Football Manager 2018 is a soccer management simulator developed by British company Sports Interactive and published by Sega. It allows the player to take the reins of the most popular soccer clubs in the world and work their way up the leagues in more than 50 countries. The game is renowned for its detail and realism, and the 2018 version comes with updated player squads and kits.
All three versions of Football Manager 2018 (desktop, mobile, and tablet) will launch simultaneously on November 10. FM 18 will be out on Windows, Mac and Linux; FM Touch 2018 on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android; and lastly, FM Mobile 2018 on iOS and Android.
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Sep 15, 2017
After being absent in 2017, EA Tiburon returns to the world of basketball gaming with their latest installment. NBA LIVE 18 brings new features and gameplay, and is notable for being the first title to include the official WNBA roster of teams and players. The game’s cover features James Harden of Houston Rockets.
One of the most touted features of NBA LIVE 18 is the new career mode dubbed The One. The mode is divided into The League, or pro NBA games, and The Streets, aka pick-up games played on real-world outdoor courts. The player’s progress in both is tracked through always-online connectivity and contributes to their ranking in The One. A free demo of NBA LIVE 18 which contains The Rise, or the prologue of The One, is out since August 11 for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers; progress made in the demo will carry over to the main game.
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WRC 7 is an upcoming installment in the World Rally Championship racing game series developed by French studio Kylotonn and published by Bigben Games. Based on the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship season, it brings the latest cars, teams, and drivers to the screen. There is a total of 13 rallies and 52 special stages with faithfully reproduced environments, as well as 55 official teams.
According to an interview with Alain Jarniou, game director at Kylotonn, WRC 7 offers a more intense driving experience through narrower and bumpier roads that challenge the player like never before. The game also introduces Epic stages, which take up to 15 minutes to finish.
Metroid: Samus Returns is a side-scrolling action platformer developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo for the latter’s 3DS handhelds. It is a remake of the 1991 Game Boy title Metroid II: Return of Samus, and follows the legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran on her mission to exterminate the parasitic Metroid species.
Additional content can be unlocked via new amiibo figures of Samus and Metroid which will be released by Nintendo alongside the game. The first unlocks an exclusive art gallery, while the second unlocks the “Fusion” difficulty mode, according to EuroGamer – a move which stirred up some controversy among the fans.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is an action-adventure title, which like its name suggests is set within the animated film that is coming out on the same date. The game is developed by Traveller’s Tales, the studio responsible for a number of LEGO video game installments in the past.
Players will take on the roles of ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, Nya, and Master Wu, and defend their home from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. The game features eight areas from the movie, each with its own Dojo Challenge. There is also local multiplayer with different modes for up to four players.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a first-person shooter developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda. The game picks up right after the events in The New Order, and centers around returning protagonist BJ Blazkowicz igniting a revolution in the Nazi-ruled America with help from some new allies. According to Bethesda, there’s new high-tech weaponry, improved dual wielding, and more brutal ways to take down your enemies.
The Sims 4, the popular life simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November this year. While it has been out for Microsoft Windows since 2014, it has been an even longer time since a Sims title was last released for consoles.
The game is currently available for pre-order in Standard ($49.99) as well as a premium “Deluxe Party” ($59.99) editions, the contents of which are detailed after the jump. In addition to the base game, the console version of The Sims 4 will include additional content that was added post-launch, according to EA.