We’ve got a lot going on this month, and it all seems to be on our Wii Us! While some of us are excited about music games, I think we can all agree on one thing: Yoshi’s about to get even cuter this month. And more than one of us mentions Amiibos. Will this be the month Nicole actually buys one? Read on to see what we here at Warp Zoned are excited about for the month of October.
October got off to a nice start with yesterday’s surprise release of Freedom Planet on the Wii U eShop. After trying out the Sonic-like platformer for the first time at this year’s PAX East show, I am definitely interested in the full game. Someone should really convince Sega to give developer Galaxy Trail a shot with a real Sonic game.
However, the anthropomorphic animals of Freedom Planet will have to compete with the robots in disguise of Platinum’s Transformers: Devastation. Heavily based on the 80s cartoon we all know and love (and not the live-action film series we all pretend doesn’t exist), Devastation looks to be the most faithful recreation of The Transformers into the video game realm yet. And with renowned action developer Platinum behind it, I’m cautiously optimistic.
I’m also rather excited for Guitar Hero Live and its first-person viewpoint. I drifted away from music games long before their 2011-2014 hiatus, but Activision is trying something different with Guitar Hero Live, and I can’t wait to go along for the ride.
I haven’t been excited about a AAA video game in a long, long time. In fact, until I realized I was going to have some free time in the coming months, I didn’t even consider getting Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. But now that I have more time, I may just pick that bad boy up, at least to play through a beautifully remastered Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, if nothing else. Oh, and to get access to the beta for the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, of course.
And now that I’ve finally joined the Wii U party, I’m even more thrilled about the adorable Yoshi’s Woolly World. I may even buy my first Amiibo – who knows!
I am very tempted to pick up Rock Band 4 or Guitar Hero Live, and once again start rocking out with a plastic guitar, but neither game seems as fresh and exciting as assembling a band’s worth of friends to play two guitars, drums, and the vocal tracks on a last-gen console.
But my Wii U will be seeing much love in October, thanks to the retail version of Shovel Knight (and its accompanying Amiibo figure), as well as Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (or “Project Zero” as its known on my side of the pond). I’ve pre-ordered the former, but the latter has mysteriously vanished from the Nintendo UK online store.
I have to say I’m quite disappointed in the resurgence of musical games this month. I loved Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but based on the tracklists I’m seeing, I’m not too sure I want to get Guitar Hero Live or Rock Band 4, which bums me out. Am I too old? Am I not with the times? I barely know a third of these songs. But oh well, at least there’s Yoshi’s Woolly World and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.
And I was really hoping the Friday the 13th game would “Ch Ch, Ch, Chhh, Ah, Ah, Ah, Ahhh” its way onto store shelves this month, but since we haven’t heard anything about it since its cryptic “announcement,” a delay looks inevitable.
Continue on for a complete look at the October 2015 release schedule.
October 2015 Release Calendar
October 1, 2015
- Freedom Planet (Wii U)
October 6, 2015
- Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide (PC)
- Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3, Vita)
- Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
- Elite: Dangerous (Xbox One)
- Farming Simulator 16 (Vita)
- Ride (PS4, Xbox One)
- Rock Band 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
- Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS3, PS4)
- Super Meat Boy (PS4, Vita)
- Transformers: Devastation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
October 8, 2015
- 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS)
October 9, 2015
- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (3DS)
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
October 13, 2015
- Back to the Future (PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Corpse Party: Blood Drive (Vita)
- Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4)
- Goosebumps (3DS)
- Grand Ages: Medieval (PS4)
- The Legend of Legacy (3DS)
- Minecraft: Story Mode (Mobile, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Secret Ponchos (PC)
- The Smurfs (3DS)
- The Talos Principle (PS4)
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (PS4, Xbox One)
October 15, 2015
- Broforce (PC)
October 16, 2015
- Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U)
October 20, 2015
- Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth (Vita)
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS)
- Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space (Vita)
- Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets (3DS)
- Guitar Hero Live (PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Hasbro Family Fun Pack (PS4, Xbox One)
- The Jackbox Party Pack (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Just Dance 2016 (PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Life Is Strange: Polarized (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Tales of Zestiria (PC, PS3, PS4)
October 22, 2015
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Mobile)
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Wii U)
October 23, 2015
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)
October 27, 2015
- Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
- Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
- Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PC)
- Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (PC, PSP)
- WRC 5 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- WWE 2K16 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)