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Game on: The top 10 gaming launches in the next two months

Gamers have plenty of reasons to stay glued to their consoles. Here are the tope ten launches you need to get your hands on

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Oct 02, 2015 15:55 IST
Sneha Mahale
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider

If you are a gamer, chances are your wallet will be a whole lot lighter by the end of November. From Need for Speed to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, a slew of much-anticipated titles are up for release over the coming weeks. We list the ones to watch out for.

Transformers Devastation mixes cartoon-inspired art style of the classic ‘80s TV show with modern animation techniques.

Transformers Devastation

Fans of this franchise have been waiting for a great game for a while now. And PlatinumGames hopes to deliver on their expectations with its latest offering. High on nostalgia, Transformers Devastation mixes cartoon-inspired art style of the classic ‘80s TV show with modern animation techniques.

Release date: October 6

Platforms: PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC

For the first time, Assassin’s Creed will introduce a female protagonist in the main series

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Its last title, Unity, received a mixed response, and Ubisoft is looking to set things right with its latest instalment. This title also marks several firsts in the franchise. A female protagonist enters the main series, a transgender character also debuts, and a player can now freely switch between two different leads.

Release date: October 23

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The Legend of Zelda releases on October 3

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: The latest offering in this cult video game series has more dungeons, monsters and puzzles to challenge players, even as three heroes battle bosses over 32 levels.

Release date: October 23

Platforms: 3DS

The highlight of Halo 5: Guardians is a conflict between Master Chief and Spartan agent Locke

Halo 5: Guardians: This shooter game has been described by game developer 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios as “the most visually stunning Halo game ever”. The highlight is a conflict between Master Chief and Spartan agent Locke.

Release date: October 27

Platforms: Xbox One

The latest version of Need for Speed takes you into the world of sleek cars, high-speed chases, and role playing

Need for Speed: This massively popular game’s reboot has been creating buzz on the web for a while now. And though the PC release has been pushed to 2016, players are waiting to get their hands on this title by Electronic Arts (EA) that takes you into the world of sleek cars, high-speed car chases, role playing, and a whole lot more.

Release date: November 3

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Call of Duty: Black Ops III follows a team of black ops with supersoldier capabilities

Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Set in 2065, 40 years after the events that transpire in its predecessor, the game follows a team of black ops with supersoldier capabilities. Recently, Activision announced that the title will be available on older hardware, like PS3 and Xbox 360, though with some feature cuts (read: no campaign mode).

Release date: November 6

Platforms: PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC

Fallout4 is set in post-apocalyptic Boston (USA), 200 years after a nuclear war

Fallout 4: Set in a post-apocalyptic Boston (USA), 200 years after a nuclear war, this is the first new entry to the role-playing series since New Vegas. Players get a whopping 70 perks, while the game features over 50 base weapons and over 700 mods.

Release date: November 10

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Rise of the Tomb Raider will offer more tombs to raid, dangerous creatures to encounter, and booby traps to avoid.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: The popularity of this franchise never seems to fade, despite 10 games and a couple of spin-offs. The latest offering takes the protagonist on a journey to Siberia to find Kitezh, an ancient city founded in the 13th century, and believed to contain the key to immortality. There will be more tombs to raid, dangerous creatures to encounter, and booby traps to avoid.

Release date: November 10

Platforms: Xbox One

Start Wars Battlefront borrows the best battles and characters from the iconic Star Wars movies

Star Wars Battlefront: EA’s multiplayer shooter, with Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett and Darth Vader, borrows all the best battles from the iconic Star Wars movies. And then adds a few new scenarios to the mix, such as the battle of Jakku. The co-op missions can be played offline (with bots) or online with friends.

Release date: November 17

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

This childhood memory, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon lets you encounter all 720 Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, along the way

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Save the world from a crisis by picking one out of 20 Pokémon, as you set off on a grand adventure that sees players explore mystery dungeons. Players encounter all 720 Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, along the way.

Release date: November 20

Platforms: 3DS

ALSO WATCH OUT FOR:

Tales of Zestiria: The 15th instalment of the hugely popular role-playing series will be out on October 20 on PC, PS3 and PS4.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and Blight Below : The role-playing series gets a makeover in this game that will be out on October 13 on PS3 and PS4.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone : Out on October 13, the title is set in a fantasy world that draws inspiration from Polish history and JRR Tolkien. It will be out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.