Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 1 to 5

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!

Age of Wonders 4 Box Art Asset

Age of Wonders 4 – May 2
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Triumph Studios’ award-winning strategy series has emerged into a new age, evolving the game’s iconic empire building, role-playing, and warfare to the next level. Explore new magical realms in Age of Wonders’ signature blend of 4X strategy and turn-based tactical combat. Control a faction that grows and changes as you expand your empire with each turn.

Moonrise Fall Box Art Asset

Moonrise Fall – May 2
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Put your detective skills to the test in this atmospheric exploration puzzle game about a boy who finds himself lost in a supernatural forest after losing both parents in a car crash. Armed with a clue-filled journal, a camera, and a lantern, he must unravel the mysteries of the forest and photograph the strange creatures that reside there.

Redfall Box Art

Redfall – May 2
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Game Pass

Available on day one with Game Pass: The town of Redfall is under siege by a legion of vampires who have cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors, slay alone or squad up in open world FPS action.

Weeping Willow Box Art

Weeping Willow – May 2
Xbox One X Enhanced

A visual detective novel which takes place in the small medieval town of Weidendorf. After the mysterious disappearance of Baron Von Wolf, a young Baroness remains captive in her own home and begins to seriously fear for her life. This game describes itself as having a fascinating plot tied to intrigues, betrayals, and conspiracies.

Color Pals Box Art

Color Pals – May 3

Welcome to the cute and satisfying world of Color Pals, where brainteasing puzzles meet simple single-screen platforming fun. Enjoy 50 stages of hue-based trickery as you take the role of a colored cube and navigate 2D maze-like levels to reach a portal on the far side of the stage.

Grindstone Box Art

Grindstone – May 3

A puzzle game where epic adventures are just your 9 to 5. Part color-matching, part monster-slaying ridiculousness where you’re a stone grinder and it’s your job to mine grindstones from the creeps that lurk on the mountain. Complete over 250 levels of intricate puzzles and hazards, all in the hopes of saving up enough grindstones to take your family on a much-needed vacation.

Ravenlok Box Art

Ravenlok – May 3
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Play Anywhere / Game Pass

Available on day one with Game Pass: Enter a world of wonder and danger in Ravenlok, an action-packed fairy tale adventure by Cococucumber. Follow your curiosity through a mystical mirror into a lost land of terrifying monsters and a malevolent queen. Wield your sword, unleash your spells, and fight your way through beastly bosses in lush, handcrafted environments.

Space Gladiators Box Art

Space Gladiators – May 3

You’ve been captured and sent to entertain aliens as a gladiator on a faraway planet called Tartarus. You will have to advance through randomly generated biomes with deadly traps and monsters blocking your path. Choose your opponents in the arenas, beat them for items and coins and you might be able to earn your freedom in this 2D hand-drawn roguelite platformer.

Mia and the Dragon Princess Box Art

Mia and the Dragon Princess – May 4
Xbox Play Anywhere

A live-action, interactive buddy-action movie following Mia, a plucky barmaid whose life is thrown into chaos when a mysterious woman turns up at her workplace, on the run from a group of violent thugs and unable to speak English. Throughout the game, your interactions could increase your knowledge around the identity of the mysterious woman, but the way Mia deals with the rest of the group will also have an impact, so each choice needs to be carefully considered.

Swordbreaker: Origins Box Art

Swordbreaker: Origins – May 4
Xbox One X Enhanced

An illustrated text quest in the Swordbreaker universe. Strange events are taking place in the kingdom of Dorgan. People talk about mysterious strangers in the northern marshes; someone saw mysterious objects falling from the sky; others heard a strange hum from underground. And one can only guess how many unknown creatures are hidden in forest thickets and dark caves… All this attracts the young Swordbreaker to throw himself into the abyss of incredible adventures.

Titans Pinball Box Art

Titans Pinball – May 4
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery / Xbox Play Anywhere

Get ready for a pinball machine where you must beat mythologic creatures like cyclops, Medusa, the minotaur, and many more who are waiting for you inside the temple. Discover their secrets, including the minotaur’s maze, a place where only the bravest warriors dare to enter.

Excrawlers Box Art

The Excrawlers – May 5
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An action RPG rogue-like where you and other heroes will embark into dark atmospheric dungeons and realms full of monsters and madness and try to find your way out!

Gruta Box Art

Gruta – May 5
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Uncover the mysterious truth as told through original hand-drawn cutscenes, completely without text. Use a sword and shield to combat sinister enemies while exploring these levels. Will you be able to reach the goal of confronting the monster and saving your family?

Hogwarts Legacy – Box Art

Hogwarts Legacy Xbox One Version – May 5

An open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover magical beasts, customize your character, craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.