Winter is almost upon us… better stock up on some video games before the White Walkers get here.
Here are the interactive worlds we’ll be checking out this month:
Need for Speed
We don’t know much about the Need for Speed reboot’s story, but we do know there will be one. In the proud tradition of the Underground subseries (and Most Wanted after that), this NFS will put a heavy focus on the narrative and setting, as you dive into the world of illegal racing on the streets of Ventura Bay.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Set 40 years after the events of Black Ops II, the third entry in the trilogy follows a team of black ops soldiers, heavily augmented with military robotics technology. As before, the game also features a separate Zombies storyline, two of them in fact, one which continues the main Zombies storyline, and another that continues the timeline set up in Origins.
After years of rumors, speculation, and really just a lot of waiting, Fallout 4 is finally (almost) here! The game takes place at roughly the same time as Fallout 3, but is set in a never-before-seen region of the country called the Commonwealth. In another first for the series, the main protagonist will have lived through the pre-war era, somehow mysteriously having survived 200 years in Vault 111 without aging at all.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
A direct followup to the 2013 reboot, Rise follows Lara Croft as she goes up against a nefarious organization known as Trinity, racing them to find the lost city of Kitzeh in Siberia. It’s a timed exclusive for the Xbox consoles, with a PS4 and PC version arriving next year.
Star Wars: Battlefront
Battlefront is back baby! While it won’t have a dedicated story mode, and thus, isn’t really adding anything to the canon, it’s enough that we’ll be able to run around playing Star Wars on Hoth, Tattooine, Endor, and more. Plus, it’ll be an early look at the planet of Jakku, a major setting in The Force Awakens.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
The next installment in the Mystery Dungeon spin-off series brings back the randomly generated dungeon gameplay; and if it’s anything like it’s predecessors, a surprisingly interesting narrative set in an alternate Pokemon world.