Incoming – October Plus

Welcome back to our feature where we aim to outline the new releases that that our readers might be interested in.

We start this month’s Incoming with a revelation: this is the last time I post this blog without release dates for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games! With the launch of two new consoles this November, our transition to a new console generation will finally be complete.

But that doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot to play on current systems. On 11th October we get that other Ellen Page game, Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage’s follow-up to Heavy Rain. On the same day, Europeans will also get to a chance to make up their minds about the controversial Dragon’s Crown, available on both PlayStation 3 and Vita, which Paul covered in his Super Arts series on Vanillaware.

The PC has some interesting titles hitting virtual and retail shelves too, with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and Rocksmith 2014 due before the end of October. I also don’t doubt that a fair few of you are looking forward to Batman: Arkham Origins, released on 25th October on practically everything. With a new developer at the helm, will Origins live up to the legacy left behind by Rocksteady Studios?

It’s also an absolutely banner month for Nintendo fans, with the gorgeous The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD leading the way, out now. Then, next week, we’ll see a welcome world-wide launch of Pokemon X and Y on the 3DS, with Sonic: Lost World arriving on 18th October for platformer fans. Finally, we round out the end of the month with the next entry in the fantastically quirky Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series with the eShop-exclusive Dual Destinies on 24th October.

Meanwhile, there’s a solid selection of titles on PSN+ for both EU and NA subscribers, with the former getting the likes of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and Far Cry 3, and the latter receiving Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the cross-play version of Hotline Miami.

New Releases (UK)

Date Game Platforms
Out Now Card Hunter PC
F1 2013 PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
NBA 2K14 PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii U
8th October Worms Revolution Extreme PlayStation 3
11th October Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3
Dragon’s Crown PlayStation 3 & Vita
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Nintendo 3DS
12th October Nintendo 2DS Hardware
Pokemon X & Y Nintendo 3DS
15th October LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Nintendo DS
18th October Dark Matter PC
Sonic: Lost World Nintendo 3DS & Wii U
24th October Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Nintendo 3DS eShop
25th October Batman: Arkham Origins All modern consoles
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Nintendo 3DS
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 FB PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 & Wii U
Wii Party U Nintendo Wii U
31st October Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut PC
Football Manager 2014 PC
October N/A Rocksmith 2014 PC
The Wolf Among Us PC

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (EU)

Availability Game Platforms
Arrived 25th September Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PlayStation 3
Far Cry 3 PlayStation 3
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams PlayStation 3
Street Fighter X Tekken PlayStation Vita
Touch My Katamari PlayStation Vita
Left 25th September Assassin’s Creed 3 PlayStation 3
Payday: The Heist PlayStation 3
Saints Row the Third PlayStation 3
Urban Trials PlayStation 3
New Little King’s Story PlayStation Vita

Current EU Instant Games Collection

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (NA)

Availability Game Platforms
Available Now Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PlayStation 3
Available October Poker Night 2 PlayStation 3
Shadow of the Colossus HD PlayStation 3
Hotline Miami PlayStation 3 & Vita
Sine Mora PlayStation 3 & Vita
Leaving 8th October Machinarium PlayStation 3

Current NA Instant Games Collection


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