New week, new games from 15th January 2020

The start of the year in gaming can sometimes be a bit like the real world, in terms of going back to work and school life, that’s to say it start’s off slowly, almost dragging to the next big release.

To be fair us gamers lead a charmed life, engaging in our new games that we received over the Christmas period and immersing ourselves into some fantastic story-based gameplay, but we crave more….

Well, welcome to New week, new games!!! Our weekend feature where we take a quick look at what’s been released in the coming week, that will be here in the blink of an eye, if your weekends are like mine.

So without further adieu, here’s what’s hitting the Xbox store between the 15th and 17th of January 2020 (I’m still getting use to writing 2020, it just feels strange)

Without Escape: Console Edition

January 15th

Without Escape is a tribute to first-person graphic adventures of the early ’90s with an interactive story told through pre-rendered background and full-motion video. Explore the confines of your own home as you flip between a mundane existence and a terrifying other-world. Are you prepared to endure the horrors that await you?

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Redux

January 15

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

The Surge 2: Kraken

January 16th

The Kraken expansion for The Surge 2 adds hours of narrative-driven content with a brand-new storyline and location, as well as a wealth of new weapons, implants and Armor to discover and craft. Enter the VBS Krakow, a massive decommissioned aircraft carrier retrofitted as a retreat for the rich and famous. Battle robot pirates, deranged security systems, and an imposing new boss, each with their own unique combat mechanics.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

January 17th

Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the world of Dragon Ball Z as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Pre-order Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot digitally and receive a Cooking Item that gives you permanent melee ATK and HP stat boosts, a sub-quest, and an early unlock to a training menu that allows you to fight Bonyu, a new character created by the author, Akira Toriyama.

Hovership Havoc

January 17th

Blast through randomly generated levels as one of four hoverships and fight giant robots! Hovership Havoc is a sci-fi twin-stick shooter with 3rd person boss battles where you’ll blast through a futuristic factory filled with robot enemies.


January 17th

A retro-futuristic, first-person survival adventure with multiple endings where you’ll endeavour to find out what happened to a starship and its crew. Face an old-school challenge in this a one-man show with full freedom to go where you want; but remember you need to survive!

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