While this week isn’t quite as busy for new releases as the previous two, there’s still plenty to get stuck into, including a fine assortment of smaller titles.

First, the big hitters. After arriving in a deluxe package with early access last week, the standard edition of Warner Bros’ Back 4 Blood arrives 12th October. Created by the team behind Left 4 Dead, it offers similar co-op fare. A “rogue-lite” card system aims to create unique experiences, while the action also changes based on player performances.

Then there’s the Crysis Remastered Trilogy – with the last two entries gaining standalone releases – and EA’s sporting update NHL 22.

SEGA’s back too with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, an arena fighter from CyberConnect2 based on the absurdly popular anime – in Japan, the franchise has clocked over $2 billion. That’s joined by ‘debt repayment sim’ The Good Life, set in a quaint English town in which the townsfolk can transform into cats and dogs. Like Back 4 Blood, it hits Game Pass at launch.

The same goes for The Riftbreaker, a promising top-down base building twin-stick shooter. The recent demo left us impressed with the level of carnage – it gets very hectic, and there’s a light sprinkling of next-gen tech too. It’s out on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.

Then there’s the Xbox One and Switch versions of the 2020 GOTY contender Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, low poly headquarters management sim Rescue HQ, Square-Enix’s delightfully lo-fi Dungeon Encounters, first-person adventure Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality – featuring Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant – plus a re-release of the 1992 Mega Drive shooter Gleylancer.

Social butterflies may want to look into The Jackbox Party Pack 8, meanwhile.

New release trailers

Back 4 Blood

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles

The Good Life

The Riftbreaker

NHL 22

DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS 

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality

Crysis Remastered Trilogy

DISCO ELYSIUM – The Final Cut 

Rescue HQ

Gleylancer

New multiformat releases

  • Back 4 Blood
  • NHL 22
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Monster Crown
  • Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality
  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy
  • Gleylancer
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 8
  • The Good Life
  • Immortus Temporus
  • Henchman Story
  • Godstrike
  • Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide
  • The Riftbreaker

New on PSN

  • Inspector Waffles
  • Rescue HQ
  • Aeon Must Die!
  • Kick it, Bunny!
  • Dungeon Encounters
  • Crysis 2 Remastered
  • Crysis 3 Remastered
  • Arcade Archives: Rally-X 

New on Xbox Store

  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Ancient Stories: Gods of Egypt
  • Murder House
  • Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder
  • Ring of Pain

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • Just Die Already
  • Gearshifters Collector’s Edition
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse: A-Neigh-Versary Edition
  • Ori The Collection
  • Team Sonic Racing 30th Anniversary Edition

Next week: The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, The Caligula Effect 2, Dying Light: Platinum Edition (Switch), Echo Generation, Youtubers Life 2, My Friend Peppa Pig, B.A.T.S, Sheepo, Evertried Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, Gas Guzzlers Extreme, Disciples: Liberation, Into the Pit, Angry Alligator, and Murder Diaries 2.