New Games Releasing This Week: October 10 - 16

 
 

Don’t know what games are coming out this week? Don’t worry! We here at NZGamer.com have you covered, organising some of the biggest releases into one handy article. As part of our current VIP Bounty, you'll also get bonus points for following games – so make sure to add these ones too!

PlayStation VR releases this week, bringing with it a whole grip of virtual reality titles. Whether you like shooting out of car windows in hectic chase sequences, chilling with ocean wild-life, or throwing donuts and coffee and robots, there's something to keep you occupied this week.

For a broader look at what’s coming out this month, make sure to check out the October 2016 Game Release Schedule!

Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing news@nzgamer.com. 

 

October 10th

100ft Robot Golf

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PS4

As well as allowing you to destroy any obstacle in your way, 100ft Robot Golf also gives you full control in how you enact your golfing mayhem. Select from a lineup of pilots* and robots spanning a wide range of playstyles and abilities. Want to put your own personal spin on your robot? Jump into the customization hangar and create a unique build to show off online!

October 11th

Rise of the Tomb Raider

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PS4

In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

Frag like it’s 1996 – this time with even more asses to kick! Join the world’s greatest action hero in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour as he saves Earth once again, kicking alien ass and saving babes across the globe along the way.

Gears of War 4

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Xbox One, PC

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. “Gears of War 4” returns the franchise to the dark tone and intensity of the original and includes split-screen and online co-op, the next generation of five-player favorite, Horde Mode, 60 frames-per-second Versus multiplayer, and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4. Available worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title on Oct. 11, 2016. Online multiplayer for Xbox One requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately).

WWE 2K17

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PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360

Coming off the heels of its predecessor, WWE 2K17 arrives as the reigning and defending flagship WWE video game franchise champion with stunning graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay and a massive roster of WWE and NXT’s popular Superstars and Legends.

October 13th

RIGS

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PS4

RIGS is a competitive first-person arena shooter currently being developed for PlayStation VR by Guerrilla Games Cambridge. The eponymous ‘RIGS’ are piloted, highly-tuned, athletic machines that compete in the global sport of the future.

PlayStation VR Worlds

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PS4

Step into PlayStation VR Worlds and journey through five unique and exclusive PlayStation®VR experiences. Go nose to nose with a great white shark, crawl through decaying space hulks, weave between oncoming traffic, survive a futuristic sport or take part in a gritty London gangster thriller.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

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PS4

From the warped minds of the team behind PS4 horror classic Until Dawn, comes Until Dawn: Rush of Blood – a virtual reality experience to strike fear into the hearts of every trigger-happy arcade shooter fan. Arm yourself to the teeth then blast your way through a horde of enemies and monsters coming at you from all angles. Duck and dodge everything that’s thrown at you in this fright-filled rollercoaster ride from hell – exclusive to PlayStation VR.

Headmaster

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PS4

Welcome to the Football Improvement Centre, which is not a prison. Inside our Heading Facility, you will undergo an intense re­education under the guidance of our world class staff. We've constructed an impressive variety of lessons to ensure you are no longer a threat to the reputation of your club, who has so generously sponsored your enrollment. You will find your time spent here to be quite valuable, but do remember... improvement is mandatory.

Rez Infinite

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PS4

The ultimate version of Sega's psychodelic rail-shooter adventure Rez, fully remastered and evolved, including VR support and additional new content, all by members of the original development team.

Shadow Warrior 2

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PC

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter starring the brash warrior Lo Wang, who must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.

 

 

Super Stardust Ultra VR

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PS4

Explode into the classic PlayStation shooter with a whole new perspective – get ready to defend your planet once more, this time from inside the cockpit of your powerful star fighter. Get into very centre of the action and fight using intuitive controls only possible with PlayStation VR: simply look to aim… then fire to destroy.

Skylanders: Imaginators

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PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, Wii U

Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands' greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.

Batman: Arkham VR

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Experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery. Think like Batman. Utilize his legendary gadgets in Virtual Reality to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of Batman’s closest allies.

Dragon Quest Builders

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PS4, Vita

A block-building RPG that sees players working to rebuild the kingdom of Alefgard (the setting of the very first Dragon Quest) after its destruction at the hands of the Dragonlord.

EVE Valkyrie

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PS4

In EVE: Valkyrie, you are in command of a heavily armed fighter in the most realistic dogfighting game available on any platform. Immersive VR technology puts you right in the cockpit for visceral team-based action.

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is a virtual reality Miku concert experience like no other. Putting on the PSVR headset transports you to a huge stadium filled with cheering Miku fans. Players can move throughout the audience or even up on stage to get the best vantage point of the event!

Driveclub VR

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PS4

A continuation of the Sony exclusive racing franchise, Driveclub VR brings the action even closer thanks to the PlayStation VR headset.

Battlezone (2016)

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PS4

Strap yourself in to the cockpit and take control of the Cobra - the most powerful vehicle ever built - and experience the future of virtual reality in this explosive first person VR reboot of Atari's seminal Battlezone, the first VR game ever made!

Tumble VR

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Puzzle it out! Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have a steady hand and nerves of steel? Do you enjoy building towers or are you more of a demolition demon? With over 70 fiendishly addictive levels of balancing, building and demolishing, Tumble VR – exclusive to PlayStation®VR – will test your physical and mental dexterity to the max.

