If you’re looking for a new horror game to play in the week leading up to Halloween, there are a few coming out this week, but that’s not all. If you’re anxiously awaiting the release of Final Fantasy XV next month and need something to tide you over, World of Final Fantasy is also coming this week, and contains many familiar faces from throughout the core series. Other notable titles in this week’s lineup include Titanfall 2 (which looks to be a vast improvement over the first) and the next-gen Skyrim remaster.
Be sure to check back every week for a list of upcoming game releases, and stay tuned to Heavy.com for all the latest in gaming news.
Tuesday, October 25
- Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC): The sequel to Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse features at least 68 confirmed characters and is based on the Dragon Ball Z universe. Gameplay is similar to the first game, with a significantly larger hub city, deeper character customization, and a new multiplayer game mode.
- Farming Simulator 17 (Xbox One, PS4, PC): The title is pretty self-explanatory; Farming Simulator 17 features co-op multiplayer for up to 16 players, over 250 vehicles and tools, more than 75 licensed brands, and new crops.
- Just Dance 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC): The next installment in the Just Dance series includes 41 tracks; see the official site for the complete list. The Just Dance 2017 GOLD comes with a three-month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited!, which gives access to over 200 more songs.
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension (PS4, PC): This historically accurate strategy game, which first released in Japan earlier this year, takes players through some of the most notable battles and events of Sengoku Era Japan. It boasts over 2,000 characters to choose from, including prominent officers and lords as well as renowned samurai Yukimura Sanada. Ascension gives players the option to play as an officer and “ascend through the ranks to become an important warlord – perhaps even the overlord of Japan!” (via Gematsu).
- Tumblestone (Xbox One): This action-puzzle game has received mostly positive reviews since its release on Steam on July, and now it’s coming to Xbox One. You can play against your friends in local or online competitive multiplayer, or by yourself in the 40+ hour story campaign mode. It also features arcade mode, online leaderboards, quests, and stats. According to the official site, Tumblestone “completely reinvents the matching genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle solving experience”.
- World of Final Fantasy (PS4, Vita): This turn-based RPG is kind of like a Final Fantasy-themed Pokémon; you play as twins Reynn and Lann, who wake up with amnesia in a chibi-style world called Grymoire, where they capture and battle creatures known as Mirages. These creatures should be familiar to anyone who’s played the Final Fantasy series, as are the heroes that make an appearance to fight alongside the twins. It’s not simply a console version of the Final Fantasy mobile games, though; it is a full-fledged game with a lengthy story, side quests, and an in-depth, ATB-style combat system.
- Yomawari: Night Alone (Vita, PC): This survival horror game released in Japan in October of last year and is now getting a release date in the U.S. almost exactly a year later. The story is about a little girl who searches a spooky town for her dog and older sister after they disappear. The placement of the innocent, adorable little girl in the haunting atmosphere creates a powerful effect, and over the course of the game you will see the setting and events begin to have an effect on her. The story is only about 4-5 hours in length, but Kotaku says it is “most definitely a game worth experiencing”.
Thursday, October 27
- Weeping Doll (PSVR): If you’re already looking for more virtual reality experiences for your PSVR, a new story-driven horror adventure game will release this week by the name of Weeping Doll. In Weeping Doll, dolls can come alive using the negative thoughts of their child owners. In the game, you’ll solve difficult puzzles set in eerie environments as one of the abused dolls who will attempt revenge on her parents.
Friday, October 28
- Carnival Games VR (PSVR, Vive): With PSVR now officially released, it was only a matter of time before we had a full-blown carnival-themed game. With Carnival Games VR by 2K Games, you’ll be able to play 12 carnival games in virtual reality, including a Shooting Gallery, a Climbing Wall, and Golden Arm (a baseball throwing mini-game). The game will also include a Haunted House that places you in a moving cart as it traverses through.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC): Since Skyrim was teased for the Nintendo Switch last week, it’s all that the gaming community has been able to talk about. But in the more immediate future — later this week — The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition will hit Xbox One and PS4. The special edition will come with improved graphics, and the trailers we’ve seen so far look absolutely incredible.
- Titanfall 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC): I know many of you are skeptical of the upcoming Titanfall sequel because of the generally lackluster experience offered by the first, but Titanfall 2 appears to be an entirely different beast. It’ll not only have a single player campaign, but it will also have new titans, maps, weapons, and more, with multiplayer that will run much deeper than the original. Luckily for EA, it looks like the initial opinions are overwhelmingly positive.
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