This Week’s Most Exciting New Video Game Releases

Now on Xbox!

July is well and truly in full swing, and while traditionally a quieter month for new game launches (a blessing after the madness of the “Summer” game showcase season), there are still some exciting releases to celebrate.

This week is seemingly a big one for unique and well-loved smaller titles to make their way to Xbox consoles, with the likes of Neon White, Tchia and The Case of the Golden Idol all hitting Microsoft’s boxes (and all on Game Pass, no less). In terms of brand-new joints, I’m very keen to finally see Anger Foot out there, the release of Infinite Inside for VR fans, plus Spin Rhythm makes its debut on PS5 and PS VR2 – an Aussie effort well worth checking out if you somehow haven’t by now!

Take a look at what’s coming this week:

GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK (JULY 8 EDITION)

Anger Foot

Release Date: July 11th (July 12th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Developed by Free Lives (Broforce, Gorn, Terra Nil), Anger Foot is a lightning-fast hard bass blast of kicking doors and kicking ass. In this relentless first-person kicker you’ll crash through the caffeine-fueled fever dream of Shit City, putting the boot to a menacing menagerie of merciless gangsters.

Unleash the world’s deadliest feet on a colorful cast of anthropomorphic enemies, clearing out slums, sewers, and skyscrapers as you grab new weapons, unlock new sneakers, and upgrade your powers in absurd and wonderful ways.

Spin Rhythm XD (PlayStation Release)

Release Date: July 9th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, PS VR2

Spin Rhythm XD is a homage to classic arcade rhythm games with a modern aesthetic and soundtrack. Match colours and beats, spin, tap, flick and flow through the juiciest beats in the universe.

Once Human

Release Date: July 9th (July 10th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Once Human is a multiplayer open-world survival game set in a strange, post-apocalyptic future. Unite with friends to fight monstrous enemies, uncover secret plots, compete for resources, and build your own territory. Once, you were merely human. Now, you have the power to remake the world.

KAKU: Ancient Seal (1.0 Release)

Release Date: July 12th (July 13th AEST)

Platforms: PC

An Open world Action adventure combining exploration with puzzles and dynamic combat. Go on a journey across a sprawling continent as Kaku, a boy tasked to restore balance to the land. Brave the four elemental regions with the help of Piggy, his powerful companion and conquer their lords.

Infinite Inside

Release Date: July 12th

Platforms: PS VR2, PC VR, Meta Quest, Apple Vision Pro

Enter the impossible and enchanting world of Infinite Inside, an innovative puzzle game that seamlessly blends VR and MR gameplay with an immersive narrative experience.

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Can you solve the puzzles and reveal the truth about the society, the legacy of the Plinth, and ultimately, your own place in this mystical world?

DROS (Switch Release)

Release Date: July 12th

Platforms: Switch

DROS is a dark fantasy adventure where you’ll swap between a small gooey creature and her human bounty hunter shell. Explore freely through 40 unique diorama-like levels filled with strange characters, intricate puzzles, hidden rooms, and ancient collectibles.

Neon White (Xbox Release)

Release Date: July 11th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Neon White is a single-player speedrunning FPS where you can sacrifice your guns for godlike parkour moves. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though…did you know them in a past life?

The Last Alchemist

Release Date: July 12th (13th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Solve alchemical puzzles by transforming and combining Essences. Craft items, tools and machines. Explore the enchanting world, gather peculiar resources, and befriend the Agari, adorable mushroom folk who will help you find the cure for your mysterious disease.

Lifeless Moon (Console Release)

Release Date: July 9th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Lifeless Moon, the spiritual successor to the popular 2014 indie title Lifeless Planet, is a 3D platformer that puts you in the center of a mysterious Moon expedition. This new adventure, inspired by classic science fiction, plays as an Apollo-era astronaut who finds themself in the aftermath of an old 1970s experiment: an oddly familiar desert town… on the moon.

Ark of Charon (Early Access)

Release Date: July 9th

Platforms: PC

Build a mobile fortress on the back of a giant and mysterious walking Tree and embark on a journey in this merge of tower defense and colony simulation.

The Case of the Golden Idol (Xbox Release)

Release Date: July 9th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Mayhem, magic, and murder most foul! Examine clues and use your powers of deduction to solve the twisted mystery of a family’s cursed inheritance and a series of grisly deaths in this point-and-click detective adventure game.

Tchia (Xbox Series X|S Release)

Release Date: July 11th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S

Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago as you explore a physics-driven sandbox. The Xbox version includes the game’s latest update which includes eight new soul melodies, new outfits, and additional perks for wearing matching cosmetic items.