The Week In Games: Xenoblade Strikes Back

Illustration for article titled The Week In Games: Xenoblade Strikes Back

Xeno is Greek for “foreigner,” though Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hardly seems like a stranger at this point.


A cult classic in the PS1 era with Xenogears, a lackluster trilogy of vague prequels with the PS2's Xenosaga, and then a series stumbling toward renewed JRPG greatness across three different Nintendo platforms in the modern era. Clearly Monolith Soft co-founder and series creator Tetsuya Takahashi managed to do something right all those years ago since people keep clamoring for more Xeno games, including me, even when we should know better.

Fortunately, whether on purpose or not, Takahashi and his colleagues picked the perfect time to give it another go since the start of December is all but dead, unless you count the inordinate number of ports currently flooding the Switch. Here’s everything else that’s coming out.

Tuesday, November 28

  • Resident Evil Revelations — Switch
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 — Switch
  • Black Mirror — Xbox One
  • Bystander — PC

Wednesday, November 29

  • Attack of the Bugs — PC

Thursday, November 30

  • Arcade Archives Traverse USA — Switch
  • MUJO — Switch
  • OPUS: The Day We Found Earth — Switch
  • Serial Cleaner — Switch
  • Syberia 2 — Switch

Friday, December 1

  • SOMA — Xbox One
  • Seven: The Days Long Gone — PC
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 — Switch
  • Doom VFR — PS VR
  • Blue Angles Aerobatic Flight Simulator — Xbox One
  • Sky Force Reloaded — Xbox One

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 5

  • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package — PS4
  • Nine Parchments — PS4, Switch, PC
  • Steep - Road to the Olympics — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection — Xbox One, PS4
  • Caveman Warriors — Switch
  • Nine Parchments — Switch
  • This Is the Police — Switch

Thursday, December 7

  • Nine Parchments — PS4
  • Human: Fall Flat — Switch
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive — Switch

Friday, December 8

  • Hello Neighbor — Xbox One, PC, Mac
  • Tokyo Xanadu eX+ — PS4, PC

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at



Didn’t know Witch Academia was coming up so soon. Looks like it might be a decent JRpg. Crossing my fingers that Bandai Namco doesn’t Bork it somehow.