2023 has been off to a strong start for Xbox players. From sci-fi pioneer Dead Space to Resident Evil 4, long-awaited remakes were showered with praise by fans and critics alike. On TheXboxHub, we definitely relished revisiting Capcom’s iconic survival horror classic. Lesser-known gems, such as the Russian shooter Atomic Heart, have also made their way to the top.
And the gift shall keep on giving, as many more heavy hitters are slated for release this year. So, are you eagerly waiting to pick up an intergalactic fight as a Jedi Knight? Or would you rather explore the ins and outs of Hogwarts? Let’s check out some of the most exciting upcoming titles to hit the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was on everyone’s lips back in 2019. The perfect embodiment of what it feels like to be a Jedi, this action-adventure game picks up five years after the events told in Episode III. But while Fallen Order was pretty buggy upon launch, the game quickly redeemed itself to become an unmitigated fan favorite. Can Star Wars Jedi: Survivor live up to the lofty expectations set by its forerunner, thus?
The next installment in the series sets out to be as massive as its predecessor — and even more spectacular. Survivor will push the intensity and immersion to the max by featuring more expansive maps than ever before and taking lightsabre combat to the next level through five brand-new fully realized stances. And the long wait is coming to a close at last, as that epic Star Wars adventure finally lands on Xbox on April 28.
If you haven’t heard of Hogwarts Legacy, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past few months. The ultimate experience all Potterheads had been waiting for is undeniably this year’s biggest success story. According to IGN, Hogwarts Legacy sold over 12 million units barely two weeks into its launch. And that magical debut was just a start since this action RPG is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on May 5 before dropping on Nintendo Switch in July.
Set in the wizarding world crafted by J.K. Rowling, Hogwarts Legacy is a wet dream for all Harry Potter fans. From brewing potions to riding mythical hippogriffs and befriending fellow schoolmates, players can live the Hogwarts life to the fullest. Wannabe wizards and witches may also explore a range of iconic locations, casting the Revelio spell to unearth some of Hogwarts’ best-hidden secrets buried deep within the Forbidden Forest or the Hogsmeade Village.
Like a Dragon Gaiden
Formerly known as Yakuza, the Like a Dragon franchise has been quite prolific recently. Sega surprised all hardcore fans of the series with the worldwide release of Like a Dragon Ishin!, a Japan-exclusive spin-off set in the late Edo period. And the reformed mobsters are returning once more in 2023. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will center around Kazuma Kiryu, shining lights on his whereabouts between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Smaller in scale than other mainline entries, this new installation will most likely pave the way for Like a Dragon 8. But while little else is known about its overarching narrative, Gaiden is bound to rely on the franchise’s brand of combat and exploration.
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The Xbox has a lot in store for gamers this year. And many more triple-A titles will grace our screens in the coming months. Much-anticipated sequels like Diablo IV, Street Fighter 6, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Hollow Knight: Silksong will feed players with hundreds of hours of content. 2023 will also see the release of smashing hits in the making, such as cyberpunk indie title Lies of P and sci-fi juggernaut Starfield. So, which game are you playing day one?