I know I bang on about “Broketober” quite a lot, but it seems that just about each and every month this year, it’s been packed with a wealth of quality video game releases, but as wrestling commentator Jim Ross often says, “business is about to pick up” and October is when Broketober truly comes into play.
We have a ton of AAA first-party and third-party titles, to big expansions, remakes, remasters, right on through to the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Overwatch arriving to the Nintendo Switch, this October pretty much has it all to look forward too. As always, please keep in mind that release dates can differ depending on your region and can change without a moment’s notice. That said, here are my video game highlights for his October 2019.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Gold/Ultimate Early Access (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 1st/Standard Edition – October 4th
Depending on which version you pick-up, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will be releasing on one of two release dates this week. The latest releases in this long-running tactical shooter series, promises to be more narratively driven then Wildlands, which released back in 2017. Taking place in a huge open-world island of Auroa, a fictional island located in the Pacific Ocean, you will play as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony “Nomad” Perryman as he is sent with his squad to investigate a number of disturbances on the island, believed to be caused by a private military group known as Skell Technology. Oh and the campaign also stars Jon Bernthal is the antagonist, aka Shane from The Walking Dead and Frank Castle from the brilliant (and now cancelled) The Punisher series from Netflix.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia)/Destiny 2: New Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 1st
It’s a double whammy for Destiny fans this coming week, because not only do we get the next big expansion in Shadowkeep, but the game will also go free-to-play with much of its year one content and more becoming freely available. However, it’s Shadowkeep that much of the existing and regular playing fan base will be looking forward to most of all. Shadowkeep will take us back to the moon to fight new and familiar foes, and see’s the return of Eris Morn. The expansion promises a new campaign, new quests, exotic weapons and gear, as well as a new Raid, Dungeon and so much more. With the release of Shadowkeep and the free-to-play New Light, will it all be enough to lure in new players and keep them interested for the long haul? Only time will tell.
Concrete Genie (PlayStation 4) – October 8th
Developed by PixelOpus, Concrete Genie hopes to be the next big PlayStation 4 exclusive title, at least until Death Stranding arrives in November. First revealed during Paris Games Week in 2017, we’ve not really seen all that much of Concrete Genie, other than a few gameplay trailers released here and there. However, in my opinion this only adds to the intrigue of this beautiful looking game, which see’s you play as a young boy by the name of Ash, who has his notebook stolen by a group of bullies, and his pages featuring his art doodles are scattered throughout his small, rundown home town of Denska. Upon finding his scattered notebook pages, Ash discovers a magical paint brush that can bring his imagination to life and he uses his newly found powers to overcome the bullies, and bring vibrancy to his hometown.
WWE 2K20 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 22nd
It’s another year and another WWE game from 2K. While I never expect too much from each recent release of the WWE 2K series, as a life-long WWE/WWF fan, I still look forward to the latest instalment and WWE 2K20 is no exception. WWE 2K20’s Showcase mode will focus on the Women’s Evolution from the early days in NXT, right on through to the Wrestlemania 35, host of the first ever all-women’s main event at the “Showcase of Immortals” featuring Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhonda Rousey in a Triple Threat match. For the first time in the 2K series, we can also now create a male of female Superstars, both of which can be used in the MyCareer mode and more. We also get an improved Universe mode and the online aspect also promises a number of quality of life improvements. This year’s release also see’s long-time developers Yukes take a backseat with Visual Concepts taking over the main developmental duties, so it will be especially interesting to see where this series goes next year.
MediEvil Remake (PlayStation 4) – October 25th
The 2019 MediEvil is a full remake of the beloved classic that released on the original PlayStation way back in 1998. An action-adventure, hack and slash title, starring failed hero of Gallowmere, Sir Daniel Fortesque. However, 100 years after his fatal battle with arch-nemesis Karok, the villain returns with his undead army and aims to take over the kingdom of Gallowmere once and for all! Thankfully, our mighty hero is resurrected from the grave and Sir Dan not only has a chance to stop Karok’s evil invasion, but he also has one more opportunity to redeem himself and be the hometown hero that Gallowmere deserves.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 25th
Infinity Ward returns with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot of sorts for the Modern Warfare series. This year’s releases promises to be one of the best in the series yet and aims to firmly place Call of Duty back as the king of the first-person shooter. Unlike Black Ops 4, Modern Warfare will see the return of a proper singleplayer campaign, starring the legend that is Captain Price, as he with the aid of the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force, looks to retrieve stolen chemical weapons and put a stop to a new world war. We also have a more robust multiplayer feature which will cater matches from 2 vs. 2, right on up-to Ground War which can support up-to 100 players. However, as excited as I am for Modern Warfare, this series is not always without controversy, as it was revealed that the co-op survival mode Spec-Ops would be a PS4 timed exclusive for nearly a year, restricting access for PC and Xbox One players, which puts a damper on some of the excitement.
