New Video Games This Week: ‘Mafia 3’, ‘Paper Mario Color Splash’, and More

New games for October 4-7

If you’re looking for something new to play, look no further.

Our latest compilation of weekly video game releases includes the latest in the Mafia and Paper Mario series, two collections of remastered Atari classics, and some unique-looking indie gems. From stealth to platforms to horror, there really is something for everyone this week.

Make sure to check back at the beginning of every week for all upcoming video game releases, and stay tuned to for all your gaming news.

Tuesday, October 4

  • Aragami (PS4, PC): In this third-person stealth game, you play as an undead assassin with the ability to control shadows. You are awakened by a girl named Yamiko, and you must use your power to free her from the fortress of Kyuryu. Your powers allow you to do things such as teleport to other shadows, create weapons, or even summon a shadow dragon. Still, your task will not be an easy one, as your enemies not only significantly outnumber you but have the power to control light. The developers stated in a post on the PlayStation Blog that they were aiming to create a challenge similar to the stealth games of old.
  • Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 & 2 (Xbox One, PS4): Atari is releasing a collection of their greatest hits in two volumes for next-gen consoles, each with 50 classic Atari 2600 VCS and arcade games. For the complete list of games, see their official site. The classic titles will take advantage of modern technology with features like full 1080p HD, global leaderboards, online multiplayer, and more.
  • Atlas Reactor (PC): This is a new take on PvP battle arenas in which players take their turns simultaneously and the turns play out in 4 phases. The developers initially planned on a free-to-play model, but eventually changed their minds; it’s now buy-to-play, but players will have access to all freelancers, including any that are added later. Upon reaching level 5, players will unlock Seasons, which gives access to story mode and exclusive rewards.
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered (Xbox One, PS4): The guitar-learning game is getting an update that includes new features such as “a customizable learning curve, stat tracking, more practice tools, retooled menus, and more”, according to the Ubiblog. Those who already own the original game with receive the new features in a free update, but those who purchase the new version will get six bonus songs. The game itself includes 50 songs, with more than 800 others available for purchase separately.
  • Shu (PS4, PC): Shu is a side-scrolling 2.5D platformer populated with colorful, hand-drawn characters trying to outrun a storm of apocalyptic proportions. Along the way, you must save villagers, who grant you special abilities. The game was originally planned for 2015, but the developers decided to take an extra year to overhaul parts of the game and add extra features such as time trials and leaderboards.
  • Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide (Xbox One, PS4): This co-op FPS action game, which first released for PC on October 23, 2015 and met with very positive reviews, is now coming to next-gen consoles. You can play with up to four players and choose from five heroes, each with their own unique abilities and weapons arsenal, and play through 13 diverse levels set in the iconic world of Warhammer.
  • Wheels of Aurelia (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U): With a unique blend of interactive storytelling and racing, Wheels of Aurelia takes players to Italy in the late 70s with all its political turmoil. You play as Lella, a young woman on a road trip down the western coast of Italy (the famed Via Aurelia), and your choices (such as destinations and which passengers you pick up) will influence the course of the game.

Wednesday, October 5

  • Slain: Back from Hell (Xbox One): This heavy metal action game was first released last month for PS4, and is now coming to Xbox One.

Thursday, October 6

  • Syndrome (PC): Players will awaken from cryosleep in a drifting spaceship and must investigate the fate of the crewmembers in this futuristic sci-fi survival horror game. Enemies are numerous and ammo is limited, so you must use strategy and stealth to avoid combat whenever possible.
  • Beglitched (PC): Here we have an ultra-cute bright pastel cyberpunk hacking game in which you become apprenticed to the notorious hacker Glitch Witch. In Beglitched, hacking is a magical art perpetrated by archmagi; the official site calls it “a game about insecurity, both in computers and ourselves as people”. The Glitch Witch will send you on missions to uncover other hackers, which is accomplished by solving a series of puzzles.

Friday, October 7

  • Mafia III (Xbox One, PS4, PC): This third-person action adventure game is the third title in the Mafia series as well as the debut title for Hangar 13 (the newest 2K development studio). Lincoln Clay is back home in New Bordeaux after years of combat in Vietnam, where his surrogate family (the black mob) is wiped out by the Italian Mafia. You must use his military training to help him achieve revenge using whatever playstyle you choose, from brute force to stealth tactics, all while building a new criminal empire.
    Paper Mario Color Splash (Wii U): Paper Mario is back, and he must solve the mystery of Prism Island by restoring its colors with his Paint Hammer and Battle Cards in this turn-based action-adventure RPG. It has similar mechanics to Paper Mario Sticker Star for 3DS, but it is by far the best-looking Paper Mario title to date.
    The Silver Case (PC): This Japanese visual novel was first released on PlayStation in 1999 and is now getting not only an HD remaster but an English localization for the first time. It’s a point-and-click murder mystery that is part adventure game, part puzzler, and will be available through both Steam and Playism.
    WRC 6 (Xbox One, PS4, PC): The 2016 edition of the official FIA World Rally Championship will include multiplayer split-screen, cover art that varies by region, all 14 WRC events, and all official WTC drivers and teams.
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