This week, gamers get a handful of different games to please all types of enthusiasts – including the return of an FPS veteran, a family party game, a long-running fright-fest, a speedy new IP, and a hilarious point-and-click adventure.
The latest in the Battlefield series takes the series in a bold new direction. With Visceral at the helm, the creators of Dead Space, you can expect excellent sound design and tight control added to the brand that is Battlefield and a new Cops & Robbers dynamic changes the typical Battlefield narrative completely. Multiplayer is of course the major selling point too but these additions stand to make Battlefield: Hardline are far more rounded experience than previous series entries. All remains to be seen when the game hits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC this week.
Mario Party 10
Nintendo’s latest entry in the enormously popular Mario Party franchise is primed to take real advantage of the unique features of the Wii U’s gamepad. Including touchscreen functionality, unique mini-games that take advantage of these features and Amiibo support, this might be the Mario Party game to top them all. Amiibo specific modes, a new Bowser Party mode and more are among the highlights in Mario Party 10 when it releases for Wii U this week.
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Capcom has been taken a rather different approach with Resident Evil Revelations 2 – releasing the survival-horror in episodic instalments, but for those who want it in its entirety will be glad to know that the whole game is getting a physical release this week. The game will be set between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Claire Redfield will be the main protagonist and Barry Burton’s daughter Moira will play a supporting role.
In September Milestone, the developer behind the MotoGP videogame, announced an offering that would “alter the concept of motorcycle video games forever” called Ride, and it’s releasing this week. We’re told players can take superbike, supersport, naked and historical two-wheelers through rider and vehicle customizing options and into “true-to-life racing simulation.”
Tales from the Borderlands – Episode Two
The episodic point-and-click comedy based on the Borderlands series continues with this second instalment from Telltale Games. Telltale have been delivering on their unique old-school inspired series, and this one is no different.