The Games of October

Week of 10/1

WRC 7 (PS4/XB1): The racing game dominating the genre is back, this year with more impressive and aggressive cars than ever before! With over a dozen faithfully recreated environments, WRC 7 offers fans of rallying a lifelike experience unseen in other racing games. Improved graphics, intense sensations and a diverse range of content promises a spectacular entry into the World Rally Championship!

The Hunter – Call of the Wild (PS4/XB1): Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison, down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness. Every inch of the 50-square mile world is crafted using Apex, award-winning technology crafted by Avalanche Studios during a decade of developing explosive action games. In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options – cooperative and competitive – for up to 8 players. Share the ultimate hunting experience, and earn those bragging rights!

Culdcept Revolt (3DS): As the Culdcept series celebrates its 20th Anniversary, the addictive card game-meets-board game is back, bigger and better than ever with hundreds of new cards, inventive boards, and exciting multiplayer. Follow Allen, a new recruit for the rebel Free Bat forces as you fight for freedom from the tyranny of Count Kraniss. Build your deck, create new strategies, and dominate the board in Culdcept Revolt!

Mario & Luigi – Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS): The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. In this renewed classic, Mario and Luigi journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peach’s voice. Control Mario and Luigi simultaneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. Pay heed to the enemy’s patterns and time your reactions right to land satisfying counterblows. Included in this remake is the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions. Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you fight to locate your missing leader!

Layton’s Mystery Journey – Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy (3DS): Celebrate 10 years of mystery solving with the latest entry into the PROFESSOR LAYTON series, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.  When Professor Hershel Layton goes missing, it’s up to his daughter, Katrielle, to figure out what’s going on! As Kat, explore different environments and solve a collection of different puzzles that will get you closer to finding your father. Uncover secrets and crack the code – every solution requires an outside-the-box, Layton-like way of thinking!

Week of 10/8

VR Karts (PSVR): The chequered flag is about to drop on a new Virtual Reality racing experience! Get in the drivers’ seat of your own customised kart and race against other players. Race through stunning environments, collect power ups and use weapons to gain the upper hand over other racers. VR Karts is a fun and family-friendly racing game designed specifically for Virtual Reality.

The Invisible Hours (PSVR):  A group of strangers receive a curious invitation from enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla, offering each of them the chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings. When the last guest arrives at Tesla’s isolated mansion laboratory, they find him dead – murdered. The Invisible Hours is a complex murder mystery in VR in the style of immersive theater, in which players freely explore and observe an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling mansion – in order to untangle the dark truth at its heart.

Soldam – Drop, Connect Erase (Switch): Play one of the original tile-matching games from the 90’s! Dispatch Games brings back the Jaleco arcade classic with, Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase. The game has been refreshed with updated graphics and gameplay, but retains its arcade charm with it’s catchy music and unique style that have been fan favorites for many years.

Raid – World War II (PS4/XB1): An action-packed four player cooperative shooter set during a time when the Nazi war machine was still winning, and hope was in short supply. During the worldwide fight against evil, four prisoners of war are found in a raid on a Gestapo jail. They have been freed by a “Mrs. White,” a secret British intelligence agent, who needs someone to take down Hitler and his Third Reich once and for all. Not every part of the war effort is noble. In fact, Mrs. White has something else in mind for the squad. Players will fight for their freedom via sabotage, robberies and assassinations of the Nazi Party. If they’re stealing from the Nazis, why not get rich on the side?

Cyberdimension Neptunia – 4 Goddesses Online (PS4): Stock up on your Nepbull, because Vert’s inviting you on a dungeon raid! In this hack n’ slash adventure everyone’s favorite four Goddesses enter an online fantasy game world inspired by…themselves! Joined by the CPU Candidates, you’ll fight in 4-person real-time brawls, unleash devastating Awakening Skills, customize with tons of cosmetic accessories, and even play online with others!

Tiny Barbarians DX (Switch): Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX is the action-packed adventure of one Barbarian’s quest for vengeance. Can you cleave your enemies’ skulls, plunder all the booty and rescue the barbarienne of your dreams? Featuring four lengthy episodes with outrageous landscapes, dramatic boss battles and secret surprises combined with hidden health-power-ups, valuable coins and mysterious diamonds to collect as you try to beat your high scores. Two-player cooperative mode to double your barbarian brawn along with other bonus game modes.

Raiden V – Directors Cut (PS4): Extreme Graphics – Raiden V: Director’s Cut features full 1080p support to bring every explosion, missile attack, and boss kill to earth shattering realism on HDTV’s and monitors! Tri View HUD – Raiden V: Director’s Cut reaches new levels of frenetic and heart pounding action as game play, real-time game status changes, and command center data continuously updates you on the action! Multiplayer – First time ever, local 2 players cooperative play! New Ships – 3 Unique Ships with different strengths and weapons. Extra Levels – Director’s Cut exclusive levels.

