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While some gamers may anxiously be waiting for November’s Halo, Hitman and other such popular franchises, October game releases should not be overlooked. These releases include popular franchises such as Resident Evil and Assassin’s Creed.
(10/2) “Resident Evil 6″ (PS3, Xbox 360)
(10/9) “Dishonored” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
(10/16) “007 Legends” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
(10/18) “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” (Wii, Nintendo DS, 3DS)
(10/19) “Doom 3 BFG Edition” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
(10/23) “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
(10/28) “Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask” (3DS)
(10/30) “Lego Lord of the Rings” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PS Vita, Nintendo DS, 3DS)
(10/31) “Assassin’s Creed 3″ (PS3, Xbox 360)
“Resident Evil 6″ is the twenty-third game in this survivor horror/action game series which allows players to select between three different story lines. A fourth story line is unlocked once the first three are completed. The player is able to play through the scenarios with a friend, either locally or through an online multiplayer setting. A new feature which has been added comes from tablets, which allow players to recover their health. These can be created by finding herbs.
“007 Legends” is a game meant to celebrate the fifty year anniversary of James Bond. A single player campaign was created which will have one mission from each actor’s era. The missions will feature ‘Goldfinger’, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, ‘Moonraker’, ‘License to Kill’, and ‘Die Another Day’. The ‘Skyfall’ mission will be released as Download Content. As if that wasn’t enough, some of the original actors from the films added their likeness and voices to the game.
“Lego Lord of the Rings: The Video Game” is the twelfth game in this video game franchise, which is known for its comedic brand of humor, as well as its entertaining cooperative or single player gameplay. However, unlike the other games, LLOTR will take its voice acting and dialogue directly taken from the film trilogy. The game is also an open world game, and will utilize more RPG-like elements.
“Assassin’s Creed 3″ is the fifth game in the main series, and takes place during and after the American Revolution. It also features a new protagonist: half English, half Native American Connor Kenway. The game will feature the “present day” setting, in which the series’ protagonist Desmond Miles will have to prevent the 2012 apocalypse, in which Desmond’s story will finally reach its conclusion.
(10/7) “Pokemon White 2″ (Nintendo DS)
(10/7) “Pokemon Black 2″ (Nintendo DS)
(10/9) “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
(10/9) “Fable: The Journey” (Xbox 360)
“XCOM: Enemy Unknown” is the “reimagined” remake to the 1994 “UFO: Enemy Unknown.” It is thus a return to X-COM series roots, making it differ greatly from the previously announced shooter “XCOM” by 2K Marin. The game has to player command troops through a series of turn-based tactics, such as expanding their base, managing finances, and monitoring alien activities.
“Fable: The Journey” is the fifth game in the Fable series that will be utilizing the Kinect to manipulate magic. By performing gestures with their hands, players will enter a spell-crafting mode which allows them to draw items with their hands and use them as spells. Players will also be able to create spears, shields and hammers to use in defeating enemies.
(10/23) “Forza Horizon” (Xbox 360)
(10/30) “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS Vita)
“Need for Speed: Most Wanted” is the nineteenth game in the Need for Speed series, and will take on the gameplay style of the original “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” released in 2005. Players select a car and compete with other racers; however, in certain races, the police will get involved and try to stop and arrest the player. In the single player section there will be a total of 10 racers to compete against.
(10/9) “Just Dance 4″ (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
“Just Dance 4″ is the fourth game in the main series, and the gameplay remains similar to that of the previous games. However, there are some new features, such as a dance battle mode, expansions to the Just Sweat mode, and unlockable routines for songs. Online leaderboards on the PS3 and Xbox 360 will also be available.