I don’t know why, but games starring disembodied heads seem to be a perennial favorite of developers everywhere. I remember being absolutely baffled by Zombie Nation back in the 1980s, and Double Fine is continuing this weird and wacky tradition in 2016 with Headlander. Now available to download for the Xbox One, Headlander asks players to guide the universe’s last known human “through a hostile world of machines using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body.”
Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Bombing Busters, an overhead action game that bears more than a slight resemblance to the Bomberman franchise.
Finally this week, Xbox One owners will be able to download Wheels of Aurelia, an “interactive fiction” adventure that takes place in the 1970s as Lella explores the roadways of the western coast of Italy.
More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Xbox One Games
You are the last known human in the universe, and all that’s left of you is a disembodied head. Seeking clues to your fractured past, you must travel through a hostile world of machines using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body. As you launch from one body to the next, you’ll start to discover that things are not quite what they appear to be, and the fate of humanity has yet to be decided…
Bombing Busters ($6.99)
Bomb oodles of nasty critters in a series of 30 wicked mazes! Defeat hellish bosses in heroic fights! Play solo or against other players in merciless battles! Embark on a hilarious journey with the witty Dr. Wallow to conquer the galaxy in this explosively fun arcade game! Features five picturesque worlds with 30 wicked mazes and a huge bestiary of critters to blast.
Wheels of Aurelia ($9.99)
A narrative road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s, it tells the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy, the famous “Via Aurelia.” This is an interactive fiction game in the shape of an isometric racer and with a focus on replayability: every playthrough lasts about fifteen minutes and there are sixteen different endings to discover. Based on your choices and the places you’ll decide to visit you may end up in car chases, illegal street races, or in tense debates with a catholic priest, and more from a cast of characters that you have never met before in a video game.
Yesterday Origins ($39.99)
Discover the latest adventure from Pendulo Studios, creators of the Runaway series. Join immortals John Yesterday and Pauline Petit in Yesterday Origins, and experience an epic adventure through time and across the world in a story full of intrigue and unexpected twists. Yesterday Origins features an original storyline taking players through different time periods while mixing several genres: investigation, thriller, history and the occult.
Clouds & Sheep 2 ($9.99)
Solve countless quests and fulfill your wooly friends’ needs. Plant grass, flowers, trees and shear your animals’ different-colored wool to stock up your resources. Collect happy stars, harvest wood and flower petals and use them to provide your flock with food, accessories, toys and more! Control the clouds and make it rain to ensure your sheep never run out of fresh water to drink. If your sheep feel happy and content, they’ll bring tiny lambs into the world. Do everything you can to keep your sheep happy and healthy to prevent them from becoming big, cottony clouds in the sky.