The biggest games of the rest of October are: Killzone Trilogy for PS3, Forza Horizon for Xbox 360, Medal of Honor: Warfighter for PS3, Xbox 360 and PS3, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for 3DS and PS Vita (the sequel to 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors for DS), all are dropping on the 23rd. And last but not least, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for 3DS (dropping the 28th).
A number of great looking Indie or downloadable games are also coming out, including: The Unfinished Swan for PSN (23rd), Deadlight on PC (25th), Killzone HD on PSN (23rd), Castlevania: The Adventure on 3DS Virtual Console (25th), Winback: Covert Operations(!!!) for PSN (23rd, this is the original N64 game that debuted the “taking cover” mechanic that inspired Gears of War and even the PS2/Xbox game Kill.Switch), Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams for PC (23rd), Nightsky for 3DS eShop (25th), Hotline Miami for PC (23rd) and many more.
Here is the list of weekly videogame releases up until the 28th of October:
Releasing on the 22nd
Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS eShop, 3DS)
Releasing on the 23rd
Forza Horizon (Xbox 360)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Xbox 360, PS3, PSN for PS3, PC)
Killzone Trilogy (PS3, PSN for PS3)
Killzone HD (PSN for PS3)
The Darkness 2 (PSN for PS3)
The Unfinished Swan (PSN for PS3)
Winback: Covert Operations (PSN for PS3)
Frobisher Says! (PS Vita PSN)
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita, PSN for PS Vita)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (PS Vita, PSN for PS Vita)
Orgarhythm (PSN for PS Vita)
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS, PS Vita, PSN for PS Vita)
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360)
Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
A Game of Dwarves (PC)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (PC)
Hotline Miami (PC)
Releasing on the 24th
Carcassone (Windows Phone 7)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (Xbox Live Marketplace)
Releasing on the 25th
Castlevania: The Adventure (3DS Virtual Console in eShop)
Liberation Maiden (3DS eShop)
Nightsky (3DS eShop)
Releasing on the 26th
DJMax Technika Tune (PS Vita)
A World of Keflings (PC)
Angry Birds Space (PC)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PC)
Cut the Rope (PC)
Dragon’s Lair For Windows 8 (PC)
Fruit Ninja (PC)
Gravity Guy (PC)
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (PC)
Jetpack Joyride (PC)
Microsoft Mahjong (PC)
Microsoft Minesweeper (PC)
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (PC)
Monster Island (PC)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (PC)
Pinball FX 2 (PC)
Shark Dash (PC)
Shuffle Party (PC)
Skulls of the Shogun (PC)
The Harvest HD (PC)
Toy Soldiers: Cold War (PC)
iStunt 2 (PC)
Releasing on the 28th
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS, 3DS eShop Retail)
* PSN for PS3 = PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. The PS3’s digital store.
* XBLA = Xbox Live Arcade. The main digital store for the Xbox 360 where you can find unique original games and new versions of classics.
* 3DS eShop – The main digital store on the Nintendo 3DS portable system.
* 3DS Virtual Console – A section of the 3DS eShop tailored specifically to re-released classic retro titles from old systems like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Game Gear and NES (Nintendo Entertainment System, or the 8bit console that launched with Super Mario Bros in 1985).
* PS Vita = PlayStation Vita, Sony’s newest portable system. The successor to the PSP (PlayStation Portable).
* PSN for PS Vita = Denotes that this game is for the PS Vita and accessible via the PlayStation Network on the PS Vita.
* PS3 = PlayStation 3. Sony’s current-generation console, successor to the PS2. It competes with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
* Wii – Nintendo’s current-generation console and the successor to the GameCube. It competes with the Xbox 360 & PS3, but is not high-definition, focuses on family-friendly titles and casual games, and is not as powerful graphically. It is the best-selling system of the current generation.
* Xbox 360 – Microsoft’s current-generation console. It is the successor to the original Xbox (or “Xbox1”) and competes with the PS3 and Wii.
* 3DS – Nintendo’s current-generation portable and the first glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D system. It is the successor to the DS and DSi line of portable systems and competes with the Sony PS Vita.
* DS – The Nintendo DS, the successor to the Game Boy Advance (GBA) and GBA SP systems. It competed with the Sony PSP and offered two-screens and a touchscreen. DS games are still sold in stores and have yet to be completely fazed out by the 3DS.
* PSP – Sony PlayStation Portable. Sony’s first-ever dedicated portable videogame console. It competed with the Nintendo DS and used a unique mini-disc format. It was succeeded by the PS Vita. PSP games have yet to be completely fazed out and are still sold in stores.
* PC = Personal Computer. The most popular type of computer that most people use and think of when they hear the word “computer”. What you are most likely using to browse the Internet.
* Windows Phone 7 = A Microsoft-released dedicated mobile SmartPhone that competes with other popular mobiles like the iPhone and Android. Because it’s made by Microsoft, it can connect to the Xbox 360 and share features between them (like your Avatar and GamerCard/GamerScore Points).