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New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021

The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week’s new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases.

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The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgment are among the week’s new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases.

It’s hard to pick which game is the most exciting on the Xbox Store release slate this week.

There’s Lost Judgement, the second game in the Judgment series, which is a spin-off from the Yakuza series set in Kamurocho, developed Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. That got your attention? Great. In Lost Judgment, you will reprise the role of Takayuki Yagami, a former defence attorney turned private detective, who is also a dab hand at skateboarding and streetfighting. It’s like Ace Attorney meets Tony Hawk meets Streets of Rage – what’s not to love there?

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That’s obviously a massive release, but arguably the more eagerly-anticipated game this week is Sable, the open-world hoverbike adventure from Shedworks. After capturing audience imaginations at E3 a few years ago – and following a demo that proves it plays as good as it looks – Sable is shaping up to be an absolute classic. It was one of the first things on our list of the most anticipated games for 2021 and looks set to be a huge success.

It would also be remiss of us not to mention Diablo II: Resurrected, which we imagine people would very much have been looking forward to before the recent revelations that Activision Blizzard are just the worst. But now we’re not looking forward to it. At all.

In mediocre movie tie-in news, there’s an expansion to the mostly just OK World War Z game, titled Aftermath, and an Addams Family game to go with the upcoming sequel to the 2019 animated movie that looks, erm, yeah. Movie tie-ins! They’re great!

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On the indie front – aside from Sable, obviously – we thoroughly recommend Golf Peaks, compact golf puzzling adventure that reminds us of Kirby’s Dream Course, which is high praise indeed. Embr is a physics-based firefighting game with a fun riff on the gig economy. And while we’ve not heard anything about Don’t Touch This Button!, it looks like it could be a fun entry in the “you’re trapped in a weird science facility” genre.

Here’s the complete list of new Xbox releases. We’ll update this post throughout the week with any late additions.

New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Nothing at the time of writing

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Golf Peaks
  • Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes All
  • World War Z: Aftermath

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Alder’s Blood: Definitive Edition
  • Crisis Wing
  • Diablo II: Resurrected

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Embr
  • May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville
  • Sable (also on Xbox Game Pass)
  • The Plane Effect

Friday, September 24, 2021

  • A Gummy’s Life
  • Blind Postman
  • Death Park
  • Don’t Touch This Button!
  • In Celebration of Violence
  • Lost Judgment
  • Little Kite
  • The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem

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