The Top Video Games Coming Out This Fall
The weather may be cooling down in the next few months, but the gaming industry is just heating up. A whole new crop of both traditional console and mobile-friendly video games are making their debut in the year’s final quarter. From updated sequels to new entries in the gaming market, there’s something for everyone with this fall’s slate of new releases. Mark your calendars, because here are five upcoming games that are not to be missed.
As the name suggests, this latest installment of Skylanders is supercharged with new Skylander vehicles and a redesigned “Portal of Power.” In order to reach the finish line, players will send their vehicles over land, sky, and sea to evade threats and solve puzzles. Favorite characters are re-imagined with new abilities and the Nintendo version will feature guest appearances by Donkey Kong and Bowser.
Release date: September 20, 2015
The women have arrived! For the first time in FIFA gaming history, female players are included by way of 12 Women’s National Teams. And among a number of upgrades and new features, players can now access a new Training Mode, which allows players to practice their footballers without playing them in a match. The latest version also incorporates video motion of actual all-star players, so the players onscreen move and act more like real athletes.
Release date: September 22, 2015
Get hands-on with this unique toys-to-life game. Lego characters come to life and work together to defeat Lord Vortech, while players can assemble blocks and use the Lego Toy Pad, included with the Starter Pack. Players can access new levels with additional packs that introduce new characters and accessories.
Release date: September 27, 2015
Rock Band 4
The band is back together! After a three-year hiatus, Rock Band is ready for its comeback with more focus on playing and less on instruction, backwards compatibility as well as new instrument controllers, and more than 60 licensed songs included and more available for download. New features include guitar solos, drummer countdowns, and advanced vocals.
Release date: October 6, 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Following in the vein of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, this third installment is a futuristic first-person shooter game. Set in 2065, players must contend with more-robot-than-human supersoldiers, zombies, and the threat of a robot takeover. Changes and improvements include new characters and settings, soldier gender selection, weapon customization, and open play options that allow for more than one way to complete a level.
Release date: November 6, 2015
Minecraft Story Mode
Players journey through the Minecraft world with main protagonist Jesse (player selects gender), as they collect items, solve puzzles, and make decisions that impact the game later on. Unlike its predecessors, the episodic Minecraft Story Mode focuses on a more family-friendly storyline, so the mature imaginary and themes are gone. It will be available on traditional consoles like PlayStations and Xboxes, as well as on mobile with Android and iPhone versions.
Release date: October 13, 2015
If you find yourself stuck indoors because of the chilly weather these next few months, these games are sure to keep you entertained.
– By Jennifer Thayer