New Game Releases: October 2016

Complaining about the "lack of video games" this past summer? Well strap in, because peak season is here, and some awesome games are headed our way this month! This month sees the starts of some of this year's heavy hitters, with entries such as the upcoming video game sequel based on a beloved anime franchise, some hotly-anticipated, high flying, first-person shooter/mech combat, an impressive return for the Mafia series, a first-person shooter's return to its historical war roots, and of course, the latest entry for a highly-touted Xbox franchise. With all of these choices, you may have to make some hard choices on where to spend your hard-earned money this month, and maybe for the rest of the year! Without further ado, here are your new titles coming out in October:


October 2016 games

Aragami (PS4, PC) - October 4
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 (Xbox One, PS4) - October 4
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2 (Xbox One, PS4) - October 4
Atlas Reactor (PC) - October 4
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered (Xbox One, PS4) - October 4
Shu (PS4, PC) - October 4
Warhammer:  The End Times – Vermintide (Xbox One, PS4) - October 4
Wheels of Aurelia (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U) - October 4
Slain: Back from Hell (Xbox One) - October 5
Syndrome (PC) - October 6
Beglitched (PC) - October 6


Mafia III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 7

New Bordeaux. 1968. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge and redemption through the Mafioso responsible.


Paper Mario Color Splash (Wii U) - October 7
The Silver Case (PC) - October 7
WRC 6 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 7
100ft Robot Golf (PS4, PSVR) - October 10
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (Vita) - October 11
Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, Vita) - October 11


Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) - October 11

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One, PS4) - October 11
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) - October 11
Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties (Xbox One) - October 11
Rues (Xbox One, PS4) - October 11
WWE 2K17 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) - October 11
Valkyire Drive: Bhikkhuni (Vita) - October 11
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PS4, Xbox One) - October 12
Ace Banana (PSVR) - October 13
Batman: Arkham VR (PSVR) - October 13
Crazy Machines 3 (PC, Mac, Linux) - October 13
DriveClub VR (PSVR) - October 13
Moto Racer 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac) - October 13


PlayStation VR - October 13

INTRODUCING PLAYSTATION VR. Discover a new world of unexpected gaming and entertainment experiences with PlayStation®VR. Redefine your expectations of immersion in gaming with moments so intense your intuition takes over. Step into incredible virtual worlds and experience entertainment in new and extraordinary ways.


RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PSVR) - October 13
Rollercoaster Dreams (PSVR) - October 13
Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 13
Super Hyper Cube (PSVR) - October 13
Thumper (PS4, PSVR) - October 13
World War Toons (PSVR) - October 13
Yesterday Origins (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 13
Disney Magical World 2 (3DS) - October 14
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (PSVR) - October 14
Farming Simulator 17 (Xbox One, PS4) - October 16
Skylanders Imaginators (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, Wii U) - October 16
Crazy Machines 3 (PC) - October 18
Eagle Flight (Rift) - October 18
Exist Archive: The Other Side Of The Sky (PS4, Vita) - October 18
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (Vita) - October 18
Batman: Return to Arkham (Xbox One, PS4) - October 18


Battlefield 1 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 18

THE DAWN OF ALL-OUT WAR. Experience the origins of modern warfare where the old world was destroyed, giving way to the new one. Use the innovative, modern weaponry and vehicles of World War I as you battle across the land, air and sea.

NO BATTLE IS EVER THE SAME. Dynamic weather and intuitive destruction create an ever-changing landscape. Make your mark on the world, whether you're blasting craters in the ground with artillery strikes or ripping apart walls with gunfire.

WAR ON AN EPIC SCALE. Take the battle from the scenic Italian coast to the scorching Arabian deserts. Discover classic Battlefield gameplay through an adventure-filled campaign, or squad up and join multiplayer battles with up to 64 players.


Rock Band Rivals (Xbox One, PS4) - October 18
Macross Delta Scramble (Vita) - October 20
Pixel Gear (PSVR) - October 20
Civilization VI (PC) - October 21
Lego Harry Potter Collection (PS4) - October 21
Darksiders Warmastered Edition (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC) - October 25
 


Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 (Xbox One, PS4) - October 25

Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the highly popular DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will deliver a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades. 


Farming Simulator '17 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 25
Just Dance 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC) - October 25
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ambition (PS4, PC) - October 25
Tumblestone (Xbox One) - October 25
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, Vita) - October 25
Yomawari: Night Alone (Vita, PC) - October 25
Berserk (PS4, PS3, Vita) - October 27
Crows: Burning Edge (PS4) - October 27
Neo Atlas 1469 (Vita) - October 27
Weeping Doll (PSVR) - October 27
Carnival Games VR (PSVR, Vive) - October 28
Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 28
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 28
Yomawari: Night Alone (Vita, PC) - October 28


Titanfall 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - October 28

Bigger weapons make better friends in Titanfall 2, the epic follow-up to the genre-redefining Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment gives you the most advanced titan technology in its new, expansive single player campaign and multiplayer experience. Combine and conquer with new titans and pilots, deadlier weapons, and feature-rich customization and progression system that helps you and your titan flow as one unstoppable killing force. Unite and destroy. Become One.


Cameron Kirnes