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Xbox Rapid Report May 3rd – 7th 2021

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We’re a big fan of Xbox here at Rapid Reviews UK so join me as I talk you through this weeks news and releases in the Xbox family of consoles. This article is inclusive from 3rd to 7th May 2021. Here I’ll aim to cover all the new titles coming this week on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Want information on Xbox Game Pass releases, it’s all here. Let’s plough on through shall we!

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Console and PC) – May 4

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Build and battle your way through this epic RPG adventure

Your luck is in if you are a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Following the success of the first instalment back in 2018. Dragon Quest Builders 2 builds its way to consoles with a May 4th launch and will cost no extra to download and try if you’re subbed to Game Pass. Developed by Omega Force and Square Enix with Square Enix publishing the title, it hammers home the pleasing aspects from the first game. Explore, battle, build and harvest your way through the charming single-player campaign. Or alternatively, you can club together with friends to build big projects in the sandbox mode.

The Colonists – May 4

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Robots in a low-poly environment
Love building sims? This might be right up your street!

The Colonists is a relaxing building settlement game inspired by titles such as Anno and The Settlers. Take on a series of campaign-driven missions, play randomly generated maps or do your own thing on the sandbox mode. Knock up transport systems and create comfortable settlements. This is an extremely addictive building sim you absolutely won’t want to miss!

Dark Nights With Poe and Munro – May 4

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Fancy a change, test out this cinematic adventure!

In a very different gaming experience entirely, why not try this cinematic twist. Guide local radio hosts Poe and Munro through six TV-like episodes of supernatural weirdness and tantalising on-screen chemistry. Full of banter, action and on the edge of your seat moments. Can you keep Poe and Munro together for this adventure? From the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective, this story isn’t to be missed!

Dull Grey – May 5

A bleak grey abstract painting.
May look grey, but there’s an intriguing visual novel here…

Dull Grey is an award-winning visual novel about growing up, something I haven’t done yet. It eases you through a story about mother and son, free will and the search for happiness amongst foggy mountains and grey pipes. You will be making one and the same choice, again and again, deciding who the son should become – a lamplighter or a tallyman. At first, it may seem that the situation leaves you no choice at all. But don’t jump to conclusions, take a moment to think it over and then, perhaps, you’ll see your story in full colour.

The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition – May 5

Love your point and click games? You won’t want to miss this one!

Inspired by 90’s titles such as Monkey Island, here is a salute to all the point and click games out there. Beautifully illustrated and orchestrated, relax and kick your feet up and solve the puzzles before you!

Skate City – May 6

We all love a good skateboarding game, don’t we?

If you’re tired of grinding round the rails of the remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skate 1 & 2 and Skater XL or even Session, then there is a new title to the genre. Skate City will allow you to skate the streets of real-world, iconic destinations from around the globe. Master combos of flip tricks, manuals, and grinds to set high scores in challenge mode, or ride at your own pace with Endless Skate. Head over to the skate shop to customize your player & unlock everything else available!

Blazing Beaks – May 7

Get your beak into this roguelite title!

A roguelite where too much greed can be fatal. A colorful world with armed birds blazing their way through piles of mutants, monsters, and creepy creatures. Lots of mysteries to unravel, secrets to discover and levels to explore.

Chroma Quaternion – May 7

Optimised for Xbox Series S/X, indulge in this expansive RPG

There has been a barrage of KEMCO titles smashing onto Xbox of late, here is another one to scratch your itch. In a world with four kingdoms, each coloured by a season, where roles are granted by the Quadeities, strange happenings suddenly threaten the peace there. A quest begins to find each one’s calling in this intrigued fate and journey through the kingdoms to get to the bottom of the mystery!

Make use of up to three roles per character to enjoy the variety in skills, effects and even costumes. In turn-based battles, you can charge special orbs to use Act Over and launch up to four continuous actions. It’s fun just to watch the charm of pixel arts in this fantasy JRPG!

Flowing Lights – May 7

How are your reactions and reflexes, here is the ultimate test!

Designed to be easy to learn and difficult to master, Flowing Lights is a game for players who like a challenge with puzzle elements coupled with some retro arcade gameplay. Each fight can be won with 4 levels of achievement: C, B, A and S. Ranks A and S can only be achieved by completing all Combos, which adds new challenges for the best players. However, the game is easily accessible with playable tutorials and training modes.

Infestor – May 7

Back to the old skool!

If you love retro titles and platformers to boot, then you may want to check out Infestor. You play as a little green space alien invading your way across the colony. However, since there are many physical obstacles in your way, you must gain control of the human inhabitants and use their powerful bodies to perform tasks that are beyond your tiny stature.

Kursk – May 7

Submerge yourself into the missions of K-141 Kursk

KURSK is the first-ever adventure and documentary video game inspired by real events. You assume the role of a spy who finds way on the Russian nuclear submarine K-141 Kursk. Your task is to collect secret information about the revolutionary Shkval supercavitating torpedoes.

Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition – May 7

Another roguelite to add to your collection

Nongunz is a roguelite action-platformer. Battle grotesque creatures, kill quickly to maintain your combo meter, and rescue worshipers to become part of your idle army to buy upgrades. Enhanced for Xbox One X and Xbox Series X/S. Will this retro title draw you in?

Resident Evil Village – May 7

Lights on or off while you play this? You’re brave either way!

It goes without saying that a lot of gamers have been waiting for this. It also makes for this week’s biggest release for sure. In the eighth entry to the franchise, Resident Evil Village finally creeps its way to the world on May 7th 2021. With stupendously detailed visuals, enthralling storytelling and intense jump-scare moments, Resident Evil Village will have you on edge the entire time. Following on from the story of Resident Evil 7 – Biohazard and set a few years later, what will you uncover? Ethan Winters and his wife Mia have moved on and all seems peaceful, or is it?

Hood: Outlaws and Legends – May 7 (With Preorder)

Sharpen your blades, it’s going to get bloody out there!

Gamers will have the opportunity to grab new release Hood: Outlaws and Legends three days early with a preorder of the title. The rest of the patient players can bag a copy on May 10th 2021. In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.

Daystrike Camo Xbox Controller Launches

They actually made an invisible controller!

Unveiled way back in March, the Daystrike Camo was shown off as the latest must have Xbox Controller. Pushed as a new generation controller, it is compatible across the Xbox Family and will also work with Windows 10 PC’s which have bluetooth enabled. They are available across major retailers and the Microsoft Store, be warned though they will sell like hotcakes so be quick!

And that was this Week’s Xbox Rapid Report

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