- Release date
Oct 3, 2017
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. The Freedom Chronicles DLC, the introductory part of which is included as a pre-order bonus, also allows you to play as other American freedom fighters. 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.
Gundam Versus is a team fighting game based on the popular mecha anime franchise. It offers online multiplayer in 2v2 and 3v3 battle formats, and features over 90 playable mechs from the multitude of Mobile Suit Gundam animated series. It is the first main installment from the Gundam VS fighting game franchise to be released in the West.
Publisher Bandai Namco has also announced that there is going to be an open beta prior to launch, allowing players to try the game before committing to a purchase.
- Release date
Oct 13, 2017
The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror game developed by Japanese studio Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda. It picks up three years after the events in the first instalmment, with the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos forced to partner with Mobius and re-enter the nightmarish world of STEM to save his believed-to-be-dead daughter, Lily.
According to Bethesda, the sequel offers a more flexible pacing, allowing the players to explore as much – or as little – as they like before delving back into the main storyline. Besides the usual assortment of creepy enemies, Sebastian will also have to contend with his own personal demons, as well as sadistic humans who would use STEM to satisfy their depraved urges.