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
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality
Crysis Remastered Trilogy
DISCO ELYSIUM – The Final Cut
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
- The Jackbox Party Pack 8
- The Good Life
- Immortus Temporus
- Henchman Story
- 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.