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Xbox Series X launch games: All titles confirmed so far for day one

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The Xbox Series X launch games are really taking shape now, especially as we now have the Xbox Series X release date and price. Although the biggest benefit of being an Xbox Series X gamer - or Xbox Series S for that matter - is taking advantage of Xbox Game Pass, there are a few confirmed Xbox Series X launch games for day one. Take a look at all the Xbox Series X launch games confirmed so far:

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Take to the seas with Viking warrior Eivor on day one of the next Xbox generation as Assassin's Creed Valhalla has been confirmed as one of the Xbox Series X launch games. Set in the Dark Ages in England, our Viking clan have arrived in Britain with the aim of settling, but to do so they'll need to forge bonds, battle, and learn how to survive in a new land. 

Watch Dogs Legion

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Watch Dogs Legion is another confirmed Xbox Series X launch game from Ubisoft, and also another set in the UK. Offering up an alternative future London, post-Brexit nightmare, with technology taking over, you'll be able to build your own Dedsec rebellion, choosing your crew from the entire population of the English capital. That's right, any NPC can become a playable character in Watch Dogs Legion, so bring on the granny anarchists. 

Dirt 5

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Dirt 5 is also confirmed for the Xbox Series X launch, and is doing something a little different for the series - notably a campaign mode complete with narration from Nolan North and Troy Baker. Of course, also expect the same level of mad off-road racing from Codemasters, with trails including some of the most iconic worldwide routes, and tonnes of vehicles to test drive too. 

Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon

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The next title in the main Yakuza series has also been solidified as one of the Xbox Series X launch games. Yakuza: Like a Dragon - aka Yakuza 7 - is coming to the Xbox Series S and X on day one, allowing you to explore the streets of Yokohama, Japan in a brand new RPG-focused title that combines the intense brawls the series is known for with a new adventure with a fresh hero. 

Tetris Effect: Connected 

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Tetris Effect is coming to the Xbox Series X and S in the form of Tetris Effect: Connected. This re-release not only brings you the beautiful, immersive Tetris Effect experience, but also introduces a new multiplayer modes based for co-op, as well as local and online multiplayer. It's an absolute joy for ears and eyes. 

Gears Tactics

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Having launched on PC earlier this year, the strategy game Gears Tactics is now arriving on Xbox consoles, and is set for a day one release on Xbox Series X. It takes the classic Gears of War gameplay and merges it with turn-based combat with dramatic effects. It's even a prequel to the first Gears of War game, so plenty to be excited about.


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The juggernaut that is Fortnite is launching for the Xbox Series X from day one, for free of course - as is the norm for Epic's... well epic. It's arriving with ray tracing support and super-snazzy graphics so prepare yourself for next-gen Fortnite this November. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Okay, okay, so technically Black Ops Cold War arrives the day after the Xbox Series X and S release date, but that's still basically a launch game right? You'll just have to wait like 24 hours to play it - give or take deliveries and launch timings. Black Ops Cold War is the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, and it's going back to the 80s. Frank Woods, Alex Mason, and Russell Adler are teaming up again for the campaign, there's the usually high-octane multiplayer to look forward to, and zombies is making a return again. 

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