October Video Game Previews

We are officially in the fourth quarter of the year which, as always, means new, exciting games. We have a lot of exciting things coming up, like new installations of classic series like Mega Man and Soul Calibur to a new game on the nightmarish Cthulhu Mythos.

Releasing on October 2nd to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC is a game many have been looking forward to for a while now: Mega Man 11. This edition is bringing back a lot of the old and mixing it with some cool new features. As far as the old, there are a lot of things in the game that you have come to expect from the platforming shooter series: 2.5D graphics, new abilities absorbed from defeated bosses, bright color and innovative gimmicks. On the new end, there is a brand new gadget called “Double Gear” which lets you slow time or momentarily overcharge your weapon for a little-added firepower.

Fighting games everywhere are excited for the newest addition to the Soul Calibur franchise, Soul Calibur 6, coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 19th. It’s coming back just in time for the 20th anniversary in the way we ordered: in its full 3D glory with flashy one-on-one combat. Players of the playtest version say Namco somehow managed to capture the fast, tight pace of Soul Calibur 2 and mix it in with the flashy looks of Soul Calibur 5. Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the Witcher franchise, is even coming in as a guest character, which makes it even more exciting.

On October 26 we will be getting Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. It’s got some tough boots to fill though, so it makes sense Rockstar took a long 8 years to make sure the sequel to one of the greatest Wild West games of all time meets expectations. The timeline is set before the first game, and you fill the boots of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw in the employ of familiar villain Dutch van der Linde. Morgan a bit more severe than the stoic John Marston of the first game, but with dozens of hours of gameplay coming, I’m sure we’ll love him just as much.

Influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s chilling Cthulhu Mythos is a game many have been waiting a long time for. Coming October 30th to PS4, Xbox One and PC is Call of Cthulhu. Using brand new tech the way it’s meant to be used, Call of Cthulhu is basically a reimagined version of the 2005 game Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth: a first-person RPG that focuses on investigation and horror. Putting combat on the back burner,as any good Cthulhu-based game should, the game is all about critical-thinking and holding off your weak psyche from the horrors of the void as you poke around the evil shadows of Darkwater.

And that’s not nearly the half of it. Even more big names are coming out like the Spartan themed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on October 5th, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 featuring its new battle royal mode (thanks Fortnite!) on October 12th, a new installation of PC cult classic Lethal League on the 24th, and even a fighting game based on the popular anime My Hero Academia called My Hero One’s Justice. With all these exciting titles, October is gearing up to be one hell of a month for gamers of all kinds, so strap in.


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