Hustle Kings VR

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PS4

It’s game ball. Sink it and you’ve won. But the shot is tricky. You need a precise angle, exact power… it has to be perfect. And a perfect shot needs a perfect view – the kind you can only get table-side. Step inside the pool hall with Hustle Kings™ VR and play US 8-Ball, Black Ball, Killer, Cut Throat, Snooker and many more cue sports as they were meant to be played. Measure the angles and line up your shots exactly as you would in real life.

Job Simulator

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The year is 2050. Robots cook, clean, service, and organize the world with precision and speed. Human occupations are now memories of the past; long gone are the nine-to-five jobs that ran the old world. Humans raised in our perfect automated society must not forget their ancient ancestors and history. This is why JobBot was born. JobBot created Job Simulator to teach humans what it is 'to job'. All praise to JobBot, for he is the keeper of human history.

October 15th

Disney Magical World 2

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In Disney Magical World 2, players can create their own avatars – or import their Mii character – and move in to Castleton, where they’ll live with Disney neighbours such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck. Castleton is home to several shops, a castle area, and access to four brand new connected Disney-themed worlds from classics Frozen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lilo & Stitch and The Little Mermaid. Once players are familiar with their surroundings, they are free to explore the six Disney worlds and assist the residents of Castleton around town.

Yo-Kai Watch 2

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3DS

Already a huge hit in Japan, the sequel to the first smash hit, which is once again developed by LEVEL-5, offers the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game. Players will embark on a new adventure across Springdale and through time, with more than 350 new and returning Yo-kai to discover and befriend — each with a unique look, personality and Soultimate Move. Teaming up with the heroic cat Hovernyan, players will travel back in time to 60 years ago and witness the origin of the Yo-kai Watch. In addition, up to four players with their own systems and games can team up in an action-packed co-op mode to earn rewards that can be used in the single-player adventure!



 

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Comments Comments (16)

 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:08 AM
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I highly recommend gears of War 4 been playing lots this weekend and absolutely love it.
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:08 AM
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Lol job simulator :D
Just Dragon Quest buildrs for me! Thanks to demo!
So many great looking games for VR! Interesting time !
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:16 AM
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Wow, huge week for video games. Still not 100% decided on every game ill be getting. Batman definitely, job simulator and VR worlds maybe.
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:26 AM
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Also are the large number of scary clown sitings a massive PR campaign for Until Dawn Rush of Blood? Just a thought
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:27 AM
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Looking forward to checking out that demo disc for the PSVR - really want to know if RIGS is going to be good or not. Wouldn't mind checking out PSVR Worlds too.

Also can't wait for more people to jump into Gears of War 4 and hear what they think of it - been enjoying the hell out of it :)
 
 
 
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Posted by oconnomiyaki
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:37 AM
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Gears of War 4 and WWE 2K17 for me. Sucks that they come out on the same day, though.

I hope everyone who was lucky enough to get their mitts on a PSVR enjoys the hell out of it. :)
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:47 AM
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10 October 2016, 08:26 AM Reply to CoffeeAddict
Also are the large number of scary clown sitings a massive PR campaign for Until Dawn Rush of Blood? Just a thought
Oh MAN, that would be kinda hilarious/inspired/terrifying?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 9:58 AM
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Shadow warrior 2, look's like a hell of a lot of fun.
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 10:28 AM
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10 October 2016, 08:47 AM Reply to Tin-Automaton
Oh MAN, that would be kinda hilarious/inspired/terrifying?
I was just watching a lets play for UTROB on my computer when the news reports came up on TV. Coincidence ?! ....probably but would be an extreme marketing ploy
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 10:56 AM
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Oh boy I cannot waaait for the reception of RIGS, 100ft Robot Golf (sleeper please) and Driveclub VR. I'm super excited for them.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 10:59 AM
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10 October 2016, 08:26 AM Reply to CoffeeAddict
Also are the large number of scary clown sitings a massive PR campaign for Until Dawn Rush of Blood? Just a thought
Cool thought but I doubt it. Supermassive is not the best at PR. They're not bad, bit that isn't what I would expect from them. There are a lot of clowns in rush of blood though. A lot of clowns.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 11:10 AM
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Anyone know where you can actually get job simulator? Can't find it anywhere, even on the PS store.
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 11:30 AM
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10 October 2016, 11:10 AM Reply to Ryzlin
Anyone know where you can actually get job simulator? Can't find it anywhere, even on the PS store.
A lot of the games which are sited for day 1 release haven't been put on the store yet. Multiple reasons are spurting up on the internet including the games awaiting cert and pricing uncertainties (Dont believe this one). Haven't found a decent source yet though.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 1:37 PM
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Everyone should be buying Rez, again.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 2:29 PM
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10 October 2016, 11:30 AM Reply to CoffeeAddict
A lot of the games which are sited for day 1 release haven't been put on the store yet. Multiple reasons are spurting up on the internet including the games awaiting cert and pricing uncertainties (Dont believe this one). Haven't found a decent source yet though.
I thought it would be something like that. Ugh, hopefully this isn't the resident evil 7 demo all over again. I won't be happy to wait 3 months for day one games. I've cleared space on my hard drive for these games!
 
 
 
Posted by cortez72
On Monday 10 Oct 2016 5:37 PM
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That's an intimidating line up! The VR stuff isn't for me, but some of those titles are begging for a good playing.