Xbox Games Showcase (July 23): The Gameplay Trailers You Need to See

Xbox Games Showcase 2020


The latest next-gen war is now in full swing.

Sony made sure to showcase the PlayStation 5 and its fresh lineup of 1st- and 3rd-party games during an exciting livestream back in June. Microsoft came out with their 3rd-party guns even earlier than that. But now they’re ready to unveil the exclusive titles that many are hoping will give them a reason to invest in the Xbox Series X platform. Those brand new games will get the world premiere treatment during today’s (July 23) Xbox Games Showcase. Master Chief will come along for the ride during an extended gameplay demo of Halo: Infinite alongside a slew of other games that will define Xbox’s bright future.

Check out all the gameplay trailers below to see what was shown off to the gaming world during the latest Xbox Games Showcase.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

Square Enix’s beloved JRPG franchise is making its grand debut on Xbox with the release of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. This upgraded version of the game comes with a retro 16-bit mode, extra playable character scenarios, different audio options for the soundtrack, and a Japanse voice acting option. Fans can look forward to playing it on their Xbox One as it will launch on Game Pass upon its release. That release will take place on December 4, 2020.


This upcoming free to play, first-person shooter lets players compete in all-out wars on the planet of Omecha. The intense action within Exomecha takes place in lush environments and utilizes massive mechs, cool gadgets, and powerful abilities. Besides the game’s team- and objective-based modes, Exomecha will feature a fresh spin on battle royale to boot. Exomecha will launch sometime in 2021.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world experience within the Watch Dogs franchise got the new trailer treatment during this Xbox livestream. You probably have a clear idea of what this game entails already – this latest piece of gameplay footage provided a closer look at what that content entails. Watch Dogs: Legion is set for launch on October 29, 2020.

Echo Generation

Developer Cococucumber debuted footage of its upcoming turn-based adventure game, Echo Generation. After a mysterious object crashes near a small Canadian town, adults start disappearing and strange events begin to occur. Now it’s up to a group of curious kids to save the day. You can look forward to its release in 2021.

Hello Neighbor 2

Hello Neighbor 2 revolves around a local journalist who embarks upon a tense investigation within a creepy neighbor’s home. A missing person’s report pushes that journalist to come across a terrifying crow-like individual who keeps you on your toes as you make your return to the town of Raven Brooks.


A slew of upcoming Xbox indie titles, such as The Artful Escape, Shredders, 12 Minutes, Tunic, and The Ascent, was shown off during this exciting highlight reel.

Balan Wonderworld

Famed developer Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog, Nights into Dreams) showed off the brand new 3D action-platformer he’s creating on behalf of Square Enix, Bajan Wonderland. The bizarre world of Wonderland makes you the headlining participant of 12 different show tales. You’ll have the ability to don 80 different attires and use their unique abilities to solve puzzles as you play through each tale. Bajan Wonderland is set for launch in spring 2021.

Halo Infinite

Debut footage of Master Chief’s latest galaxy-spanning adventure was finally shown off in full. Development studio 343 Industries gave fans a bite-sized glimpse at Halo: Infinite’s gameplay, which looks to be a welcome return to the series’ roots. This brand new franchise entry is set to include a full-fledged campaign, a massive multiplayer mode suite, and the return of Forge mode. Halo: Infinite is set for launch in holiday 2020.

State of Decay 3

The post-apocalyptic zombie survival series State of Decay is back and slated for release on Xbox Series X.

Forza Motorsport

Turn 10 Studios’ gorgeous racing simulator franchise will look even better than ever now that it’s coming to Xbox Series X.


Rare’s brand new IP, Everwild, was revealed to be coming to Xbox Series X.

Tell Me Why

Dontnod Entertainment’s upcoming narrative-based adventure Tell Me Why is launching for Xbox One and PC (Steam, Microsoft Store) with its first chapter on August 27.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

An enhanced version of this beloved side-scrolling platformer is coming to Xbox Series X with 4k and 120fps graphical capabilities.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

The first DLC expansion for The Outer Worlds, Peril on Gorgon, will arrive on Xbox One and PC on September 9, 2020.


Grounded’s release isn’t that far away – you can look forward to going small and exploring a backyard full of enormous threats on July 28, 2020.


Developer Obsidian Entertainment unveiled their upcoming first-person RPG set within the mythical realm of Eora, Avowed.

As Dusk Falls

As Dusk Falls is an interactive drama that follows the entangled destinies of two families over a span of 30 years. After a botched robbery takes place in Arizona, your follow-up narrative choices are used to impact the lives of the people involved in it.

Psychonauts 2

Double Fine Productions showed off new gameplay footage for its trippy platformer Psychonauts 2, which will feature the musical stylings of the one and only Jack Black.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Destiny 2’s latest expansion is making its way over to current- and next-gen Xbox consoles with players having the ability to wield the power of the Darkness, Stasis. This DLC chapter is slated for release on November 10, 2020.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

The classic survival FPS series S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is making its grand return on Xbox Series X.

Wahammer 40,000: Darktide

The developers behind the Warhammer: Vermintide games are venturing into a new title with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, a 4-player co-op experience that places a group of players in the hive city of Tertium.

Tetris Effect: Connected

This updated edition of Tetris Effect will arrive on Xbox Series X in holiday 2020 and feature brand new co-op and local/online competitive multiplayer modes. These gameplay additions are set to arrive on other console versions of the game in summer 2021.

The Gunk

The creators of SteamWorld revealed their newest IP, The Gunk. You’ll be tasked with exploring an alien world full of dangerous terrain, vicious foes, and challenging puzzles during this extraterrestrial adventure.

The Medium

The Medium was given some time to showcase its dual reality capabilities, which means the gameplay of two different realms can both be played out and displayed simultaneously.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

SEGA is going even bigger with Phantasy Star Online 2 by producing a next-gen expansion that will offer larger environments to explore, expanded character movesets, bigger monsters to fell, and so much more. This massive expansion is set for release in 2021.

Crossfire X

Debut footage of Crossfire X’s single-player campaign was shown off, which will focus on the global conflict between two warring mercenary factions – the Global Risk and Black List.


Playground Games’ long-rumored new Fable game was finally unveiled for Xbox Series X.

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