Game release 1st – 18th October, 2015

Some good games are being released across multiple platforms over the next couple of weeks.

Here are my highlights:

Elite Dangerous (Xbox One) – October 6

Chances are you may have already played this on PC but if you are more of a console junkie then Elite Dangerous gets a Xbox One final release date. It has been available as part of the Game Preview program for a number of months. I’ll be reviewing this over the coming weeks but in the meantime if you want a game that has an amazing amount of depth and open ended space exploration, trading and ship to ship combat this is your game. It requires patience and can be quite overwhelming initially to get into but before long you’ll wonder where all the hours went. Another point to note – it you are intending on buying this grab it now at the reduced price (Game Preview) as it will increase in price when it becomes the full release.  Game Preview owners get the final release upgrade for free.

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) – October 9

If you’ve never played the Uncharted series of games and own a PS4 you simply have to pick this game up. It is all three games remastered into one collection (minus the multiplayer content). I think the second Uncharted game was the swan song of the series but the first and third games are still great too.

Uncharted Collection

Rock Band 4 (Xbox One, PS4) – October 15

Personally I’m really looking forward to dragging out the plastic instruments again. Australian gamers beware though – if you buy the game digitally or as the game only at retail for the Xbox One you’ll need to buy the game adapter that will allow your older instruments to work. It seems other countries will be sold the adapter including the game. This of course has caused major confusion and major retails in Australia have pulled the Xbox One version of the game from being sold as a standalone game. Of course you still have the guitar / game pack and the full band kit being sold but it does make it impossible to play on the Xbox One (PS4 apparently is fine) unless you have that adapter. On top of that the retail game bundles have been delayed in Australia as well. The reason I’ll be still getting Rock Band 4 and either finding the adapter or buying a new guitar is because I have bought a lot of downloadable songs from earlier versions over the years and you’ll be able to play the bulk of these with the new game.

Rock Band 4

Other game releases:

Pumped BMX+ (Wii U) – October 1
Onigiri (Xbox One) – October 2
Tiki Galore (PC) – October 5
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3, Vita) – October 6
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) – October 6
Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – October 6
Elite Dangerous (Xbox One) – October 6
Onigiri (PS4) – October 6
Prison Architect (PC) – October 6
Read Only Memories (PC, Mac, Linux) – October 6
Ride (Xbox One, PS4) – October 6
Rock Band 4 (Xbox One, PS4) – October 6
Super Meat Boy (PS4, Vita) – October 6
Transformers: Devastation (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 6
Van Helsing: Final Cut (PC) – October 7
Chibi-Robo Zip Lash (3DS) – October 9
Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Expansion (PC, Mac, Linux) – October 9
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) – October 9
Atelier Arland Trilogy (PS3) – October 13
Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition (Xbox One, 360, PS4) – October 13
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (Vita) – October 13
Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) – October 13
Grand Ages: Medieval (PS4) – October 13
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 13
The Talos Principle (PS4) – October 13
Wasteland 2 (Xbox One, PS4) – October 13
Goosebumps (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, 3DS) – October 14
Mushroom 11 (PC, Mac, Linux) – October 15
Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U) – October 16

List provided by Game Informer

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    • The culprits are likely to be the distributors – whoever is bringing the game here would be deciding on how it is packaged to retailers. It’ll be up to them to resolve it, if they feel it is worthwhile.

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  1. Yeah I don’t think the falling Australian dollar (against the US dollar) is helping the case much. Rock Band has already had issues here in Australia. Rock Band 2 was never released in Australia for example. It is a bit disappointing since I’ve always preferred the Rock Band games over the Guitar Hero ones.

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