Here’s a look at a selection of games releasing this week.


A Plague Tale: Requiem (Editor’s Pick)


After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo’s curse. But, when Hugo’s powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo.


Release Date: October 18
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: Asobo Studio
Publisher: Focus Entertainment




Amberial Dreams


The hit series returns! Roll, bounce and discover eerie worlds in this precision platformer for all skill levels. Play through an enchanting campaign, try to best the insane difficulty, or create your own levels to share with the world!


Release Date: October 18
Platform: PC
Developer: Lumorama
Publisher: Twin Sails Interactive




Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed


An all-ages take on its brand of four-versus-one asymmetric multiplayer games, where you play as your own original Ghostbusters team — or take on the role of a ghost hellbent on wreaking haunted havoc.


Release Date: October 18
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: Illfonic
Publisher: Illfonic



The Last Hero of Nostalgaia


The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a satirical action-adventure, brought to life by a twisted and wicked tale. Featuring hard but fair combat, full character customization, unique battle armor and engaging narrative mechanics rich in lore, Nostalgaia plunges you into almost certain death at every turn.


Release Date: October 19
Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: Over the Moon Games
Publisher: Coatsink




The Valiant


Embark on a journey of brotherhood and redemption in The Valiant, a squad-based RTS set in 13th Century Europe and the Middle East. Command and level-up your medieval knights as you fight through an epic SP campaign, then take your skills online in both cooperative and competitive MP modes.


Release Date: October 19
Platform: PC
Developer: Kite Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic




Batora: Lost Haven


The physical and mental balance of a naive and reckless girl who lost everything is the only weapon to save the Earth from oblivion. Jump on a journey across colorful and mesmerizing planets in this fast-paced adventure where your conscience will carry the weight of your decisions.


Release Date: October 20
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: Stormind Games
Publisher: Team17




The Jackbox Party Pack 9


Save your next party! 5 new games in 1 party pack: the trivia bluff-off Fibbage 4, the team test Quixort, the joke auction Junktopia, the silly guessfest Nonsensory and the reality TV game Roomerang.


Release Date: October 20
Platform: All major platforms
Developer: Jackbox Games, Inc.
Publisher: Jackbox Games, Inc.




Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope


Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!


Release Date: October 20
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment




Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef


From the developers of the Guns, Gore and Cannoli franchise comes a new 2D run & gun platformer: Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & TEEF! Spearhead an Ork invasion, destroy the hive city and kill your warboss! ‘Ere we go!


Release Date: October 20
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC
Developer: Rogueside
Publisher: Rogueside




Gotham Knights


Introducing an original story set in DC’s Batman Universe, Gotham Knights offers a dynamic and interactive Gotham City where an exploding criminal element has swept through the streets. With the Belfry as their base of operations, this new era of heroes will solve mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history and must defeat notorious villains in epic confrontations. Players must save Gotham from a descent into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own version of the Dark Knight.


Release Date: October 21
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: WB Games Montréal
Publisher: WB Games




New Tales from the Borderlands


Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, “streetwise” brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. Claw and con your way through five thrilling chapters!


Release Date: October 21
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K




Persona 5 Royal


Persona 5, a turn-based JRPG with visual novel elements, follows a high school student with a criminal record for a crime he didn’t commit. Soon he meets several characters who share similar fates to him, and discovers a metaphysical realm which allows him and his friends to channel their pent-up frustrations into becoming a group of vigilantes reveling in aesthetics and rebellion while fighting corruption.


Release Date: October 21
Platform: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC (released on PlayStation 4 in 2019).
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus




This is probably the busiest week this year in terms of game releases. Are you picking up any of these games?


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