View Full Version : Game Releases for October 25, 2016 - #Quickhits Edition

Shawn Zipay
10-25-2016, 06:22 PM
There's a good number of games and content that came out today. What better time than right now for a release list #Quickhits edition?

• Square Enix released World of Final Fantasy (http://www.worldoffinalfantasy.com/us/) today on the PS4 ($59.99 USD) and Vita ($39.99).

Combining classic RPG elements with an all-new stacking active time battle (“ATB”) system, players will lead twin siblings, Reynn and Lann, on their journey through the mysterious world of Grymoire. On a search to rediscover their lost memories, the heroes will encounter over 200 unique and wonderful creatures, known as Mirages, and a whole host of legendary FINAL FANTASY characters. Players can capture, customize and evolve their Mirages – strategically stacking to defeat even the most ferocious of foes.

• Big Buck Hunter Arcade is out now on PS4, XB1, and PC. It also includes a competitive "best high score" multiplayer for two local players to compete in. It's $29.99 at retailers or $19.99 when purchased digitally.

The single-player campaign contains two adventures – Whitetail and Moose – each delivering a multitude of treks and hunting sites, as well as an assortment of other prized critters and dangerous animals to bag. There’s also a variety of fun and unique shooting challenges with different rule sets to master, including events where players launch fireworks into the sky, hit targets while skydiving, bullseye salmon jumping out of a river and more.

• Mark McMorris Infinite Air (http://www.infiniteairthegame.com/) ($49.99) is now available on the PS4, XB1, and PC for you snowboarding fans out there.

In Infinite Air, players will be able to use their imagination to carve out their own unique tracks in pristine powdery courses. Offering over 100 square miles of vast backcountry terrain across massive procedurally generated mountains, the options are near endless and guarantee that no course will ever be the same. Not even the high alpine snowy mountain tops are out of reach as the helicopter will allow players to land in any location offered in the game.

• Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (http://www.dragonball-videogames.com/us/) was released today as a follow-up to the surprisingly good first title

Taking place a few years after the events of the original Dragon Ball® Xenoverse, players assume the role of a Time Patroller with the mission to once again set the history of the Dragon Ball world on the correct course in DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2. Featuring enhanced graphics and gameplay design, as well as a new hub city called Conton City that is seven times larger than the previous hub city, the game is poised to be the most immersive and detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 also adds new characters to its already robust roster including characters from Dragon Ball Super such as Goku Black, Hit, and Future Trunks. Players and EDM fans who purchase the game can also download a free DJ Steve Aoki DLC package to receive two remixed Dragon Ball songs (Cha-la Head Cha-la & We Gotta Power) and delight in interacting with Steve Aoki’s in-game character that lives in Conton City. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 returns with a more robust and expanded character customization mode that delivers more customizable options, additional features, and special upgrades. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2’s multiplayer mode delivers epic versus battles including huge 6 vs. 1 co-op fights enabling players to band together in order to take down giant bosses.

• Though technically not a new game release, there was a new hero added to Paragon (https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en-US/news) today. The new hero is the Countess. She is a "burst caster whose greatest strengths are misdirection and unpredictability. Utilizing her abilities, she can quickly single out and assassinate a key target and vanish into the darkness."


• Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator came out today on PC and mobile devices. The game is only $1.99 on PC, Mac, Linux (http://store.steampowered.com/app/512250), iOS, and Android.

Inspired by Monty Python’s Flying Circus’s infamous “Dead Parrot” sketch, Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator’s comically contentious battle system forces players to create quick-witted, high-critting combos of vocal insolence to fling at argumentative adversaries in either single-player, local multiplayer or online play. There are six quarrelsome characters from which to choose from, each with unique voices, ticks and jabs, as well as four cantankerous conflict scenarios in which to verbosely vanquish one’s foes.

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator also allows audiences to play along and even impact the outcomes of games with the option to enable Twitch integration in any gameplay mode. Spectators can vote on their favorite insults to influence how much damage each offense deals.


• Farming Simulator 17 (http://www.farming-simulator.com/) came out today for all your farming and simulation needs on the PS4, XB1, and PC (http://store.steampowered.com/app/447020/). The game includes over 75 manufacturers and 250 farming vehicles/equipment.


• SNOW, the open world snowboarding game, is now available as an Early Access Beta on PlayStation 4 (https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/snow-beta/cid=UP2862-CUSA06096_00-0000000000000001) for $19.99.

