The Summer Spotlight is back and it’s time to celebrate! From July 25 to September 4 the Xbox Store will have over 30 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like Fortnite, Tacoma, and Sonic Mania. That means new games every week, so be sure to check my blog or the Xbox Store every Tuesday to discover all of the new games to play.

To celebrate the Summer Spotlight, I will be giving away an Xbox One S, accessories, copies of every Summer Spotlight title + more. Details below!

Here are the confirmed Summer Spotlight titles:

July 14
Serial Cleaner

July 19
What Remains of Edith Finch
Moonhunters
Gigantic Ultimate Bundle

July 21
Conga Master

July 25
Fable Fortune
Infinite Minigolf
Aven Colony
Fortnite

July 26
Vostok Inc (coming soon)
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure (pre-order)
Gridd: Retroenhanced (pre-order)
Pressure Overdrive (coming soon)

July 28
Super CloudBuilt (pre-order)
Cyber Complex (pre-order)

This post will be updated as new titles are added and/or released. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to get updates, find out about special giveaways, and much more. Enjoy the kick off of our Summer Spotlight this week, and be sure to visit Xbox Wire over the next few weeks for in-depth looks at some of the biggest titles to play this summer!

Also, Xbox Live Rewards members can earn 4,000 Rewards Credits for diving into these releases featured in Summer Spotlight. Click here for more information on the Xbox Live Rewards Summer Spotlight program.

Summer Spotlight Giveaway

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is watch the Summer Spotlight trailer below and register using the below form:

Summer Spotlight Giveaway

Check out the prizes:

Note: I’m using a new method for contest entry – Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What are the rules?

Register to enter using the guidance above. Click here to see the full list of Microsoft Major Nelson Promotions Official Rules.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT on Tuesday, 05 September. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 06 September. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Content: Cyber Complex 
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Game Description: Cyber Complex is a unique mix of Strategy, Tower Defense and Arcade elements in a 60s-style Sci-Fi setting. Let’s call it a #PAC-TICS Game! Be part of the resistance and unveil V-Eyes conspiracy plans. Log yourself into the cyberspace grid and learn how to capture Clusters, produce helping Nodes and avoid enemy Scanners! Select between Campaign, Survival, Local 2P Coop / Versus modes and evolve your Pac-Tics! Hack through infinite different stages and bossfights. Unlock Mods and upgrade your H4C-Kit to match your playstyle.

Purchase Cyber Complex  for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Polarity Flow
Publisher: Polarity Flow
Website: Cyber Complex
Twitter: @s1zemusic

Content: Rugby League Live 4
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Game Description: Rugby League Live 4 features a variety of tactics giving you a choice of dynamic attacking options to outsmart the defense, a deep career mode that spans multiple decades, create your own stadiums, logos, players and teams and share them online across all supported platforms. Over 100 teams, 300 NRL players with photorealistic likenesses, and up to date 2017 rosters and team jerseys.

Purchase Rugby League Live 4 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Alternative Software
Publisher: Home Entertainment Suppliers P/L
Website: Rugby League Live 4
Twitter: @trublugames / @RLliveuk

Content: Super Cloudbuilt
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Game Description: Take on the role of Demi, a young soldier who wakes up in the empty shell of a ruined building, in a strange new world, disconnected from her old life and physical body. With each new challenge she overcomes, Demi slowly pieces together the future now laid out before her. Run through expansive worlds floating above a vast abyss, use your rocket-powered exo-suit to explore hidden paths and collect power ups to boost your performance. Try your hand at over 200 challenges and 3 game modes.

Purchase Super Cloudbuilt for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: CoilworksDouble Eleven Limited
Publisher: Double Eleven Limited
Website: Super Cloudbuilt
Twitter: @coilworks / @DoubleElevenLtd

Content: Dead Alliance 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/28/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Dead Alliance is a fast-paced, multiplayer first-person zombie shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, where former military bases have been turned into the only remaining city-states. Build your squad and take strategic control of bases across maps infected with zombies, using the dead themselves as weapons against your opposing faction. Armed with a variety of loadouts that range from guns to pheromone grenades, you’ll face off against enemy armies and gruesome, human-eating killers – all while attempting to capture and control as many bases as possible. The world is a wasteland, and your only hope for survival is to use the dead…or join them.

Includes bonus “Rapid Dominance” pre-order content.

Try the Dead Alliance: Multiplayer Beta

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Dead Alliance – This bundle includes Dead Alliance: Full Game Upgrade, Dead Alliance: Multiplayer Edition and Dead Alliance: “Rapid Dominance” Pack.

Dead Alliance: Multiplayer Edition – This is the multiplayer only version of the game. Does not include single player content.

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Content: ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS
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Game Description: SUPER SIDEKICKS is a soccer game released by SNK in 1992. This is the very first realistic-looking soccer game released for the NEOGEO system. Use a variety of techniques such as dribbling and passing to compete against the best teams from around the world! Take part in exhilarating matches on your way to seizing the Champion Cup!

Purchase ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: SNK
Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation
Website: ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS
Twitter: @SNKPofficial / @HAMSTER_Corp

Content: The Sims 4 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (11/16/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities. Choose their fashions, select their hairstyles, and give them life aspirations. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect homes with the all-new room-based Build Mode, choosing your favorite designs and décor. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and shape the rich and entertaining moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with unique environments and travel to neighborhoods where you can visit venues and meet other interesting Sims.

There are 2 versions of The Sims 4 available for pre-order –  Click each link for more details or see below.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

The Sims 4 Standard Edition – This bundle includes the game. Pre-order and get The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs, more fashion, and bonus décor!

The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition – This bundle includes the game and Deluxe Party Edition content featuring Life of the Party Digital Content, Up All Night Digital Content and Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content. Pre-order and get up to 3 days of early access and The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs!

Content: Canadian Football 2017
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Game Description: Fast, explosive offensive action, we have it all in our Canadian gridiron simulation title that brings to fans everything they love about how Canucks have been playing the game for more than 100 years. That means 12 players, 3 downs, 20 seconds, and no fair catch eh.

Purchase Canadian Football 2017 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Canuck Play
Publisher: Canuck Play
Website: Canadian Football 2017
Twitter: @CanuckGS

Content: GRIDD: Retroenhanced
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Game Description: GRIDD: Retroenhanced is an intense arcade-style cyberpunk hacking shoot ’em up with an incredible soundtrack, procedurally generated elements, and electric visuals.

Pilot your craft to hack through an evolving set of punishing enemies, deadly lasers, and other fiendish obstacles as you attempt to take down an unrelenting security mainframe to take out the system’s AI, and cement your place on the leaderboard! Inspired by cyberpunk dystopian films, early home computing, and a pulsing synthwave soundtrack from Dream Fiend, Gridd takes a classic bygone era and evolves it into a modern arcade experience.

Purchase GRIDD: Retroenhanced for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Antab Studio
Publisher: Kongregate
Website: GRIDD: Retroenhanced
Twitter: @AntabStudio / @kongregate