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This week’s Xbox releases (May 23-27, 2022)

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

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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.

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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.

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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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