Middle Earth – Shadow of War (PS4/XB1): The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor-winner of over 50 industry awards-arrives the August, continuing the original story of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must now go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. Experience a richer and more personal world full of new enemy types, stronger personalities and deeper stories-anyone you face can now evolve from a lowly soldier to a mighty overlord. Personal nemesis or ally. In Middle-Earth: Shadow of War nothing will be forgotten.

Touhou Kobuto V – Burst Battle (PS4/Switch): Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of your favorite Touhou characters and join the fray. Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play. Return to the World of Touhou – Jump back into the world of Touhou and play as some of your favorite characters. Enjoy English in-game text.

The Evil Within 2 (PS4/XB1):  From mastermind Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within 2 takes the acclaimed franchise to a new level with its unique blend of psychological thrills and true survival horror. You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around you. Will you face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shad-ows to survive?

Week of 10/15

NBA 2K18 (Switch): Play with 62 of the NBA’s greatest teams from the past, including 17 new additions. Pit your favorite classic roster against current NBA teams, replay epic Finals matchups, find out if Shaq & Kobe can compete with the great Lakers teams of the past, or matchup the ’97-98 Bulls against the ’15-16 Warriors to settle the argument once and for all. The possibilities are endless. INTERNET CONNECTION & MICRO-SD CARD REQUIRED (MINIMUM 32GB)

Gran Turismo Sport (PS4): Welcome to the future of motorsports – the definitive motor racing experience is back and better than ever only on PlayStation 4. Available in 4K HDR Wide Color at 60 FPS with the PS4 PRO, Gran Turismo Sport is the world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up to bring global, online competitions sanctioned by the highest governing body of international motorsports, the FIA (Federation International Automobile). Create your legacy as you represent and compete for your home country or favorite manufacturer. PSVR Compatible!

Dungeons III (PS4/XB1): Unleash your dark side by creating a unique underground dungeon from a huge array of rooms, traps and structures. Raise the most terrifying army the world has ever seen, by choosing from despicable creatures such as orcs, succubae, zombies and much, much more. Then, once you have built your forces, emerge from the darkness and guide your army to the light of the overworld, where you will corrupt the land and dispatch anything even vaguely heroic, cute or unicorn-shaped. And in a first for the Dungeons series, experience randomly generated levels, so that no two sessions are alike – never-ending fun for any evil conqueror!

Real Farm (PS4/XB1): Grow your way to success in Real Farm, the most immersive agricultural sim around. Explore the 4K countryside and make it yours. Begin this unique farming experience with almost nothing or take over an existing farm. Manage the land, crops, animals and staff and reap the riches you sow. Grow from farm hand to agricultural A-list in Career Mode. Plough straight in with pick-up-and-play controls and a comprehensive tutorial. Drive and maintain a massive array of farm vehicles and machinery.

Rouge Trooper Redux (PS4/XB1): A pioneering tactical shooter and landmark comic book adaptation, Rogue Trooper is back, remastered and revitalised in true high definition. Experience acclaimed combat and explosive third person action in this BAFTA-nominated tale of betrayal and revenge at the far reaches of the galaxy. You are the last Genetic Infantryman (GI). Bred for war and betrayed by your superiors at the Quartz Zone Massacre, you stalk the battlefield as a one-man squad, carrying the sentient biochips of three fallen soldiers in your rifle, pack and helmet. Your mission? Fight your way across the chemical-blasted wastes of Nu-Earth – a planet ravaged by an endless apocalyptic war – in search of the Traitor General… and payback!

WWE 2K18 (PS4/XB1): WWE fans, sports gamers, and fighting game fanatics – the biggest video game franchise in WWE history is back with WWE 2K18! The most realistic WWE video game experience just became more intense with the addition of eight man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A brand-new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before!

Elex (PS4/XB1): ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe that puts players into a huge, seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

South Park – The Fractured But Whole (PS4/XB1/PC): From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an outrageous sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth. In the quiet mountain town of South Park, darkness has spread across the land. An entire squad of superheroes will rise to combat this evil, led by a nocturnal scavenger sworn to clean the trash can of South Park society. Create your superhero and use your superpowers to save South Park so Coon and Friends can take their rightful place as the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled, and get the movie deal they so richly deserve.

Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch/3DS): Heroes from across the Fire Emblem universe collide! Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team.

Week of 10/22

Poi – Explorer Edition (Switch): Embark on a classic 3D platforming adventure as you set sail on an airship to collect Explorer Medallions and unravel the mysteries of the Milky Way Globe. Explore uncharted lands, and meet wild new characters, while on a journey to collect all the medallions and become a true Master Explorer! Explorer Edition Exclusives: Unlockable Soundtrack and Digital Art Book, New costumes and hats only available within the “Explorer Edition” & Joy-Con motion control and HD rumble support.

SingStar Celebration (PS4): Hit the high notes with the latest in the popular singing series which can turn you into a dazzling diva or wannabe rock god. Party hard and belt out your favourite, upbeat tracks – and get the party started with a selection of toe-tapping modes. No mic? No worries – combine your smartphone with the microphone app, and get ready for your big moment.

