**Update 9/14: Slain has been delayed to 9/20/16
Remasters, ports, and localizations abound this week in video games.
As we approach the holiday season, we will keep you apprised of all new video games with a weekly list of all upcoming releases to ensure that you don’t miss a single one. This week’s list of game releases includes several remasters of old favorites, as well as games coming over from Japan and re-releases of existing games for different platforms. There are, however, several highly-anticipated new releases to look forward to, such as ReCore and NHL 17.
Make sure to check Heavy.com every week for a complete list of upcoming games, as well as all your gaming news.
Monday, September 12
Iron Fish (PC): In this “psychological deep-sea thriller”, players will control deep sea investigator Cerys and use British Naval technology to explore the bottom of the ocean. Survival will not be easy seven miles under the surface, where you will explore the mysteries of the deep and answer questions about Cerys’s past.
Tuesday, September 13
Batman: The Telltale Series – Season Pass Disc (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3): This disc will include the first installment of the episodic adventure game featuring the Dark Knight (which was released digitally on August 2), with the rest available for digital download as they are released.
BioShock: The Collection (PS4, Xbox One, PC): This remastered collection of the highly-acclaimed FPS series includes BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite.
Dead Rising (Xbox One, PS4, PC): The remastered version of the popular survival horror game is coming to next-gen consoles and PC.
Dead Rising 2 (Xbox One, PS4): The sequel to Dead Rising that features Chuck Greene is also getting a remaster, although it is not coming to PC.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (Xbox One, PS4): This was a reimagining of the second game with Frank West, the protagonist of the first game, instead of Chuck Greene. All three Dead Rising remasters can be purchased as a bundle from the Xbox and PlayStation stores.
Don’t Starve Together (PS4): This is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the popular indie wilderness survival game Don’t Starve. You must cooperate with other players to survive, either with friends in a private game or online with strangers, by exploring and collecting resources to craft structures and items.
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death (Vita): The first-person dungeon crawler JRPG that first released in Japan back in December is now getting a western release. The world stops turning and is plunged into darkness, and the young Machina Mages are sent to the legendary Machina City to restart the world. You can choose from a variety of characters for your party of three, and pair each character with a Guardian to exploit elemental weaknesses in the turn-based combat.
NASCAR Heat Evolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC): All 23 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tracks as well as over 40 drivers are featured in this upcoming racing game.
NHL 17 (Xbox One, PS4): This ice hockey simulation game is the 26th installment in the NHL series and will feature several brand-new game modes.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC): The sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition adds new modes that bring the classic arcade game to a new level.
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4, Vita): This visual novel based on the popular anime series was released in Japan last year and is now making its way West. It takes place in a dystopian future Tokyo where people can be preemptively imprisoned based on a personality scan that determines their predisposition to crime.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC): According to Bleacher Report, the 16th installment in the Pro Evolution Soccer series will feature improvements such as Real Touch, Precise Pass, Goal Keeping, Total Team Control and Adaptive AI. Konami has also announced official partnerships with multiple organizations such as Liverpool FC, Borussia Dortmund and Club Atlético River Plate for exclusive licensed content.
ReCore (Xbox One, PC): Microsoft’s latest new IP places you in the role of Joule, one of the first volunteers for the Far Eden colony, who will adventure through the landscape to save mankind from a terrible fate alongside her robot dog companion, Mack. It’s one part Mega Man, one part Borderlands, and one part Metroid, with a dash of Zelda thrown into the mix.
RIVE (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC): This hybrid shooter/2D platformer gives players control of space scavenger Roughshot and allows them to choreograph what Two Tribes refers to as “a dance of destruction”, hack enemy robots to get them on your side, utilize special attacks, and play through multiple game modes.
Slain: Back from Hell (PS4): When heavy-metal inspired arcade game Slain was first released back in March, players were highly disappointed. To redeem themselves, developer Digerati released an updated version in August for PC, and that version is now coming to the PlayStation 4.
The Witness (Xbox One): The highly acclaimed 3D first-person puzzle game in which the player explores a mysterious and beautiful island from the point-of-view of an anonymous character is finally getting an Xbox One release.
Wednesday, September 14
Conga Master (PC): If you’re super into Conga lines, check out Conga Master, an upcoming PC game that tasks players with creating the longest Conga ever. In the game, you’ll have to avoid obstacles — the game cautions you to “AVOID PIGS!”, specifically — and you’ll snake your Conga line around each level with the goal of recruiting new dancers.
Event (PC, Mac): First-person exploration game Event  sets players on an empty spaceship, tasking them with getting the spaceship working again so that they can return to Earth. The player will communicate with an AI computer named Kaizen, which will help the player progress through the ship and solve its many puzzles. The AI is interestingly able to generate over two million lines of dialog, thanks to procedurally generated technology.
Friday, September 16
Adr1ft (Xbox One): The first-person adventure game set in space has been available on PC since March and PS4 since July, and it’s finally making its way to Xbox One this week. It holds a Metacritic rating of 63%, but if you can find it on sale later in the year, it might be worth checking it out.
Dragon Quest VII (3DS): Dragon Quest VII was originally released in 2000 in Japan before making its way to North America a full year (and a couple months) later. It has been available on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan since 2013, and now it’s making its way to North American and European 3DS handhelds this week. It’s a game that is well-known for its large map and the fact that it has hundreds of hours of content in a single playthrough.
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