Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman! October has finally arrived, bringing with it a delicious buffet of tasty new releases including, but by no means limited to, the long-anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins. We wiped the drool from our keyboards and put together this quick list of what’s hitting consoles and computers in the coming weeks.
Release Date: 3rd October 2013
Platforms: iPad, iPhone
Obviously, Double Fine’s utterly brilliant platformer The Cave has been around for a while, but this month it has finally hit iPad and iPhone. Now Apple gamers can get in on the gloriously cartoony, delightfully dark action. For more information, check out our review of The Cave.
Release Date: 4th October 2013
Platforms: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Do you enjoy travelling at ludicrous speeds in a car which looks as though it wouldn’t withstand a 10mph collision with a blancmange? Then have we got a treat for you! F1 2013, the latest installment in the ever popular F1 franchise is out now. Featuring nineteen circuits and all twenty-two drivers from the current season and their respective teams, this is a must have title for racing fans.
Release date: 4th October 2013
Platforms: Wii U
Zelda, the series which separates real gamers from those who say “Wait, so the little Peter Pan looking guy ISN’T Zelda? What the hell?”. Wind Waker is one of the most popular entries in the series, thrilling Zelda fans the world over when it first came to Gamecube back in 2002. Now, Wii U owners can relive the magic with the eShop release of The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
Boasting lovingly updated 1080p HD graphics, new gameplay features and all the sword-swingin’, pot-smashin’, rupee-collectin’ action of the original, we’re willing to bet that this will be one of the most popular of the recent horde of HD remakes.
Release Date: 9th October 2013
Montague’s Mount has been described as “a first-person rollercoaster ride through isolation, desolation and one man’s tortured mind”. The brainchild of Matt Clifton, the man behind Polypusher Studios, Montague’s Mount is the dark tale of an amnesiac who wakes up on a remote Irish beach, surrounded by corpses and then has to piece together what happened. Sounds like the morning after our Eurogamer bash…
Release Date: 11th October 2013
Winner of StickTwiddlers’ “Best RPG Game” at Eurogamer Expo 2013, Beyond: Two Souls is arguably one of the most anticipated titles of 2013. Featuring a stellar cast, stunning graphics and a deeply complex and spiritual storyline, the latest offering from Quantic Dream is a must-play title, unless you don’t own a PS3. Damn it.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Dual Destinies
Release Date: 24th October 2013
The hugely popular Japanese action series returns with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. An eShop only release, Ace Attorney 5 takes place one year after the events of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney and sees the return of the titular Phoenix as the game’s main protagonist, though Apollo will feature as a playable character. With all the hallmark legal action that you expect from the Ace series, Dual Destinies is sure to fly off the shelves later this month.
Release Date: 25th October 2013
Platforms: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U
It took every ounce of professionalism and restraint that I have not to make this section just one massive “SQUEEEEE!”, but I managed it. Batman: Arkham Origins is the highly anticipated third installment in the epic Arkham series. A prequel, Origins takes place five years previous to Arkham Asylum, when a younger, less beaten-to-hell Bruce Wayne is just finding his way in the wicked world of super-heroism. If this isn’t already in your pre-order basket, we’re guessing you just don’t like awesomeness.
Release date: 29th October 2013
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3
Whatcha gonna do, brother? Well, I’ll tell you what you’re gonna do. If you’re a wrestling fan, you’re going to head out on October 29th and pick up WWE 2K14. 2K14 is the first WWE title to come from 2K, following Take-Two’s acquisition of the franchise after THQ folded last year. Promising major updates across the board, including revamped movements, improved reversal systems and the very exciting “30 Years Of Wrestlemania Mode”, 2K14 is bound to wow wrestling fans across the world and that’s the bottom line, because StickTwiddlers said so.
Release date: 31st October 2013
Platforms: PC and Mac
The latest installment of Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series is nearly here and across the country, football fans are limbering up their clicking fingers and plumping up those couch cushions in eager anticipation of the latest virtual footy season.
Football Manager 14 promises a massive range of improvements, including integration with Steam Workshop for custom content sharing, cloud-saves to allow career progress from any computer, enhanced AI, more realistic transfers and more. Enough screaming at the television that you could do a better job of managing your favourite team, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.