Out this week: Gears of War, Dishonored – and some new games

What better use of the current generation than to tart up past hits? Probably several, but don’t tell this week’s new releases.

Gears of War gets an Ultimate Edition (Xbox One), while for Dishonored it’s a Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4). Critics are pretty stoked with the former, but thin on the ground on the latter.

Mega Man Legacy Collection

That’s not all the remasters, special editions, repackagings and collections. Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4, Xbox One) Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition and Watch_Dogs: Complete Edition (both Xbox One). On the more imaginative side it’s a Giant Edition for Don’t Starve, and Goat Simulator has the Mmore Goatz Edition (also both Xbox One). I’m going to stop looking for more, because the word ‘Edition’ is starting to lose all meaning.

So how about some sequels? Madden NFL 16 is a big one, and this year’s would seem to be up to scratch. Touchdown! Disney Infinity 3.0 is out, with Star Wars and all sorts, wisely pre-empting the new Skylanders thing.

Devil’s Third for Wii U isn’t a sequel, but as Matt suspected, it seems that it’s not very good at all. Sony’s PS4 “interactive horror” Until Dawn seems to be rather better.

Calvino Noir

Calvino Noir (PS4, PC) – point and click, side-scrolling, stealth – certainly looks nice, and Wired seem pretty wired about it. Wired! There’s turn-based space adventure Nova-111 (PS4, PS3, PC) too.

Finally a selection of the games venturing onto new formats: Octodad: Dadliest Catch to Xbox One, Back to Bed and The Bridge to PlayStation formats, and PC oddity I Am Bread to PS4.

Out next week: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Multi), Mad Max (PS4/Xbox One/PC), Rugby World Cup 2015 (Multi), Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PS Vita), Little Battlers Experience (3DS), Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS4/Xbox One), Nobunaga’s Ambition (PS4) and Adams Venture Chronicles (PS3).

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