Xbox Store Today: Star Hammer: Vanguard Prophecy, Solar Shifter EX, Obliteracers, more

It’s time to close out the week with another Xbox Games Store update. Today, Xbox One owners can choose from a quartet of new titles…

First up is Solar Shifter EX, a side-scrolling “bullet hell” shooter where players can use a special jump drive to phase out of trouble. On the other side of the galaxy we’ve got Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, a tactical space shooter where players control a fleet of unique space vehicles in all-out war.

Also available this week is Obliteracers, an eight-player kart racer for all ages. And finally, Nightmares From the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call is yet another hidden object game, this time focusing on an “ancient conflict” at the Caribbean Naval Museum.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break.

Xbox One Games

Solar Shifter EX ($9.99)
Warp into action with Solar Shifter EX. Man your ship and dive into fierce combat situations in space and over beautiful and distant planet surfaces. Solar Shifter EX is a sci-fi shoot ’em up with the unique ability to “shift.”‘ Your only weapon is your ship: The Phase Shifter has been outfitted with a one-of-a-kind jump drive that lets you warp out of tough situations at will, a technique which will challenge you of to your limits when surviving the masses of enemies coming at you from all sides in this true bullet hell.

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy ($19.99)
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a game of 3D tactical space battles. Play your part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions, or create your own scenarios in skirmish mode battles. Six classes of assaults ships are yours to command. Make precision strikes with the swift Swordfish Raiders, or lead from the bridge of a hulking Kraken Dreadnought. Change your tactics as you order reinforcements with stun guns, guided missiles, unmanned fighter drones and single-focus DEW beams.

Obliteracers ($13.99)
Race brutal-cute aliens on exotic planets, using weapon powerups and physics-based vehicles to annihilate your competition in frantic round-based combat. Addictive racing mayhem for all ages featuring brutal-cute aliens, exotic locations and absurd weapon powerups. Squeeze eight local players onto the same screen. Battle friends and family on the couch, compete against others online, or play career mode solo against punishing bots.

Nightmares From the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call ($9.99)
When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. Inside the package she finds an artifact, and instantly assailants descend on the museum to rob her. The artifact is stolen. Sarah lowers her head in disbelief as she realizes that again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep.

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