There are some must-play new video game releases this week, as well as a smattering of other titles that may suit your fancy. The two heavy hitters are Destiny: The Taken King, and Forza Motorsport 6, both of which should make fans of the respective franchises very happy.
Sports gaming fans also have a few titles to choose from thanks to the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 and NHL 16. Head on down below to check out more of the new video game releases.
Destiny: The Taken King
Release date: 15 September (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4)
Destiny: The Taken King is a new expansion for Destiny that delivers the next great adventure in the sci-fi FPS/RPG universe. The expansion follows Oryx, The Taken King, who has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son, Crota, and to consume our worlds. Arm yourself with newfound abilities, weapons, and gear. Defeat the Taken hordes. Make your way aboard the Dreadnaught, and face Oryx himself within his inner sanctum. You must find a way into his impenetrable Dreadnaught ship to defeat The Taken King before he and his dark army consume our civilization and bring the solar system to ruin.
Forza Motorsport 6
Release date: 18 September (Xbox One)
The name Forza precedes itself, and with the biggest and most realistic entry into the franchise coming out this week, racing fans know that they’re in for a treat. It promises the most realistic physics-based weather system, more than 450 remarkably detailed ForzaVista cars, a fully realised damaged model and so much more. Players will be able to collect, customise and race the cars of their dreams, including the video game debut of the super-sexy Ford GT.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Release date: 17 September (PS4, PS3, Xbox one, Xbox 360)
PES 2016 may still be the secondary alternative to FIFA in South Africa, but Konami’s football sim is making leaps and bounds each year. In the new instalment, the 1v1 player control has been enhanced, offering a wide range of movements with the existing controls. Response times have also been improved allowing players to manoeuvre in tight situations, which also benefits the upgraded feint moves that allow sudden directional change that can cause defenders to lose their balance.
Release date: 18 September (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Built with more input from our fans than ever before, NHL 16 steps onto the ice to deliver ways to compete as a team, new features across the most played single-player modes, gameplay innovation at every position on the ice and an unrivalled game day atmosphere.