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THE UPCOMING XBOX SERIES X GAMES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT


A closeup of a black Xbox Series X controller, propped on a gridded surface.

Ready to level up your gaming experience? The virtual world is abuzz with excitement, and if you're a proud owner of the Xbox Series X, you're in for a treat! We've scoured message boards and other online gaming blogs to predict the future of this gaming console.


But hey, the adventure doesn't end here. If you're itching for more gaming insights, strategies, and community vibes, don't forget to check out the ApeOdyssey gaming blog.


From highly anticipated releases to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, we've sifted through the world wide web to curate a collection of upcoming Xbox Series X games that will have you marking your calendars and counting down the days.


Fallout 76: Atlantic City – December 5, 2023

The Fallout universe is expanding, and the next installment is set to transport you to the neon-lit paradise of Fallout 76: Atlantic City. If you thought the wasteland was intense, get ready to roll the dice in a city that never sleeps and has weathered both the bombs and the sands of time.


In the wake of previous Fallout installments, where the wasteland echoed with tales of survival, mutation, and the pursuit of a new world order, Fallout 76: Atlantic City emerges as a beacon of post-apocalyptic glamour. The game takes you beyond the familiar landscapes of Appalachia, inviting you to immerse yourself in the iconic seaside destination that once boasted bustling casinos, a legendary Boardwalk, and prewar feels.


But what can you expect from this thrilling expansion to the beloved video game franchise? Prepare to encounter new foes that have adapted to the urban sprawl, and arm yourself with formidable weapons as you navigate the twisted remnants of a once vibrant city. Discover fresh clothing for your character, uncover weapons with untold potential, and brace yourself for exciting surprises that will redefine your Fallout 76 experience.


Take your chance to make your mark in this brave new world. Get ready to traverse the post-apocalyptic glamour of Atlantic City, where every gamble could be your last, and every step could unveil the next chapter in your epic wasteland saga. The dice are in your hands. Are you ready to roll?


Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 – September 9, 2024

A closeup of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 protagonist Captain Titus, in his blue and gold suit of armor.
Image via Saber Interactive/Focus Entertainment

The year of our Lord 2023 is about to bow out, and we still don’t have a concrete date on Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, at least not at the time of writing this. All we know is that this much-anticipated sequel should be released sometime this year (or whatever’s left of it).


Get ready to explore or re-explore the heart of the Warhammer 40,000 universe with Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, coming 12+ years after its same-name predecessor’s 2011 release. If you've ever craved the adrenaline-pumping action of shooting Xenos into oblivion while unleashing devastating melee combat, this video game is your intergalactic ticket to mayhem.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Space Marine II remains a third-person action extravaganza, where the thrill of battle is just as much about precision shooting as it is about slicing and dicing enemies. 


Picture this: You, armed to the teeth, facing off against hordes of Xenos, feeling the echoes of Gears of War's influence in every heart-pounding moment. That’s not the only game that left its mark on this sequel. Teamwork will take center stage in this installment. Despite the chaotic battlefield, the game will encourage you to join forces with AI teammates or two of your real-world buddies for an all-out, action-packed campaign. Whether you're flying solo or forming a battle squad, the intensity of the Xbox Series X game action remains unmatched.


As the battle drums beat louder and the Xenos threat looms, Space Marine 2 promises an immersive experience for both new and seasoned players. So, grab your bolter, sharpen your chain sword, and prepare for a galactic showdown that will leave you on the edge of your ergonomic gaming chair. 


Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – January 18, 2024

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s muscular protagonist Sargon stands with two swords holstered to his back, the vibrant glow of a blue beast’s eyes behind him.
Image via IGN

In the previous installment, way back in 2010, Prince of Persia took us on a mesmerizing journey, showcasing its prowess in the world of 3D landscapes and heart-pounding adventures. Our sword-wielding hero skirted through treacherous traps, scaled towering structures, and battled nefarious foes with the grace and finesse that only a true Prince of Persia could muster.


Over 13 years and an entirely new gaming generation later, it’s time to fasten your seatbelts because the saga continues with The Lost Crown, coming to Xbox Series X this January. This time, we'll see a revival of the 2.5D game with a captivating open-world-style action platform. Imagine a world where every leap, swing, and sword strike feels like a choreographed dance, and you're at the center of the action.


The Lost Crown promises a combat system that's not just good; it's exceptional! Brace yourselves for gameplay that will leave you wide-eyed and grinning. As you take on the role of our sword-wielding protagonist, the real-time combat the franchise is known for will take center stage, delivering an experience that's as exhilarating as it is challenging.


Venture into Ubisoft's rich Persian setting, where every corner holds secrets waiting to be uncovered. Are you ready to reclaim your crown? Visit a world where every step is a story, and every swing of the sword is a dance with destiny.


Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth – January 26, 2024

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, walks along the beach, a large crab and his large back tattoo standing out from other beachgoers.
Image via SEGA

Get ready to hit the virtual streets of Japan as we (re)enter the action-packed world of Like a Dragon

In the last game, the role-playing game took us on a wild ride through the bustling streets of Japan, introducing us to the charismatic hero, Ichiban Kasuga. Alongside him, the legendary Kazuma Kiryu stepped into the spotlight, creating a dynamic duo that left us craving for more.


These fan favorites are returning to your Xbox Series X in a tale where destiny weaves their fates together. From the neon-lit Japan to the sun-kissed Hawaii, get ready for an RPG adventure of a lifetime. The stakes are higher, the locales are more exotic, and the adventure promises to be nothing short of legendary.


But what's an RPG without some heart-pounding battles? Infinite Wealth takes it up a notch with exhilarating battles where you can use anything in the playing field as your weapon. Imagine adrenaline-inducing combat that takes you for a ride, forcing you to strategize every move to come out on top.


Gear up for a battle with a side of friendship, adventure, and challenging obstacles like no other. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is a passport to a virtual reality where the extraordinary is the norm. Get ready to unleash your gaming prowess and take on whatever challenges this dynamic duo faces next.


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – February 2, 2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game cover art portraying Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, ready for action.

Alright, young heroes and gamers, buckle up because we're about to explore the gaming universe with a bang! 

The genius minds behind the Batman: Arkham series delivered a gaming experience that had us donning the iconic cowl and prowling the streets of Gotham. From epic battles with the Joker to unraveling the mysteries of Arkham Asylum, the Batman: Arkham series became a legend in the gaming world.


Well, guess what? Rocksteady is at it again, and this time, they've set their sights on the infamous antiheroes of the Suicide Squad, where it’s all about teamwork. Grab your gaming buddies and step into the shoes of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and all the other villains you’ve come to know and love. Gather a cooperative play extravaganza where every member brings their unique skills to the table.


Also set in Arkham, Kill the Justice League pits you against Brainiac, the ultimate mind-controlling baddie. He's taken control of the Justice League. Now, it's up to you and your squad to take on this evil genius and, well, "Kill the Justice League."


Get ready for heart-pounding battles, banter that’s actually chuckle-inducing, and a mission that will test the mettle of even the most seasoned in the gaming community. It's not just about saving the day; it's about taking on the biggest heroes in the DC universe. Justice won't be the only thing getting served here!


Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster – February 28, 2024

The only thing rarer than Leap Year is a new addition to the Star Wars universe. This extra February day will have an extra kick to it, thanks to Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster. 


Get ready for a journey through the stars! Before we get all excited for Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster, let's take a trip down memory lane with the original Dark Forces. Back in 1995, when pixels were still finding their sea legs, Dark Forces emerged as a gaming masterpiece. It depicted the galaxy oppressed by the mighty Empire, where the Rebel Alliance discovers a colossal weapon capable of obliterating planets. 


This very Dark Forces is getting a modern-day makeover with the remaster, and it's landing on your favorite Xbox Series X gaming console. The force is strong with this one, and it's bringing a new level of gaming excitement to a whole new generation.


Like its predecessor, Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster is a journey into a galaxy far, far away. Unlike its predecessor, the remaster comes with enhanced visuals and immersive gameplay. Kyle Katarn's tale of redemption and rebellion is back, and this time, it's more epic than ever. 


What makes Dark Forces stand out? It's not just about the lightsabers and space battles (though those aren’t half bad). Dark Forces offers a coherent storyline, realistic missions, and familiar locations from the Star Wars universe. Prepare to commence a remastered adventure that honors the legacy of Dark Forces while introducing a new era of gaming excitement. May the force be with you as you enter a revamped galaxy where thrilling missions and epic narratives await.


Bonus: More Star Wars!

Star Wars character Kay Vess and her adorable creature companion Nix, against the backdrop of iconic planets and new landscapes.

Dark Forces isn’t all the Star Wars coming your way next year. Star Wars: Outlaws doesn’t have a release date yet, but you may expect this Xbox Series X game to come out in 2024. 


The video game claims to take you on a Galactic Civil War adventure with Outlaws, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It follows Kay Vess, a spirited scoundrel, in an open-world journey across iconic planets and new landscapes. 


Word has it that you can seamlessly transition between ground exploration and space dogfights and experience third-person action-adventure gameplay with a Ubisoft Massive touch. You will also encounter familiar factions, unravel Star Wars lore, and anticipate a galaxy teeming with side quests and guarded locations. If what the developers say is true, we’re so ready for a whimsical Star Wars tale with Kay's antics at the center.


Stay Tuned for More Gaming Community Insights

Even if this gaming blog is concluding on leap day, we both know the new video games on Xbox Series X are a year-long affair. There’s a revolving door of them, and the only way to keep your finger on the pulse and not miss out on any new releases: This space right here.


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