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My Little Pony, Kao the Kangaroo, and Pac-Man headline this week’s new Xbox releases. Oh, and Sniper Elite 5.

It’s a big week for big characters on the Xbox platform.

First up, My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure. Yes, we know what you’re thinking, but My Little Pony has a massive fanbase, with the people you’d expect (pre-adolescent kids) and some people you might not (the Bronies) so expect this one to be popular.

Then there’s Kao the Kangaroo, a promising newcomer in the mascot platformer space. While other games have tried and missed the mark in this legacy-dominated space in recent years, Kao looks like he could just be the real deal.

And bringing up the rear is a little yellow fellow you might just have heard of: Pac-Man, in Pac-Man Museum+, a collection of 13 classic Pac-Man games. There’s little more we can say on that one. You know what you’re getting. (But in you’re interested in the history of the legend that is Pac-Man, you could do a lot worse than this lovely book.)

Other games of note – outside of the big characters – include Hardspace: Shipbreaker, in which you play a zero-gravity shipyard breaker, stripping down retired spacecraft for their precious parts. Spacelines from the Far Out is a co-op space adventure at the other end of the lifespan of a spacecraft, where you’re running intergalactic holidays. And while Injection π23 ‘Ars regia’ might have a terrible name, it’s an intriguing-looking, puzzle-stuffed survival horror.

Is there anything else? Oh, right, yes. Sniper Elite 5. There’s that, too.

We’ll update this list as the week goes on if anything changes.

New Xbox releases: May 23-27, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

  • TBC

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Floppy Knights
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Injection π23 ‘Ars regia’
  • Spacelines from the Far Out

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Amazing Superhero Squad
  • Blow and Fly
  • Lab Crisis
  • Roller Champions
  • Zombo Buster Advance

Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Sniper Elite 5
  • My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers
  • Kao the Kangaroo
  • Moo Lander
  • Pac-Man Museum+
  • Sword and Bones

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