SNOW’s sprawling mountain wonderland has changed dramatically since the game was first announced for the PlayStation®4 system. SNOW arrives on consoles with the option to ski, snowboard or snowmobile across its vast, towering terrain. Poppermost has handcrafted over two dozen unique locations to explore, including an ancient castle, mountain observatory and cargo plane wreck. The studio has also partnered with ESPN to bring the Winter X Games to SNOW’s beta. Players can tackle Slopestyle, Super Pipe and Big Air courses from the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen, recreated in-game with detailed accuracy. Those who successfully complete all three events with gold medals will unlock an exclusive X Games hoodie.

• Hide and Shriek (http://www.hideandshriekgame.com/), a "multiplayer scare game" is now available on Steam.

‘Hide and Shriek’ is a one vs. one multiplayer game where players collect points and scare the other player through the use of spells, traps, and jump scares. Players can summon dark demons, set up elaborate traps, and jump out of hiding to scare each other senseless. The catch is that you are both invisible, and in order to find and scare the other player you must observe telltale signs such as doors opening or objects flying through the air, or trick them into clever traps that will reveal their position.

• Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC is out now on the PC via Steam, XB1, and PS4. This DLC includes new single player story content in addition to the new Undead Matches PvP mode for up to six players.

Return to the mysterious world of Lothric and embrace a new mission as players encounter a diseased world within a painting created to house unwanted beings. Players are tasked to enter this new world, uncover its mysteries, and defeat the evil sealed within its frigid landscape. Throughout their adventure, players will equip new weapons, armor, and spells as they encounter hulking battle-hardened warriors, packs of territorial wolves, a settlement of grotesque inhabitants, and other horrors as they venture deeper into a world descended into madness.

• Monster Jam: Crush It! (http://game-mill.com/games/monster-jam-crush-it/) is out now on the PS4 and XB1 for $19.99 (USD).

Monster Jam: Crush It! captures the heavy metal thrill of hauling massive automotive power and speed with a ton of big-stadium game modes featuring online and local leaderboards. Compete in classic racing and freestyle events, or take on over 96 challenges in survivor, stunt and hill climb race modes.

Huge stunts and destruction are the stars in Monster Jam: Crush It!, exploding with a cinematic feel across a variety of polar, desert, harbor and forest arenas. There are 24 fully licensed and playable vehicles from which to choose, including real-life legends like Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt®, Blue Thunder® and ZombieTM.

• Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is now out on PS4 (https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/ginger-beyond-the-crystal/cid=UP1340-CUSA04913_00-GINGERPS4SCEA000), XB1 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/ginger-beyond-the-crystal/c14xnz26mq80), and PC via Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/409520/). There is platforming and rebuilding of homes as you progress through the game. The game is normally $19.99 on consoles and $14.99 but Steam has it for $11.99 during this launch week.

Travel through the Crystal to keep the cartoon-like world of Ginger in balance and help your friends by exploring ghostly craters, coral planets, sleeping caves, and terrifying crypts filled with exciting puzzles and cunning enemies. Navigate beautiful landscapes and environmental platforms, jumping (and double jumping!) to reach collectible crystal fragments and the occasional imprisoned villager. Be prepared to face toothy clams, whirling dervish-like critters, giant stone golems, meteorites that fall from fiery mountains, and much more!

• Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter (http://sherlockholmes-games.com/) released in the Americas today for the PS4 and XB1.

Developed by Frogwares Games, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter delivers a unique single-player adventure game experience with players taking the role of the greatest detective in history, Sherlock Holmes. Using Holmes’ remarkable powers of observation, deduction, and his exceptional photographic memory, players explore the streets of Victorian London to track down and interrogate subjects. In this all-new adventure, Holmes and Watson must unravel five different mysteries ranging from a series of disappearances in the heart of Whitechapel to uncovering a mysterious Mayan treasure. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter blends exploration, investigation, and action to create thrilling experiences. Each mystery’s twists and turns are impacted by the player’s choices and actions. As players progress through the game they will slowly discover that Holmes is plagued by a looming threat over 221B Baker Street that could jeopardize the safety of Katelyn, his adoptive daughter. The dark forces behind this mysterious threat may prove to be the great detective’s undoing.

• King's Quest - Chapter 5: The Good Knight (http://www.sierra.com/kingsquest) is out now from Sierra for the 360, XB1, PS3, PS4, and PC. This also goes hand in hand with the release of King's Quest: The Complete Collection, which includes every chapter for this episodic adventure.

Drawing together the characters, conflicts and choices from five acts of adventure, King’s Quest – Chapter 5: The Good Knight finds King Graham near the end of his days, going on one last journey to save his beloved Daventry against a threat born from his very first days in the kingdom.

Did you get all of that? There's probably more but these were the ones that were sitting in my Inbox today.