The Outer Worlds (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 25th
From the developers of the original Fallout games, Obsidian Entertainment looks to take inspiration from their previous work and create a truly special RPG that will be looked upon fondly in years to come. Set in an alternative 1900 sci-fi history, where US president William McKinley was not assassinated, the human race develops technology to travel to outer space and colonise alien planets, led by fat-cat corrupt corporations. You the player with a team are sent to colonise a new planet, however upon arrival, you wake up from your cryosleep earlier than expected and after venturing to a nearby colony, you soon discover that the corporations that funded your expedition, have sinister motives as to why you were sent to “colonise” the planet.
Yakuza 4 Remastered (PlayStation 4) – October 29th
Now I won’t go into any plot details regarding Yakuza 4, because in truth, other than starring Kiryu Kazuma aka The Dragon of Dojima, I know very little of this instalments and that’s because I am a noob to this great eastern RPG series. Thankfully for noob’s such as me, SEGA recently announced The Yakuza Remastered Collection available from the PSN Store. This collection includes remasters of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5. Yakuza 3 Remastered released in August and this October is the turn of Yakuza 4 Remastered. All three games in this collection features remastered 1080p/60fps visuals over their PS3 counterparts and if like me you were introduced into the series with Yakuza 0 and Kiwami, The Yakuza Remastered Collection is the best way to experience this brilliant series in its entirety. Yakuza 5 Remastered and the physical form of this collection will release February of next year.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo Switch) – October 31st
Luigi’s Mansion 3 promises to be the best game in this series yet, when it releases just in time for Halloween for the Nintendo Switch. Mario’s lanky brother’s third outing will not only feature a main campaign playable in co-op with the other player taking control of Gooigi, a doppelganger that can help Luigi solve puzzles in the haunted mansion, but Luigi’s Mansion 3 will also feature competitive party games via local-play with up-to four players. I doubt many expected Luigi’s Mansion 3 to have multiplayer, but if there’s one company that will make it shine, then it’s Nintendo!
Well that concludes my highlights for this October 2019, but don’t forget to check out the best of the rest below and be sure to let us know what games you’re looking forward to across our social media channels.
- Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition (Nintendo Switch) – October 1st
- Call of Duty: Mobile (Android, iOS) – October 1st
- 80 Days (Nintendo Switch) – October 1st
- What the Golf? (PC) – October 1st
- Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – October 1st
- Neo Cab (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 3rd
- The Tiny Bang Story (Nintendo Switch) – October 4th
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 4th
- Indivisible (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 8th
- Chikara: Action Arcade Wrestling (PC) – October 8th
- Burgertime Party (Nintendo Switch) – October 8th
- Call of Cthulhu (Nintendo Switch) – October 8th
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 8th
- Trine: Ultimate Collection (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 8th
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 8th
- John Wick Hex (PC) – October 8th
- Magequit (Xbox One) – October 8th
- Mistover (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – October 10th
- Pine (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 10th
- BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – October 10th
- Tangle Tower (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 10th
- Earthfall: Alien Horde (Nintendo Switch) – October 10th
- Grid (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 11th
- Killer Queen Black (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 11th
- Frostpunk: Console Edition (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) October 11th
- AeternoBlade 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 11th
- Doraemon Story of Seasons (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 11th
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch) – October 15th
- Overwatch (Nintendo Switch) – October 15th
- Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 15th
- Children of Morta (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 15th
- The Eyes of Ara (Nintendo Switch) – October 15th
- Little Town Hero (Nintendo Switch) – October 16th
- Chernobylite – Steam Early Access (PC) – October 16th
- Kine (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 17th
- Stela (Xbox One) – October 17th
- Monkey King: Hero is Back (PC, PlayStation 4) – October 17th
- The Fisherman: Fishing Planet (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 17th
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition (PC, PlayStation 4) – October 17th
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- Megaquarium (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- A Hat in Time (Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- Pig Eat Ball (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 18th
- Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 18th
- Eastshade (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 21st
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (PlayStation 4) – October 22nd
- Beholder 2 (PlayStation 4) – October 22nd
- Skybolt Zack (PC, Nintendo Switch) – October 24th
- Dusk Diver (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – October 24th/25th
- Into the Dead 2 (Nintendo Switch) – October 25th
- Close to the Sun (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) October 29th
- Vampyr (Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Afterparty (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – October 29th
- Devil May Cry 2 (Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Resident Evil 5 (Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Resident Evil 6 (Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – October 29th
- Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – October 29th