We don’t get to cover game releases at Unbox as much as we’d like anymore, but if there’s one thing that our trip to Japan for the Tokyo Game Show 2016 taught us — is that we should try to get you guys more reviews or features when we can. Now that we’re in the last few days of September, we thought we’d kick things off by giving you a list of some of the more notable games that are coming out next month.
Rise of the Tomb Raider – PS4
Yes. Members of the PC Master Race and XBox One owners have already enjoyed the most recent installment of the Tomb Raider reboot with Lara’s journey from being a neophyte explorer in 2013’s Tomb Raider to her “first” tomb raiding experience in Rise of the Tomb Raider that was released last year. We thoroughly enjoyed the previous release and have had Rise of the Tomb Raider sitting in our Steam Library for a few months now. Playstation 4 owners can expect Rise of the Tomb Raider to hit store shelves on October 11. It should also be noted that Rise of the Tomb Raider release on the PS4 coincides with the 20 year celebration of the franchise and PS4 owners will get all its DLCs with the release.
Battlefield 1 – PS4, XBox One, and PC
With most shooters having set their eyes on the future, Battlefield 1 give us a nice trip back to the past for its general setting. No Titan. No Wall-Running. No Remote Drone Strikes. Just you, your rifle, a few tanks, a Zeppelin, and a horse. Good ‘ol fashion team-based, objective-driven action set in World War I. You may have seen John stream a few games on Facebook Live and we do recommend that you check it or other gameplay videos online, because we are completely psyched about this one. Definitely a buy on release date for us and should merit your consideration if you’re a fan of FPS multiplayer titles. Battlefield 1 is scheduled to be released on October 21.
Titanfall 2 – PS4, XBox One, and PC
Speaking of futuristic shooters, the sequel to Titanfall 2 also comes out in October. In this first person shooter you can either take the reins of a mech-style exoskeleton, called Titans, or as one of the pilots on the ground that have abilities, like: stealth cloaking, wall-running with jetpacks, and a whole lot of other mobility options. We didn’t get to play its first iteration, but we’ve watching a few gameplay videos with the streamers and YouTubers we’ve subscribed to saying that it has greatly improved. The game has also been nominated for a number of awards at the 2016 Game Critics Awards. Titanfall 2 is scheduled for release on October 28.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered – PS4, Xbox One, and PC
We’ve spent hours and hours on this game when it was first released back in three years ago! This is definitely something we’ve been looking forward to when rumors first started flying that Bethesda could be working on it and you can imagine our excitement when it was finally revealed at E3 this year. It looks like we’re going to be going through the lands of Skyrim once again, looking to one shot dragons from the shadows.We can already hear The Greybeards shouting from High Hrothgar already: “Dovahkin!” Skyrim Remastered will be released on the same day as Titanfall 2, October 28.
Batman: Return to Arkham – PS4 and XBox One
Yet another remaster is going to be released this month and this time it features Gotham’s Caped Crusader, Batman. Batman: Return to Arkham will feature two of the critically-acclaimed games, Batman: Arkham Asyslum and Batman: Arkham City. Both titles are getting a graphics upgrade for the current generation consoles, which will see them go from running on the Unreal Engine 3 to the Unreal Engine 4. It’s going to be good to revist these two games as the game developers for the series has already mentioned that Arkham Knight was going to be last one for them in terms of the Batman franchise and they’re ready to let go of the security blanket that the Dark Knight has given them. Batman: Return to Arkham drops in on October 18.
That’s pretty much it for the 5 games we’re keeping an eye out for next month. If we missed anything, feel free to leave them in the comments down below so your fellow readers can check out those games as well.