Welcome to next week on Xbox! In this weekly feature, we talk about all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Learn more about these upcoming games below and click on their profiles for more information (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump!

Great new games in the spotlight 2023

Great new games in the spotlight has officially launched, and we’re excited to bring you tons of games every week for the next six weeks—over 100 new games will launch on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One between February 28th and April 10th—and if you spend $50 on eligible games and movies , you can earn 2,500 Microsoft Rewards points! Learn more here.

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Forest cathedral – March 14
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

A first-person environmental thriller set on a remote island. Playing as scientist Rachel Carson, you must understand why the island does not allow her to leave. The game tells the reimagined story of the attempt to silence Rachel Carson, which led to her discovery of the harmful pesticide known as DDT.

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Walheim (Game Preview) – March 14th
Xbox Game Pass

Now available on Xbox Series X|S! A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players set in a procedurally generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, build longhouses, and slay mighty enemies to prove yourself to Odin!

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Spring region – March 14

With the help of some freaky combat prowess and an amnesiac automaton named Cherville Vernal, she’ll need to make her way through a mysterious land if she’s to satisfy her need for revenge—and truth—in this beautiful pixel-art metrovania.

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Accident – March 14
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

At the age of 36, Juno’s life is falling apart: her career has stalled, she is emotionally numb, and her personal life is falling apart. The case comes to a head when she is called to the emergency room to find her mother in critical condition. This is the most important day of Juno’s life, and if nothing changes, it could be her last. Relive the past, change the present, and embrace the future in this 3D visual novel.

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Anno 1800 Console Edition – March 15
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Welcome to the dawn of the industrial age in this real-time city-building strategy. Experience one of the most exciting and fast-paced periods of all time, discovering new technologies, regions and societies, implementing your own strategy and building a new world of your own design. Play alone or use the online mode to play PvP or co-op: how the world remembers your name is up to you.

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BigChick – March 15
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Islands are sinking… Chickens can’t swim, and bandit foxes, even on the brink of the apocalypse, won’t miss an opportunity to eat a bird or two… What a disaster! Luckily, Big Chick is here to save the day! Use bird magic to summon new patches of land from the ocean depths and micromanagement skills to lead your people to the safety of the sacred Great Barn.

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Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition – March 15

Immerse yourself in another dimension, experiencing incredible pleasure Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition. Beat the Nazis and stop the evil Kung Fuhrer and uphold the law the only way you know how: with your fists!

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A cunning thief – March 15
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Take on the role of a slippery burglar, hugging the walls of each room and collecting coins while outwitting the patrolling guards in dozens of single-screen, top-down stages presented in a charmingly minimalistic 3D style as you move through fun rooms A cunning thief!

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Backbeat – March 16
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Stephanie “Watts” Watson, an aspiring bassist, bounced from audition to audition without ever finding music that really resonated with her, that is, until she discovered the magic of funk. Once in the game, she recruits a group of amateurs from her hometown to take on the darlings of La Tormenta’s art school in a Battle of the Bands.

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Protect tour – March 16

Tactical tabletop combat in roguelike style combined with tower defense elements. Defeat hordes of invaders to stay alive and save the land by using your heroes to outsmart the enemy. Enjoy more tactics than a normal TD game, like being able to turn invaders around with devastating spells. Can you overcome the difficulties and outwit the enemy?

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Peppa Pig: World Adventures – March 16
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

New York is calling, as well as Paris, Australia, London and a world tour of other interesting places! You and your friend Peppa can cook pizza in Italy, walk down Hollywood Boulevard, go on a cruise together, and more. New characters to meet, exciting quests and countless accessories to wear await you!

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WWE 2K23 – March 16
Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Advanced features, great graphics and the ultimate WWE experience. Step into the ring with an extensive roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, including Roman Reigns, “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and more!

Editor’s Note (March 11): Updated an entry for Backbeat that incorrectly stated the title was coming to Xbox Game Pass.