We’ve put together a list of the big hitters in the gaming world heading your over the next three months in one handy guide. So, without further ado – here’s part 2.
This is the first Soul Calibur game in six years and is drawing characters, locations and even classic movesets from earlier games in the franchise. Utilising Unreal Engine 4, the short time we had with it at E3 revealed a game that played smoothly, and looked exquisite. Plus you can play as Geralt of Rivia… nuff said.
Release date: October 19
If you’re not excited about this prequel to Red Dead Redemption you either hate video games or you don’t have a pulse. Multiplayer details are yet to be announced but recent preview reports on the campaign have been overwhelmingly positive – start save up that sick leave!
Release date: October 26
Fast becoming the go to title for racing sim fans of the two-wheeled variety, there’s a lot to be excited about the third game in the franchise. Built of the Unreal Engine 4, RIDE 3 will feature 12 new tracks and a selection of new bikes bringing the total up to a formidable 230.
Release date: November 8
Another juggernaut competing for your dollars this year is the online-only (think The Division) survival game Fallout 76. Set just 20 years on from when the bombs were dropped, the colourful world of West Virginia is four times larger than Fallout 4 and players can build mobile bases and even launch nukes. And all further DLC drops will be free. Bonus!
Release date: November 14
If you can’t wait until November to get your hands on Pokemon: Let’s Go, you aren’t alone. The Pokemon RPGs meet Pokemon GO in this endlessly fun addition to the Switch catalogue.
Release date: November 16
Thankfully ditching the episodic format for the conventional model, players will get the entire game on one disc. Agent 47 is back. There are six new open world locations available to ply your deadly trade where players will be encouraged to be creative with the killing at hand.
Release date: November 17
Announced during E3, Rico Rodriguez is back and heading to South America for more chaos than you can throw a grappling hook at. It’s a busy period for Avalanche Studios juggling both Just Cause 4 and Rage 2 at the same time. There’s a heap of new vehicles, plenty of customisation options and 100 kilometres of area to blow up.
Release date: December 4
Every character from Smash Bros history (we still love you, Waluigi) is headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch this December. It’s a must-have for Christmas.
Release date: December 7