights to Bloodlines in 2015, the game places the player into the role of a recently-turned fledgling vampire who finds themselves in the middle of a blood trade war in modern-day Seattle.

The Bloodlines‘ lead designer and writer Brian Mitsoda has worked as lead narrative designer of the sequel. The game promises the same open-ended play and freedom of choice as the original, from the way the protagonist uses (or abuses) their newfound vampiric powers, to which of the city’s factions they curry favor with.

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