Rugby 18 (PS4/XB1): Take control of the best players in the world, and live out all the excitement and tension of the greatest matches in rugby history. RUGBY 18 features faithfully recreated official championships and intuitive gameplay to place you directly in the center of the action. Build your own fantasy team and play through a variety of game modes, competing on or offline with friends!

Nights of Azure 2 – Bride of the New Moon (PS4/Switch): Enter aworld plagued by shadows and dark demons in GustStudios’ Dark Action RPG. The story unfolds in a fictional, demon-ridden Western European city towards the end of the 19th century and follows Alushe, a knight protector who was ambushed and killed while guarding her childhood friend and Curia Priestess, Liliana. Alushais brought back to life as an artificial half-demon by the New Curia, a religious organization with dark ties, and wakes up to find her friend missing. Set out to find Lilliana and learn the shocking truth behind the mysterious Queen of the Moon and the terrifying fate that awaits your friend.

Just Dance 2018 (PS4/XB1/Switch): Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance® 2018! Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks of the year, including “24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side,” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Chantaje,” by Shakira Ft. Maluma, and many more! All you need is your smartphone to start the party. With the revamped World Dance Floor, daily challenges, and the included three-month trial to Just Dance® Unlimited* with access to 300+ songs, the fun never stops!

Velocity 2X (PS4/Vita): Velocity 2X is a Sci-Fi platformer and shoot ’em-up all-in-one adventure. This critically acclaimed sequel to Velocity Ultra weaves together two classic game formats into one seamless adventure, featuring puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning top-down shoot ’em-up gameplay. Use the Quarp Drive teleport to outsmart the evil Vokh in race-tuned space combat, then dock your ship, jump out and continue the fight on foot!

Yomawari – Midnight Shadows (PS4/Vita): The follow-up to 2016’s cult horror hit Yomawari: Night Alone , Yomawari: Midnight Shadows introduces two brand-new girls, Yui and Haru, to the night and the spirits who haunt it. Separated by a mysterious attacker, each girl will explore haunting and bizarre locations, face the terrors of the night, and test their courage and wits to survive and reconnect with one another.

Road Rage (PS4/XB1): Race, fight, and hustle your way through the ranks of the most insane outlaw motorcycle gang in Ashen to change the fate of your city and restore control. In a city torn apart by violence and underground crime, the key to surviving is earning money and riding fast. Use your skill on a bike to propel you into a position of ultimate authority. Push the limits of combat racing, exploring a huge open world and playing over 40 story-based missions that will offer the opportunity to progress to Club President!

Assassin’s Creed – Origins (PS4/XB1): Assassin’s Creed® Origins is a new beginning. Take on epic enemies with a whole new combat system. Explore the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt. Experience visceral quests that contribute to your overall progression and discover the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.

Wolfenstein II – The New Colossus (PS4/XB1): Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech® 6, Wolfenstein® II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the bayous and boulevards of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch): Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! This sandbox-style 3D Mario adventure – the first since 1996’s beloved Super Mario 64 and 2002’s Nintendo GameCube classic Super Mario Sunshine – is packed with secrets and surprises, and with Mario’s new moves like cap throw, cap jump, and capture, you’ll have fun and exciting gameplay experiences unlike anything you’ve enjoyed in a Mario game before. Get ready to be whisked away to strange and amazing places far from the Mushroom Kingdom!

Week of 10/28

Bubsy – The Woolies Strike Back (PS4/XB1): Our favorite Bobcat is making a triumphant return 20 years after virtually disappearing from the world stage (N64/PS1). Yes, that’s right, Bubsy is back and starring in an all new adventure, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back! Yep, those no-good, yarn stealing always annoying intergalactic trolls, the Woolies, are up to their no-good ways once again! 2D, or not 2D? Bubsy thinks 3D is so 1998 that he’s going back to the 2D well with a huge assist with his good friends at Black Forest for 14 rip roaring levels of side scrolling action. Watch Bubsy glide like a bat, jump like a jack rabbit, bounce like a red rubber ball and run…run Bubsy run. This is the Bubsy adventure you were born to play.

Ittle Dew 2+ (Switch): Ittle Dew 2 is a charming and humorous 3D Action Adventure game with a focus on exploration andcombat. Tackle the game’s dungeons in any order and discover the many secrets of its expansive overworld. With only four main weapons, combat and puzzling is streamlined, yet upgradeable inventory items add RPG-like character progression!

Azure Striker Gunvolt – Striker Pack (Switch): Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack brings both critically acclaimed Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 together in one amazing package for the Nintendo Switch! A host of new features, enhancements, and bonus content make this the truly complete Azure Striker Gunvolt experience. These incredible 2D action platforming games harken back to the Japanese classics of yesteryear with their great controls, crisp graphics, unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and epic boss battles.

SpinTires – MudRunner (PS4/XB1): A huge upgrade over the original, this new edition of the indie hit comes complete with a brand new Sandbox Map joining alongside the original game’s 5 maps, a total graphical overhaul, a new Challenge mode with 9 new dedicated maps, 13 new vehicles, and other comprehensive improvements. It’s not just an enhanced edition, it’s the ultimate off-road simulation experience!