It’s been a quiet few months for games, but this week is without doubt probably the biggest of the year in terms of AAA game releases with Gotham Knights, A Plague Take: Requiem, New Tales From The Borderlands and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope all dropping. If that wasn’t enough for you, there’s also Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s campaign dropping early for those who pre-order the digital edition.
Here’s just some of the bigger games dropping this week:
After the absolute surprise packet that was A Plague Tale: Innocence, we’re super excited to dig into its sequel, Requiem, when it launches later this year.
The plight of the de Rune siblings captured the hearts of audiences, while the focus on stealth fed into the game’s theme of survival in the face of adversity during the French Inquisition—and rats, a lot of bloody rats.
Ghostbusters fans are in for a treat with this asymmetrical multiplayer game where players will create their own Ghostbuster and take on franchise classic ghoulies with friends, either against another real-life player or an AI taking control of the big bad.
UNCHARTED: LEGACY OF THIEVES COLLECTION
Release Date: October 19
We loved the visual treatment given to Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy when the Legacy of Thieves Collection debuted on PS5 earlier in the year, so we can only imagine that’ll be taken up quite a few notches when fans with beastly gaming PC rigs get their hands on it.
Gearbox has taken over the reigns of Tales From The Borderlands, the narrative adventure spin-off component of the Borderlands world that was helmed by Telltale the first time around. The episodic format is gone, and we’re working with an entirely new cast and story, but all signs point to this being another entertaining and humorous romp that’ll also add a bit of heart to the Borderlands world.
One of the greatest role-playing games of all time is slipping its PlayStation bindings to release across several platforms, which should be seen as a celebration because the more people that get to enjoy this game the better.
Balancing the minutiae of school life while invading the “Mind Palaces” of Tokyo’s most nefarious menaces, uncovering their motives, and exposing their sins for all to see is a compelling hook that endures throughout a journey lasting 100+ hours.
Add to the mix a downright hot acid jazz-fusion soundtrack, and it’s a hell of a good time you’d never see coming.
Somehow, Warner Bros has made a Batman game without Batman seem somewhat compelling.
In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s death, the team-up known as the Gotham Knights comes together to watch over Gotham in his absence. The game introduces co-op to the tried and true Arkham formula while adding a lot of role-playing elements to deepen the experience we’re all familiar with.
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE II
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: Campaign early access: October 21st (October 28th standard release)
The game’s live-action trailer, in particular, sets the tone for what to expect from this sequel’s globetrotting adventure. It sets up the promise of the team and the expectation that they’ll yet again save the world, and I’m down for the ride.
The campaign looks phenomenal, and I particularly love the direction the team is pushing the multiplayer in, going so far as to target the player bases of Rainbow Six: Siege and the ailing Battlefield.