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.

Article last updated: 27 July, 2021

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Lemnis Gate

Lemnis Gate is an award-winning first-person shooter game coming to PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The game is produced by Ratloop Games Canada and published by Frontier Foundry.

Lemnis Gate is unlike anything else in the shooter market! The game is a turn-based first-person shooter that adds time travel to the mix! This will train you to think in the past, present and future, giving each match a unique outcome and many unforgettable moments.

The best way to describe this game is as an FPS chess or a Christopher Nolan video game. It’s an FPS where each player plays the same 25 seconds in turns. As each player has their turn, the actions of the previous players are repeated. This adds an exciting element of strategy to the game. Confused? Check out this video!

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Life is Strange True Colors

Life is Strange True Colors is a graphic narrative adventure game developed by Deck Nine Games and published by Square Enix. The story is centered around Alex Chen, who after 8 years in foster care, moves to Haven Springs to reunite with her brother. Not long after tragedy strikes and Alex is forced to embrace her curse to find answers and reveal dark secrets buried by the town.

Life is Strange true colors will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows this Autumn.

Alex through her abilities can absorb and manipulate the emotions of those around her. This allows her to understand and determine what someone is feeling or why someone is behaving in a type of way.

What sets this apart from previous installments in the franchise is the move away from episodic content. This allows you to play through the entire story without waiting for periodical releases.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected

Diablo 2 Resurrected is the remaster to the RPG classic Diablo 2, released in June 2000. A dark wanderer leaving death and destruction everywhere he goes seeks to unleash the prime evils plunging the world into chaos. A hero must arise to once again face Diablo and the denizens of hell putting a stop to their evil plans before it’s too late. Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment Diablo 2 Resurrected will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and Windows this Autumn.

Take down the Lord of Destruction, Baal, and his undead army as you fight your way through icy caverns and tombs in the expansion Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, included in the game.

The remaster includes quality of life improvements, remastered audio, as well as totally revamped graphics that stay true to the original.

Get a dose of nostalgia jumping between the original graphics and the enhanced remastered ones instantly at the push of a button with the new legacy toggle.

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FIFA 22

The premier football sim is back in FIFA 22. Developed and published by Electronic Arts Sports, FIFA 22 is the latest entry in the long-running football franchise and is arguably the most technically impressive version so far. FIFA 22 has taken significant steps in making the game feel even closer to the real thing with major improvements to the core gameplay and game mechanics.

FIFA 22 will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC this autumn.

Get a feel of the all-new HyperMotion Gameplay Technology. Experience Authentic Player Motion, Tactical AI, Fluid Ball Control, and Ambient Player Behavior which brings players to life making them perform actions similar to those of real-life players when off the ball.

New additions to gameplay such as an Intelligent Goalkeeping System and new attacking tactics, as well as a fully fleshed-out Career mode that lets you create and have complete control over your team make this one of the most comprehensive football sims around.

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a puzzle-strategy game where you take control of a monkey inside of a ball, rolling and bouncing around avoiding obstacles and completing challenges. Developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega, Super Monkey Banana Mania is a remaster of three games in the series: Super Monkey BallSuper Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe and will be released this Autumn.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.

Experience 300 beautifully recreated levels as AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan, or Doctor as you race to stop the evil scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from destroying your home and stealing all your bananas.

Super Monkey Ball Mania is fun for the whole family with 12 multiplayer levels with an online leaderboard but no online mode. It makes up for its lack of an online mode with four-player local multiplayer guaranteeing hours of fierce light-hearted competition for all to enjoy.

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Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles

Slay countless demons on your quest to save your sister in Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles. Play as Tanjiro Kamado, a young charcoal seller from japan whose entire life is plunged into chaos when tragedy strikes his family. Developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Sega, Demon Slayer the Hinokami Chronicles will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows.

A demon slaughters the family of Tanjiro and corrupts his sister Nezuko, transforming her into a demon. Tanjiro decides to become a Demon Slayer and takes a vow to avenge his family and save his sister.

Experience the story from the “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” anime in adventure mode where you get to follow Tanjiro’s journey through the “Unwavering Resolve Arc” and the “Mugen Train Arc”.

Enjoy the versus mode where you take part in 2v2 battles online or offline against your friends with the full character cast at your disposal.

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  • Genre
    Action, Adventure
  • Platform
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, Xbox Series X, Switch
  • Release date
    Oct 26, 2021

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix. Take part in this epic intergalactic adventure coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X , PC and Nintendo Switch this autumn.

With your band of guardians; Rocket Racoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax, go on a wild ride through the galaxy facing unique challenges and enemies on your quest to save the universe.

Play as the legendary outlaw and leader of the guardians, Star-lord. As the leader, get to take control of the other guardians’ actions during combat as well as make decisions that affect the story and the team.

Play in gorgeous never before seen locations meeting familiar characters from the Marvel universe along the way. Enjoy the 80s inspired soundtrack featured in the game with classics from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley and more.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Ubisoft is working on a remake of their award-winning Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time action-adventure title from 2003. The game follows a Prince with the power to freeze or reverse time, who embarks on a journey to save his kingdom from a treacherous Vizier.

As a ground-up remake, the upcoming game features new character models and animations, modernized controls and camera, re-recorded dialogues, and new cinematic sequences. Ubisoft also promises fun bonuses, the first of which is Prince of Persia, the original 2D platformer from 1989, that can be played from the main menu of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake after unlocking it.

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Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus is an upcoming JRPG developed by the talent behind Tales of Vesperia and published by Bandai Namco. Players assume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), which is humanity’s last line of defense against deranged mutants known as Others. While Others are immune to conventional weaponry, the OSF wield psionic abilities that allow them to go toe-to-toe with them. Yuito himself possesses the power of psycho-kinesis that enables him to lift or break anything in his vicinity and hurl it at the enemy.

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Rainbow Six Extraction

A new threat has emerged and it’s up to the operators to take on an unknown enemy in Rainbow Six Extraction. An elite team of past operators from Rainbow Six Siege have come together to form the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis and Containment Team (REACT). Assemble your elite squad of operators to fight and contain the alien threat that is the Archæans.

Rainbow Six Extraction is a cooperative multiplayer tactical shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. Rainbow Six Extraction will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox series X|S, and Windows PC.

Pick your team taking into account each operator’s unique weapons and abilities to give yourself an advantage over the evolving alien threat.

The game has a strong emphasis on tactical gameplay and teamwork. Each squad must coordinate and work together to eliminate any hostile threats.

Archæans are the alien species you will encounter. They come in up to 10 different variants with each variation posing a unique threat to the operators.

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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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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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