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5 Massive Games Releasing in SA this Week

Game releases AC Origins Wolfenstein Rugby 18

What can you expect from the game releases this week?

This wee is a biggie. Not only do we get a new entry into the hugely-popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, but also our favourite Nazi-killer BJ Blazkowicz returns in a new Wolfenstein sequel. On top of that, there’s some good news for lovers of the oval-ball game.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins arrives this week, and takes players back to the origins of the Assassins Brotherhood (hence the name). Set in ancient Egypt with a new (and possibly first) assassin protagonist named Bayek, the game features vast open deserts, deadly swamps and period weapons, along with a whole bunch of new features, such as the ability to light arrows on fire and use your eagle companion to tag enemies and scout the landscape. It looks to be more of what we’ve come to love from the franchise, but with a distinctively different setting that’s been needed in AC games.

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Gran Turismo Sport

Release date: 27 October 2017 (PS4)

After a small delay, GT Sport revs into South African stores this week and continues the long-running racing franchise, but injects an edge of sport (as the name would suggest), focusing on the more performance-based vehicles that keep the world in awe. The game promises a level of innovation unseen since the series’ debut, and there will be 137 “super premium” cars available, with all being been rebuilt from the ground up with cockpit views. In addition, there will be 19 locations and 37 track variants. Admittedly, we did think the GT series needed a bit of a shake-up, and this might just propel the franchise back into pole position.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

The excellent Wolfenstein II: The New Order was one of the best first-person shooters of 2014, and it’s sequel (finally) arrives this week. Wolfenstein: The New Colossus kicks off with a full scale Nazi occupation of the United States, and of course, it’s up to BJ Blazkowicz to murder them all with a variety of classic and science-fiction weapons and machines. From what we’ve seen so far, The New Colossus is already looking incredibly slick and brutal, and we can’t wait to get our hands on some more alternate-timeline Nazi stomping.

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Super Mario Odyssey

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Switch)

The veteran moustachioed plumber is back this week in Super Mario Odyssey. Shifting to the 3D platforming plane, Odyssey plays more like Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine, rather than his 2D origin layout. The real hook here is Mario’s hat that gives him new abilities — this will help the famed hero on a globe-trotting ride around various kingdoms, cities, and worlds seemingly made of candy. It looks to be a great ride, and could be the killer game the Switch has been desperately needing since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released earlier this year.

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Rugby 18

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Rugby fans can look forward to tackling some more virtual oval-ball action later week when Rugby 18, which Eko Software has said to have been working for more than two years, releases. The game will feature the English Premiership Rugby and French Top 14 teams, players, and leagues, as well as many other international licenses, including the Springboks, All Blacks, Wallabies, France, and England. Gameplay will be familiar to those who’ve played the likes of Rugby Challenge and EA Sport’s Rugby games, but will have it’s own complexities when it comes to general play. Let’s hold thumbs for this one, as it’s about time we had a good rugby game.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

What game are you most looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us at @MenStuffZA!

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