October may be full of ghouls and scares, but it is also packed with video game releases! There are a number of new and remastered games to keep you busy this Fall! Here are a few of the games we’re looking forward to playing this October!

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered

It’s time to strap on your proton pack and jump into the world of the Ghostbusters once again! Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is a spectacular remaster from developer Saber Interactive. Not only are the graphics beautifully updated, but the gameplay is renewed and refit for every platform. In this thrilling title, you are the newest Ghostbusters recruit. You must answer the call and save New York (and the world) from demonic destruction once again. What makes this game so special is that it was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Additionally, it is hailed as the unofficial third Ghostbusters film. Almost all of the original actors from the film lend their likeness and voices to this game. If you are a Ghostbusters fan, this is a release you don’t want to miss! 

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is now available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

Trine 4 – The Nightmare Prince

Modus Games and Frozenbyte have partnered together to bring us the next installment in the Trine franchise, Trine 4 – The Nightmare Prince. Frozenbyte returns to it’s 2.5D routes for this adventure. Moreover, they put their focus on defining the puzzles and combat to make this the best Trine game yet. Players will control one of three characters as they navigate through the world, fighting off nightmarish foes and solving puzzles in order to progress. They also have included local and online co-op, so you can bring your friends on this adventure as well! From the look of the trailers and demos, Frozenbyte has come a long way since Trine 3 and are even toting that this is going to be the most complete Trine experience. 

Trine 4 – The Nightmare Prince is set to release on October 8, 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Frostpunk

Frostpunk has slowly been building up momentum in the Indie game scene since this post-apocalyptic city-building survival game was released back in April 2018 by Poland-based 11 Bit Studios.  The game takes the historical Krakatoa eruption of 1883, and envisions an alternate 1886 where the volcanic ash in the atmosphere caused a worldwide “volcanic winter”. You play as the leader of a British city, centered around a coal-powered “generator”. It is up to you to manage the limited resources to ensure the city’s survival. Frostpunk is gripping and often stressful. With resources so scarce, simply seeing a sunrise without an overnight casualty feels like a major victory. Choices in Frostpunk are difficult, with decisions being less about “right vs. wrong” and more about “short-term fix vs. long-term solution”. If this is your first time hearing about Frostpunk, or you’ve been holding out on playing, we highly recommend diving into this grim, yet innovative strategy game.

Frostpunk will be available on October 11, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Killer Queen Black

There really is a sweet spot for video games that pay homage to their arcade counterparts of the 1980s. Killer Queen Black hits that spot and is a perfect update to it’s 2013 arcade counterpart. Two teams of four players will face off against each other in three different roles to help claim victory in the hive. There are three different ways to win, so everyone needs to stay on their toes! This title includes a local mode, online multiplayer mode, and an AI mode so you can get in on the action whenever and wherever. Overall, the graphics alone give us the ultimate throwback feels and we can not wait to get our hands on this title. Get ready to take your game night to a whole new level!

Killer Queen Black is set to release on October 11, 2019 for the  PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of those games that makes you wonder why you need to sell anyone on how good it really is. First released back in 2015 by CD Projekt RedThe Witcher 3 is an action role-playing game set in the fantasy setting of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels. You play as Geralt of Rivia: the titular “Witcher” whose mutations and training allow him to hunt dangerous monsters. Geralt is searching for his adopted daughter Ciri, who is missing. This version on the Nintendo Switch contains over 150 hours of gameplay and the ability to play such an expansive RPG on-the-go. Likewise, the textures and graphics for the Complete Edition are surprisingly close to the original PC and console versions of the game. This title is packed with the familiar Witcher gameplay elements of combat, choice-driven dialogue, and investigations that so many have come to enjoy. The Witcher 3 is an exciting game that you can now play in the palm of your hands!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be available on October 15, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. 

The Outer Worlds

From Obsidian Entertainment, the minds behind Fallout: New Vegas, comes a brand new hilarious adventure RPG: The Outer Worlds. In this title, you take on the role of The Stranger, who explores the corporate and capitalist colonies of Space. In this alternative future, large business trusts dominate society, and it is up to you to stop the potential destruction of the Halcyon colony. Similar to New Vegas, the choice is yours when it comes to gameplay. Do you prefer stealthy takedowns of your enemies? Talking your way out of a tense situation? Or, would you rather run in guns-blazing with a Shrink Ray? Overall, the possibilities are endless in The Outer Worlds!  

The Outer Worlds is set to release on October 22, 2019 for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4. 

Afterparty

There has to be a time in someone’s life where they’ve thought to themselves, “If I was ever trapped in hell with my best friend, could I escape by outdrinking the Devil?” This new title from Oxenfree developers Night School Studio takes players down to Hell with the recently deceased best friends Milo and Lola. Together they hatch a plan to exploit the biggest loophole: outdrink the Devil and he will send you back to Earth. Seems like a simple task, but will you and these best buds be up to the challenge? Explore Hell, meet new people, make important decisions, and uncover the mystery behind your untimely damnation as you attend the biggest after-party in the afterlife. 

Afterparty is slated to be released on October 29, 2019 on the PC (Epic Store), PS4, and Xbox One. 

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

Everyone’s favorite frightened plumber returns in Luigi’s Mansion 3! Luigi and his friends are invited to the Last Resort hotel for a relaxing weekend getaway. However, it appears that King Boo has other plans in store for them, and captures all of Luigi’s friends! With your new Poltergust G-00 and Polterpup by your side, you must stop King Boo and free your friends! Luigi’s Mansion 3 is packed with similar ghost-busting gameplay from the previous titles. However, this version introduces Gooigi, an ectoplasmic version of Lugui that can slip through bars, avoid spikes, and assist in solving puzzles. This game can be played solo, or co-op, with one player controlling Luigi, and the other controlling Gooigi. Do you have what it takes to make it through this haunted hotel?
 
Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be available on October 31, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. 
 

Overall

These are just a few of the many titles coming out this month. Honestly, there are so many October video game releases that it was hard to choose which titles to highlight. Overall, if you’re a fan of alternative futures, fantasy settings, and busting ghosts, then October 2019 is the gaming month for you. Will you be picking up any of these new releases? Or are there other chilling titles that you prefer to play during this spooky month? Let us know in the comments below! 

Additional Contributors: Julia Roth, Tyler Boyce, and Renee Lopez

 

 

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