We gamers know that the end of September and the nights drawing in can mean only one thing – and that’s the beginning of the annual Q4 game release schedule! A couple of the first big end-of-year games are launching this coming week, and it’s only going to get more and more hectic in the run up to Christmas. Time to raid those savings accounts, guys.
Tuesday 26th September
Fallout 4 – Game of the Year Edition
The Game Of The Year edition of Bethesda Game Studios‘ RPG epic drops on Tuesday, and includes the base game and all of the DLC packs – Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron. If you haven’t started exploring the Commonwealth yet, then now is the perfect time. And if you have, the inclusion of the DLC will offer dozens more hours of entertainment.
Batman: The Enemy Within – Part 2: The Pact
The second part of Telltale Games’ second season of Batman lands on Tuesday. The Caped Crusader continues his battle against the forces of evil in Gotham in this point and click adventure – where the decisions you make while playing as Bruce Wayne make as much impact to the story as your actions while playing as Batman do. It’ll only last a few hours, but it’s likely to tell one hell of a good story.
Friday 29th September
The latest installment in EA’s annual cash cow franchise lands on Friday. Featuring pretty much every team and player under the sun and a comprehensive set of game modes, no doubt this one will be selling like hotcakes until Christmas.
This side scrolling platforming run and gun game from Studio MDHR was first announced all the way back in 2014, and followers of the game were beginning to wonder if it was ever actually going to arrive. Well, it is – and it’s happening on Friday. It’s an Microsoft exclusive, and looks like the classic cartoons from the 20’s and 30’s – and it’s apparently as hard as nails. We’ll be picking this one up.
There are a couple of other notable indie games releasing this week – including Lightfield, Smasher, Hob, Pinball FX3, and Battle Garegga Rev. 2016.
With a nice, varied crop of games arriving this week, which of them are you planning on picking up? Are you a FIFA player, or do you go for the more diverse games out there? Let us know in the comments below.